The Ayahuasca is an ancient ritual and beverage of the Indians of the Amazon river
Healing ritual of the shamans of the Amazon — the Ayahuasca. The journey to the underworld
It’s no secret that the territory of Latin America is famous for its rich ancient culture, with its special rituals and religion.
Among such rituals is the ritual of using a mysterious drink of Ayahuasca.
This ceremony is held in the tribes of the Amazon since time immemorial.
As a result of excavations by archaeologists have been found boilers local wizards who served them for making Ayahuasca.
According to calculations the age of the boilers — about 3500 years.
Today, every traveler can afford to join the cherished traditions of the Indians.
WHAT IS THIS STRANGE DRINK?
Ayawaska (Ayahuasca) is considered to be a mystical drink, because it has a psychoactive effect.
Under his influence a person begins to feel what hitherto has been unattainable for him, opens up some kind of telepathy, the ability to see the future, to find answers to difficult life questions, to find in your subconscious to find solutions to serious problems through vision.
Shamans promise that some rituals will completely cleanse the body and get rid of many diseases.
Some indicate that after meeting with this beverage they had an aversion to alcohol and cigarettes.
THE PREPARATION OF AYAHUASCA
These shamans prefer to prepare the drink for each person separately,so that it brought the maximum benefit.
They take into account the nature, diseases and needs a certain personality and based on these data, decide what ingredients and in what quantities are necessary.
Each shaman has their own ways of cooking, but there are also classic recipes.
Ayahuasca is made from scraps of vines (and so the drink is translated into the Russian language as “Liana of death”) and various other plants, including in the broth reaches 20.
Usually the Ayahuasca brew 10-12 hours sorokametrovym in large boilers.
From 10 liters of brew get about a Cup of the drink.
Sometimes, give the man to drink several glasses of potions because for some people, Ayahuasca is not expressed and not immediately.
And sometimes you have to repeat the ritual several times with breaks in a couple of days.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE RITE
If you intend to participate in the ritual of the Indians, should not come to such a decision spontaneously.
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The adoption of Ayahuasca means spiritual and physical cleansing, so on the eve of the meeting with the shaman you have to limit yourself in food and sexual activity.
Since in the broth are quite powerful in their effect the ingredients, in no event it is impossible to take medication the day before and several days after the ritual.
And the food before and after taking the drink should not have a pronounced taste: salty, spicy, sour and so on.
It is recommended that the day before the ceremony to drink only water and eat crackers.
This will help the body get ready to purge the excess.
Since ancient times, people expressed their thoughts about this drink and the ritual through painting, music, and literature.
For the modern man, the rite of Ayahuasca not only has not lost its relevance, but is of even greater interest.
Today on the Internet you can find a lot of writings about Ayahuasca.
Works of the artist from Peru Pablo Amaringo are the most famous.
In them the author has put his experiences with the spirits through incomprehensible rituals using Ayahuasca.
On next picture is presented the purification that occurs by gag and is, according to the stories, not a very pleasant feeling.
Very interesting paintings of the Maltese artist Laurence Caruana.
About Ayahuasca written entire books.
They include research scientists or memories of people who participated in shamanic rituals.
For example, in 2012, was released book Constantine Roninho “Shamanism. Bridge between worlds”.
It simply and sincerely tells about the experiences with the miraculous drink.
And there are movies.
Deserves the attention of Russian documentary series “Profession reporter” with the interesting name “the other entrance is allowed”.
In Latin America power belongs to the ancient ritual and the drink with great respect and not only does not prohibit its use, but punishes anyone who speaks badly about him, so that the actions of the shamans is quite legal.
The broth does not pose any threat to health and has no side effects.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RITUAL?
Because of increased interest in the mystical action of Ayahuasca tours in the Amazon the shamans — a very common phenomenon; to find those who organize them, it’s quite easy.
Real shamans take for conducting the ritual symbolic amount.
Ignorant people may receive an offer to call a shaman even to his house.
But of course, it’s more like a Scam and exhaustion of money, because such action “the sorcerer” may ask a considerable amount.
But to find a shaman in the Outback and to reach it it is possible.
Tour in Peru for the Indians, familiar sense of tradition, will manage approximately in 2 thousand dollars.
The cost includes a week-long stay at the hotel and in the comfortable houses far away from civilization.
In conclusion, we emphasize some important things.
Remember that Ayahuasca is a very serious step, treat it irresponsibly and negligently not worth it.
Before use, the drink will have to stand post and stick to it even several days after the ceremony.
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Some Peruvians in General are fasting and preparing for the ritual a few years.
Purification occurs through vomiting and diarrhea.
Agree, not the most pleasant moment.
Without the help of someone who knows a lot about this, the ritual may not only fail to produce the expected result, but can result in dire consequences.
Good luck with your travels into the world of exotic traditions!