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What Is a Plant Teacher?

Amazonian caapi or ayahuasca

“Plant teachers” refer to families of wild plants indigenous to the western Amazonian region that have strong hallucinogenic properties. Amazonian indigenous peoples use these plants to create drugs known, among other names, as “caapi” and “ayahuasca.” Because use of these drugs is thought to provide spiritual insight or guidance, the plants (and the drug concoctions derived from the plants) are known as plant teachers.

For more information on so-called plant teachers, please see the links that follow. The information and views expressed in these links are solely the responsibility of the respective website authors. This site, PlantTeachertheBook, neither condones nor condemns the use of caapi, ayahuasca or any other form of native hallucinogenic drug.

Sites related to plant teachers

Ayahuasca - Wikipedia
Banisteriopsis caapi – Wikipedia
Yakoana, The Documentary
Yanomami, The – Survival International