Tag: psychoactives

Fifty Shades of Green: Reflecting back on the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent in the age of coronavirus [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , June 5th, 2020


The tragic death from coronavirus of indigenous actor Antonio Bolivar, star of the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent, has made me reflect back on all the facts…


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Toé (Brugmansia suaveolens): The Path of Day and Night [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , September 28th, 2019


The Path of DayHenchi, a young man from a remote Matsigenka native community in Peru’s Manu National Park, left home one morning to go hunting in the vast…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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The Kopenawa Galaxy: Review of ‘The Falling Sky’ by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert

Glenn H. Shepard , October 17th, 2014


To look across a Yanomami village on a clear night is like seeing the universe in a mirror. Above, the stars glisten like living eyes, their vision unimpeded…


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The Kopenawa Galaxy: Review of ‘The Falling Sky’ by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert

Glenn H. Shepard , October 17th, 2014


To look across a Yanomami village on a clear night is like seeing the universe in a mirror. Above, the stars glisten like living eyes, their vision unimpeded…


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The Kopenawa Galaxy: Review of ‘The Falling Sky’ by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert

Glenn H. Shepard , October 17th, 2014


To look across a Yanomami village on a clear night is like seeing the universe in a mirror. Above, the stars glisten like living eyes, their vision unimpeded…


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The Kopenawa Galaxy: Review of ‘The Falling Sky’ by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert

Glenn H. Shepard , October 17th, 2014


To look across a Yanomami village on a clear night is like seeing the universe in a mirror. Above, the stars glisten like living eyes, their vision unimpeded…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Dream Tobacco: For "Apa" Mariano

Glenn H. Shepard , September 5th, 2013


It was a brilliant September afternoon on the upper Manu river, at the end of the dry season when strong breezes and gathering clouds announce the coming of…


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Dream Tobacco: For "Apa" Mariano

Glenn H. Shepard , September 5th, 2013


It was a brilliant September afternoon on the upper Manu river, at the end of the dry season when strong breezes and gathering clouds announce the coming of…


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Dream Tobacco: For "Apa" Mariano

Glenn H. Shepard , September 5th, 2013


It was a brilliant September afternoon on the upper Manu river, at the end of the dry season when strong breezes and gathering clouds announce the coming of…


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An Ax to Grind: Napoleon Chagnon, the Yanomami and the anthropology tribe

Glenn H. Shepard , March 30th, 2013


I felt like I had walked right into one of the Napoleon Chagnon/Timothy Asch Yanomami films. At one end of the circular village enclosure, a shouting match had…


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