Interview with Hillary S. Webb

My second reader from Goddard College weighs in on her thesis work with Peruvian shamanism.

Psychedelic Press UK

Hillary S. Webb is an anthropologist and author who has recently written ‘Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru’. She’s been kind enough to answer some of PsypressUK’s questions on her experiences of Peru and some of the elements of her excellent psychospiritual book. 

Your psychospiritual journey in Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World was a particularly interesting narrative because, rather than simply being an affirmation, or reaffirmation of a social faith, which is so often described, you placed a cosmological and philosophical concept at the heart of your journey; a concept that was at once both academically and ontologically alien to you when you embarked on the project. What does it mean to experience yanantin on San Pedro? And to what extent has the experience, under an academic context, influenced you as an individual in your beliefs and understandings?

Well, in the book…

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