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Our mission at Kahpi is to empower people by providing trustworthy knowledge and vital wisdom about ayahuasca drinking

We have carefully selected 11 world renowned teachers of ayahuasca and designed a powerful series of short video courses.

You can learn about:

 Ayahuasca Courses How to Prepare For, Enhance and Integrate Your Ayahuasca Experiences

Ayahuasca Courses The Therapeutic and Spiritual Potentials of Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Courses The Risks and Safety of Drinking Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Courses The Effects of Ayahuasca on the Brain, Body and Mind

Ayahuasca Courses The Different Cultures and Groups that use Ayahuasca

By enrolling in the courses at Kahpi, you help support 3 important ayahuasca charities. See our Community Support page to learn more.

“I wanted to manifest the ultimate online learning space for ayahuasca. I knew we needed the best minds and the most visually marvellous lessons possible. It’s a great honor to have helped bring these teachings into the world.”

Alex Gearin

Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D – Kahpi Co-Founder

Alex is an anthropologist who has researched ayahuasca healing ceremonies in Australia. He is co-editor of the book The World Ayahuasca Diaspora (Routledge, 2017) and Chief Editor at Chacruna.net

“There is so much superficial information and myths circulating about ayahuasca. So we arranged 11 leading voices to present their most practical knowledge and wisdom in accessible language and compact lessons.”

Bia Labate

Bia Labate, Ph.D – Kahpi Co-Founder

Bia Labate has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has published 17 books about psychedelic plant medicines, shamanism, religion, ritual & drug policy. She is an Associate Editor at Chacruna. See more at: bialabate.net

Kahpi is the result of a large collective energy of people with long-term engagement with the realities of ayahuasca culture, ceremonies and experiences

“Ayahuasca can unleash unsuspected forces in the psyche, and this can be hard to manage for those who are unprepared.” – Jeremy Narby, Ph.D

Kahpi’s Partners

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Beckley Foundation

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NEIP

Psychedelic Society

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A Brief Introduction to Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew typically made from boiling two plants, banisteriopsis caapi and psychotria viridis. The brew has been used by many indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest for healing, magic and social welfare for at least a few centuries, possibly much longer. When consumed, ayahuasca usually creates extraordinary experiences of visions and intense emotions.

In recent decades, ayahuasca has become an increasingly popular choice of alternative healing for people in Western societies who travel to the Amazon for an ayahuasca retreat or who attend ayahuasca retreats in other parts of the world. Ayahuasca is also at the centre of two large religious organisations that began in the 20th century in Brazil and now exist in many parts of the world.

The brew is used in contexts of shamanism, spirituality, religion and psychotherapy. It has expanded from the Amazon jungle into societies in which similar psychoactive plants and chemicals are illegal, and it is currently illegal in many parts of the world.

In recent years, there has been an explosion of high-quality scientific research into ayahuasca, with hundreds of research articles being published in academic disciplines ranging from anthropology, botany and history to psychology, neuroscience and pharmacology. Research has examined the benefits, risks, and practices of drinking ayahuasca.

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