Ayahuasca induces a psychedelic, visionary state of mind and this effect is employed by various people for various reasons.
Shamans or medicine men take ayahuasca to communicate with nature or to see what is causing a patient’s illness on a spiritual level. In Brazil several religions can be found that pivot around gatherings where ayahuasca is taken by all participants. Drinking ayahuasca and singing together takes them into a healing and inspiring kind of trance.
In the past few decades ayahuasca is slowly gaining interest from Western society as well. Not only academic researchers in the field of psychotherapy have shown an increased interest. Psychonauts, i.e. people who practice responsible and conscious use of mind-altering substances, use ayahuasca to confront themselves with the richness of the mind, the infinity of the universe, and their deepest fears, so as to experience ecstasy resulting from facing and overcoming these fears.
One effect of ayahuasca is that it makes a lot of people vomit and many drinkers get diarrhea. One tribe calls ayahuasca ‘kamarampi’, which stems from ‘kamarank’: to vomit. It is also called ‘la purga’, as it purges the body through this physical effect, and purifies the mind through the meaningful psychological experiences or visions. You usually feel totally refreshed and reborn after a strong experience.
Although not unique to ayahuasca, there are many fascinating reports about people who have been healed from comprehensive problems, like addiction or depression, during one or more sessions. This, however, can also be achieved using LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, iboga, other psychedelics or various breathing and meditation techniques, and always involves heavy psychological work.
Ayahuasca is not a miracle cure in the sense that you drink the brew and all your troubles have vanished within a couple of hours. It is a miracle cure though, in the sense that it brings unconscious and seemingly other-worldly processes to surface, which enables you to work with it while the effects last.
What is more unique about ayahuasca, is that the effects rely on a specific combination of two plants: Banisteriopsis caapi and chacruna (or chagropanga, depending on the region). How and when exactly the discovery of combining these two plants was made by native Americans remains unclear, although many tribes and shamans have their own mythical tales explaining this event.
Second, the primary ingredient of chacruna and chagropanga is also a neurotransmitter found in all human beings and plays a key role in all kinds of extraordinary states of awareness. This neurotransmitter is called dimethyltryptamine, or DMT for short, and is found in the brain, blood, lungs and other parts of the human body. There is strong evidence pointing towards the pineal gland (“the third eye” in esoteric traditions), located in the center of the brain, as the main factory of human DMT. Apart from human beings, DMT can be found in every mammal and in a variety of plants.
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medicine, which is pronounced
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medicines. They are made in a
very sacred and labour intensive process, and consist of various Amazonian medicinal plants, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients. Some types of rapé are made by various indigenous tribes, who originate from different South American countries – primarily Brazil and Peru.
Traditionally, they are applied by using a pipe made from bamboo or bone, which is blown through each nostril on both sides. They can be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, which connects the mouth to the nostrils. Alternatively, the can be administered by another person using a blow pipe, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils. The self-applicator pipe is known as ‘Kuripe’, and the blow pipe is know as a ‘Tepi’ in the Brazilian tradition.
General suggestion is to use a pea sized amount (50% for each nostril) of medicine for beginners, and dosage can be increased after prolonged use of a specific rapé. Also, it’s suggested that you use them within a quiet sacred space without any interruptions (optional sacred music playing) – sitting upright, either cross-legged or in a chair with eyes closed after application. Also, suggested slow breathing after application through the mouth/nose is very important.
Please note that you may experience purging, vomiting, bowel movements and excess saliva, which is normal – where stuck energy, toxins and sickness are being released from your energetic and physical bodies. You may need a bucket, toilet tissue and drinking water close to hand.
Each different type of rapé has different vibrations, notes, qualities, subtleties, and very different effects on the energetic field. Furthermore, after you develop a deeper relationship with each rapé – they are powerful Plant teacher spirits, where you can ask any questions or hold specific intentions for each sacred session.
Traditionally, during Yawanawa, Kaxinawa-Huni Kuin and Katukina (Brazilian Indigenous tribes) ceremonies, they normally use Rapé and Sananga eye medicine during Ayahuasca (aka- Uni or Nixi pae) ceremonies to help with purging, releasing sickness, moving any stuck energies, opening-up the visions and for clear sight.
is the juice extracted from the roots of a Amazonic plant, whose indigenous name is Mata Heins, a name that comes from the Huni Kuin dialect, spoken by the Kaxinawas. It is a bush tree from the amazon region, utilized by the Kaxinawa Indians and other tribes.
From inside its roots, a juice in decoction is extracted, which is utilized to cure the Panemas*, spiritual diseases, according to the tribes.
Its active principle is Ibogaine, a powerful substance which if ingested will take the tribes person to a state of deep trance to get in touch with spirit world.
In traditional medicine however, Sananga is utilized as an healing eye drop.
The warrior Indians, before going hunting, will take a drop in each eye, making their perception sharpened, so they can perceive subtle movements in the dense forest.
It is believed that the “Spirit of Sananga”, that is, the energy, the intelligence, that analog to the active principle of this powerful plant, acts directly in the original cause of the disease, in the so-called psychosomatic processes.
The person will feel a strong vibration, where several degrees of burning may occur according to the spiritual state of a person. With time, the person will align him/herself to the spirit of Sananga and will feel less burning, when his or her vision will already have had an immense gain.
After the burning, which lasts about 3 minutes, colors will become sharper and there are visible improvements to the standards of vision.
Many treatments are miraculous, immediate, while some others occur long term, but not less miraculous.
It’s a different experience, unique, of transformation, spiritually and in the vision of a person. In a broader sense of the word.
When applied, Sananga dilutes the thought forms and negative, disharmonious energies that envelop the energetic body of the eye, thus opening the energetic channels of the human being for the Inner vision, the outer vision and the Higher Vision. From the region of the head descends then a subtle energy which is favorable to maintain the Chakras open, expanding the aura and maintaining the person aligned and centered emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
For the ancestral Xamans, panama is a conglomerate of lower energies that stay present in the energetic body of the person, accumulated through a sedentary, negative life full of bad habits and thoughts that are harmful for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of a person, that weigh heavily in the energetic body of the individual, making him or her sad, depressed, stressed physically and mentally, making it impossible that the person finds success in relationships, work and life goals. Through the Sananga this energetic charge is automatically eliminated, it’s as if the person went through an energetic shock, in a subtle way, making the person feel capable, happy, invigorated after the application.
It is recommended for people of all ages and gender. The sooner a person receives the Sananga, less problems of the ocular and vision type he or she will have.