Ritual and Religious Use of Ayahuasca in Contemporary Brazil
New article published
in the Archives section: Edward Macrae points
out the essential Brazilian elements which formed the Rainforest
one can understand the functioning and the cultural significance
of this religious group, one must take into account some of
the particularities of Brazilian culture and religiosity.
Brazilian society is the result of a rich mixture of European,
Indian and African elements. The Portuguese colonization of
the region concentrated itself mainly along the Atlantic coastline
and although its influence extended itself into the interior
and almost to the Andes, only recently have the distant frontier
and Amazonian rainforest areas been fully integrated into
the life of the nation."
A Visit to the Santo
November and December of 2003 there were many pilgrimages to the
Daime Centers throughout Brazil. Here we present a report from one
group that visited the modernity of urban Brasilia and the primeval
forest of Amazonia. read more...
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