Cathy Luchetti

Creative Non-fiction Author

Amazon book project takes shape, thanks to Bo Keeley’s cover design

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Aukcoo gives an insight into the jungle, his adventure world, his life in the Amazon as a naturalist, guide, and folk anthropologist. As he writes, “Curare, also known as Ampi, can kill or cure. Indigenous people in all tropical regions of the world can make effective arrow and dart poisons from hundreds of varieties of plants, as well as animal and insect toxins. I have studied some of these compounds and they are very lethal. Here in the Amazon we have such a bounty of plants so rich in alkaloids that an effective survival curare can be made by boiling down several kilos of any combination of 20 different species (known and unknown species) of jungle leaves. Once it becomes a thick syrupy tar it will most likely be to bring down anything from a monkey to man. I call this “Martha Stewart Curare.”

One thought on “Amazon book project takes shape, thanks to Bo Keeley’s cover design

  1. I can’t wait to read the Amazon book! That excerpt sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to hear about all of your jungle adventures Cathy!

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