Ayahuasca in My Blood: 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming
Finally, after 25 years of incubation, Peter Gorman's book is out. Ayahuasca in My Blood - 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming concerns his longstanding relationship with the Amazonian visionary medicine. Here's what people have said about it:
“Unlike many writing about ayahuasca, Peter Gorman knows this plant and these forests long and well. Explorer, ethnobotanist, writer and raconteur – Gorman is uniquely qualified to tell this incredible tale. A wild mixture of adventure, horror, spirituality, tenderness, and insight, Ayahuasca in My Blood is most highly recommended!” -- Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D, President, Amazon Conservation Team and author of Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice.
“Long before ayahuasca tourism became a pastime for rich gringos, Peter Gorman was knocking around Iquitos and the Amazon. He's traveled the rivers and quaffed the brew with the best (and the worst) of them and been way, way beyond the chrysanthemum on many a dark jungle night. This is the intensely personal story of an old-school jungle rat for whom ayahuasca is not just a hobby, but a life-long quest.” -- Dennis McKenna, Ph.D, noted ethnopharmacologist, co-author of The Invisible Landscape, co-founder of the Institute of Natural Products Research and founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute.
“I have known and traveled with Peter for almost a decade and was present for a number of the events he included in this book as well as many others. Don Julio was the most powerful man I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Further, as a trained scientist I believe the plant medicine truly offers a doorway to a rich world that needs to be understood in our postmodern lives. This is destined to become a must read for anyone who is serious about understanding the world of the shaman.” -- Lynn Chilson – CEO Chilson Enterprises, Inc.
Ayahuasca in My Blood: 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming: $30, including shipping in the U.S. and Canada; $35 with shipping everywhere else..
Also available at Lulu.com and soon available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and from all fine on-line booksellers.
Peter Gorman’s Amazing Amazon After-Sting Medication - Nothing keeps the mosquitos from biting you in the jungle, but this will prevent infection and eliminate the sting. Works on mosquito and fire ant bites at home as well.
4 oz bottle: $8.95, includes shipping8 oz bottle: $12.95, includes shipping
Authentic Matses Torches (shipiwi)
Ideal for OUTSIDE ceremonial fires, these torches, made by the Matses Indians of the Rio Galvez, are made from banana leaves wrapped around dried copal, sap from the copal tree. They burn VERY HOT, and the copal liquefies as it burns and splashes when touched with water, making them suitable only for adult use outside, in an area where they will not set anything on fire. But their light and the rich scent of burning copal make them perfect to use in ceremony. Each weighs nearly a kilo and will burn for several hours if used continuously, or will be useable over and over if used for a short time only.
$40.00, includes shipping.
Icaros sung by the late Julio Jerena. Several taped ceremonies by the ayahuascaro Julio Jerena, recorded between 1986-2005. Each lasts about 90-120 minutes.
Each: $20.00, includes shipping
AUDIO INTERVIEW MP3s
Peter Gorman, 1983-2007