Ayahuasca Reveals the True Self
The Ayahuasca ritual derives from a millenary tradition in the Peruvian Amazon, which reached its heights with the Inca empire. Nobody knows for sure how the rain forest aboriginals discovered the plant mix which comprises the Ayahuasca brew: the Ayahuasca itself, whose spiritual compound is the DMT or the “spirit molecule” and the Chacruna, related to the coffee beans, that prevents the DMT from being destroyed by our digestive enzymes thus keeping it intact to continue into the bloodstream and later into the brain circulation, to generate there its many wonderful and healing effects.
We only work with top, senior Amazonian Shamans, experts on all aspects of the Ayahuasca rituals, who in turn belong to families which have been practicing shamanism for many generations. Our Association has 10 years of experience in the middle of the Amazonian jungle, a region with one of the strongest natural energies in the world, organizing Ayahuasca ceremonies and retreats, healing and boosting the spirituality of people from all around the world, people who become friends and regular visitors.
The Ayahuasca ceremony in the rain forest has a predictable evolution: first, for most people there will be access to unconscious dark contents: childhood traumas, repressed experiences, sources of addictions and self-destructive behaviors, the shadow (which in Jungian psychology is the structure comprised by the instinctive, uncivilized, unethical impulses). The goal of Mother Ayahuasca is to make the participant confront and overcome such dark, unhealthy contents. This cleansing may also happen on a physical level, with the sacred plant healing the cells, the bodily systems and so on. Most people will vomit, but the shamanic healing of the Amazon retreats holds that this is only the physical, organic side of the psychospiritual cleansing which is happening. This part of the Ayahuasca ceremony is actually a cleanse, a purge, from which the sacred plant will finally pull us out.
Then generally comes the second part, which is one of peace and bliss, and it can happen in several ways. In this article, we are going to discuss how Mother Ayahuasca can take us to the realm of our True Self: after the purge segment, the participant will enter into a state of deep relaxation, and the sense of the Self will begin to enhance, increasingly enhance, and expand, largely expand, until the very notion of an “I”, of an individual person with a name and a biography will vanish, the participant is one with the universe, his reduced, individual Self has blended with the cosmos… it is not anymore that there is a sky, there are shining stars etc, you are the sky, the shining stars and the entire universe, and there is a radical transcendence of suffering, all the elements of reality that cause sorrow, fear, anger and so on are also embraced in this Oneness with the cosmos. The participant experiences a radical nonduality which is indeed his True Self, his divine and actual consciousness, it is a total transcendence of the encapsulated regular (false?) identity. Afterwards, this state of Enlightenment keeps going for hours (the average duration of an Ayahuasca experience is from 6 to 7 hours) and experienced Ayahuasca users manage to stay within it to some extent even for years and some even manage to stay more or less in such state for life. Almost needless to say that such experience has a profound healing and spiritual effect: most people get over depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, self-destructive behaviors, developmental traumas and so on. Moreover, such realization is a powerful spiritual booster, which definitely will improve and greatly motivate people to continue on a spiritual path. Finally, it produces a radical shift in our worldview, thinking and behavior.
Our Ayahuasca retreats in the rain forest are the surest, fastest way to heal body, mind and spirit, with the safety and professionalism of our Amazonian Shamans, our trained assistants and translators. You will have the best, original Ayahuasca experience here in the energetic, mystical Amazonian jungle.