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Ayahuasca mainstreamed?

On February 3, I published a blog post on selling spirituality; on the same day, the Los Angeles Times Magazine published an article on a self-professed ayahuasquero named Lobo Siete Truenos, or Wolf Seven Thunders, and the growing role of ayahuasca in what the article calls the “nouveau wealth” of suburban California.

Read more from Steve Beyer at the beautiful and informative blog Singing to the Plants ; Shamanism and the Medicine Path at


  1. Loren says

    I have a friend who does ceremony in new york. I would like to be a part of ceremony, how can I get in touch with a shaman here in California? Or how can I find out when and where they will be holding these? I just want to get in touch with the right people. Thanks.

  2. Earlene Shiers says

    Courage is going from failing to failure with out dropping passion

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