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What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca or Yagé is a drink used by the Amazonian indigenous peoples. The effects of their intake promote access to expanded states of consciousness in which internal introspections, diverse emotions and catharsis processes occur to which Amazonian traditions recognize a potentially healing value. The experience of ayahuasca would facilitate awareness of what is happening in our lives and the world, since we are not aware of it, we refuse to see it. To these traditional uses should be added the therapeutic uses proposed and investigated from contemporary science and psychology. Some shamans or healers take ayahuasca to communicate with nature or to observe what is causing a disease at a spiritual level in their patients. They drink ayahuasca and sing to enter a healing trance. HEALING PROPERTIES Ayahuasca can be an effective therapy in the field of psychiatry and psychology in the treatment of depression and anxiety as well as personality problems and schizophrenia and is being studied for a long time by doctors, pharmacologists, psychologists and psychiatrists around the world as a tool for various problems, with special relevance in helping subjects break with processes and habits harmful to themselves and others In fact, its use in detoxification and addiction treatments is a fact in countries such as Brazil and Peru, becoming one of the most cutting-edge treatments for drug addictions. Ayahuasca is not a miraculous cure in the sense that you drink the potion and all your problems disappear within a couple of hours. It is, however, in the sense that the effect it causes makes it possible to work with problems in a dynamic and effective way. "The psychological effects of ayahuasca consumption have been studied by psychiatrists and psychologists for several years. It was determined that the use of psychoactive substances present in some plants can modify states of consciousness and produce positive therapeutic results in the treatment of diseases such as drug dependence." (Zavala López 1995). IS IT A DRUG? There is a lot of scientific research on the chemistry of ayahuasca and its physiological effects, being able to affirm the following: the toxicity is zero; consumption within a controlled context lacks side effects and does not generate addiction, one of its uses being precisely the treatment of dependencies in the detoxification of drug addictions. As much as it contains an entheogenic component (DMT), Ayahuasca cannot be considered a drug. Its consumption never occurs outside the ritual context of sacred, spiritual and therapeutic characteristics; there is a deep introspection that reveals pleasant or repressed experiences, so recreational, recreational use or dependence is unlikely and inappropriate. Instead of generating addiction, it causes the opposite effect due to the unpleasant taste of the concoction and the depth of the experience, it takes a time between each shot to assimilate what happened and integrate what has been learned. "It is the tool that allows you to open and travel a path of knowledge and health. (...) Fortunately, he has not jumped the barrier to mass consumption. Its effects are too solemn for people who are only looking for frivolous experiences." (Fericgla 2001) IS THERE A "BAD TRIP"? The most common fear is a so-called "bad trip", which for many people is actually a positive thing because it means that you are seeing your fears and you have the opportunity to identify them and face them, in case the patient requires it, we will try to instill serenity and confidence to help him in his process, using flowering waters and songs. DYNAMICS OF THE CEREMONY The entire traditional ceremony is guided by the shaman through songs. In the traditional ceremony, these songs are called ikars and are sung to Mother Ayahuasca so that she can give him access to the healer to see and heal the patient. Having the opportunity to receive Ayahuasca Medicine is something important, it is not a "chance", letting us know that perhaps the time has come to go further in the process of self-discovery. Usually, it marks a before and after because the decisions made after the taking are usually adapted to a better focus on relationships, work, creativity and, of course, the consideration and integration of spirituality into everyday life. After an opening ceremony and taking the medicine, the effects are between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on each person, body weight and their personal psychological process. Dizziness is called the effect it produces, similar to being dizzy. manifesting through colorful visions, scenes such as living in dreams and / or deep introspection with such clarity that from this state of increased consciousness it is much easier for us to solve everyday issues (such as relationships) and have a better attitude in daily life. "Thanks to the ecstatic effect of ayahuasca and its ability to reveal the unconscious, it is used as an effective tool in psychotherapy to treat compulsive behaviors and in processes of personal growth." (Fericgla 2001) RECOMMENDATIONS All the shots of Ayahuasca are different so in no way is this a guide, but I will try to explain in a general way the main points to live inside the shot. In the case of a ritual ceremony usually the Taita or guide shaman who guides opens the ceremony smoking tobacco, asking for blessing and protection from God the Father, Mother Ayahuasca and the spirits of the jungle Then everyone comes to sit in front of the healer to take the concoction asking and thanking personally for his personal purpose, there are many variants in this context so each guide who makes a ritualist ceremony will be able to add elements or do it in a very simple way. Some of the rules in the shots of Ayahuasca Medicine 1.- As far as possible, stay seated. It is easier to control the effects when you are sitting than when you are lying down, where sometimes we can feel a lot of confusion. 2.- It is important to remain silent, since the experience is fundamentally introspective and individual, to avoid disturbing and provoking conversations with the participants, as well as other noises with hands or feet. Ayahuasca intensifies perception and all sounds acquire great intensity. 3.- Do not lose sight of and keep the bag or bucket that is given in hand in case the medicine causes vomiting and ask for support if there is a need to go to the bathroom. For more information about ceremonies you can visit our website or contact us by Whatsaap to learn more at +52 1 55 2673 1945.

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