Ayahuasca AKA The vine of the Dead
“There are all kinds of ways to challenge yourself. Some people climb a mountain or some people scuba dive. However, the most profound and challenging ordeal is to drink Ayahuasca. In a way it is the ultimate adventure – Graham Hancock, Author.
Ayahuasca is a brew which is made with two primary ingredients: the Banisteriopsis Caapi vine and the Psychotria Viridis leaf. This brew is typically consumed in a ceremonial setting and is regarded as a potent and natural medicine of the Amazon. The ceremonies are conducted by shamans who follow ancient traditions and lineages which have been passed down through word of mouth for generations upon generations.
The Psychotria Viridis leaf in the brew contains “DMT” or Dimethyltryptamine. DMT is the most powerful psychoactive substance on Earth. DMT has zero effect on the human body when consumed orally by itself. Human beings have enzymes within our stomachs that counteract the effects of orally administered DMT. The second ingredient contained within the brew is the Banisteriopsis Caapi vine. The vine contains components (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) which neutralize the enzymes within our stomachs and allow the DMT to be digested and its effects to be felt. The DMT then directly effects the serotonin receptors within our brains creating the DMT experience.
Some of the effects and benefits of working with Ayahuasca
Deep, multi-level physical detoxification and healing of many physical conditions and traumas.
Rapid emotional processing and healing.
Healing of anxiety and depression related illness.
Wonderful creative inspiration.
Personal insight to patterns, habits and behaviors.
Healing and connection with multidimensional aspects of yourself and all existence.
Release of negative psychological programs and illnesses.
Spiritual awakening, expanded consciousness and spiritual connection.
Recovery from Addictions and unhealthy behaviours.
……. The list could go on to infinitum.
Ayahuasca is an amazing plant which should be respected at all times. In the Amazon, Madre Ayahuasca is a spirit which we allow in to us…. and the experience is that of a union. She will provide us with what ever we need for our personal evolution at that time, it may not always be pleasant, but it would certainly be necessary. “The call” for Ayahuasca is said to be felt within the Human spirit when one is ready for the lessons. It is not easy, in fact on a personal note, I found it to be the most challenging experience that I have ever faced. With that said, the growth is the most rapid and profound growth one could ever receive within the 4 – 8 hours that the effects of the medicine last for.
If one is planning to partake in an Ayahuasca ceremony then – do your research, follow the Ayahuasca Dieta, find somewhere safe, be sure it is your decision and let go 🙂 The spiritual growth which can be attained by Ayahuasca is measurable to none.
“Ayahuasca is like 25 years of psychotherapy in one night or a century of meditation” – Unknown
*** There are many medical and psychological conditions which must be looked at closely before working with Ayahuasca or similar psychedelics. This page is for informational purposes only. This page is NOT intended as professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment recommendation, personal suggestion, or endorsement ***