New Release: The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook

Posted by – November 07, 2014
Categories: Health & Healing Indigenous Cultures & Anthropology New Release

I can’t imagine that anyone besides Chris Kilham could write the definitive guide to using ayahuasca. In this book, Chris shares his vast knowledge base and experience with la medicina in a way that’s informative, entertaining, and enlightening. — Robyn Griggs Lawrence, natural-living advocate and former editor of Natural Home magazine

UntitledAyahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive plant brew, is becoming vastly popular worldwide. As its reputation for profound integrated healing continues to spread, hundreds of thousands of people are seeking shamans and curanderos to help them access its potent healing and spirit-enlivening effects.

Yet, until now, there has been no guide to help people understand this medicine, how to make decisions about where to go for this unique experience, who to trust on their journey, and what to expect along the way.

The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying offers a clear, concise, and delightfully readable book on ayahuasca shamanism, and is a must-have guide for anyone curious about this powerful plant potion. Vivid and engaging, the book provides a crash course in all things ayahuasca, from how to select a shaman, to what you need to know before drinking a cup of the hallucinogenic brew. The author takes readers on a journey that reveals the vast and fascinating world of Amazonian shamanic medicine, bringing to bear his extensive knowledge of plants, shamans, and the Amazon, and provides hilarious and hair-raising accounts of his own journeys with ayahuasca. As entertaining as it is packed with information, this is a must-read book for anyone interested in this field.

About the author

Untitled2Called “part David Attenborough, part Indiana Jones” by the New York Times, Chris Kilham is an author and educator who has conducted medicinal research in more than 40 cou­ntries. He has worked closely with South American shamans for two decades, and has sat in ayahuasca ceremonies with more than 30 different shamans. An in-demand speaker, Kilham lectures extensively throughout the world on holistic health and botanical medicines, and he teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kilham has appeared as a guest expert on hundreds of radio and television programs, on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and BBC, including the Dr. Oz Show, Oprah, FOX TV, and NPR. As a TV correspondent and guest, he speaks about medicine-hunting, traditional botanical medicines, nutraceuticals, environmental and cultural preservation, yoga, and other related topics for a wide variety of audiences. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Outside magazine, and many other publications.

Tags: Chris Kilham Entheogens & Psychedelics Psychedelic Therapy Shamanism Yoga

About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.