Sexuality and Peruvian Shamanism
Ayahuasca and San Pedro are traditional medicines of Peru used in the Amazon and the Andes, respectively. Many traditions that use these medicines have strict rules on sexual conduct before and after ceremonies. I would like to address the question of why these measures are needed. Also, I briefly talk about the subjective sexual personas that these medicines characterize.
Foad ‘Rishman’ Hamidi (TO) is an interaction designer and digital media practitioner specializing in interfaces for people with disabilities and digital collaborative creativity. He is also a poet, singer-songwriter and fringe spiritual researcher. He considers himself a Neo-Sufi but has also experienced exploring the shamanic path of the West and the meditative path of the East.