Anyone tried Ayawaska?

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Anyone tried Ayahuasca (also witten Ayawaska)?

Ayahuasca is a shaman psychoactive extract prepared from a mixture of two plants native to the Amazon rainforest. It is used for undergoing profound shamanic and religious experiences.

I am considering participating in a shaman ceremony in which you drink this extract.

I will love to hear your spiritual / psychological experiences with it, positive or negative.



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Usually I am against drugs

Usually I am against drugs and other shortcuts but ayawaska is a quantum leap for spiritual development.

Just go with a free mind, no reason to worry. The ayawaska will take care of you, you will understand what I mean...

There is sometimes some vomiting and a certain diet to follow in the preceding 24 hours to minimize this vomiting.

Make sure the ceremony is organized by a recommended group with experienced shaman, helpers and musicians.

shond | Wed, 06/25/2008 - 22:32
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Dietary suggestions when taking Ayawaska

Actually, some (mainly those from Peru) advise a 3-day (and not just 24 hours) diet prior to the ceremony in order to soften the cleansing process and to make the experience more effective.

The instructions are to abstain in the 3 days prior to the ceremony from meat (especially pork meat), chicken, fish (if you must, then from all previously mentioned, eat fish or chicken but in small quantities), alcohol, spices, salt, sugar (use alternative sweeteners like Stivia and you are allowed to eat fruits), spicy food, oily and fried food, foods that hard to digest.

Also, in those 3 days you must abstain from any drugs and psychiatric medications.

In the hours before the ceremony, you should eat only light food (fruits, almonds etc.) or better not eat all.

kalgo | Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:11
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Ayawaska is a blessed thing!

It opens the subconscious in a way you cannot believe. It opens your senses to dimensions you cannot believe. It opens your heart so wide you cannot believe. It destroys your ego in a way you cannot believe.

Highly recommended. I can regard my first ayawaska experience as one of my prime spiritual turning points. All my prior meditations and spiritual practices seem like some spiritual masturbation.

Don't worry about the vomiting, it is part of the energetic cleaning, you will notice this without any doubt.

nancy pro | Sat, 07/05/2008 - 18:08
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so much magical.......

If this is,this much magical then i will try it soon in coming future.

i have read alot of it only here.thank you guys :)

destroyedship
-nitin

nitinplus314 | Thu, 05/27/2010 - 09:05
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Beware

It's nice to hear people's positive experiences, but you should also be aware that there are casualties.
I have met quite a few. Not everyone can cope with this type of experience. It is no doubt extreme, if you are attracted to extreme experiences, but I haven't seen much evidence of ensuing mental peace or stability.
It may give you the key to the cosmos, but you will undoubtedly find that when you try to go back, the lock will have changed.
Depends whether voluntary psychosis is a risk you are willing to take.

SriSriYogiBaba | Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:06
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Can agree with you regarding other drugs

I can agree with what you wrote regarding other drugs but my experience with Ayawaska was different.

I feel that aywaska is not a drug or a root, it is a living entity.

Ayawaska was my deepest spiritual experience and its effects remain with me to date long after the experience ended the same way the effects of a vipassnana retreat remain etc.

It enabled me to have a glimpse into my deep deep subconcious sewage which I had had no clue of its existence, it guided me in my path in a way no guru or book have ever managed to do. Indeed it wasn't easy but I felt that the intensiry was tailored exactly to what I can take plus a little bit more... so I trusted it and surprisingly had no fear.

I heard over the years similar accounts from others and never never heard of someone who flipped out because of Ayawaska and I am very aquainted with some folks who are involved with it as a way of life and read researches and professional reports prior to my first experience (including the famous report of the Israeli scientist, forgot his name).

Ayawaska is more than just a root. It is an entity. For skeptics it may sound strange... but you cannot remain skeptic after experiencing ayawaska...

enlight | Tue, 07/29/2008 - 13:15
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Beyond your own experiences

Very happy for you and your friends, but it doesn't change the fact that some people do indeed flip out or have problems adjusting to life after taking Ayawaska. I have met a few personally, one was a close friend.

SriSriYogiBaba | Tue, 07/29/2008 - 20:08
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OK sorry

OK, sorry I didn't know about such cases. Good to know and important that people will be aware.

I hope your friend is OK now.

enlight | Wed, 07/30/2008 - 05:11
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He's still a bit wobbly

He's still a bit wobbly sometimes but time is a good healer.
Don't get me wrong, I think this type of substance is awesome, but it pays to be aware that if you have a sensitive mind, it may not be the best course of action. I'm sure that it's only a very very small percentage who react badly, but if it happens to be you then it's a bit of a disaster. At least on the surface, who can tell?

SriSriYogiBaba | Wed, 07/30/2008 - 11:21
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there are also people who flipped from vipassana

I heard over the years also about people who flipped from vipassana or after going into seclusion.

I think ayawaska, vipassana, seclusion and other powerful tools are not the cause but the trigger as they go deep into the psyche and there they may trigger a mental problem that would come up anyway.

This is why anyone who is unstable, has some mental problem or takes psychiatric drugs better not do any of these but if you are ok with no mental record, you have no reason to be afraid from ayawaska.

david | Tue, 08/19/2008 - 23:49
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That's pretty much what I

That's pretty much what I wanted to say.
It's funny though, I have been surprised to find that writing here has proved quite a mirror for me. I came to realize that I was holding a bit tightly to old views, based on past experiences that are not necessarily relevant now.
I hear very positive reports about ayawaska taken in the right context.
I am reconsidering my position and may well give it a go if the timing feels right.

SriSriYogiBaba | Thu, 08/21/2008 - 12:39
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Effects of Drugs

