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" As we begin (once again) to naturalize ourselves -- both nutritionally and medicinally -- we may begin to discover that there is far more to a plant than just its chemical composition, more than just its list of constituent phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Rather, and more vital to our personal healing -- as well as to the continuation of life as we know it -- is our becoming acquainted with the organism producing the food or medicine itself. With the life-form, the being."
Thousands of indigenous peoples like the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia use Ayahuasca in sacred religious and healing ceremonies, as part of their traditional religions. Ayahuasca was used largely as a religious sacrament for millennia in order to enter the supernatural world, to heal, divine, and worship. The use of Ayahuasca and other plant teachers for visionary experiences as well as for healing purposes appears to be ancient. According to tradition, Banisteriopsis Caapi Vine, the main ingredient in most Ayahuasca brews, contains a sentient intelligence - with vast knowledge - which reveals guidance; the proper steps to follow in case of emotional or psychological problems, and even remedies that may be used for healing. Visit the Dancing Bear Forums Talk Ayahuasca Products <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Making an ayahuasca brew is a task by itself that usually involves a lot of time, patience and care. For those who are nevertheless considering the option, here are some of the preparation methods to give an idea of what it involves to make ayahuasca.
In my descriptions of psychedelic experiences thus far, I have attempted to describe the range of effects that most users encounter.
Some Important Iconographical Motifs: Space-ships
NOTE OF WARNING: QT's DMT Extraction for Students is archived by Erowid as a historical document. The process as described has been critiqued as flawed and dangerous several ways. Safer and more effective DMT extraction and purification techniques have been developed and made available in the years since the document below was created.
Dr. Michael Persinger lectures on psychotropic drugs and investigates the nature of consciousness: What it is and how it can be modified by drugs, particularly those that have political and economic impact.
If anyone ever wanted to get to know me (i.e., what makes Daniel tick) the first thing I would have to tell them is, "Read Terence McKenna."
INTENSITY: 9 to 10 SAFETY FACTORS: 5-MeO-DMT is an MAO inhibitor.