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A challenge to respect and tolerance: current reflections on Santo Daime religious field

The article analyzes the composition of the Santo Daime religious field today and how the main groups that are part of the religion - Daime centers located in the Alto Santo region in Rio Branco and the churches affiliated to the Iceflu (Church of the Eclectic Cult of the Universal Flowing Light - Patron Sebastião Mota de Melo) - legitimize their practice of the religion. It also demonstrates how the different political and ideological positions assumed by these groups in the Santo Daime religious field are historically constructed and reveal how these positions are also part of the broader social dynamics of religions today.

Ayahuasca; Daime; Psychoactive substances

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