Ayahuasca is a powerful guide, healer, and teacher. Yet today there is no uniform understanding of Ayahuasca and how to work with it. Depending on the tradition, the uses of Ayahuasca vary greatly in theory and practice. While the longstanding traditions of the Amazon, have complex and deep practices associated with their use of Ayahuasca, as this amazing plant emerges from the jungle into widespread use, it is being met with a host of misunderstandings, misrepresentations, and miscommunications.
Our intention is to provide a set of guides for people who desire to understand and consider usage of Ayahuasca outside of the traditional Amazonian setting. Scroll down to learn more.
Intro to Ayahuasca Guides:
Ayahuasca is a plant medicine that has been safely used for hundreds if not thousands of years. Indeed, it is one of the safest medicines ever discovered. Yet, unlike most of the medicines in the modern world, Ayahuasca used to treat numerous parts of the person—the mind, the body, and the spirit. Today, it is being explored all over the world. Everyone from CEOs to entrepreneurs, to moms, any everyone in between has been discovering the many healing benefits of this medicine. Most who work with this medicine emerge with profound new outlooks on life and the world at large, which is something not many other medicines can provide.
Like many things in this world, much of the information on Ayahuasca that is widely available online focuses on the whizz-bang pop side of things. And while Ayahuasca can be considered a type of psychedelic medicine, labeling it as such often ignores the vastness of its ability to heal on all levels. Ayahuasca is unlike the other psychedelics it is often grouped with, which are often used recreationally. Ayahuasca has no recreational use or benefit. To the contrary, taking this medicine is often not a fun experience. Yet, it is one of the most powerful healing medicines in the world for the body, mind, and spirit. And as such, we hope to shed some light on this topic.
As the use of Ayahuasca evolves, so will our guides. We freely admit that we could not possibly cover every aspect of working with this medicine, but we believe we can provide information that will greatly simplify the use of Ayahuasca for those who choose to work with it. We seek to provide information that will greatly improve the safety and efficacy of Ayahuasca in the modern world.
So Why Use Ayahuasca?
Because we deserve the right to heal and live better lives. And while Ayahuasca is not right for everyone, it is one of the only tools in the world that actually repairs brain cells and receptors, and can effectively treat PTSD, depression, with little to no side effects.
How many of us have gone to hundreds of hours of therapy and we still are not seeing the changes and improvements what we want? Who still wants to heal and become a better version of yourself? Does it sound too good to be true?
So what’s the catch?
Ayahuasca is not something to be used for recreation, it is medicine, and like all medicines it needs to be respected, understood, and used properly. Moreover, it is not magic, and it requires work to be effective.
The work begins before you even take it. You need to cleanse your body and prepare for a ceremony. Then during the ceremony, you will likely face both physiological and psychological challenges. Because of this, Ayahuasca is not recreational. And through our guides, we will walk you through how to prepare and how to optimize your experience for the best chance to find the answers and healing you are looking for.
Also, in some countries such as the United States, it is an illegal substance. Nonetheless, it is used all over the world, not just in the jungles of the Amazon.
Ayahuasca is a potentially illegal substance, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that its use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason, this guide is designed to further the safety of those who decide to use the substance.