What is Ayahuasca? Banisteriopsis Caapi, also known as “The vine of the Souls,” is a vine that grows in the Amazon region. For thousands of years, shamans have utilized Ayahuasca as a sacred medicine and sacrament to commune with the world of spirit.
The primary traditional use of Ayahuasca is to contact the spirit world, assisting in finding remedies for those suffering mentally, physically, and spiritually. Shamans believe that the vine embodies a spirit named Mother Ayahuasca, who is revered as the mother and master of all plants. When a member of the shaman’s community falls ill, the shaman prepares the Ayahuasca. This preparation involves boiling the vine with one or several other admixture plants until it becomes a thick, brown, bitter potion.
During the evening ceremonies, shamans sing magical songs known as “icaros.” These songs, taught either by master shamans or received directly from the spirit world, are used to invoke healing and protective spirits. As the ceremony progresses, the shaman experiences profound visions, allowing them to perceive the spirit or energetic essence of the afflicted individual.
Guided by these spirits and Mother Ayahuasca, the shaman discerns which plants to use, how to prepare them, and the best way to administer them to address the individual’s issues. Ayahuasca also reveals if the person is harboring any heavy energies within their physical, energetic, or spiritual bodies. This insight empowers the shaman to summon the appropriate spirits to help clear these energies.
Ayahuasca is more than just a plant; it’s a portal to the spirit world and is deeply revered in the Amazon. Those who partake in its magic often experience personal growth and transformation. For shamans who have dedicated years to its study, Ayahuasca offers the ability to navigate various spiritual realms, dimensions, other worlds, the vast expanse of the physical universe, and even approach the divine creator.
Engaging in an Ayahuasca ceremony with a shaman is a profound journey into the sacred. It’s essential to approach this experience with utmost respect. When consuming this sacred medicine, participants should approach the Spirit of Ayahuasca with clear intentions, remaining receptive to the teachings and aid provided.
For those who participate in Ayahuasca ceremonies, their psychic senses become heightened, allowing direct learning from the spirit world. Once consumed, the medicine integrates with the individual, remaining a part of them forever. This powerful Amazonian spirit medicine is none other than Mother Ayahuasca.