First I have to tell you that ayahuasca is the most unpalatable substance I have ever tasted, and the regurgitation is the worst I have ever experienced.
The visions were vivid and full of symbols and puns. I saw dark-skinned spirit guides who came to teach me spirit flight. Later I learned that this is consistent with the experiences of other ayahuasca users.
The brew contains the alkaloid telepathine, named for its telepathic properties, and I found that there were indeed similarities between visions when doing yage with another person. For example one of us would see a TV screen while the other saw a computer monitor. On another occasion, we both saw open doors with a light shining within, against a backdrop of a starry sky.
Another interesting feature is that many of the elements of the visions are later encountered a few days after using the ayahuasca, suggesting that non-ordinary reality is somehow connected to ordinary reality and not just a dream or hallucination.
Although I haven't used yage recently, I have probably employed it for about a dozen spirit journeys.
Post by Terry Fisk on Oct 23, 2004 23:59:34 GMT -6
Although the retching was disgusting and painful, it was still a spiritual experience. Not only was it a physical cleansing of the body, but it was a spiritual cleansing of the soul. I think you know what I'm talking about.
To comment on what Terry had to say about non-reality being connected with normal reality, i'd have to say i agree.
To me, the ayahuasca experience takes you to a definate "place", or possibly places. Many times during my experiences i suddenly concluded that i was somewhere i wasn't meant to be. Not in a threatening way, just in the sense that "i wasn't in kansas anymore". I didn't feel i was under the influence of your average halucinogenic drug at any time, i actually felt as if i'd somehow shifted planes, and were simply experiencing the world from a different point of view.
I never personally contacted a teacher or any other spirit, but felt prescenses. Once, i became slightly unnerved by the intensity of it all, and was comforted with an alien humming, a strange, simple melody that let me know everything would be all right.
Ayahuasca proves itself time and again to be the most useful shamanic tools i've used, as it has given me valuable insights into certain issues in my life, prompting me to change for the better.
I did however have a very transcendental and partially disturbing experience with some uncommon mushrooms i picked on a sacred indian dance ring. If anyone is interested in hearing that story, let me know, but i'll spare it for now because it's quite long.
it involves the use of ayahuasca but goes much deeper into that and actually discusses how its used to gain knowledge, medicinal information, and all sorts of other stuff, then goes very deep into the actual scientific explanation of it, DNA and a whole bunch of other funny stuff
it'll really make you say wow after reading it if you can comprehend the DNA explanation hahah
I'd definetly want to experience this one day. Would be cool to do it here at home, Toronto, rather then venture all the way into brazil, but well time will tell
Post by fatheroflies on Jun 28, 2009 10:47:28 GMT -6
DMT: The Spirit Molecule is pretty much a must read for anybody interested in entheogens. DMT is the main active ingredient in ayahuasca, for those of you that don't know. Burroughs's and Ginsberg's The Yage Letters is interesting, too.
I... well. I traveled along a wormhole of sorts, and had visions of different places around the world, plants especially, whenever I touched the outside. The tunnel thing opened into an infinitely huge empty space, filled with a titanic flower, the living multiverse, similar to the multiple worlds theory in quantum mechanics. I puked so hard and so long there was blood in it.
I only experienced another entity with actual crystal DMT. I was embraced by a satyr. There's something you don't see every day.
Demo, purchasing the plants is legal, but making ayahuasca is definitely manufacture of a controlled substance.