Ayahuasca Quests in the Peruvian Jungle

Author Wells Tower delivers a compelling and honest recounting of his ayahuasca experience in Iquitos, Peru. Beginning with an understanding that ayahuasca “ceremonies” have cropped up all over the world but the truly adventurous head to its home in the Amazon jungles around Iquitos, Tower settles in at the camp of Shaman Percy. A curandero (healer), Percy conducts Tower’s night on the hallucinogenic “medicine.” It’s a fascinating long read (and video) over at AFAR that will appeal to anyone interested in the experience—because the lessons Tower learned might not be the ones people expect.