The term Ayahuasca is derived from the Quechua words “aya ” meaning soul or spirit and “huasca” meaning rope or vine. This is translated as the vine of the soul and is considered to be a drink used by the initiated ones to communicate with the world of the spirits for more than 5,000 years by the shamans of the Amazon as a way to reach amplified states of consciousness.
Ayahuasca is a blend of two plants – the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the leaves of a shrub called chacruna (Psychotria viridis), which contains the dimethyltryptamine (The Spirit Molecule). The effects of Ayahuasca can be attributed to Dimethyltryptamine , a substance that is produced by our Pineal Gland and is responsible for our nocturnal dreams. According to various healers Chacruna is in charge of “painting the visions” whereas the Ayahuasca is the one teaching beyond those visions.
Working with Ayahuasca is an intense, profound, and almost always a highly trans-formative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. An ayahuasca purge releases you of unhealthy mental and emotional energies that you may have been carrying that were initially caused by difficult experiences in your life such as emotional wounds, abuse, relationship difficulties and depression. Ayahuasca is a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access higher states of consciousness and the experience of spiritual awakening. To many people it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves and it leads us back to who we truly are.
The effects induce a modified state of consciousness, which is experienced as expanding and allows us to observe deep-rooted problems and open the censoring of the human unconscious mind. The Ayahuasca experience can lead to different results, such as the surprising and ecstatic meeting with one’s “Self”, the identification of a true “Me”, not recognized and seemingly rediscovered.
Ayahuasca is a sacred medicine consumed in a ritual ceremony. The consumption of Ayahuasca within a controlled context shows no side-effects, nor any symptom of abstinence when you stop consuming it.