Ayahuasca: A Strange Brew

Ayahuasca: A Strange Brew
-By Gina Piccalo In an affluent corner of Encinitas, just north of San Diego, a young medicine man named Lobo Siete Truenos sits cross-legged on the polished wood floors of a backyard temple. Here in this suburban sanctuary, behind the gates of a faux-Spanish villa,...

Transforming the Alchemists

Transforming the Alchemists
-By John Noble Wilford Historians of science are taking a new and lively interest in alchemy, the often mystical investigation into the hidden mysteries of nature that reached its heyday in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries and has been an embarrassment to modern...

A Peyote Ceremony

A Peyote Ceremony
-By Omer C. Stewart The meeting place is a tipi with its entrance to the east. A crescent-shaped altar and fire are prepared according to custom. A drum, feather fan, eagle humerus whistle, gourd rattle, Bull Durham tobacco, and sagebrush complete the necessary ritual...
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