Ayahuasca

I’ve mentioned ayahuasca a couple of times, I thought it was time to do a full post on it. If you don’t know, ayahuasca is a shamanic brew made from various ingredients, we’ve been using Banisteriopsis Caapi and Psychotria viridis. We boil it up for about 10 hours with some satsumas (or oranges), here’s Holly’s complete description of how we make it.

If you take a large enough dose, it will take you on a “trip”. My first time was in Spain with the Santo Diame. It was a full on experience and at times I was very scared and I didn’t think I was ever going to come back! Although other parts of it were very enjoyable.

I drank ayahuasca again under very different circumstances, at a friends house in Cornwall and had a much more enjoyable experience. From this I now drink a small amout of ayahuasca on a daily basis, between 5 and 10ml, it doesn’t cause any obvious major effects but I’m sure it helps. Research suggests that the brain used to produce a lot more DMT and due to things not working like they should anymore, this isn’t happening. So the ayahuasca is basically a nutritional supplement.

So, if anyone living in Devon is interesting in experience ayahuasca for them selves, we are doing an “Ayahuasca Experience” on Saturday, at our house near Totnes.

The ingredients for ayahuasca can be bought from Deva Ethnobotanicals although if you’re going to try it I reccomend you read up more about it and do it with a good friend.

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