Record:   Prev Next
Author Wolff, Tom John, author
Title The touristic use of Ayahuasca in Peru : expectations, experiences, meanings and subjective effects / by Tom John Wolff
Imprint Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden : Imprint: Springer VS, 2020
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xvii, 287 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Sozialwissenschaftliche gesundheitsforschung, 2523-854X
Sozialwissenschaftliche gesundheitsforschung
Note Traditional settings and ayahuasca tourism -- Spirituality and neo-shamanism -- Research history of psychedelic substances -- Ritual elements that influence psychedelic experiences -- Motivational elements for the ingestion of ayahuasca -- Phenomenological analysis of experiences of ayahuasca -- Subjective meanings, effects, healing theories and integration experiences -- The development of common standards in ayahuasca tourism
This book covers the psychedelic ayahuasca tourism in Peru, with its facet-rich psychological, pharmacological, anthropological, and sociological aspects. The reader gets an interdisciplinary insight into the historical development and the current state of ayahuasca research. Findings from three empirical studies are presented, which the author has won in a 4-year field research: How do common standards develop in this particular form of psycho-spiritual tourism? Why are people from developed nations and urban centres heading to the Amazon to ingest the psychedelic beverage Ayahuasca? How do they experience such ceremonies and retreats? Which insights, personal meaning and effects do they gain and how do they integrate their experiences into the everyday life? Contents Traditional settings and ayahuasca tourism Spirituality and neo-shamanism Research history of psychedelic substances Ritual elements that influence psychedelic experiences Motivational elements for the ingestion of ayahuasca Phenomenological analysis of experiences of ayahuasca Subjective meanings, effects, healing theories and integration experiences The development of common standards in ayahuasca tourism Target Groups Scholars and students of medical anthropology, psychotherapy, ethno-psychiatry, ethno-pharmacology, public health, sociology, religious studies, tourism sciences Psychotherapists, psychological counselors The Author Tom John Wolff, Dipl -- Psych., is a licensed psychotherapist and addiction therapist in Germany
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Ayahuasca -- Peru
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience -- Peru
Ayahuasca ceremony -- Peru
Social Work
Health Policy
Sociology of Culture
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
Record:   Prev Next