yage


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yage

(ya′hā) [Sp. yagé, fr. a S. American Indian language]
1. A tropical South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, whose bark is boiled to make a tea with hallucinogenic properties.
2. The popular name of the tea made from the vine of the same name.
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Medicina Legal avanza en trabajos para determinar causas de la muerte de un hombre tras consumir Yage en un ritual [Forensic Medicine advances in the investigation of the cause of the death of a man after taking Yage in a ritual].
His current research focuses on Burroughs's Yage quest and shamanism.
Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg The Yage Letters Redux.
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From the accounts of Kerouac's speed-fueled writing marathons to the descriptions of Burroughs and Ginsberg's quest for the legendary hallucinogen yage, much has been written about the muse-like role that drugs played in the lives and writings of the Beats.
A continuing thirst for higher wisdom leads her to sign on with seven other pilgrims for a retreat to the Amazonian rain forest, where led by a shaman, they drink the ancient, mystical yage, the so called grandmother medicine of origins and endings that is traditional among the Amazon's indigenous people.
One such code, The Beliefs of the Elders: Codes of Ethics for Indigenous Medicine of the Colombian Amazon, was created by The Union of Yage Healers of the Colombian Amazon in 1999, reports the Hill.
The perceived theft of ayahuasca is especially disturbing to indigenous groups because the vine, also known as yage, is held sacred by many indigenous communities.
Oliver Harris, who between 2003 and 2010 oversaw the reissue of Burroughs's early trilogy Junky, Queer, and The Yage Letters, was perhaps the first editor to realize this fully, formulating an idea of "social text-editing" in which the material history of each of Burroughs's manuscripts was not only respected but made evident, to a certain extent, in a "definitive" edition.
We thank the Ministerio de Salud del Peru, the Direccion General de Salud de las Personas through the Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Prevencion y Control de Enfermedades Metaxenicas y Otras Transmitidas por Vectores, the Direccion General de Salud Ambiental, the Gobierno Regional de Arequipa, the Gerencia Regional de Salud de Arequipa, the Red de Salud Arequipa Caylloma, the Pan American Health Organization, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Gobierno Regional de Arequipa for organizing and conducting the Chagas disease control campaign in Arequipa; and Sebastien Gourbiere, Yage Wu, Daniel Rivera Lana, Karthik Sethuraman, and Dylan Tracy for providing editing suggestions for the manuscript.
Such was the case with Banisteriopsis caapi, a vine known locally as yage, which, when combined with other ingredients, produces ayahuasca, a potent hallucinogen with anti-inflammatory properties.
The collection opens with an epigraph from Angel Dominguez depicting a mythic species ofjaguars as "keepers of the cosmos" under the influence of the psychedelic vine Yage.