Well first of all ... i would like to say .. any drug is a medicine... B4 getting into the effects of drugs we should know a little more about ourself.. We have an energy body covering our physical body called the aura.. and there are several whirling energy centers called chakras... Chakras are the key to the inner world... These chakras and energy body is protected from harmful elements by a wall.... The inner world also has harmful elementals like the outer world. Some people have the capacity to open the wall and close it as and when they need.. So they can go to the inner world and come back...It can be achieved through meditations and other techniques... they are called clayervoyants... But when we do hallucinative drugs what actually happening, these substances are creating cracks on teh walls.. (small halls) .. So we can enter the inner world through these crackz.. but thre is a catch here.. SInce it is a crack, and not a door which can be closed when needed.. different elementals from the inner world can enter our energy body and affect our physcial health... THe elementals can be good and bad . some elementals are extremely dangerous.... This can cause serious problem for the physical and mental body..
I have tried different drugs for fun and for spiritual purposes... I'd agree drugs like pot expands our consciousness to an extend and we feel elavated and peaceful.. we'll even start loving others... and we'll be anti war and violence... But even fr that there is a catch... once we stop using pot, we'll feel depressed and don feel like doing anything in life.. now that is not a good sign, is it???
As for the drug you' mentioned here, I am hearing it for the first time.. but i've tried diff kinds of drugs.. nd i've even lost a friend because of that... And now i am following a meditation system.. and When i compare it with the experience i had with drugs... i have to say the meditation experience is faar faar superior to the drugs...
id' give an example.. suppose you have built a house.. and now you want to get out of the house to see the world.. and the world is very beautiful.. it consists of lot of good things.. but the world also has bad thngs and bad people who'll harm you.. thats you built a house to protect yourself.. now you have two choices .. one to open the door and see the world and come back and close the door and be safe.. the second choice is to break the walls of the house and get outside the world.. and come back through that broken wall.. but the problem is others can also come inside your house.. both good and the bad... I think using drugs is like breaking the walls... Why break it when you can open the door and be safe...
This is just my opinion and view .. I am not an authoritative person to speak about this subject matter.. So what i have mentioned here could be right or wrong... So only take what you think is correct .....
THank you .. and god bless all. .

Bruben | Sat, 05/23/2009 - 02:18
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ayahuasca

I have participated in sacred ceremony with "Mother Vine" and would not have if I felt it was a "drug", a hallucinogenic. I am not in favor of anything that takes you away from yourself, and this includes any spiritual practices, or shopping for that mattter that, that keep you from doing the real work which is turning inward. I do feel this is a practice that should be undertaken only if you have done previous work to loosen your grip on your beliefs and your ideas of yourself. If so, this is a powerful tool of transformation....again, not one to be taken lightly.
My experience with her is you are drawn deep within to see, and therefore excavate the concepts and beliefs you are attached to that do not serve you. This can come in some so-called horrific visions. You are also shown the workings of the universe. The reason I say it is not a hallucinogenic is because when I opened my eyes, I saw things as they are in normal waking life. But, I could not keep open my eyes. There was a deep and powerful force pulling me inward.....and it is there that you experience that we do contain all things within us. I suggest not doing it unless you can participate in three ceremonies. It seemed clear that the first one dealt with the lower levels of consciousness, the second one was middle world and the last ceremony was the upper worlds. Much would have been lost if it was limited to one ceremony.
Bottom line, the medicine is a vehicle to begin to remove the false. But, it will not bring you to what is ultimately true. Only the inquiry into "who am I" can do that.
Happy journeys.....holly

holly | Mon, 02/16/2009 - 16:10
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The states

can this be acquired in the states?

Love and Blessings Om Namah Shivaya Om

Michael ji Mahatma Ramaprasad

Michael ji Rama... | Tue, 02/17/2009 - 19:58
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It is not a drug to purchase

I agree with holy about her observations. I did it once and it was amazing, an equivalent to a year with a shrink.

Ayawaska is not a drug to buy - it is a combination of the root with the music with the ceremony with the energy. I am not sure it is legal in the US but I think there there such ceremonies taking place.

banana | Fri, 02/20/2009 - 23:14
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nothing special

I have tried that vine in Iquitos/Equador in 1970. It was dished out during some church ceremony. All I remember is that it turned us into absolute idiots, we were singing and yelling and couldn't find our hotel anymore... Mind you, those were the hippy years. What do you need drugs for? The absolute Highest you can ever Be is right where you are. But then, there is a place for drugs too. Just don't take it too serious and be careful.

mayasurfer | Thu, 03/05/2009 - 22:36
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no contradiction

Arnie - please reconsider and try it again if you have an opportunity - what you describe is not a typical experience of Ayawaska.

You are very much in the now and here with it but it also incorporates unbelievable opening and introspection. I can not call it fun or being high at all. It is a fortunate powerful tool and it does not contradict the being in the now as a rule.

Tania | Fri, 03/06/2009 - 00:13
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love to

Dear Tania
would love to try it again but I'm afraid I won't make it into the Amazonian jungle anymore. That body I'm identifying with at the moment is getting a bit "old" for that sort of thing. Too bad. But I tried a little bit of Can... the other day...pssst, don't tell anybody, was 30 years when I last had a j....was lovely and very much in the Here and Now. Why? Because I'm more in the Here and Now. In my Hippy years I was far from the Here and Now, exploring and having fun and always on the go, read all about the Here and Now, stood on my head, chanted Ommm, read Alan Watts and listened to the Beatles... wonderful years, beginner years, planting of the seed, you know. But so far..and yet, so near. Cheers.

mayasurfer | Fri, 03/06/2009 - 12:33
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Laughing

> Because I'm more in the Here and Now. In
> my Hippy years I was far from the Here and Now...

(as he drifts away from the Here and Now, recalling his hippy years)... hehehe, ain't the mind tricky? ;-).

http://www.omkaradatta.info

Omkaradatta | Fri, 03/06/2009 - 20:54
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love you

Wow Arnie - I only have one thing to tell you - I love you! You made me smile so much with the above cute reply. :-)

I envy you for being so fortunate to be part of that magical era which sounds so romantic and innovative. I am left only with the stories of Jack Kerouac, the songs of Bob Dylan and the tales of RamDas (Richard Helpert) and Timothy Liri which are not enough.

Why did it finish so quickly? why most of you turned into yuppie? Have you turned mentally into a yuppie at some point?

I would have given a lot to hear stories about your hippy days. Have you traveled back then to India? Who were the spiritual lights then?

BTW - for the ayawaska, you do not need to go to the amazonas, there are ceremonies everywhere on the globe.

Tania | Fri, 03/06/2009 - 23:18
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I love you too

