Carlos M. Quirce Balma

Universidad de Costa Rica



Este trabajo intenta abordar algunas de las teorías más modernas y prevalentes sobre el chamanismo. Se han incluido tanto las teorías tradicionales como las modernas que parecen indicar las tendencias interpretativas de tipo neurofisiológico sobre los estados alterados y superiores de la conciencia. Se ha mencionado el uso prevalente y central de los diversos psicodélicos y plantas que contienen sustancias alterantes entre las diversas culturas precolombinas. Los trabajos de la antropología psicodélica han sido incluidos y su contraste con las escuelas influenciadas por Mircea Eliade.

Palabras clave: chamanismo, plantas psicodélicas, brujería, neurofisiología de la conciencia.



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