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Ayahuasca - Peru - Shamanism



If you seek an alternative for healing soul and body, this is ideal for you. Ayahuasca ceremony will make you live a new and special experience that will help you understand yourself better in the spiritual ways. Travel to the Peru, to the rainforest and participate in an Ayahuasca healing retreat.


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In Peru the use of Ayahuasca has being always legal. In Brazil, has been forbidden for many years because it was supposed to be hallucinogenic and so, considered as a drug. Just since 1987 it was legalized and it use for healing retreats, research andother uses are moore popular.

Nevertheless, this beverage, known and used for centuries for health purposes, was never taken seriously.

Since the beginning, human beings have used plants in their search of a superior knowledge, and probably were plants that gave men consciousness to display all his potential, giving birth to homo sapiens.

Our ancestors used every resource available in their homelands not only for healing purposes but also as a way to interact with the world and their gods.

Nowadays, these are called “entiogenous” which means “God inside us”, and are mostly plants that let us have a full, vital experience and with remarkable results in our behavior and the way we live our surrounding world.

Nevertheless there exists an infinite number of “entiogenous” and not all are available and can be used freely by everyone; these products have to be carefully supervised by professionals or by experts in their use.

In many countries, these products should be only prescribe by doctors or are forbidden.

The original word to name this beverage, is “Ayahuasca” a quechua word that means “rope that links the world of the dead with the world of the living”. This language is very extended in South America: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, part of the Brazilian Amazon, Bolivia, North of Argentina, and North of Chile. That is, the ancient territory of the Inca Empire.

In more recent years, it has been known as “Santo Daime” which means “to give santity” and has more relation with Portuguese spoken in Brazil, but both names are correct to named it.

This beverage is produced by a mixture of various plants and where a liana or vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) plays a principal role.

Many think that the beverage is obtained just boiling this vine and the resultant juice is Ayahuasca, but this is not true. The vine by itself doesn’t produces any effect. Nevertheless, it contains a very powerful inhibitor of the monoxidase that combined with other vegetals which probably contains DMT (dimetiltriptamina) produces the known entiogenous effects.

There are 90 different plant species in the amazon that contains DMT and some have this effects. Others could be used in combination to produce Ayahuasca.

Those who use ayahuasca in rituals to heel their spiritual and medical illness have different sensations; such as cold, heat, sweat etc. This has a lot to do with the vegetals used in the preparation. Active synthetic components are forbidden everywhere, but no South America country forbids the use of Ayahuasca in its natural state or prepared according to ancient and traditional recipes.

Is very common to find “curanderos” (masters) that treat sickness only with Ayahuasca and are known as “ayahuasqueros” due to their skills in the preparation and use of this beverage that contributes to physical and spiritual health.

This means that Ayahuasca is considered a sacred and therapeutical beverage; an important goal, considering human beings in its context and not as a organism that only responds to external stimulus.

The use of entiongenous has been extended from South America to Europe through its religious movements which openly and without restrictions practice their religion known as Church of Santo Daime. They are known as “daimistas”. Also towards north, in California, USA, there exist plantations of this vine to produce Ayahuasca.

The different countries that consume Ayahuasca give different names according to their own languages. It is prepared for different uses and is administer according to different ages, objectives, purposes etc. This means that a “chaman” takes it for clarividence, dream interpretations etc.An older person to make its life more full and productive. To youngster, it is use to make them stronger and to prepared their personalities so that they do not undermined their future development.

It is also remarkable the different cultural trends that there exists and which are strongly against the use of Santo Daime or Ayahuasca because they considered that they are related with religious or sincretic sects that try to separate from reality those persons who get in their discipline. Besides, they argue facts that must alert authorities; but actually the problem is not the product itself but the misuse of it, just as alcohol introduce by Europeans in America during conquest.

Anything could be used for different uses according to those who used it. The fact is that Ayahuasca is not forbidden and its use only in certain places.

Santo Daime or Ayahuasca is used to catalyzed de process of spiritual growth with therapeutical benefits to correct behavior and physical illness caused by different way of seeing the world. It unifies, oriental believes with christianism. From orient it takes the knowledge to unify individual soul with universe, karma, reincarnation, meditation etc. While from christianism takes charity, forgiveness, generosity, love and Christian conduct with oneself and fellow men.

The use of Daime is everyday more extended in many parts of the world and has a lot to do with a change in the evolution of human beings and the contemporary culture that is radically changing lately.

Anybody interested to know more about this beverage, can contact through the web in many different pages specialized on the theme or visiting the nearest church were this ritual is held.

Those who have some time and money to spend can visit the Peruvian Amazon and contact renowned “chamanes” and participate in one or more of our Ayahuasca Healing retreat . Also, you can visit Rio Branco from Puerto Maldonado, where all this current get started and where lives a big number of families that belong to these groups.

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Ayahuasca six days five nights Surrounded by lush vegetation and pristine nature, in the heart of the Tambopata Candamo Natural Reserve.

This program includes, walks through the heart of Tambopata Candamo natural reserve, the famous macaw's clay lick , Relax... and meeting with the wild fauna and the amazing flora . A shaman will teach you about ayahuasca, but ayahuasca ceremonies are not included in price. Visitors will pay directly to him.

Also you can take any of the amazon rainforest tours and ad a extra day for diet and retreat before the ayahuasca ceremony .

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