Dr. John L. Rector
Master of Arts
This study examines the legal battles of the three Ayahuasca religious groups. Once founded in Brazil, they waged a long campaign to gain freedom by the government to practice their beliefs. The three groups are: Santo Daime, Barquinha, and União do Vegetal (UDV). This work also provides the historical background of each group, its principal beliefs and rites, and the social status of its members. Extensive references and bibliography are included.
Ross, Jennifer. "The Battle for the Legality and Legitimacy of Ayahuasca Religions in Brazil." Department of History seminar paper, Western Oregon University, 2012.