«I highly recommended this book for anyone wishing to work with this plant in a safe and professional manner.» — Noel Sweeney (5 star review)
Ayahuasca is a traditional spiritual medicine used by the indigenous people in South America. While it is largely used during shamanistic or other religious ceremonies as a sacred substance; it can also be used for its medicinal purposes.
More and more people from all walks of life and spiritual and religious backgrounds feel drawn to ayahuasca in often surprising ways. In this revised and expanded edition of Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, author Javier Regueiro offers a guide for those new to the use of this powerful medicine that originates in the Amazon rainforest.
Javier Regueiro not only provides general information about Ayahuasca, but he bridges the cultural gap between the native and the current use of ayahuasca by Westerners. This guide offers background about the plant medicine, its history, and how to engage with and learn through its use. It includes stories of Javier’s personal experience of transformation, as well as stories from those he’s guided in ceremonies.
Addressed to the ever-increasing number of people who approach this medicine for their own personal healing and development, this guidebook provides clear and practical advice on how to use this therapeutic modality in a fashion that is meaningful to modern people for a maximum of benefit.
What is Ayahuasca?
Past and Present use
Healing and Ayahuasca for the 21st century
How Ayahuasca works: chemistry and soul therapy
The personal experience
Healing with Ayahuasca and integration
Spiritual and physical healing
Healing, holiness and enlightenment
Ayahuasca and the future
“The most beautiful book I've ever read on ayahuasca! his words are definitely free of any stereotype and come direct to the heart, the essence of primary medicine.” — 5 stars
«This book was an absolute revelation!» - 5 stars
“Interesting subject and very inspirational writings on this fascinating medicine.” — 4 stars
About the Author
Javier Regueiro (Lugano, 1965) is a Spanish national born and raised in Switzerland. He moved to Peru in 2004 to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, first focusing on his own healing. He worked with indigenous and mestizo ayahuasqueros in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. Since 2005 Javier has been a student of Don Francisco Montes Shuña, a plant medicine person and perfumero of Capanahua descent who was initiated into Ayahuasca and the plant medicine path by his grandmother Don Francisco has lead Javier through months of shamanic diets. During that time he has been learning about the use and healing properties of plant teachers such as Ayahuasca, Tobacco and Datura among many others. With his teacher’s blessing, he became a full-time ayahuasquero in 2006.
He is the author of the books “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”.