Beatriz Caiuby Labate

Beatriz Caiuby Labate
Ciesas Occidente

PhD in Social Anthropology Unicamp Brazil

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August 2009 - October 2011
Universität Heidelberg
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August 2009 - October 2011
Universität Heidelberg
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  • Research Associate

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Jorge Ochavano Vasquez, also known as Soi, is a Shipibo onaya (“one who knows”: a healer who works with oni, meaning wisdom or knowledge, the Shipibo name for ayahuasca) from the Ucayali River Basin in the Peruvian Amazon. Heir to a long line of Shipibo onayabo, he was initiated into this medical system while growing up in a region of rainforest un...
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This book offers a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various disorders. This book presents biomedical and anthropological data on the use of ayahuasca and provides critiques on how it is used for treating depression, PT...
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This article reflects upon the conception and development of a set of guidelines for the awareness of sexual abuse in ayahuasca settings, an assortment of scenarios that take place in local and global settings entailing the use of a psychedelic brew known for producing visionary and purgative effects composed of Amazonian Banisteriopsis caapi (ayah...
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Objetivo/Contexto: Este artículo presenta un análisis histórico de la prohibición de las drogas en México considerando las interconexiones entre los aspectos sociales, morales, económicos, políticos y de seguridad que componen la lucha contra algunas sustancias psicoactivas, sus productores, vendedores y consumidores. Metodología: El análisis sigu...
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The use of ayahuasca has been spreading rapidly worldwide; however, no current statistics are available to provide a comprehensive understanding of the scope or pace of this expansion. In the United States, the expansion has included the appearance of the Brazilian ayahuasca religions Santo Daime and União do Vegetal (UDV), underground ceremonial c...
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This is a book about the intersections of three dimensions. The first is the way social scientists and historians treat the history of psychiatry and healing, especially as it intersects with psychedelics. The second encompasses a reflection on the substances themselves and their effects on bodies. The third addresses traditional healing, as it cir...
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Dietary taboos exist across virtually all human societies and they play important roles in religious and spiritual practices worldwide. Whether Hindu restrictions on meat for Brahmin religious leaders (Dumont, 1966), or Jewish restrictions on consuming milk products with meat (Freidenreich, 2011) or the Orang Asli of Malaysia selectively restrictin...
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During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses. Following on from the earlier edited collection, The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora continues to explore how certain alternative global religious groups, shamanic tourism industries, and recreational drug milie...
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p> Resumen: Desde el comienzo del siglo XX hasta los días actuales, la prohibición de un conjunto de drogas psicoactivas ha propiciado el surgimiento de la más potente economía ilícita del mundo, con graves consecuencias políticas y sociales en América Latina. El texto busca presentar un breve análisis del prohibicionismo en las Américas, para que...
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Created during the twentieth century, Barquinha, Santo Daime, and the União do Vegetal, known as the Brazilian ayahuasca religions, were circumscribed to the northern region of Brazil at least until the beginning of the 1970s. Since then, Santo Daime and the União do Vegetal have expanded significantly, each one in its own way, reaching all the reg...
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Resumo Recentemente, trabalhos de Ernesto Neto ganharam destaque em museus de arte em Bilbao, São Paulo e Viena. Tiravam parte de sua força do fato de remeterem a rituais de cura com ayahuasca dos Huni Kuin (Kaxinawa). Observa-se certo paralelismo entre essa conquista de espaço para a presença indígena no sistema das artes e a chegada dos índios ao...
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Este artigo aborda a diáspora do Santo Daime através de sua dimensão musical. Para isso, são estabelecidos alguns paralelos com a expansão internacional da capoeira, do neopentecostalismo e das religiões afro-brasileiras, situando a transnacionalização do Santo Daime dentro do movimento mais amplo de diáspora das religiões brasileiras e do Sul Glob...
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This book investigates how certain alternative global religious groups, shamanic tourism industries, and recreational drug milieus grounded in the consumption of the traditionally Amazonian psychoactive drink ayahuasca embody various challenges associated with modern societies. During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahu...
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Introdução Este texto tem como objetivo desenvolver algumas reflexões sobre a II Conferência Mundial da Ayahuasca (II World Ayahuasca Conference), realizada em outubro de 2016 na cidade de Rio Branco, Acre, na Universidade Federal do Acre. A conferência foi realizada por uma organização não governamental nascida na Espanha, o International Center f...
