Opening the Portals of Heaven

Brazilian Ayahuasca Music

By Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Gustavo Pacheco

Contributions by: Matthew Meyer

The book provides a concise summary of the use of music in the Santo Daime and UDV religions. Embracing the phenomenology of musical practice in broad terms, summarizing its history and treating long-awaited questions, the book touches upon crucial points regarding the power and efficacy of musical performance in religious frameworks, thus pointing towards fruitful future research in that area. It assists in understanding the relation between music and religion in broader terms, and the way that we become spiritual beings through poetry, rhythm, and melody, and communicate with realities other than the immediate.


120 pages

Publication Date: 9/29/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643108029