Luis Eduardo Luna

Luis Eduardo Luna was born in Florencia, Colombia, in 1947. He conducted research on shamanism and the use of sacred plants among the indigenous and mestizo population of the Peruvian and Colombian. He has a BA from Madrid University (1972), an interdisciplinary Master's degree from Oslo University (1980), and a PhD from the Department of Comparative Religion, Stockholm University (1989). He is a Guggenheim Fellow (1986), a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London (1989), and is a Doctor Honoris Causa, from St. Lawrence, Canton, New York (2002). Luna is the author of Vegetalismo: Shamanism among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon (1986), a co-author with Pablo Amaringo of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman (1991), and co-author with Rick Strassman, Slawek Wojtowicsz, and Ede Frecska of Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys Through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies (2008). He is co-editor with Steven White of Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon's Sacred Vine (2000, 2016). He is director of Wasiwaska, Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Art, and Consciousness, Florianópolis, Brazil.