Wizard of the Upper Amazon (Paperback)

The Story of Manuel C¢rdova-Rios

By F. Bruce Lamb

North Atlantic Books, 9780938190806, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 1993

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Description

Wizard of the Upper Amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century. For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of Banisteriopsis caapi, the ayahuasca of the Amazon forests. This powerful hallucinogen has long been credited with the ability to transport human beings to realms of experience where telepathy and clairvoyance are commonplace. Manual Córdova, the narrator of these adventures is a well-known as a healer in Peru.



About the Author

F. Bruce Lamb was born in Colorado in 1913 and holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He has traveled widely, in North, South and Central America, as well as Africa and Asia, and has held many posts and consultancies in the field of forest engineering, specializing in tropical forestry. He has published two books and numerous articles in this field. Married and father of one daughter, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is retired Technical Director, Forest Resources for Champion International Corporation.


Praise For Wizard of the Upper Amazon: The Story of Manuel C¢rdova-Rios

"This is one of the three or four best books I have ever encountered."
—Peter Warshall, The CoEvolution Quarterly

"A rare glimpse of the private life of a Peruvian healer."
—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of the The Natural Mind