Me and Mama Ayahuasca

Journeying into the cosmic sisterhood of the sacred vine.

Gilbert (left) pounds the ayahuasca vine at Nihue Rao, a retreat known for especially fine traditional Shipibo ayahuasca. Sitaramaya (right), an environmentalist and plant healer trained in the Shipibo tradition, at her tambo, a solo jungle hut.
Photo by Tracey Eller