Giorgio Samorini was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1957. He is an independent ethnobotanist who researches the traditional use of intoxicating plants and fungi in different cultures and their archaeological footprint.
He has carried out research in modern ethnic groups in Africa, Latin America, Asia, specializing in the archeology and ethnography of intoxicating plants around the world.
Among his research highlights the discovery of the oldest cult of psychoactive mushrooms in the Sahara desert, dated in the seventh century BC, and the study of the modern religious cult of Bwiti among the Fangs of Gabon, which use the visionary plant iboga.
Giorgio has published numerous articles in scientific journals and several books, including Animales que se drogan, Los alucinόgenos en el mito, Funghi allucinogeni. Studi etnomicologici, Droghe tribali, Jurema, la pianta della visione, Archeologia delle piante inebrianti.
Spectacular success of the 3rd edition of the World Ayahuasca Conference 2019.
The Alchimia Solidària Foundation was one of the main sponsors of AYA2019, which took place in the historic city of Girona, 30km from our Growshop Alchimia in Vilamalla (Girona).
The AYA2019 was a meeting place to promote a change towards a better future among diverse communities, to celebrate the richness of cultures and practices that surround Ayahuasca, and at the same time to appreciate indigenous visionary art and disseminate innovative research.
Together we’ll go further!