Seekersway Interview with Steve Beyer: Indigenous Shamanism and Sacred Plant Medicine

I had the pleasure of meeting with Steve Beyer during the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference.  I tracked Steve down to see what he had to say about the differences in indigenous worlds, specifically regarding the sacred plant medicines and ceremony.  Beyond the native talk, I wanted to find out what his thoughts were on what role ayahuasca can play amongst the modern world society.   
During my ayahuasca trip to Peru, I had dualist visions between the northern and southern indigenous worlds. In addition to the indigenous ayahuasca visions, I continued to reflect on the differences between the Western world and jungle society.   So many questions came about with my experience.  Who better than to speak with than Steve Beyer?