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Ayahuasca: The “Vine of Souls”

Ayahuasca is any of various psychoactive infusions or decoctions prepared from the Banisteriopsis spp. vine, usually mixed with the leaves of dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-containing species of shrubs from the Psychotria genus. It is prepared by boiling or soaking its plant components; traditional brews may sometimes contain additional psychoactive and/or medicinal plants including tobacco, Brugmansia, Datura, and a long list of others.

Ayahuasca Brewing. It takes 3 days to brew.

The word “ayahuasca”, from the Quechua language, means “vine of the souls”.

The most important active component in ayahuasca as far as its visionary qualities are concerned is a substance called DMT (dimethyltryptamine). DMT has a powerful effect on consciousness that is difficult to describe in words. It’s described by many as “spiritual”, and is characterized by detailed, very bright and colorful visions.

As the dosage of ayahuasca increases, the effects become stronger and more intense; at a certain point, some people may black out and forget much of the experience.

Ayahuasca is used largely as a religious sacrament with a shaman acting as the spiritual guide. Practiced among indigenous peoples like the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia.

English ethnobotanist (the scientific study of the relationships that exist between people and plants) Richard Spruce describes the use of the ayahuasca vine, which he names Banisteria caapi, by the Tukanoan Indian tribes in Brazil and Colombia. He observes a caapi ritual and drinks a small amount of ayahuasca tea. Spruce wrote: “This is all I have seen and learnt of caapi or ayahuasca…. Some traveller who may follow my steps with greater resources at his command will, it is hoped, be able to bring away materials adequate for the complete analysis of this curious plant”

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  4. davidcrews says:

    Greatest spirit medicine on the planet. Blessings and Light!

  5. Steven Myers says:

    that video, all of it is seamless and spectacular.
    thanks for posting.

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