Glauber Loures de Assis, Ph.D.
Dr. Glauber Loures de Assis is Associate Director of Chacruna Latinoamérica in Brazil. He has a Ph.D in sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and is Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil. His main interests include the ayahuasca religions, new religious movements, the internationalization of the Brazilian religions, and drug use in contemporary society. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and the co-editor of the book Mujeres y Psicodélicos (Women and Psychedelics, Chacruna Institute/Lunaria, 2022). Glauber is also an ayahuasca practitioner with 15 years of experience. He has built this practice in dialogue with his local Brazilian ayahuasca community and with the blessings of Indigenous elders and activists in Brazil. He is father to 3 children and is passionate about psychedelic parenthood. In Chacruna, Glauber leads the weekly Kuara Circle: Music, Mindfulness and Gratitude, a collective journey that promotes a connection with our ancestral roots and the energy of the sun. Currently he is developing, with Dr. Bia Labate, the Jornadas de Kura, an intentional plant medicine center in Minas Gerais, Brazil, that promotes a bridge between the ceremonial use of sacred plants, spirituality and psychedelic science.