Ayahuasca has many names in Amazonian languages such as Harakmbut, Oni (Shipibo) and Nixipae (Cashinahua). It is a sacred beverage that gives a magical experience. It is not a “hallucinogen,” per se. It contains the natural alkaline nucleus Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which occurs naturally in plants, fungi and animals and affects the functions and perceptions of the brain. It also occurs naturally in humans, produced in the pineal gland of the brain and released during sleep. The mother, doctor and teacher Ayahuasca comes from the Amazon rain forest. It is known and used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the region. They refer to it as the Spirit of Nature. It is the foundation of Shamanic spirituality, traditional medicine and of indigenous tribes worldwide. We have a wonderful range of Ayahuasca retreats, or you can do a one-time Ayahuasca ceremony. These are extremely valuable experiences for advanced emotional and spiritual development.
In Brazil it is called “Caapi,” in Ecuador “Natema,” in Colombia “Yaje,” in Peru “Ayahuasca.” The word is of Quechua origin and means “rope linking the world of the living with the spirits” (Aya means Death and Huasca means Rope or intoxication, due to dizziness that it produces). Research conducted in the jungle proves that the use of Ayahuasca goes back approximately five thousand years. This ancient knowledge survives through the esoteric-religious cults of the indigenous Amazonian people.
Ayahuasca is used to make the connection with the spiritual realms through the “expansion of consciousness,” since it is believed to possess a spirit. For the preparation of the plant they add leaves of the plant Chacruna (Psychotriaviridis).
On the western border of the Amazon basin there are seven hundred different ways of Ayahuasca preparation. Each indigenous culture has its own way of conceiving the Ayahuasca, as well as other plants, but they all are sacred methods. In other villages the origin is magical and mythical: “It is said that the Ayahuasca rope was a man from heaven and Chacruna a beautiful woman of the land, they got married and when they died both promised that together they would always teach and heal human beings. From the tomb of the man was born the rope of Ayahuasca and in that of the woman was born the Chacruna.” For certain people of the Amazon, Ayahuasca “is the one who gives strength and the Chacruna gives the vision.” It is ingested in ceremonies of purification, learning and healing. It is also used to purify and heal the spirit, body, mind and emotions, leads us to a magical reality and a higher state of consciousness, which show us realities that cannot be observed in an ordinary state. That higher state of consciousness could be defined as the visible of the invisible, the rational of the irrational. From the connection with the magical and spiritual worlds in which Ayahuasca submerges us, one acquires consciousness of existence, of its true meaning.
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The Ayahuasca ritual is a sublime mystical experience which shows us that the conscious human being can modify his essence. From this perception, Ayahuasca is Mother, Doctor and Teacher. In this context, the spirit of Ayahuasca heals us, teaches us and guides us to be able to face our difficulties. It allows us to understand the harmonious relationship with Mother Nature, with other beings and with the universe, as well as to reconcile us with our own existence. Within the indigenous peoples Ayahuasca is known: “with the spirit of Ayahuasca you will see and understand.” The sacred plant allows us to be aware of our spiritual potentialities. Ayahuasca retreats, Ayahuasca in Peru, Ayahuasca Cusco: ancient Andean shamanic spiritual healing.
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