Autor: Jeremy Narby
A trailblazing anthropologist and an indigenous Amazonian healer explore the convergence of science and shamanism
Coauthor Jeremy Narby became an early pioneer of ayahuasca research while living with the Ashaninca people of the Peruvian Amazon in the 1980s
Narby’s ayahuasca-themed book The Cosmic Serpent has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide
Narby speaks at conferences such as Bioneers, the World Ayahuasca Conference, and the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research
Plant Teachers details a new perspective on tobacco’s powers as a healing plant.
“The dose makes the poison,” says an old adage, reminding us that substances have the potential to heal or to harm, depending on their use. Although Western medicine treats tobacco as a harmful addictive drug, it is considered medicinal by indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. In its unadulterated form, it holds a central place in their repertoire of traditional medicines. Along with ayahuasca, tobacco forms a part of treatments designed to heal the body, stimulate the mind, and inspire the soul with visions. In Plant Teachers, anthropologist Jeremy Narby and traditional healer Rafael Chanchari Pizuri hold a cross-cultural dialogue that explores the similarities between ayahuasca and tobacco, the role of these plants in indigenous cultures, and the hidden truths they reveal about nature. Juxtaposing and synthesizing two worldviews, Plant Teachers invites readers on a wide-ranging journey through anthropology, botany, and biochemistry, while raising tantalizing questions about the relationship between science and other ways of knowing.
Jeremy Narby & Rafael Chanchari Pizuri
The author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, Jeremy Narby, PhD, studied anthropology at Stanford University and now works as Amazonian projects director for Nouvelle Planète, a nonprofit organization that promotes the economic and cultural empowerment of indigenous peoples. He lives in Switzerland. Rafael Chanchari Pizuri is a native of the Peruvian Amazon, an elder of the indigenous Shawi people, and a traditional healer. He lives in Iquitos, Peru.
Einbandart: Fester Einband
Verlag: New World Library
Seiten: 144 Seiten
Masse: Breite 213 mm, Höhe 135 mm, Dicke 15 mm
Gewicht: 246 g