The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right—and safe—decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect. Ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive plant brew, has become vastly popular. Once the sole purview of shamans and indigenous native people in the great Amazon rainforest, ayahuasca is nowThe Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right—and safe—decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect. Ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive plant brew, has become vastly popular. Once the sole purview of shamans and indigenous native people in the great Amazon rainforest, ayahuasca is now becoming well known—and widely used—around the globe. Today, foreigners from all over the world flock in ever-burgeoning numbers to the steamy Amazon, drinking bitter ayahuasca with shamans and curanderos in order to access its potent healing and spirit-enlivening effects. What began as a mere trickle of visitors in the 1980s has become a surging riptide of seekers. Chris Kilham (Fox News's "Medicine Hunter") has worked closely with South American shamans for two decades and has sat in ayahuasca ceremonies with at least 20 different shamans. Through his "Ayahuasca Test Pilots" program, Kilham has brought numerous people to the Amazon to engage in ceremonies with maestro ayahuasceros. Clear, concise, straightforward, and well informed, The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook is an indispensable guide for anyone curious about this unusual plant medicine....
|Title||:||The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying|
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The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying Reviews
A reality check of the most basic of truths, my highest recommendations!Having just returned (3 days earlier) from 18 days of living with 2 separate Shuar shaman families in Morona Santiago, Ecuador, this book caught my eye. In those 18 days I attended 16 ceremonies, the majority of those with Natem, the Shuar word for ayahuasca. I can say from personal experience that this book should be considered a necessary element for anyone who has even the slightest interest in personal growth through the use of ayahuasca.My journey to the Shuar was my first experience with ayahuasca and while I had read deeply and broadly for years previously, the author's own experience and research provided me with new knowledge. I am fortunate enough to be retired (age 67) and traveling solo in the Andean portion of South America. I hope to meet up with other Test Pilots and share flight plans.
Reviews of Books in English that (For Better or Worse) Came my Way during Peru Travels in 75 Words or Less, Part 9How it came my way : Nick, a dude I met traveling gave it to me. Thanks, Nick!Covers everything someone with an interest or going into an Ayahuasca ceremony should know history, science, culture, etc. Wish I'd of had it going in. Still got a lot out of it.
Pretty good book. It can be a bit of a hippy subject when we are dealing with hallucinogenic drugs. Thank God this guy wasn't too hippy. When people become too hippy they lose a lot of their credibility and abilities to make rational sense. I also liked that he breached important safety concerns with this drug, and illuminated things about the experience that I had always wondered about. I shan't ellucidate on what those matters are at present because I'm a bit like that, I also haven't tried DMT or any of the forms it comes in but have curiosity about this drug/medicine. Though for once my curiosity is from more of a scientific point of view than a medical or recreational view. I'm not exactly dying to try this drug, and I think that no person should take any drug or substance unless they have a burning curiosity that has come about from their own means. I.e. not through peer pressure or drink spiking.More comments later as I'm not in the mood to recall this book.
Nice overview and intro to the use of Ayahuasca as a medicine. I found Chris' insights to be well grounded. I enjoyed reading his story of how he came to use the medicine and what he has learned from it. Even though I feel fairly well versed in the subject, he surprised me with numerous tips I had never heard of. He gives very good harm reduction advice that anyone who is interested in using ayahuasca should take head to. I hope to read more from Chris in the future.
This is a great overview of the jungle medicine. Some of this doesn't apply if you're journeying locally but still a very well researched and entertainig read.
Truly a great handbook about the essentials of ayahuasca! Not very deep but even the hardcore psychonauts will learn something new