The conference “The Internationalization of Ayahuasca” combined discussions about emic and etic perspectives on Ayahuasca practices. Participants debated about the status of this Amazonian brew as it continued its expansion throughout the world.
To mark the launch of the research project “Ritual Dynamics and Salutogenesis in the Use and Misuse of Psychoactive Substances”, Henrik Jungaberle and Rolf Verres have written an essay on “Rituals of Intoxication”. In a brief cultural history, the tension between culture and medicine becomes visible. The topic was researched from 2002-20213 in a Collaborative Research Area of the German Research Foundation at Heidelberg University Hospital.