Ayahuasca is a sacred drink used for millennia by numerous indigenous groups primarily in the Upper Amazon and Orinoco basins for divination, healing and other cosmogonic/shamanic purposes. Ayahuasca Reader is a panorama of texts translated from nearly a dozen languages on the ayahuasca experience. These include indigenous mythic narratives and testimonies, religious hymns, as well as stories related by western travelers, scientists, and writers who have had contact with ayahuasca in different contexts. The Ayahuasca Reader represents the most comprehensive collection of authoritative writings on the subject ever published. Jeremy Narby, author of The Cosmic Serpent, stated that it is “obviously the finest collection on the subject and a must-read for anyone interested in ayahuasca.”
“Obviously the finest collection on the subject and a must-read for anybody interested in ayahuasca.” - Jeremy Narby
Luis Eduardo Luna (b. 1947) is an anthropologist and noted ayahuasca researcher.
Steven F. White (b. 1955) has degrees in English and Spanish and has lived and worked in many Latin Americn countries. He is the author of critical studies of poetry and has published poetry books of his own.