Category: Psychedelic Book Review

Reviews of books dealing with the history, science, and culture of psychoactive substances.

The Tawny One: Soma, Hoama and Ayahuasca by Matthew Clark

In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.

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