Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists (summary)

© 2013 M. Dobkin de Rios

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Key words: hallucinogenic plants, ayahuasca, tobacco, psychoactive substances, substance abuse, transcultural psychotherapy, teenagers socialization, applied research in anthropology

Abstract: This material contains Russian translation of two chapters from Marlene Dobkin de Rios book “Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists” (2009).

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In the first translated chapter “Adolescent Drug Use from a Cross-cultural Perspective” (pp. 97–100) M. Dobkin de Rios presents comparative research(together with Ch. Grob) of the models of psychedelics’ use among Australian aborigines, Chumash and Tsogana Tsonga tribes, as well as models of drug use revealed among American adolescents.

The second extract called “Ayahuasca and Tobacco Smoke: Healing or Harmful?” (pp. 140–144) describes the research carried out by M. Dobkin de Rios and O. Janiger on ritual, magic and religious use of tobacco in Amazonia, drawing parallels with modern practices of tobacco smoking in the USA.

 

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Cushman, Ph. (1990), “Why the Self Is Empty: Toward a Historically Situated Psychocogy”, American Psychology, Vol. 45 No. 5.

Dobkin de Rios, M. (1989), “Review: Johannes Wilbert. Tobacco and Shamanism in South America”, Medical Anthrpology Quaterly, Vol. 3 , No.1.

Dobkin de Rios, M. (2009),The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists, Park Street Press.

Gehricke, J.-G., Loughlin, S. E., Whalen, C. K., Potkin, S. G., Fallon, J.H., Jamner, L. D., Belluzzi, J. D. and Leslie, F. M. (2007), “Smoking to Self-Medicate Attentional and Emotional Disfunctions”, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Vol. 9. No. 4.

Grob, Ch.S. and  Dobkin de Rios, M. (1992), “Adolescent Drug Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective”, Journal of Drug Issues, Vol. 22, No.1.

Janiger, O. and Dobkin de Rios, M. (1973),“Suggestive Hallucinogenic Properties of of Tabacco”, Medical Anthropology Newsletter, Vol. 4, No.4.

Janiger, O. and Dobkin de Rios, M. (1976),“Nicotiana an Hallucinogen?”, Economic Botany, Vol. 30, No. 2.

Johnston, T.F. (1972),“Datura Use in a Tsonga Girls’ Puberty School”, Economic Botany, Vol. 26, No. 4.

 

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