Shadows in the Sun

Shadows in the Sun
-By Wade Davis Many years ago, while living among the Barasana Indians on the banks of the Rio Piraparana in the Northwest Amazon of Colombia, I was invited one night to drink ayahuasca, “the vine of the soul,” the most revered and celebrated of Amazonian...

The Shaman Of Karshong

The Shaman Of Karshong
-By Tashi Dema It was the eighth day of the 11th month of the dog year. Sangay Wangdi, a farmer of Karshong village in Trongsa, was out playing archery when he started acting strange all of a sudden. “We took him home and he disappeared the next day,” said his...

Santo Daime: The Drug-Fuelled Religion

Santo Daime: The Drug-Fuelled Religion
-By Steve Boggan I am deep in the Amazon rainforest, anxiously losing my mind as the world begins to disintegrate. Around me, all sense of distance is wrapping itself up like spatial origami, slowly shrinking until an entire dimension has disappeared. A moment ago, I...
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