Alumnus Stephan Beyer, Ph.D. ’05 releases new book on Shamanism

The University of New Mexico Press has published, Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon, by Saybrook alumnus Stephan Beyer, PhD ’05

A fascinating first-hand account of initiation into the magic and mysteries of ayahuasca—one of the most potent shamanistic hallucinogens on the planet.

“It is scholarly and quite compellingly written. Treated as an apprentice, Beyer was able to gain insights into the rituals, beliefs, and practices that form the social context and the inner world of shamanism.” David Lukoff, Saybrook Faculty Member

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University of New Mexico Press
ISBN 978-0826347299, 552 pp., Illustrations