WOW, Tania, that is the nicest I have heard in ages. I had a horrible day, I was trying to come to grips with the agony of jealousy. Me, in my age, ridiculous, you might think but lots of strange things are happening in my life at the moment. But then you come along and a few magic words and lots of love and -Ole- it's all gone. I love to tell you all about the hipppy years. Unfortunately it would take days. But before I tell you anything we need to tie up Omkar and Phroggy, not because they would tell us off for wasting the Here and Now by dwelling in the past, no, it's because they would be....jealous. So, once they are tied up we grab a cup of coffee and..here we go. I tell you the beginning... Once upon a time (actually in 1967, the summer of love, you see) I left Germany in search of a more interesting life. I found a job in Colorado but first of all I had to go to San Francisco, where everything was happening. To make a long, long story short, I made friends with some hippies and was invited to share some pure acid. Where? 2nd floor on the corner of Height and Ashbury, above a psychedelic coffee shop. Can you imagine. Right in the center of the universe. It was magic, people walking around holding incense, candles, sharing apples..all dressed as Napoleons, kings, bull-fighters etc., all stoned, all in love with existence...the Golden Gate park, people dancing naked, a guy was so tuned in that he played his saxophone to an audience of ducks in a pond who were completely absorbed in the music, the beach, the clouds, carpets of colours...all intertwined...all one. You couldn't explain anything. Have you ever read the book by RamDas "Be Here Now, remember". We all talked about the Here and Now, it was the beginning. We were all beginners. God, I could talk forever. Anyhow, 28 hours later I was a different person. And so it goes on. In 1974 I did the Hippy overland trip to India and stayed at the Sivananda ashram in Rishikesh. The beginning of Yoga and the beginning of the end of taking drugs. A seed was planted. Now, so many years later, I'm not interested anymore in the fun and excitement of the sixties, I'm so thankful that I was there but I have enough of dreaming, I long to awaken from this dream... I don't want to come back and have to go to school again. No thanks. But first of all we better untie Omkar and Phroggy, ok. We might need them on this journey. Thank you Tania. I love you too.

mayasurfer | Sat, 03/07/2009 - 09:12
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wow

You should write a book. It may sound trivial to you but for us it is like as if you had the opportunity to travel to a different planet.

What did you do for living during those days? What the other people around you used to do? (I know it is the least Hippie q to ask but I always wonder about the practicalities... :)

During periods when you all were not stoned, do you feel in retrospective that there was genuinely more natural love and tranquility then?

Was the "Here and Now" stuff phrased implicitly as such then or rather you see your being and doing of then as such currently when you look back? Was there someone specifically who was the "prophet" initially bringing the message of "here and now"?

When you traveled to India, have you met other gurus and stayed at other places except of Sivananda? (I guess Rishikesh got famous then thanks to the Beatles, I wonder how it looked back then...)

When you say it was the end of taking drugs - for you? or was it a general trend then? if it was a trend, how do you explain it to happen out of a sudden?

And I am waiting impatiently for the Yuppie turnover. How do you explain that there was no next young generation on the line to continue the Hippie train, even at a smaller scale? you know, like the constant steady flow of spiritual people to India nowadays...

Thanks!

PS. We know (but sometimes tend to forget momentarily) that regardless of any theory, doctrine or belief, we have no ground to be jealous of no one as we all go to the same place devoid of any material stuff whatsoever, for good and for bad depending on the belief system, the same place, or rather no place... but at least the same...

lalo | Sat, 03/07/2009 - 10:25
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~

Every generation wants to be different and unique and typically blames their parents for what's gone horribly wrong. Hencely, long hair gave way to crew cuts and shaved heads, and nonmaterialism gave way to pragmatism.

Even the most dedicated hippie couldn't raise a family on free love and while the ideals of many changed, the system didn't, and the kids still wanted the latest styles and gadgets and....um....records. So the next generation was a backlash against the hippies, the materialistic and self centered yuppies; what I like to call meme's. :)~

Phroggy | Sat, 03/07/2009 - 18:21
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the "sixties"

hi lalo, thank you, there are many books you could read...my favourite writers were Alan Watts, Thomas Woolfe, Jack Kerouac, Gurdieff, Ouspensky, Hermann Hesse, Baba Ram Das ("Be Here, Now, remember"). The "prophets" were the likes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Vishnudevananda, Krishnamurti and of course Baghvan Rajneesh or Osho and many more. I can't tell you that much of that time, I worked as a ski instructor. I guess "the hippies" lived relatively simple lives, some living in communes etc., everybody must have had some means of making money, a job, rich parents? who knows. There were plenty of jobs. I'm not sure if there was more natural love or tranquillity then, may be? As Phroggy says, one generation replaces and rebels against the parent's generation, the parents worked hard espec. after the war...so the kids could study.. and drop out for a while. Height Ashbury changed within a few years from drug and love center of the world to a mean and nasty part of San Francisco. The whole world changed during those years, Vietnam, first man on the moon, assasinations, riots, Nixon, cold war.. The "hippies" talked about the "Here and Now" and the "oneness", but were fascinated by "spirituality" and drugs and love and politically active marching against the war in Vietnam. I guess, very few had any clue what the "Here and Now" means. Personally, in hindsight, I had no idea either. The "Here and Now" was a concept and the experience, if at all, was mostly drug induced. It was a spiritual "Disneyland" full of indian Gurus and all sorts of eastern philosophy and fabulous music. It didn't last long. "Disneyland" has changed to "Technoland" and cold materialism and fear of the future have taken over...but also huge interest in people like Eckhart Tolle..There are many Satsang teachers... I wanted to answer your questions, knowing fully well that the past is history and long gone and the future is mystery and all that ever counts is the Here and Now, right Here and Now.

mayasurfer | Sun, 03/08/2009 - 10:31
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thank you

thankyou mayasurfer aka sleepsurfer you make me smile and tania too.

chantelle poisson | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:53
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Grandmother

Kunana (taino for girl of light)
Grandmother is how she is called by those she has touched. Everyone that I know whom has had the blessing says that it is a beautiful opening of the heart. I had the honor of being in ceremony with a small group that I really trusted, the intention was for the healing of the female, the mother and sister energy of our community.I experienced such a warm, pure love that it healed parts of my spirit that had been injured a long time ago. It melted away emotional blocks that held me back from divining my true path to self love. I approach my everyday with an old trust of faith that I had lost along the way. Thank You Abuelita until we meet again AHO

Kunana | Mon, 04/20/2009 - 20:40
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beautiful

wow, this is so beautiful - i can relate to that with my own experience.

I hope to have a continuation this year too.

lilian | Mon, 04/20/2009 - 20:55
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Salvia

Another plant teacher (not to be taken lightly!!) is Salvia Divinorum. Like Ayahuasca, it's much used by shamans in South America. It's easily available in many countries through the internet.

I've written about the Salvia experience here:

http://home.comcast.net/~sresnick2/hookah.htm

Salvia has the "advantage" of being a much shorter experience. For better or worse, it can rattle the whole universe extremely.

Stuart
http://home.comcast.net/~sresnick2/booboo.htm
http://stuart-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

RandomStu | Sun, 09/13/2009 - 01:55
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Holographic experience

A great entheogen. You see the holographic nature of reality. Nothing to be afraid of. Don't miss it if you can. A great contribution to self development.

samsara | Wed, 09/16/2009 - 14:29
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ayawaska

I am also very iterested in the effects of ayawaska. if you live in portland or. let me know how it goes

truth seeker | Wed, 12/02/2009 - 04:47
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Ayawaska

Hi,
I just returned from Peru, where I had few sessions of the medicine. First, I would like to mention that Ayawaska is not a drug. Rather it is a medicine. Aside from physical hardship, I had a great experience. I will like to try it again...

