A very deep journey called Ayahuasca
The Ayahuasca ceremony in Cusco is a spiritual cleansing ceremony that comes from the Amazonian culture.
Ayahuasca is a Quechua word that means “liana of the gods”, a meaning that implies its strong power of connection and dialogue with the spiritual and extrasensory world. It is also the vulgar name of Bianisteriopsis Caapi, an Amazonian vine that has very strong hallucinogenic effects, especially if it is associated with another plant, the chakruna, which contains DMT, the so-called spirit molecule.
The meaning of Ayahuasca
The term Ayahuasca derives from two Quechua words, an ancient language spoken by the South American populations. Aya means soul, spirit and Huasca means liana, rope. Therefore, ayahuasca is called “liana spirit”. It has been used for approximately 2500 years, for at least 70 populations in South America in the Amazon rainforest (Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia). It is obtained from the decoction of two plants of the Amazon rainforest: one is the Banisteriopsis Caapi liana and the other is the Chakruna leaf (Psychotria Viridis). On the Chakruna leaf is the active ingredient of the Dimethyl-Tryptamine DMT drink named by Rick Strassman, the spirit molecule.
Shamans: The spiritual guides
The shamans know how to mix them in a perfect combination and after days of cooking the leaves, meditating and dialoguing with nature, they extract the drink, the soul of the millenary ritual that bears the name of Ayahuasca ceremony (also called Yagé). The secrets of this decoction are preserved and transmitted especially in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia, where it is considered a sacred medicine that helps purify the body and spirit.
In Peru this spiritual ceremony is more than just a ritual, a necessary liberation from what intoxicates the soul and does not allow us to live fully. In short, there is nothing to fear, but something to be grateful for. Ayahuasca is also said, arouses interest in us in due course.