This is the true and astounding story of a Peruvian youth from Iquitos who, on a rubber-cutting expedition into the Amazon rainforest, was taken captive by Huni Kuin tribesman and brought to their remote jungle village at the headwaters of the Madre de Dios River. There he was groomed to succeed the tribal chief. He learned about Huni Kuin life, including the use of the “vision vine” ayahuasca, and the ritual surrounding the drinking of its extract.
Wizard of the Upper Amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century. For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of Banisteriopsis caapi, the ayahuasca of the Amazon forests. This powerful hallucinogen has long been credited with the ability to transport human beings to realms of experience where telepathy and clairvoyance are commonplace. Manual Córdova, the narrator of these adventures is a well-known as a healer in Peru.
Author: Manuel Córdova-Ríos,Frank Bruce Lamb
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit / Shamanism
Date Published: 1986
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