Oamir | Fri, 04/30/2010 - 04:22
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The Physical hardships

The physical hardships (namely and mainly the nausea) are part of the process, not a by product. It is the energetic and mental garbage disposing (true Vipassana in action). It is a blessed hardship in the most profound and practical sense.

I say to those who have never did Ayuwaska yet: don't be afraid of the nausea. When you surrender to it (and the Shaman helps you tremendously in this regard if you have fear and resistance to the idea of vomiting), you see how blessed this throwing out is, not only physically. It is magical what this energy and conditioning disposal does.

I was terrified of neausea and vomiting since childhood. For me vomiting was equal to death. I now perceive them as non issue and as a great blessed part of the process.

mika | Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:10
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What happened?

Mika,

Did you end up trying the Ayahuasca? What was your experience like?

"Trust allows you to navigate imagination beyond where shadows lie". Tony Samara

PranaBeats | Fri, 04/30/2010 - 15:29
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Yes, I did

Yes, I did several times since then. Last time was yesterday :-)

I can say without the slightest hesitation that it is the most remarkable and effective spiritual and mental process I have ever underwent (and I passed thoroughly almost everything, from east to west, teachings and practices, gurus and teachers, Advaita practices, Ramana, Nisargadatta, Buddhism meditations, Gurdjieff, Zen, Tao, self enquiry, bhakti, effrort, no effort, and so on, you name it). No parallels. No Parallels.

If one wants to continue talking and speculating about oneness, about the beyond, then by all means, one can continue investigating and inquiring and speculating. If one wants to be there, experience it (not in the common meaning of the word "experience") then one should make all one can to seek and do ayawaska.

No need to worry. It is safer than life.

mika | Sun, 12/09/2012 - 07:55
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Ayahuasca

From where can i get Ayahuasca???plz let me know.thanks.

shivoham_108 | Sun, 06/27/2010 - 05:02
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ayahuasca gurudev oneness

Having journeyed with the plant about 8yrs ago a wonderous exploration of inner space the centre of this experience was bliss filled energy vibrating for 6-7 hours, later it felt as though the journey continued for a few months more but not with the same intensity, it was the first and last time to take the tea, but many friends around where we live regularly participate in these ceremonies and have very positive experiences with the plant.
Recently I sat with my master for two weeks the joy was palpable impossible to describe however there was no longing for anything no desire to do or become anything it simply was being in a place of unity where the defined lines of master diciple disappeared into the ether of oneness.
One cannot make comparisons or difference of states or experiences in Kashmir Shavism it states "everything is consciousness" the oneness of being is enough...... love the journey om

ramakrishna | Mon, 09/13/2010 - 11:39
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Pradeep Singh Shaktawat good

Pradeep Singh Shaktawat

good discussion

pradeep | Fri, 04/22/2011 - 09:20
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Ayawaska

I spent 9 months in Peru taking ayahuasca... In short it was disappointing (ok that's an understatement) It was both overwhelming (in experiences and magic) and underwhelming (in terms of real lasting benefits) Anyway, the word "aya" does not translate as "soul" as is commonly believed but rather as "corpse" or "cadaver" Would you agree that it is the opposite of "soul" So I feel that the plant is misrepresented and abused for personal gain... If you would like to know my story it is in my book: Shamans and Healers.

AndrewOsta | Mon, 07/11/2011 - 23:17
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You can blame only yourself!

"So I feel that the plant is misrepresented and abused for personal gain..."

You mean people try to sell their books using the name of the plant in order to make personal gain?

"In short it was disappointing"

The lasting benefits depend on what the person does with the experiences and revelations of the ayawaska. Don't blame the plant, blame yourself. Maybe you were too occupied with the writing of the book instead of being in the thing.

"the word "aya" does not translate as "soul" as is commonly believed but rather as "corpse" or "cadaver"

whatever, it's just a name. Focus on the essence.

I don't see much of a reason to read your book. Is there a free of charge downloadable version of it?

shond | Tue, 07/12/2011 - 06:00
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Hola mister angry poster...

Hola mister angry poster... I don't see a reason why I would give you a free downloadable version after you make accusations. If you don't want to read the book, don't read it.

But to answer a few of your comments:
if you knew the story, you wouldn't tell me about selling books for personal gain. Actually I bought land in Peru and was running a shamanic center. If I really wanted money I would be there getting 100 times more from the tourists than I would ever make with my book. But I do not believe that it is beneficial, so I have abandoned the center at the height of success.

You make assumptions very quickly...
Actually, I never blamed "the plant" did I? And actually, I was just writing down all of my experiences after they happened, and that only required me to give up on some sleep and a few other activities (going out, etc) as for "not being in it" and being occupied writing, that's a false accusation.

Where do you think names come from?? Are names unrelated to essence? If something is called a certain name, there is a reason behind that, especially in indigenous cultures. It is too long to explain now, and you probably wouldn't get the point anyway...

The reason I summarized so briefly is because the whole story is very multifaceted and complicated.... Well anyway, if you are such an advocate of ayahuasca, do note that your reply to my post does not show that it has helped you become a loving or caring person.

AndrewOsta | Wed, 07/13/2011 - 04:26
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You are mistaken and you are misleading others

I rarely say something so categorically: you are mistaken and you are misleading others out of your irresponsible ignorance.

First, not that names have any importance, but to put things right: the name "Ayahuasca" comes from the Quechua language of the people of the Andes. "Aya" can be translated as "soul", "spirits" and also as "a rope of the dead". The Indians coined this "Ayahuasca" name with reference to the meaning "soul" or "spirits" which stems from related aspects of the process. You decided to choose corpse (somehow related to the 3rd meaning), but your arbitrary and detached decision has no significance of course.

Second, I don't know under what guidance you did the process (and, of course, I'm not going to read your self-publicized personal account) and I guess by the results that it was indeed not a genuine shaman otherwise you wouldn't be able to say the things you wrote above ("no real lasting benefits" etc) or waste your time in concentrating on writing a book about it instead of being with it. I would recommend you strongly to return and this time make sure that you find a genuine shaman (it is so easy, the spirits (not the corpse :-) actually do it for you. You need to be very determined in order to pick a bogus shaman).

I say it with the utmost responsibility and experience: Ayahuasca has tremendous and immediate real spiritual, mental and physical benefits.

Others may be badly affected by your trial to do money out of that book of misconceptions that you try to promote, but the main one who loses from this shift of attention is you yourself.

