Penjing

Chinese Potted Landscapes – Chinese Bonsai. About Chinese Penjing Penjing is nominally split into three types ‘Tree Penjing’, ‘Landscape Penjing’ and ‘Water and Land Penjing’. All these categories overlap in practice. Chinese Penjing does not have clearly defined styles (Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, etc.) like Japanese Bonsai, although they do use these categories as…

Ayahuasca Visions

Luis Eduardo Luna & Pablo Amaringo Review by R.E. Shultes Publication of these outstanding paintings of ayahuasca visions experienced by a native medicine man, Pablo Amaringo, and interpreted by the distinguished anthropologist, Luis Eduardo Luna, permits us to understand the unworldly psychic effects of the ‘vine of the soul.’ It is no wonder that this…

Ayahuasca

Ralph Metzner ed. From the Back Cover Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic Amazonian plant concoction that has been used, often as a sacrament in religious ceremony, by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador for healing and divination for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. The name is from the Quechua language: huasca means…

Divining Ecstasy

Sean Shayan From the Publisher For millennia, the secrets of this rare plant have been closely guarded by shamans, sorcerers, and healers high in the mountains of Mexico. Rumored to have magical healing properties, this plant and its extracts have recently been introduced to the West and are legal and readily available. Salvia divinorum is…