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It has become a truism that drug prohibitionism is a failure. The 100-year history of the repression against the production, trade, and consumption of a certain number of psychoactive drugs has not reached its declared goals. Those drugs that preoccupied and mobilized the pioneer prohibitionists at the dawn of the twentieth century are today just a...
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Policies toward illicit drugs have attained the utmost relevance in the debate pervading all levels of Brazilian society. Propositions for relaxation of traditional, coercive legislation share the landscape with others aimed at maintaining and deepening prohibitionism and its corollaries. This chapter describes the narratives produced in the histor...
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In the beginning of the twentieth century, a national and international process drove a great amount of psychoactive drugs into illegality. The historical movement towards the criminalization of the production, trade, and use of those drugs is a complex articulation between social practices and security moves made by many states worldwide. In the A...
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This book focuses on peyote (Lophophora williamsii), a hallucinogenic cactus containing mescaline, which grows naturally in Mexico and southern Texas. Mescaline is an internationally controlled substance, though exemptions have been made for the religious use of peyote by indigenous groups in Mexico, and by the pan-indigenous Native American Church...
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This book is a collection of studies of drug policies in several Latin American countries. The chapters analyze the specific histories of drug policies in each country, as well as related phenomena and case studies throughout the region. It presents conceptual reflections on the origins of prohibition and the “War on Drugs,” including the topic of...
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Este livro visa refletir sobre as representações acerca do consumo de substâncias psicoativas e discutir instrumentos teóricos e metodológicos que permitam compreender os padrões de consumo, seus efeitos e os controles que os cercam. Contempla a multiplicidade de discursos e práticas que coexiste em torno das “drogas”. Tanto as estratégias de contr...
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This article offers critical sociological and philosophical reflections on ayahuasca and other psychedelics as objects of research in medicine, health and human sciences. It situates 21stcentury scientific inquiry on ayahuasca in the broader context of how early modern European social trends and intellectual pursuits translated into new forms of em...
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The secretion from the frog Phyllomedusa bicolor, known in Portuguese as kambô, has traditionally been used as a stimulant and an invigorating agent for hunting by indigenous groups such as the Katukina, Yawanawa, and the Kaxinawa in the southeast Amazon. Since the mid 90s, its use has expanded to large cities in Brazil and, since the late 2000s, a...
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El presente libro reúne análisis sobre políticas de drogas en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe, como México, Brasil, Guatemala, Colombia, Perú, Uruguay, Jamaica y Argentina. Los capítulos abordan la historia y especificidad de las políticas de drogas en cada país; así como fenómenos particulares o estudios de casos relacionados a esta te...
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Este artigo analisa os processos de expansão da religião ayahuasqueira do Santo Daime da Amazônia para o mundo. O crescimento e internacionalização daimistas são explicados em função de suas características estruturais, a psicoatividade e miscibilidade. Essa expansão é contextualizada dentro do movimento diaspórico das religiões do sul global, isto...
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Previous clinical research on hallucinogen-assisted psychotherapy reported efficacy in treating substance abuse disorders, similar to what has been report in naturalistic studies of peyote use among Native American Church members. Urban use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, ayahuasca, is increasingly common in syncretic Brazilian ayahuasca reli...
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This chapter will explore globalization, diversity, and issues of social justice by examining the global expansion of ayahuasca religions through a lens of transnationalism, and against the backdrop of international drug control. Politics have often equated cultural groups with particular national boundaries, and, proceeding from this premise, have...
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This paper analyzes the national surveys (ENA) that are the main policy instrument used to measure illegal drug consumption in Mexico. On different occasions, the government has used increased drug consumption rates to partially justify the “War on Drugs.” The paper reviews the 2008 and 2011 surveys, and highlights the methodological and conceptual...
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is generally classified as a mood dis-order with a profound effect on the individual's behavior and quality of life. According to the World Health Organization, in about 20 years, depression will be the disorder with the most significant repercussions, both socially and economically. Despite the substantial progress...
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Taita Juan is a Cametsa traditional healer and yagecero from the Sibundoy Valley in Colombia. As a member of the new generation of Colombian taitas traveling the world, he has acquired clients and apprentices from throughout the Americas and Europe. He is perhaps best known internationally for having been detained by United States Customs officials...
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This article presents a reflection on the entrance of indigenous peoples into the urban ayahuasca circuit. We describe the process of contact of different indigenous populations, such as the Kaxinawa, Guarani, Apurinã, Kuntanawa and Yawanawa with the Brazilian religions and the neo-ayahuasqueros. We observe the claim of some of these groups that th...
