On learning to drink yagé in the summertime

(From The Yagé Drinker, the autobiography of Fernando Payaguaje, the last shaman-chief of the Secoya tribe of the Ecuadorian rain forest, as told to his grandsons. Originally published in Spanish as El bebedor de yajé and translated into English by Nathan D. Horowitz. Yagé is another word for ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew of two separate […]