Yajé (Ayahuasca) at the indigenous Cofán – Margrit Jütte

The Entheogen Yajé (ayahuasca) forms the cultural base of many indigenous groups of northwestern Amazon, including the Colombian Cofán. The plant, considered a living creature, is firmly anchored within the mythology, medicine, and cosmovision of this indigenous group. Focus of the lecture is the cultural context of the use of the “bittersweet jungle broth” with special consideration of the local ethics