Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Ayahuasca Diaries

Two articles on the entheogenic drink ayahuasca, one from National Geographic and one from The Los Angeles Times.

The second site requires registration: BugMeNot can give you a password.

It's definitely your old-school entheogen:

The concoction itself is said to taste so vile that most people fight their gag reflex to swallow it. Devotees liken the flavor to forest rot and bile, dirty socks and raw sewage. Vomiting is so common that indigenous shamans often refer to the ceremony as la purga, or the purge. And ayahuasca can severely test the commitment of its followers: The potion often reveals its celebrated wisdoms only after repeat encounters. The payoff, adherents say, can be life-altering. Debilitating illnesses such as chronic depression or addiction may disappear after just one session, some say. Others say they shed their egos for a night, finally seeing their lives with a startling clarity.

Behind all the publicity lies this Supreme Court decision.

(Via GetReligion)

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OpenID pitch313 said...

Life change can be a good thing. Insight into self and the human condition and the planetary circumstance can be a good thing. Getting change and insight via this entheogen or that one--or making the attempt--sems a fair step to make.

I hope that ayehuasca doen't turn into some sort of attraction on the *consciousness as theme park* tour, though.

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Blogger corinne said...

Did ayehuasca for the first time May 8, 2009. It was mothers day weekend..and the best one I have had ever..thanks to my daughter. I emerged after that more calming and loving, and my anxiety level is way down...have not token any valiums since. Recommend this heart opening experience!

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