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Educational Resources


Welcome to our Educational Resources page! This page is dedicated to the resources that our center has found useful and inspiring to our understanding of plant medicine, shamanism, botany, spiritual science and more! 

Here, you will find a list of books (many of which are in our on-site library), links to audio recordings and podcasts, documentary and film suggestions, and other resources. Each of these links has a direct connection to philosophies and approaches that we consider a part of our work.

We promote personal exploration and education because we realize that coming into contact with the sciences of the jungle can be more beneficial if a person already has a sense of their guided interest. Thus, we encourage you to use this page as guidebook for preparing and refining your interest, which can also be an outstanding way to prepare yourself for attending our programs, retreats, and visiting us out in the Amazon.



Shamans Through Time: 500 Years on the Path of Knowledge (Jeremy Narby & Francis Huxley)

Botany & the Chemistry of Hallucinogens (Richard Evans Shultes & Albert Hoffman)

Rainforest Medicine: Preserving the Indigenous Sciences & Biodiversity of the Upper Amazon (Jonathon Miller Weisberger)

The Ethnobotany of Pre-Columbian Peru (Margaret Towle)

Wizard of the Upper Amazon......Frank Bruce Lamb

Cosmic Serpent: DNA & the Origin of Knowledge.....Jeremy Narby

One River.....Wade Davis

The Encyclopedia of Psychedelic Plants: Ethnopharmacology & It´s Applications.....Christian Ratsch

Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon (Book review here)........Steven Beyer

Tales of a Shaman´s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rainforest......Mark Plotkin

The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding & Using Medicinals.......Leslie Taylor

A Field Guide to Medicinal & Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon....Casner, Timme, Duke

The Don Juan Series.....Carlos Castaneda 

Savages.....Joe Kane

Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru (Joan Wilcox)

Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing & Hallucinogenic Powers (Schultes, Hoffman, Ratsch)

Culture & Change (Larry L. Naylor)

Vanishing Voices: the extinction of the world´s languages (Nettle & Romaine)

Sapo In My Soul: The Matses Frog Medicine (Peter Gorman)

The Naked Ape (Desmond Morris)

Yanamamo (Napoleon Chagnon)

Plant Spirit Medicine (Eliot Cowan)

Herbal Drugs: Ethnomedicine & Modern Medicine (Ramawat)




Psyche & Symbol (Carl Jung)

The Radiance Sutras (Lorin Roche)

Supernatural (Graham Hancock)

Fingerprints of the Gods (Graham Hancock)

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