Aug 30, 2019
Banisteriopsis Caapi, also known as caapi or yajé, is a South American jungle vine of the family Malpighiaceae. It is used to prepare the plant medicine called ayahuasca, the name of which means “vine of the soul”. [Republished from Heathline.com] Ayahuasca — also known as the tea, the vine, and la purga — is a brew made from the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub along with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, though other plants and ingredients can be added as well.
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The shamans of the indigenous western Amazonian tribes use the medicine as a plant teacher in religious and healing ceremonies during which a person goes in to trance which lasts approximately four hours which allows them to enter the world of the spirits and communicate with them. In addition to its visioning properties, ayahuasca is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract.
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, producing detailed and very bright and colourful visions and it is said by many that it allows you to connect to your soul.
How is Ayahuasca used?
Though Ayahuasca was traditionally used for religious and spiritual purposes by specific populations, it has become popular worldwide among those who seek a way to open their minds, heal from past traumas, or simply experience an Ayahuasca journey.
It’s strongly recommended that Ayahuasca only be taken when supervised by an experienced shaman, as those who take it need to be looked after carefully, as an Ayahuasca trip leads to an altered state of consciousness that lasts for many hours.
Many people travel to countries like Peru, Costa Rica, and Brazil, where multi-day Ayahuasca retreats are offered. They’re led by experienced shamans, who prepare the brew and monitor participants for safety. Before partaking in an Ayahuasca ceremony, it’s recommended that participants abstain from cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, sex, and caffeine to purify their bodies. It’s also often suggested to follow various diets, such as vegetarianism or veganism, for 2–4 weeks prior to the experience. This is claimed to free the body of toxins.
There are all kinds of ways to challenge ourselves. Some people
do it by climbing a mountain or scuba diving. The most profound and
challenging ordeals is to drink Ayahuasca. It is in a way the
All politicians should be required to drink Ayahuasca 10 times
before taking office.
Ayahuasca loves to take prideful people and rub their nose in
it. I mean it can make you beg for mercy like nothing. You have to
really approach it humbly.
“When you drink ayahuasca, and you get to see divinity, you can
almost never speak of it because it’s too big for words.”
― Gerard Armond Powell
“The plants that produce visions can function- for those of us who have inherited the New World Order of barren materialism, cut off from our spiritual heritage by a spiteful culture that gives us nothing but ashes- as the talismans of recognition that awaken our minds to reality.” ― Daniel Pinchbeck
“I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have
forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in
many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge amounts of
money and vast quantities of energy in ensuring that we all stay
lost. A society that invests in creating unconsciousness, which
invests in keeping people asleep so that we are just passive
consumers or products and not really asking any of the
– Graham Hancock
“You are one miniscule piece of a never-ending cycle. In fact, you’re not even a piece. You’re just a holder for billions and billions of other pieces. Whether that’s organic components, living organisms inside your body, bacteria or whatever it is, you’re just part of the soup of the universe, so just try to enjoy what’s good about it.” – Joe Rogan