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Gart van Gennip

Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Gart van Gennip (The Netherlands, 1960) is an author, journalist, teacher and travel professional who has lived in Iquitos, Peru, for eight years. As manager of a jungle lodge, he has organized and participated in numerous authentic ayahuasca ceremonies , working with a variety of genuine shamans, and documented the experiences of others.

Previously, he lived in Amsterdam, San Francisco, Antwerp and in the Burgundy province of France.

He recently published; "Shamans and Charlatans: a Spiritual Quest for Truth in the Amazon Rain Forest", and; "Iquitos: Gateway to the Spirits", a short introduction to the city of Iquitos and the world of ayahuasca.

Interests: Spirituality, shamanism, ayahuasca, ecology, travel, adventure

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Shamans and Charlatans
  • Nonfiction

  • Iquitos: Gateway to the Spirits