According to recent studies, the number of people attending Ayahuasca Ceremonies has tripled over the last decade. With its origins in Peru, the Ayahuasca is an ancient medicinal plant. It was first described as being ‘ the work of the devil ‘ by Christian missionaries who had happened to stumble upon the plant in South America. Here is a look at an Ayahuasca Ceremony.
It is derived from Caapi, a vine that grows deep inside the Amazon rainforest. This vine is then blended with plant leaves, giving it its hallucinogenic attributes. The Ceremony consists of drinking that particular blend under the guidance of a respected Shaman for the singular goal: to communicate with higher intelligence and an understanding of one’s true self. In order to partake this voyage, the following steps must be taken in order to be best prepared.
STEP 1) PREPARATION FOR THE JOURNEY
During the period, you must tend to your mind and body in order to be ready to absorb the Ayahuasca divinity and its teachings.
STEP 2) NUTRITION
In order to nourish and strengthen your body and mind for the journey that it is about to undergo, you must give up all toxic diet elements which include packaged inorganic food and alcohol. Red meat and spices along with tobacco and any other drugs are also forbidden.
STEP 3) ABSTINENCE
Abstaining from any kind of sexual activity is a crucial part of training for the ceremony. The Ayahuasca Ceremonial experts believing that this brings about the clarity of mind and heart and connects you to the higher beings.
In order to not be distracted during the process, it is highly recommended to practice meditation the week preceding the Ceremony.
5) THE CEREMONY
The Ceremony begins by the Shaman cleansing the room that the ritual is set to take part in. After blessing the participants in that particular room, he invites them to take a shot of the brew. The Ayahuasca then gives way to hallucinations as you begin to feel yourself enter into a dream-like realm. It usually takes around 30 to 90 minutes for this to occur.
6) THE AFTER EFFECT
As time goes by, you will feel truly great from all points of view. This state of well-being that you find yourself in is what will lead you into the start of your new life. You may even venture out to share the knowledge and wisdom that you have gained during this experience.