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 (ī′yə-wä′skə, ä′yə-)
A hallucinogenic brew made from the bark and stems of a tropical South American vine of the genus Banisteriopsis, especially B. caapi, mixed with other psychotropic plants, used especially in shamanistic rituals by certain Amazonian Indian peoples.

[American Spanish, from Quechua, rope of the dead, narcotic : aya, corpse + huasca, rope.]


(ˌaɪəˈwɑːskə) or


(Plants) a Brazilian plant, Banisteriopsis caapi, that has winged fruits and yields a powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid sometimes used to treat certain disorders of the central nervous system: family Malpighiaceae
[C20: from Quechua]


(ˌɑ yəˈwɑ skə)

n., pl. -cas.
a woody South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, of the malpighia family, having bark that is the source of harmine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid used by Indians of the Amazon basin.
[< American Spanish; further orig. uncertain]
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A third of this volume is devoted to the professor's minute and scholarly reconstruction of how The Yage Letters came to be published in its present form (we learn, for example, that one part of it was first published by the no doubt aptly named Fuck You Press), which is as if all the resources of biblical scholar ship were utilized to explicate the provenance and deeper meaning of The Wind in the Willows.
12) Giti degeble chui no, (13) cha be yage nan jai mon iano badagli.
Burroughs posits telepathy as the ideal and sought yage because of its supposed telepathic enhancements.
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.
Burroughs detested the limitations of living in a body and probed into anything that promised to shake his mind free from the earth plane -- Scientology, Whitley Streiber's aliens, sweat lodges, and, of course, yage, the "telepathy" drug he searched for in the jungles of Colombia and Peru.
His volume of letters to Allen Ginsberg about South American travel--The Yage Letters--describes a curious expedition with his mid-1930s Harvard classmate, the distinguished ethnobiologist of psychotropic drugs, Richard Evans Schultes (Dr.
This period of his life was detailed in The Yage Letters, his correspondence with Allen Ginsberg written in 1953 but not published until 1963.
In Junkie, Burroughs disguised names and omitted or changed facts in a terse, unrepentant record, in which the junkie by the end has tried "junk and weed and coke" and is about to go to Colombia in search of yage, perhaps "the final fix.
En la region del alto Putumayo tiene lugar, entre los Inganos (5) y los Kamentsa (6), una practica que es rememorada por los sinchiwairas (7), la toma de yage (8), con ocasion de una curacion u otro tipo de necesidad (9).
As Harris demonstrates, before this chapter became part of Nova Express, it appeared complete in Evergreen Review, partially in The Yage Letters, and had been proposed as a part of the Grove Press Naked Lunch and The Exterminator.
Yage, also known as Ayahuasca, is a psychedelic brew made from leaves and twigs and is used by native people in South America for healing and spiritual purposes.
En contraste con el complejo amazonico, o complejo cultural de la yuca brava y el yage.