The Amazon Rainforest Basin is best known for having a significant impact on the environment and climate not only in South America but also in other parts of the world. Thousands if not millions of tree species, animals, and insects are found this is a natural ecosystem. There are also hundreds of medicinal plants that are harvested and used to make the various medications.
One such plant is the Banisteriopsis caap i– it is well known across the globe due to the high concentration of hallucinogens in its bark. Its stems and barks are boiled or soaked and mixed with other plants components such as the leaves of P. viridis to make a special traditional medicine that is referred to as Ayahuasca. Its active components and inherent capabilities make it one of the most important mestizo ethnomedicine in the world. Scientists also use it to carry out psychiatry, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology studies.
With time, the inherent capabilities of this beverage attracted millions of people from all across the globe who wanted to experience its healing capabilities in real life. It is this Ayahuasca healing properties that led to the birth of the prestigious Ayahuasca ceremony and other Shaman ceremonies.
History of Ayahuasca Ceremony
The effects of the Ayahuasca healing beverage attracted the attention of botanists, chemists, ethnographers, and pharmacologists ever since it was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century. There is little conclusive information about how the Ayahuasca beverage became popular, but what is documented is that many of the indigenous tribes that reside in the Amazon basin started to prepare and use the beverage many centuries ago. Archeological evidence that is in the form of snuffing trays and tubes, pottery vessels, and anthropomorphic figurines all indicate that use of plant hallucinogen was a well-established cultural activity in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 1500 and 2000 BC.
The most important fact to note is that this beverage has a significant impact on the politics, religion, society, as well as the science studies across the globe. Numerous successful studies by scientists and explorers from all across the world motivated the Brazilian government to legitimatize the use of Ayahuasca beverages by the Brazilian syncretic sects and UDV. This, in turn, led to the establishment of healing centers in the Peruvian Amazon such as the well-known Temple of the Way of Light that organizes healing retreats for guests from all parts of the world.
What to Expect in the Ceremonies and the Steps Followed
The highlight of the Ayahuasca ceremony is drinking of the Ayahuasca beverage/tea that is prepared under the inspection of a respected Shaman. One night spent after drinking the hallucinatory tea will enable you to deeply connect with your true inner self and a higher intelligence that will give you a better clarity and understanding of life.
If you are planning to attend this ceremony, it is imperative to prepare for an exceptional encounter with the mystery, the infinite, and the divine. The whole meditation process will help you get an entirely new perspective of your life that has being blocked from you by the limited view of your mind.
The Ayahuasca journey starts off slowly and then evolves into a series of multiple lows and peaks that can last between 10-12 hours. However, the retreats can last up to 12 weeks or more depending on your needs, preferences, and budget.
Benefits of Ayahuasca Ceremony
Emotional Healing: The active components in the Ayahuasca heal tea helps to revitalize the mind and body. As you connect with your inner self, your past traumatic emotions will emerge, and you will get to face them head on. This will, in turn, lessen your emotional burden and allow you to continue living life to the fullest. Releasing emotional traumas will give you an inner peace and allow you to concentrate on the things that matter in your life.
Spiritual Advancement: As mentioned earlier, during the ceremony your mind and body will be connected to a higher intelligence and divine being. The whole experience will help you get a clear perspective of the various spiritual beliefs as well as a deeper understanding of the reality.
Find Your Purpose in Life: Chances are that there is something that you have always wanted to take part in or do but you were scared to make the first step. When you drink Ayahuasca, your consciousness will break away from your mind of body. This experience will trigger you to go after your purpose spiritually.
About Temple of the Way of Light
The Temple of the Way of Light is one of the best centers that you can go to experience the superior capabilities of Ayahuasca and other traditional medicine vines. All the ceremonies are supervised by professional and highly skilled Shamans who have years of experience and a thorough understanding of the various plants used to prepare the tea. Be sure to follow the Ayahuasca ceremony guidelines to get the best positive results.…