What do we know about Ayahuasca? The European view can be briefly expressed as follows: the effect of the drug is caused by the action of the chemicals that make up its composition.
Ayahuasca became known to Europeans only a few decades ago. Currently, the following description of the mechanism of its effect is accepted: the ayahuasca drink consists of two plants: chacruna - a source of DMT - a strong psychedelic responsible for most of the effects of ayahuasca, and the ayahuasca vine - a source of IMAO (harmine, harmaline, etc.), which do not allow DMT to be split in the stomach.
Ajo Sacha, or "garlic tree", is one of the strongest shamanic plants that we use both in retreats with Ayahuasca and separately. Ajo Sacha can be used in the form of herbal baths, rapeseed, infusion for oral administration.
Like Ayahuasca, Ajo Sacha is a Teacher plant. He shows a person his "soul". It leads a person to that pure and bright, which is his basis, essence. Teaches honesty and awareness. Strengthens willpower.
What is a healing retreat and how does it differ from the standard program?
The direction of "healing" is an emphasis on bringing the body into a healthy state. As a rule, a healing retreat is chosen by people who already have serious illnesses or serious dysfunctions of some organs that prevent them from living a full life.
We advise to start preparing for Ayahuasca 14 days in advance, at least 10 days in advance. It is necessary to exclude from the menu the following products:
Will Ayahuasca help me?
Ayahuasca (ayawaska, yagé) is a mysterious vine that arouses great interest around the world because of its unusual properties. But it is not a magic potion, causing visions, changes, healings spontaneously.
In order to get a result while interacting with plants of Power, you should, first of all, express your intention to change. Then you take responsibility and let the changes take place. And also you discard all expectations and doubts.
Before my first retreat with Ayahuasca, I had biased ideas about visions. I was expecting something like pictures from books and films that I read. But they didn’t come. There were some cartoons. The plot lasting several seconds was repeated again and again. My mind was very tired of watching this for hours. Every morning, in a conversation with the retreat instructor, I just repeated "there was nothing." I did not pay any attention to these cartoons. But the visions I expected were still not coming to me.
What is an ayahuasca retreat and what is the difference between ayahuasca retreat and ayahuasca ceremony?
As a rule, the shaman conducts the ceremony for several people. This is a ritual, usually lasting several hours, and after that participants leave the place of ceremony. Retreats with plants are another ancient practice of the aborigines inhabited the Amazonia. Ayahuasca of course is the most famous plant used in retreat. But this practice is much broader. There are many shamanistic and healing plants that are not used in ceremonies, but which are incredibly effective in retreat.
This trip to Peru was not an ordinary journey. I needed to have changed something in my life, and thus I chose a retreat with ayahuasca. I knew ayahuasca as a plant, which helps people to get into our own subconscious and reprogram it. I just felt the lack of a very simple thing – happiness, and I had to do something about it.
I was settled in a small house with a roof of dry palm leaves.
After ayahuasca retreats, people often start their own business. How are these two events related?
Many believe that after drinking ayahuasca, a person plunges into shamanism and goes into the woods to become a recluse and doing conjure. Yes, there is such a way, but few of people have chosen it. But...
Much time ago people knew how to relate to any phenomenon. Today this ability is kept only in traditional cults which are remote from modern society.
People are talking about it all the time. They say that one should not prefer one factor over another, but almost no one follows these moral principles in casual life.
After reviewing on the net the descriptions of acquaintance with ayahuasca, I found out the lack of descriptions the second, no less important component of experience - how ayahuasca affects everyday life.
My today's story is not about amazing travels and discoveries of a universal scale, but about small changes in everyday life, the long-term consequences, and the impact of ayahuasca on everyday life. Those changes took place in my life and life of my friends.
Who am I? What is the sense of life? Where do i go? What should I do with my life?
These questions I asked ayahuasca for the first time we met.
You can never predict the direction in which Ayahuasca will lead you. This cannot be foreseen, no matter how many articles have been read or ceremonies have passed. That is why it is important not to have an idea of how everything should happen. Having tuned in on a certain effect you will get limited results. As a result, you do not notice what is happening around you and inside you. You simply see nothing. But it was and it was great.
Recently, this is a very popular query, flickering on the Internet, which is not very correct. Sexual energy cannot be increased. It is given once for all your life. Therefore, in ancient times, they spent it very carefully. Now in our society, completely different views are being promoted. For an ordinary person sexual energy is what is associated with sexual relationships. But this is a big mistake. Sexual energy is the life energy. We are using it for creativity, for work, for money, for family, for children, for youth, beauty, for everything our everyday life is filled with. Therefore, it is absolutely reckless to use it blindfold, for momentary pleasure.
People used to have a specific opinion about the Plants of Power's mystical characteristics. They afraid of them, respect, fear, avoid. All its qualities are putting in one pile.
In order to figure it out, you need to pick them out of this pile.
First. We all daily consume Plants of Power. Some of them are always present in a light breakfast as well as at a festive feast.
You are not sure? Now I'll explain.
Widespread opinion tells that the main effect of ayahuasca is visions. Not at all. The presence of visions is optional. Moreover, even if there are visions at the beginning, at a certain stage they disappear. Visions are the attempts of the mind to interpret the processes occurring in the energy body.
Ayahuasca actually affects the body, including areas which are usually unknown to us. It redirects energy flows in the body. One aspect of this affect is cleaning.
When I first heard about Ayahuasca, I realized that I needed it.
And the circumstances somehow mysteriously succeeded, so in just a
couple of months I already went on a tour to Peru.
On the Internet era, it is no need to make special efforts to find information about Ayahuasca. There are so many articles, reviews, blogs there. Usually, everyone is very satisfied, rarely someone is not satisfied with the organizers or the master of the ceremonies - the shaman. In their feedbacks participants describes how they manage to introduce the acquired knowledge into everyday life, how everything happened. It is strange, but they ignored some details-challenges which may take place.
Yes, it MAY take place, but not inevitably.
There is one rarely mentioned aspect of retreat with Ayahuasca.
This is the energy of space. This energy is created by all the
factors that affect retreat: the very place, plants, animals,
people. The retreat space can help the process of retreat, as well
as it can interfere.
Thanks to legends and myths, Shamans of Peru - curanderos (healers) and brujos (witches, sorcerers) are worldwide well known.There are many people who are trying to study and understand their knowledge. Very likely that they intentionally hide their knowledge from "gringos". This makes even more intrigue.
However, few people know that every shaman,
healer or sorcerer have his personal “Master” from the another
world which is not the human world. Their teachers are plants. So,
basically, people are looking for knowledge in the wrong place.
After all, their “guardians" are not people, but the Forces of
Nature. And access to the knowledge is limited only by our
apprehension of the learning process. After all, it lies outside
the intellectual sphere and all the usual methods of data
perception do not work at all.