Remember: the fact that there are rotten apples doesn't mean that apples are rotten, it means that your choosing of the apple was rotten.

mika | Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:41
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Ayahuaska

I have never tried it, and to be honest, I don't know if this is something one who lives in the U.S. would have to leave the country to do. I heard about it on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations" when he was in the Andes and other parts of Peru. I am not sure I would care to catalogue my prior life experience with various other hallucinogenics that I've tried, in an online forum, lest the wrong eyes read this. It would suffice to say however that those experiences seem like they happened in another lifetime, and almost as if they happened to another person because of how long it's been and what a different person I was back then....angry, wreckless and self-destructive...though always with a deeply curious and questioning mind and heart. That last part still very much remains, and I have such a deep psychological and emotionally charged sense of "wanderlust" that it vastly surpasses my physical needs or ambitions, that is in the way of travel and foreign experience (though I greatly welcome those prospects too as a part of this quest from within and within that I am on). I feel that Ayahuaska could very well be a necessary step in that quest, and I would appreciate any feedback from someone who has plans and information on how to approach this endeavor. Thanks all!

Jivan36 | Thu, 09/15/2011 - 21:46
Shlomithadad's picture

Where can I take the ceremony ?

Hey there :) me and my friend wish to participate in the ayawaska ceremony and we looking for places that hold this ceremony ether in the amazons or in other places ( do u think there are places in Europe ? ) ?
We would be great full for any information :)

Shlomithadad | Mon, 02/13/2012 - 13:35
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Don't be afraid!

I am totally against drugs but I saw what Ayawaska did for a lot of my friends--opening them up... changing them in a way... into the people they wanted to be.

I wanted that... and the spiritual experience was great!

In my experience I was making a fire, then I become the fire... and I finally understood that my essence could not be extinguished.

Then Christ came to me and said the words --" I AM... THAT I AM."

And it hit me so hard--I finally got it deep down in my soul what he was saying.

Wow--Amazing!

This was all real--no after effects of any kind--just a really great spiritual experience.

I highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting to know more. And I recommend you find people who are great shaman or experienced in Ayawaska -- it is important to have the right guides.

The "Awarenessman"

awarenessman | Fri, 03/02/2012 - 17:17
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Anybody Read This Writer's Warning Articles About Ayahuasca

I've been thinking about going on my own journey with some friends to South America and scheduling an ayahuasca experience. But after reading some of the articles written by this one psychic and shamanic healer I'm not so sure.

Anybody familiar with the things she talks about like damage do your third eye, emotional and mental problems, and other things that might happen when you take ayahuasca or ayawaska?

Here's the article she wrote:

Ayahuasca or Ayawaska

Would love some feedback from experienced aya users. Thank you.

danil | Fri, 06/15/2012 - 17:13
mika's picture

Someone by the name

Someone by the name Naturalmedic wrote you a reply down the comments here. I totally agree with him. Believe me, this article is nonsense.

mika | Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:43
diogenes's picture

Just eat a bunch of

Just eat a bunch of mushrooms. No diaper required.

Also, if drugs afforded any kind of spiritual credit, we'd live in a much wiser world.

diogenes | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 23:01
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Answer to danil and comment about the 'third eye damage' article

While I agree whit some of the statements that the writer made I have to tell you that most of this article is, excuse my language, 'complete bull****'
Obviously the article is commercially oriented towards selling this authors Money Materialization Course.
Ayahuasca usage is a 4000 years old tradition of the natives in the amazon forest and if used properly with the set of rules it requires and in the ceremony lead by a good shaman it is nothing but a very beneficial and healing experience which can in some moments be also scary or enlightening. It can be a roller-coaster ride but of hundreds of people i was drinking with on the end everyone was very thankful for the healing they received - this can be physical, emotional, spiritual, etc ... Rule is: Follow the rules and drink with experienced shaman. Never cook or drink alone if you don't have experience. Here's a link to one very good shaman I would really recommend, but you can find others, just be sure to inquire a bit first. Not everyone is good ;) Read the reviews on the page ...
LINK: http://www.ayahuasca-healing-das.org/
Good luck in your path! And don't worry about the damage to your third eye! No damage guaranteed! :)

NaturalMedic | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 14:50
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Brazilian vs. Peruvian Ayahuasca ceremonies

For me, Ayahuasca has proved to be the superior spiritual tool, nothing comparable, no meditation, no technique, no insight, no guru presence, no book, no sadhana. It is Advaita in action, it is Vipassana in action, it is Self Enqyuiry in action, it is oneness and Godness in action, and in full clarity and presence.

First, I would emphasize: Take Ayahuasca only as part of a ceremony with a shaman (and better a recommended one). I say this not because it is dangerous in any way but because in order to have the spiritual benefits, you cannot separate the decoction from the rest.

Now, for the two so different versions of the ceremony - the Brazilian and the Peruvian - I did both of them and I would categorically say with no slightest doubt that if your aim in taking Ayauhasca is spiritual and mental growth, you should definitely stick to the Peruvian ceremony. It is way way more geared towards mental introspection and spiritual quest and connection with other realms than the Brazilian one. The Brazilian is of course also of great spiritual and mental benefits (don't be picky if it is what you can get in hand right now) but is more geared towards the experience, the blissful taste, the communion with the other participants and so on.

In other words, the Peruvian one with the Icaros and effects is mot geared towards inside (which turns to become no different than the outside in a feeling of oneness) while the Brazilian one is more geared towards the outside, the interconnectedness with others and so on.

george | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:55
suzi's picture

I completely agree. This was

I completely agree. This was my experience too.

suzi | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 08:39
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Recommended video for those who are fearful of Ayahuasca

If you feel uncertain, if you are afraid, I would strongly advise you to listen to the gifted British researcher, Graham Hancock in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUvPv_5-SCA

P.S. I would advise you to listen to him anyway, it will only strengthen your spiritual confidence, trust me! :-)

suzi | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 08:38
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Peruvian Shipibo Ayahuasca - glosary of important terms

Most of the terms are in the Quechua language spoken in the Andes of South America, primarily in Peru and Bolivia. This language dates back even before the Inca era.

Icaro: a song sung in Shipibo Ayahuasca healing ceremonies. Used to call in different spirits, take away dark spirits and dark energies and to manage the ceremony.

