A panorama of texts translated from nearly a dozen languages on the ayahuasca experience, including indigenous mythic narratives and testimonies, religious hymns, as well as stories related by western travelers, scientists, and writers who have had contact with ayahuasca in different contexts. In addition to contributions from Wade Davis, Dennis McKenna, and Richard Spruce, this new edition includes essays from Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Susana Bustos, Michael Winkelman and a new section on ayahuasca art. Our backlist classic also includes contributions from leaders of the global ayahuasca movement, making this the most up-to-date collection of authoritative writings on the subject ever published. Chief selling points: this the most up-to-date collection of authoritative writings ever published on a subject that is experiencing a spread of awareness and profound study of around the globe. Literary Genre: (under what category would you find this book in the book store): ethnobotany, cultural anthropology, health and wellbeing, medicinal plants.