Posted by: goatberg | February 13, 2008

In Search of the Divine Vegetal

I just finished listening to the two-part series on Ayahuasca, IN SEARCH OF THE DIVINE VEGETAL, from the CBC radio show Ideas, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.  It’s a fair-minded look at the history of the plant-teacher and the burgeoning drug-tourism industry in the Amazon resulting from westerner’s growing interest in the vine.  From their website:

From the Amazon jungles to downtown Canada, ideas about Ayahuasca revive a decades-old argument about the uses and abuses, the ecstasies and the efficacies of mind-altering plants. Ayahuasca has been part of shamanic tradition for centuries. Broadcasters Thomas McKinnon and Leonard Cler-Cunningham travel the old trails, attend the ceremonies, and debate the religious, economic and political questions surrounding the divine vegetal.

You can subscribe the to Ideas podcast here.

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Responses

  1. Thanks…I was trying to find when IDEAS was running the show again (sometime this month I believe) and in response to the google search your snippet came up. Unfortunately it came up “I can’t recommend it” I was interested to hear your feedback and clicked on the link…quel surprise it had cut off enough. I’m glad you enjoyed it

    Leonard Cler-Cunnningham


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