The brew is used in religious and shamanic rituals by Amazonian indigenous groups as well as by urban religions based in Brazil, notably Santo Daime and Uniao do Vegetal (UDV) (for a discussion of the concept of ayahuasca religions, see Labate, MacRae & Goulart 2010; for a broader reference on this phenomenon see Labate, Rose & Santos 2009; Goulart 2004; Labate & Araujo 2004; MacRae 1992).
What does UDV stand for?
UDV stands for Uniao do Vegetal
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- University of Wyoming (slang)
- User-Determined User Busy
- Undesirable Discharge, Unfitness (US Navy)
- Ulster Democratic Unionist Party (Northern Ireland)
- University of Durham (UK)
- University Dial-Up Service (Australia)
- UNSW Dial Up Service (Australia)
- Ulric de Varens (French perfumes)
- Ulster Defence Volunteers (Northern Ireland, UK)
- Union der Vertriebenen (German: Union of Expellees)
- Unit Day Value
- Unit Dose Vial (medication)
- United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (Australia)
- United Distillers and Vintners
- Universidad da Vinci (Spanish: Da Vinci University; various locations)
- Úrad Dokumentace a Vyšetrování Zlocinu Komunismu (Czechoslovakian office for investigation of Communist crimes)
- User Defined Variable (shell programming)
- User Defined View
- Utah Domestic Violence Council
Samples in periodicals archive:
In 1999 government officials found a shipment of hoasca bound for a Christian church group called O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal (hereinafter UDV).
Members of O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal (UDV) seek the right to import hoasca tea, which they drink during services.
Uniao do Vegetal members argue that their use of ayahuasca is protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits the government from imposing a "substantial burden" on the flee exercise of religion unless it is "the least restrictive means of furthering [a] compelling governmental interest.