© 2013 M. Dobkin de Rios
2013 – № 1 (5)
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).
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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