Chakapa: a bundled of leaves that is used to carry the rhythm of the ceremony. It is made by tying together the leaves from the bush Pariana in a fashion that forms a fan shaped instrument. Curanderos (healers) and other shamans of the Shipibo-Conibo people in the Peruvian Amazon use the chakapa in the Ayahuasca healing ceremonies. The sound of the chakapa is said to comfort the participants and to clean the energy surrounding them. Shamans have a large variety of chakapa movements that create different sounds and energy waves, these movements match the coinciding icaro and healing that is being done at the time. Once the shaman catches the bad spirits in a chakapa, it is then blown out of the leaves into the forest.

Mareación: the visionary effects of the ayahuasca.

Arcana: a special song of protection sung by the shaman.

seeker | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 23:22
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The recommended diet before taking Ayahuasca

The following is a recommended diet that is advisable to be observed before taking Ayahuasca.

The source for this diet is Don Marcial, a Shipibo shaman from the area of Pucallpa, Peru.

Before detailing the diet, it is important to disperse a common misconception: the diet is not only meant to reduce the nausea and vomiting (these are not by products but an important element of the Ayahuasca ceremony - anyone who have done Ayahuasca knows that the vomiting actually discharges mental/spiritual/physical energetic residues and conditioning) but also and mainly to make the ceremony more effective.

And now for the diet -

Three days prior to the ceremony, abstain from the following items:

- Meat of any kind - beef, pork (must be avoided at all costs!), chicken, fish (if you must then eat chicken and fish but in very moderate quantities).
- Spicy dishes
- Sugar (except of fruits which are allowed and alternative sweeteners like Stivia).
- Salt
- Fried food
- Kepp to minimum processed food
- Any food which is hard to digest
- Alcohol
- Marijuana and any other drug
- Psychiatric drugs

You should especially observe this diet 24 hours prior to the beginning of the ceremony. It is advisable not to eat at all about 7 hours prior to the beginning of the ceremony (you can still eat fruits and some almonds though). Make sure to drink a lot of water during this period.

Also, you should abstain from any sexual activity and ejaculation three days prior to the ceremony. The reason is that the Ayahuasca spirits make use of the energetic center called Mariri which is located in the area of the belly and which is discharged by sexual energy.

During the ceremony (mainly in the beginning), you should refrain from drinking water as much as you can (water triggers the nausea). You can, of course, wash your mouth with water if you feel to do so.

Good luck to you all. Ayahuasca is an incredibly magical spiritual/mental/physical medicine that nothing can be compared to. You will understand this once you try it. Your spiritual journey before Ayahuasca will pale in comparison to that after.

lagrimos | Sun, 12/16/2012 - 07:55
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Corrections to the dietary instructions I wrote above

Dear friends,

I have recently returned from Ayahuasca retreats in Peru. It was incredible, advanced me spiritually and psychologically so much like nothing else did before. I was with Don Marcial most of the time and also with other curranderos but I definitely recommend Don Marcial as the most knowledgeable, experienced, secured and friendly one I came across, he is the one to have the ceremonies with (here is his profile here - http://www.gurusfeet.com/guru/don-marcial).

Anyway, after being there and getting to know the know-how more profoundly I want to point out that I had some mistakes in the above dietary recommendations. The above recommendations relate to having a dieta with a plant (something else which is most recommended and is done with a currandero). The correct dietary restrictions regarding Ayahuasca are as follows:

24 hours (if possible even more) prior to the ceremony, abstain from the following items:

- MOST IMPORTANT: dairy food (especially, cultured dairy).
- Greasy food.
- Beef and pork (as they are greasy). You can eat chicken and fish but in very moderate quantities.
- Spicy dishes and hot pepper
- Fried food
- Alcohol
- Marijuana and any other drug
- Psychiatric drugs

It is advisable not to eat at all about 7 hours prior to the beginning of the ceremony. You can drink tea and black coffee (no milk!).

Also, you should abstain from any sexual activity and ejaculation two days prior to the ceremony. The reason is that the Ayahuasca spirits make use of the energetic center called Mariri which is located in the area of the belly and which is discharged by sexual energy.

It is advisable to follow these restrictions also 24 hours after the ceremony.

During the ceremony (mainly in the beginning), you should refrain from drinking water (water triggers the nausea and above all contradicts the fire element of the Ayahuasca and thus diminishes considerably its effect). Also, you better touch or step into water as less as possible, it may stop the effect and the mareacion at once (due to the reason mentioned above). You can, of course, wash your mouth with water if you feel to do so.

lagrimos | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 15:09
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Ayahausca is like Kali Sakti -

Aum Na Ma Si Vaa Ya -

This body has been working with Ayahausca for sometime now. We have also taken the Vine with us to India while on Retreat for Sadhana and Tapasya there. The Grandmother loved India, and brought powerful experiences of connections to the Devatas in India.

There is no way to even approach the subject of Ayahuasca's power with words. You could go out and read a hundred books on Ayahuasca, Watch all the Documentaries, listen to everyone elses experiences - but this would never prepare you for your actual encounter with Ayahuasca. She-the Grandmother Medicine works as Super Intelligent Energy, uniquely and specifically to each persons situation.

This is one Reason that Darshan Baba likes the work of Ayahuasca so much, You cannot BS the Medicine. You can go ahead put on robes, or read some books, and go around repeating wise sayings that you have never integrated as a way of life or truly understood, pretending to others and yourself to be enlightened. But that is just the thing about Ayahuasca, you cant BS Her like that, You must be really committed to Truth and Self-Discovery.

Then the Ayahuasca is speeding up processes of Awakening/Opening, so if you have a regular practice away from the medicine and ceremony, such as constant mantra repetition. Then the environment of your Subconscious mind will help the Ayahuasca to work even more profound Experience and Realization.

Darshan Baba | Fri, 03/29/2013 - 21:15
kaput's picture

Beautifully put

So beautifully put. I can relate to every word you wrote. Nothing I came across in my long spiritual path comes near the power and effectiveness of Ayahuasca, not vipassna, not any other type of meditation, not a darshan of a guru, nothing. It is advaita in action, it is vipassana in action, it is sadhana in action.

I can say wholeheartedly: if i wasn't lucky to come across and experience Ayahuasca, my spiritual path would have.worth nothing. Nothing can be compared to this mother vine and as you beautifully wrote, you cannot truly grasp that until you take ayahuasca by yourself.

kaput | Sat, 03/30/2013 - 08:18
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It can be a bridge

It is very much like a number of other natural psychoactive drugs including Peyote and Mushrooms.

It is not necessary to promote this one to any higher Catagory - it is no more or less a tool for gaining a taste of what lies outside our boundaries than the others are.

The state of mind that you prepare has everything to do with the use of these tools and it is hoped that you do not enable these tools to become a crutch.

The use of this type of tool should only be employed a few times in life - or perhaps not at all.

