AYAHUASCA: THE BEST KEPT TREASURE OF THE AMAZON
Ayahuasca or yagé, in Quechua means “string or rope that connects us with the dead”, also “vine that connects us with the spirits”, by its etymology Aya (spirit, dead) and Huasca (rope). At first his ethnonym was written Kontanawa , which means “coconut people” referring to the fruit since in the worldview of these native peoples, Ayahuasca is a fruit that allows the cord that unites the body with the spirit to remain connected without dying.
( Amazon Shamanism )
It is an ancestral concoction in decoction originating from the Amazonian peoples of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil, which has Harmine, Harmaline and Tetrahydroharmine among others as a psychoactive component. It is ingested as a drink, of different consistencies, it is even a kind of very thick honey. Its flavor is intense, strong, bitter, difficult to describe, its color is dark brown, some with greenish tones.
( What is Rapé? )
ITS USE IN INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Since their discovery, entheogens have been part of the essence and identity of these ancient communities, since they are the direct bridge that connected them with the world of spirits and their secrets.
( Entheogens : the door to divinity )
The result is extrasensory experiences in the form of visions, images, colors, among others, that reveal elevated states of being . Because of this highly revealing and transformative quality of experience, Ayahuasca is considered a legacy that has accompanied them for millennia in their healing and spiritual processes.
ITS USE IN CEREMONIES AND INITIATION RITES
Since ancient times, our ancestral tribes have used Ayahuasca in their ceremonies and healing rites through the shamans, as they are considered heirs to this tradition. Although it is true that today, many people attend drinking ceremonies under the guided supervision of these elders, taitas or shamans.
( Sacred plants of the indigenous people )
Being a sacred plant and protected by the master guides, it is necessary to remind you that they are not created for recreational purposes, so it is recommended that the encounter with this ancestral knowledge be based on respect and veneration. For something, it is a plant that keeps the best kept treasure of the Amazon.
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