The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience

The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience

Benny Shanon


it is a pioneering cognitive mental research of Ayahuasca, a plant-based Amazonian psychotropic brew. Benny Shanon offers a complete charting of a few of the aspects of the particular mind set triggered by means of Ayahuasca, and analyzes them from a cognitive mental standpoint. He additionally provides a few philosophical reflections. Empirically, the learn offered during this publication is predicated at the systematic recording of the author's huge stories with the brew and at the interviewing of a big variety of informants: indigenous humans, shamans, contributors of alternative non secular sects utilizing Ayahuasca, and visitors. as well as its being the main thorough learn of the Ayahuasca event so far, the booklet lays the theoretical foundations for the mental research of non-ordinary states of attention quite often.

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