The one experience I had with Ayawaska was very beautiful - it was long after I had already become fully aware of many things well beyond the ordinary - so while profound and beautifully intense, it was more of a sentimental reminder of the world changing events like this in my youth.

Whether the teacher / guide is of a high quality or not, if the general environment is safe and mindful you should find the experience to be an excellent one.

For some these drugs and experiences are no more than various exercise machines one might buy and store in their closets and basement in and endless search for a quick fix or a tool that will bring to an end continuing bad habits.

Spotless | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:57
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I have had over the years a

I have had over the years a fairly extensive experience with Ayahuasca as well as with LSD, mushrooms, and especially Payote, and I can say firmly that you cannot compare Ayahuasca with all the others. It is of another league, much more profound and powerful and also harder.

Actually I think that comparing them just because all of them are classified by science as psychoactive is pointless because the metaphysical aspect of some of them is completely different. Ayahuasca summons a very certain guiding spirit while Payote opens for non-specific ones and the others are not necessarily involve such spirits at all. Plus, the effects are different. Apart of the fact that they all change perception (each in a different way) I don't see much of a base to compare them.

Tania | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:48
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Regarding "psychic" article with warning

The article by the "psychic" stating that using Ayawaska is like taking a pry bar to your 3rd eye is none sense. My 3rd eye opened when I was 22 and some 20 years after that I had a very beautiful experience once with Ayawaska. This psychoactive plant does not do the damage she implies. It is possible to kill yourself by over drinking water - so it is possible to hurt yourself with this substance - and I am not trying to imply that it is as benign as water. Properly preparing yourself when using Peyote, Mushrooms or Ayawaska is key to not wasting the opportunity and truly taking away with you what can obviously be a life changing experience - as Steve Jobs attested to.

The simple fact is the article was written by someone who has done a ton of reading on the subject of psychic abilities and chakras and knows enough to sound like she has a clue while Nothing in her overall article contained a wholeness of truth - she is quite off. I do not doubt that she believes she has put the puzzle together or that she has some clairvoyant abilities - but she has stepped way beyond her knowledge.

I do also want to state something curious:
The original poster of this article gave the definite impression that she was considering going to a ceremony and drinking some of this Ayawaska - and that she would like our opinions on it - good or bad. It is pretty clear in the wording that the implication was that she had not done this before and was illiciting our opinions on it prior to going.

It is now very clear that she is a devotee of Ayawaska and I cannot see even the slightest hint of welcoming any "bad" feedback.

Spotless | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:04
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I did an ayahuasca ceremony

I did an ayahuasca ceremony in Peru about 15 years ago. This was marketed as a healing ceremony. I witnessed people literally going mad, screaming for help and fighting for their sanity. I didn't scream but I felt my very existence was at risk. I saw a full spectrum of reactions to the ayahuasca, from no effect, to people who claimed that the Shaman had taken over their souls.
I think people need to consider the risks before they have the experience. I actually had a near death experience and it took me over a year to recover. People die doing this and others can feel like it is the spiritual awakening they have been looking for all their life.
I ask the question, "what is my motivation and what are the risks? Can I find my divine, true self in other ways without the risk of death or insanity? I think we all want spirit, peace and love. We are taught that we need to find it outside of our selves, thru a doctrine a religion, a guru or ritual. Maybe the fact that no matter what we do we usually return to our self and maybe this is where the answer is. Maybe we already are that divine love we seek, but choose to look outside of our selves. Maybe we can live heaven here on earth and love ourselves and love others.
Kindness, compassion, forgiveness, love and service is all I need. We are all divine and precious.
Just the observations of an old surfer hippie.
Namaste

rincon101 | Tue, 07/23/2013 - 23:12
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Simply incorrect!

I'm very experienced with and well knowledgeable about Ayahuasca and I can say with confidence that your comment includes many wrong statements:

Nobody has died or lost sanity from Ayahusca (except of some very few cases throughout all known history in which they mixed it with other substances that shouldn't be mixed).

Ayahuasca brings you only up to the suffering level that you personally are capable of coping with the inner pains and fears you have. This is the beauty and intelligence of Ayahuasca. If you are not capable of experiencing near death, it will not happen to you.

If you are taking a proper Ayahuasca brew under a guidance of a proper shaman (and definitely not alone), there is no risk involved! (except maybe the risk of being aware to your unconscious daemons inside :-).

I and many others I know have practiced many spiritual techniques and methods and we all can say with utmost responsibility that nothing can be compared to the Ayahuasca in terms of effectiveness, rapidness, and safety, nothing has gave me access to my subconscious as Ayahusca did, nothing has gave me access to the paranormal as the Ayahusca did and nothing has solved physical problems I had as the Ayahusca did. You just need to have trust in her as you need to have in a satguru, you just need to have a proper curandero to lead you in as you need a proper guru to lead you to the satguru.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

george | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 05:54
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Simply incorrect

Tao of Jonathon
Well stated !!! She opened up dimensions to me that I never knew existed. She helped me strip away layers of illusions that had defined me. I AM so grateful for the experience

Tao of Jonathon | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 20:46
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Grandmother Ayahuasca

Tao of Jonathon

A friend requested my being part of his healing Ayahuasca ceremony.To show my support, I said yes. Drugs have not been part of my life experience. I did not need them. That was my attitude. I took part in ceremony and it was life changing !!!
I now have a deep love and respect for Grandmother Ayahuasca.

This was another life changing shamanic journey with Grandmother's potentized water signature. ( Potentized water has the energy signature, but not the purgative stuff)
I called it Indra's Net:
From the Hindu Vedic Cosmology and Mahayana Buddhism.
The story goes that the Supreme Deity, Indra, created a net that filled the Heavens. A pearl was placed at each intersection of the threads. Within the reflective surface of each pearl's luster are the images of all the pearls in the net.. This is a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all things.
This is my own personal journey into Indra's Net:
Some years ago, while living in Colorado, I attended a shamanic journey. We were given a cup of potentized water of the energy signature of Grandmother Ayahuasca. I began to fall under the hypnotic spell of the rhythmic beat of of the shaman's drum. I awoke to find that I had been transported to a jungle. A large, powerful Jaguar came towards me. I knew him as my Spirit guide. I climbed onto his back and he raced through the jungle and it became a blur.We stopped at the base of a shear cliff. Before me, a vertical line appeared on the rock surface. It expanded until it became a doorway. Unafraid, I stepped through the portal into another dimension. As I did, my mind and body exploded into billions of particles. These small particles of light was flung to the far reaches of the universe. Each point of light was aware of its self and each other. Like a dream, I awoke to reflect on the meaning of this experience. I quickly wrote it down while it was fresh in my mind. I was puzzled by it and it's abrupt end. "Is this all there is ?" I asked myself.