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This book addresses the use and regulation of traditional drugs such as peyote, ayahuasca, coca leaf, cannabis, khat and Salvia divinorum. The uses of these substances can often be found at the intersection of diverse areas of life, including politics, medicine, shamanism, religion, aesthetics, knowledge transmission, socialization, and celebration...
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This book discusses how Amerindian epistemology and ontology, related to certain indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon, spread to Western societies, and how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan cultures have dialogued with and transformed these forest traditions. Special attention is given to the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca. Chapters reflect...
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Este artigo faz uma reflexão sobre a entrada dos índios no circuito urbano da ayahuasca. Descrevemos o processo de contato de diferentes populações indígenas, tais como os Kaxinawa, Guarani, Apurinã, Kuntanawa e Yawanawa com as religiões ayahuasqueiras e os neoayahuasqueiros. Observamos a reivindicação de alguns destes grupos de que teriam sido os...
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This book presents a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various diseases and ailments, especially its role in psychological well-being and substance dependence. Biomedical and anthropological data on the use of ayahuasca...
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La investigación previa en psicoterapia asistida con alucinógenos ha reportado eficacia similar en el tratamiento del trastorno por abuso de sustancias a la reportada en estudios naturalistas entre miembros de la Iglesia Nativa Americana. El uso urbano el brebaje alucinógeno ayahuasca está creciendo entre las religiones ayahuasqueras sincréticas am...
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Since the late 1980s, itinerant South-American shamans and congregations of the Brazilian Ayahuasca religions, Santo Daime and União do Vegetal (UDV), have appeared throughout Europe. At the heart of these traditions is the consumption of ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a Schedule I substance under the United Nat...
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Constituye el arquetipo de un libro del siglo XXI, en el sentido de que incluye en su perspectiva desde la más moderna y avanzada investigación clínica científica, al discurso antropológico más sofisticado y a la voz profunda y auténtica de los sanadores indígenas, todos ellos tratados con dignidad en la búsqueda de la intangible e inefable sombra...
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El Taita Juan es un curandero tradicional Cametsa y yagecero del Valle de Sibundoy de Colombia. Como miembro de una nueva generación de taitas colombianos que viajan por el mundo, ha adquirido clientes y aprendices de varias partes de las Américas y Europa. Quizás es más conocido internacionalmente por haber sido detenido por autoridades aduaneras...
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The Brazilian ayahuasca religions, Santo Daime, Barquinha, and União do Vegetal, have increasingly sought formal recognition by government agencies in Brazil and other countries to guarantee their legal use of ayahuasca, which contains DMT, a substance that is listed. This article focuses on new alliances and rifts that have emerged between and amo...
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ABSTrACT This article reviews and critiques the International Narcotic Control Board's (INCB) 2010 Annual Report's recommendation about plant materials containing psychoactive substances. It first provides an overview of the United Nations drug control system, then contextualises the INCB's role in the UN system. Through a reading of the text of th...
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DOI: 10.12957/periferia.2011.4054Este artigo propõe um resumo e uma analise daregulamentação da ayahuasca no Brasil, desde sua proibição em meados dos anos 80 ate a recente adoção da Resolução de 2010 do CONAD, que estabeleceu um conjunto de regras, normas e princípios éticos a serem aplicados aos usos religiosos e rituais da ayahuasca. O processo...
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This article comments on the agreement signed in 2010 between a US branch of the Brazilian ayahuasca religion União do Vegetal (UDV) and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. This document settles a dispute regarding administrative issues involving ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew used by this group as a religious sacrament. The government originally confi...
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This paper provides a summary and analysis of the regulation of ayahuasca in Brazil, from its prohibition in the mid-eighties to the recent adoption of CONAD's (Conselho Nacional de Políticas sobre Drogas) 2010 Resolution, which established a set of rules, norms and ethical principles to be applied to religious and ritual uses of ayahuasca. Brazil'...
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In 2010, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for drug-related issues formulated official Resolutions that categorized the consumption of ayahuasca by pregnant women and children in the Santo Daime and União do Vegetal ayahuasca-based religions as an "exercise of parental rights." Although ayahuasca groups do enjoy a relative degree of socia...
