Lecture & Book launch – Arno Adelaars: The future of Ayahuasca

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Date(s) - 15 January, 2017
19:30 - 21:30

Kokopelli Smartshop

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We’re kicking off 2017 with an evening dedicated to the divine medicine from the Amazon: Ayahuasca. Our special guest Arno Adelaars is a seasoned researcher and one of Europe’s best known authors on this subject. His new book Ayahuasca: Rituals, Potions and Visionary Art from the Amazon has just been published.

This coming Sunday, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Arno and purchase a (signed) copy of the book. Arno will give a lecture, titled “The Future of Ayahuasca – There is no medicine against stupidity”, in which he’ll touch upon his numerous journeys into the Amazon, the variety of shamans and ayahuasca ceremonies he’s experienced first-hand, his book perspectives and the current role of this medicine and it’s teachings for western societies.

When: Sunday, Jan 15th
Doors open: 19:00
Program: 19.30 – 21.30 (book signing, lecture, Q&A)
Donation: € 3 including tea

Book: Ayahuasca: Rituals, Potions and Visionary Art from the Amazon – by Arno Adelaars (Author), Claudia Müller-Ebeling (Author), Christian Rätsch (Author)

An authoritative treatise on the use, history, culture, and art of the sacred plant medicine Ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is the strongest shamanic plant medicine. Brewed from the combination of the Amazonian vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, and leaves from the plant, Psychotria viridis, Ayahuasca creates sweeping visual and mentally startling effects. For many of the indigenous cultures of the Amazonian basin, Ayahuasca is central to their culture, revealing to mankind its role in the universe and the true nature of reality. Used properly, Ayahuasca provides healing and integration with nature and community and stimulates the creative process. The authors are recognized experts in the field of ethnology, anthropology and pharmacology and demonstrate the use of Ayahuasca in shamanic rituals. They dive deep into shamanic visionary worlds, explore the plants and their souls, and share their authentic encounters with Amazonian cultures and their artistic works.

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