Alternate Perceptions Magazine, July 2022
An Interview with Carlos Tanner
by: Brent Raynes
An Interview with Carlos Tanner of Peru’s Ayahuasca Foundation, his personal journey into the world of the indigenous healers known as curanderos, and of their shamanic traditions, plant medicines, and alleged encounters with spirits and extraterrestrial visitors. A thought-provoking discussion.
Carlos Tanner has been studying the science of ayahuasca and plant medicine in the Amazon Rainforest since 2003. He currently works as the director of the Ayahuasca Foundation, a non-profit organization he began in 2009 in Iquitos, Peru. He organizes healing retreats and educational courses led by indigenous healers, called curanderos, to help people in need of healing anything from depression to cancer or who are interested in learning the ancestral healing traditions of the Amazon. Since 2017, the Ayahuasca Foundation has also hosted plant medicine research looking into the effects of treatment with ayahuasca on depression, anxiety, and trauma.