What Ayahuasca Means to the Ashaninka

“With tens of thousands of foreigners taking ayahuasca in Peru and Colombia every year”, says Joshua Wickerham, chief adviser of  Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council (ESC). “Westerners interest in shamanism has raised the profile of the traditional medicine, Ayahuasca, globally. Making “Ayahuasca tourism” already well established in South America.” Westerners have different intentions as to why they seek Ayahuasca. Others maybe thrill…

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Messed Up After Ayahuasca Ceremony?

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The interwebs is teeming with miracle stories about how the psychotropic plant brew called ayahuasca can heal and cure just about any ailment. I’ve been drinking this medicine and leading ceremonies for 12 years, and can attest to the validity of these dramatic and beautiful relays. But anything that has the power to cure PTSD…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Ayahuasca Healing

Over the past decade, increasing numbers of Westerners have flocked to the Amazon for an experience of an ancient and potent hallucinogenic tea: ayahuasca. Used by the indigenous peoples of the region both a cure-all tonic as well as a sacrament for important spiritual, social and cultural events, ayahuasca has been popularized as a mind-blowing,…

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How Lucid Dreaming Can Enhance Your Ayahuasca Visions

Anyone who has experienced lucid dreams and plant medicine ceremonies will notice the similarities and differences between the dream state, and shamanic visions. You can have a lot of similar experiences in each state, though those experiences tend to feel much stronger in the visionary state. But the dreamstate and visionary state has key distinctions,…

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