INDRA"S NET part 2
Shamanic Journey with the Grandmother:

In my disappointment, I did not go back for any more shamanic journeys. After about two months, my curiosity got the best of me, and I went back. As before, I lay comfortably on the floor, allowing the Shaman's drum to take me into an altered state of consciousness. Again, my Spirit Guide came for me and I climbed on his back and we went racing through the jungle, until we came to the clearing at the base of the cliff. I thought to myself, "We have already done this before, what is the point of repeating it?" The portal appeared on the face of the cliff and opened up into a doorway and I stepped through. As before, my mind and body explodes into billions of tiny particles, each particle aware of it's self as each expression of life:

I am the bloated, starving baby laying naked in the dirt:
A mother sheltering her children with her body, as the bomb rips through the house;
A man in the crowd, pulling the lever on his bomb strapped body, yelling, "God is Great."
The woman laying on the ground, who has just been raped.

I am the man running down the street, who had just raped her;
I am the child kneeling by his bed, asking God to bring his father home from the war;
The serenity of an old woman, who lays dying in a hospital bed;
The homeless man living under the bridge, who does not believe in God.

I am a deer who lays dying from a hunter's bullet;
A robin singing from a tree branch;
The cool breeze that blows through the mountain pines;
A flowering dandelion;
A crystal spring bursting through the rocks.

I AM the six billion expressions of humanity;
The life force permeating the Earth;
I AM the sun, moon and stars;
The Golden Sea of Consciousness, that has no end.......
Therefore, how can I judge anything.

This was another life changing experience in compassion and a true understanding that we are all connected.
I was not prepared for what Spirit would show me at this second Shamanic Journey. I did not witness these visions, I experienced them. When I read about the suffering from events that are taking place, I no longer judge, I feel compassion and I offer prayers for those suffering.
NAMASTE

Tao of Jonathon | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 20:39
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Dear what is your experience

Dear what is your experience and how does you feel after
using this Ayawaska. Could you p[lease share will all to understand the product better.

Kundan Lal Gothwal

KUNDAN LAL GOTHWAL | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:55
mika's picture

dear kundan, See my comment

dear kundan,

See my comment above in http://www.gurusfeet.com/forum/anyone-tried-ayawaska#comment-15038.

It was remarkable, can't compare anything I did before to ayahuasca. Since then I've done dozens of ayahuasca ceremonies and went to Peru to live a month with a native curandero, doing ayahuasca every couple of days.

mika | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:24
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EXPEREINCE ON USE OF AYAHUASCA

Dear Mika,

Thank your for your comment on the use of Ayahuasca.
Could you please tell us point wise your exposure and
experiencing while using Ayahuasca and what benefit you received in your personal life and upgrading your spiritual journey. I think you are not expressing the proper report
for our understandidng. We have not used the same till date
but would like to share your experience to understand the
utility of the product better. Please also focus some light
on your life before and after use of Ayahuasca to enable us
measure the good thing or bad thing on the product.

God bless you, Keep smiling in all time.

Regards,

KUNDAN LAL GOTHWAL

KUNDAN LAL GOTHWAL | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 05:59
mika's picture

It's impossible to express

It's impossible to express it in a few words, one has to simply try it. All those accounts above by others do reflect my experience, especially those of nancy pro, enlight, holly, and many others.

mika | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:53
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Use of Special Product and their own expereince

Dear Mika,

I am very sorry to point out on your above comments.
If any one has consumed any thing knowingly or unknowingly, some experience can be narrated by him.

I wish you might remember some of the changes in your mind, body and soul and feeling and attitude, behavior, conditions
etc in well know stat of affair on the person. You please share the basic experience you enjoyed after use of the special product. What benefit you have gained and lost after
use of the special product.

If there are no feeling and experience after use of special
product than we will consider the Quaoma condition of the person who consumed the special product.

I request once again to share your actual experience in tota to enable us to know your stat of affair at that time.

Regards,

KUNDAN LAL GOTHWAL

KUNDAN LAL GOTHWAL | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:15
mika's picture

I'm not sure you understood

I'm not sure you understood what I tried to say - of course I remember what I experienced, the point is that it's hard to describe it in words. Even if I could, it would have been in the length of a book.

Additionally, in Ayahuasca, each has different experiences and lessons based on what he/she needs. Moreover, for the same person each ceremony may be a totally different experience. There was one ceremony that I experienced complete bliss that depends on nothing and in other ceremony I experienced suffering of near death. Therefore, my experiences are not important as your journey with the Ayahuasca would be different.

The basic theme common to all is that the subconscious and other inner and outer realms open and from there anything is possible.

PS. If you still want to read Ayahuasca experiences of others, you can find endless number of such here and on the net. Still, I say again, it has no relevance to your journey. You just need to do the step and try it, there is no reason for worries, it;s completely safe (as long as you do it with a trusted shaman with a pure Ayahuasca medicine that wasn't mixed with anything else).

mika | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:45
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buy ayawaska tea online?

hello, i didnt go peru because it was too expensive. but i had a very good experience with soul-herbs tea. https://www.soul-herbs.com/ayawaska/, anyone else tried it?

highfiverr | Tue, 07/14/2015 - 13:31
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Extremely dangerous, should be avoided!

Buying Ayahuasca and doing it aone without the ceremonial aspects and the supervision of a qualified and experienced shaman IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS and should be avoided! This can lead to emotional and mystical damages that can infict life of misery to the one who tries to take it as if it's yet another drug.

You must understand that the enormous power of the Ayahuasca may, in such circumstances and without the protection of the curandero, can lead to serious personal troubles. Posting such a link is irresponsible and contradicts this post's advices.

I'm very experienced with Ayahuasca, have many years of participating in ceremonies and I was even been trained to be an ayahuasquero (though I do not perform ceremonies). What I wrote here is based on this experience and cases I've witnessed.

george | Sat, 07/18/2015 - 07:30
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Ayawaska

Madre shared the glories of the Universe with me. She showed me my ultimate connection with her yet my ability to be separate and stand tall in my own beliefs. The purging of unwanted and unneeded thoughts and relationships that took place is permanent. The freedom resulting from that release is indescribable. Madre has shown me that I will no longer come in the side door. I will now proudly enter through the front door.
S Rosewood

IBABSR | Tue, 10/27/2015 - 14:04
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Beautiful, it's exciting to

Beautiful, it's exciting to read what you wrote, i can relate to that, where were the ceremonies that you took part in? can you elaborate a bit about your journey?

leo | Wed, 10/28/2015 - 09:09