The Popularity of Ayahuasca and Other Plant Medicines

by May 31, 2019

Vegetalisa is a term used to refer to a practice of mestizo shamanism in the Peruvian Amazon in which the shamans — known as vegetalistas — are said to gain their knowledge and power to cure from the vegetales, or plants of the region. Dr. Steven Farmer interviews Sirena, a vegetalista who specializes in Ayahuasca and Huachuma plant medicines. Sirena speaks of the rugged path to becoming a vegetalista and the dishonoring that is occurring due to the popularity of these plant medicines.

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Dr. Steven Farmer

Dr. Steven Farmer

Dr. Steven Farmer is a psychotherapist and shamanic healer, the author of several best-selling books and oracle cards, including Animal Spirit Guides, Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, and the Children’s Spirit Animal CardsHealing Ancestral Karma and the recently released Shaman’s Path Cards and Spirit Animals as Teachers, Guides, and Healers. In addition to workshops on Animal Spirit Guides, Integrative Breathwork, Healing Ancestral Karma, and shamanism. Dr. Farmer offers Integrative Healing sessions in person or remotely by phone, Zoom, or Skype, as well as an individualized Spiritual Mentorship program. He is on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practice and also offers a certification program, the Earth Magic® Practitioner training. website: www.EarthMagic.net facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Steven-Farmer/93018852583
Dr. Steven Farmer is a psychotherapist and shamanic healer, the author of several best-selling books and oracle cards, including Animal Spirit Guides, Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, and the Children’s Spirit Animal CardsHealing Ancestral Karma and the recently released Shaman’s Path Cards and Spirit Animals as Teachers, Guides, and Healers. In addition to workshops on Animal Spirit Guides, Integrative Breathwork, Healing Ancestral Karma, and shamanism. Dr. Farmer offers Integrative Healing sessions in person or remotely by phone, Zoom, or Skype, as well as an individualized Spiritual Mentorship program. He is on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practice and also offers a certification program, the Earth Magic® Practitioner training. website: www.EarthMagic.net facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Steven-Farmer/93018852583
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