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The Internationalization of Ayahuasca is composed of 27 articles (almost 500 pages) and is divided in three parts: “Ayahuasca in South America and the world”, “About medical, psychological and pharmacological Issues: is the use of ayahuasca safe?” and “The expansion of the use of Ayahuasca and the establishment of a global debate on ethics and lega...
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Aviso O conteúdo deste website está sujeito à legislação francesa sobre a propriedade intelectual e é propriedade exclusiva do editor. Os trabalhos disponibilizados neste website podem ser consultados e reproduzidos em papel ou suporte digital desde que a sua utilização seja estritamente pessoal ou para fins científicos ou pedagógicos, excluindo-se...
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English translation by Glenn H. Shepard Jr. Revision by Matthew Meyer This article reports on the recent “International Congress of Traditional Medicine, Interculturality, and Mental Health” held by the Takiwasi Center in Tarapoto in the Peruvian Amazon. The event united 218 researchers and indigenous and religious representatives from 22 countries...
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This text presents a series of reflections on the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of ayahuasca in the treatment and handling of substance dependence problems. Anthropo-logical and psychiatric data on the ritual use of ayahuasca for 'healing' dependence in psy-chotherapeutic centers (in Peru and Brazil), as well as in ayahuasca religions (in...
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Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil examines the emergence of religious groups in the Brazilian Amazon who constitute their systems of ritual, myth and principles around the use of a psychoactive brew known by diverse names, one of which is the Quechua term ‘ayahuasca’. Although the study of these religious movements has seen much development...
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This book highlights the theme of music in the ayahuasca religions of Santo Daime (both the Cefluris and Alto Santo groups) and the União do Vegetal (UDV). Although most studies of the ayahuasca religions recognize the centrality of music in their rituals, the study of the music itself has generally been secondary to other themes, rather than the c...
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Recentemente, a Revista Isto É publicou uma reportagem de capa sobre o uso da ayahuasca1 no país, intitulada “As Encruzilhadas do Daime.” 2 O texto noticia que o uso da ayahuasca teria sido “liberado pelo governo federal,” denotando complacência com um “quadro de desorganização e alto risco,” um alarmante “tráfico de ayahuasca” e uma “série de mort...
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The last two decades have seen a broad expansion of the ayahuasca religions, and it has also witnessed, especially since the millennium, a true boom in studies of these religions. This book grew out of the need for an ordering of the profusion of titles related to this subject that are now appearing. This publication offers a map of the global prod...
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Este texto apresenta uma reflexão sobre o potencial terapêutico do uso ritual da ayahuasca no tratamento ao abuso de substâncias psicoativas em centros terapêuticos que combinam elementos da medicina e da psicologia ao uso da ayahuasca (no Brasil e no Peru), e nas religiões ayahuasqueiras e grupos neo-ayahuasqueiros no Brasil. São também discutidas...
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Essa obra de Beatriz Caiuby Labate e Gustavo Pacheco, dá destaque ao tema da música nas religiões ayahuasqueiras do Santo Daime (nas suas vertentes Cefluris e Alto Santo) e da União do Vegetal (UDV). Ainda que a maioria dos estudos sobre as religiões ayahuasqueiras reconheça a centralidade da música nestes rituais, a música, em geral, tem figurado...
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This interview with Antonio A. Arantes, Brazilian anthropology professor and recognizedspecialist on the topics of intellectual property and traditional knowledge, addresses the 2008 request by Brazilian ayahuasca groups to be recognized as part of the immaterial cultural heritage of Brazil. In the first portion of the interview, Arantes reflects o...
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The purpose of this text is to provide an overview of Brazilian literature on the principal ayahuasca religions of Brazil: Santo Daime, the Barquinha and the Uniao do Vegetal. To this end, the article offers the most exhaustive survey available of the university theses that have been produced on the subject, published or not; it also deals with var...
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Essa obra pretende ser uma espécie de manual sobre as religiões ayahuasqueiras e dirige-se tanto a especialistas quanto a leigos que se interessam pelo assunto. O livro é estruturado em três partes. A primeira consiste em uma introdução panorâmica da história das religiões ayahuasqueiras do Brasil: Santo Daime, Barquinha, União do Vegetal e suas mú...
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O consumo de substâncias psicoativas é fenômeno recorrente e disseminado em diversas sociedades humanas, entretanto, os modos pelos quais essa existência e esses usos são concebidos e vivenciados variam histórica e culturalmente. Foi pensando nisso que o livro Drogas e cultura: novas perspectivas foi criado. A obra expressa a valorização do papel d...

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