Addictions have become one of the most critical health issues of modern society, costing many lives and affecting countless individuals and families. We have learned a lot in the last century that helps us better understand the complexity of addictions, however it is also apparent that conventional treatments have not made much of a dent […]
In 1995 I published a book called The Cosmic Serpent that dealt with ayahuasca and other subjects. The enthusiasm of many readers took me by surprise. In the book I describe ayahuasca as foul-tasting and my experience drinking it as an ordeal involving vomiting and frightening visions of serpents. Yet time and again readers would […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00Is Ayahuasca an Antidote to Modern Life?
Since the middle of the 90s, there has been a renewed interest in the possible positive effects of many different plants and substances such as LSD, “magic” mushrooms and psilocybin, ayahuasca or iboga. Many new and rigorous scientific studies have been showing promising evidence that those substances are suitable for the treatment of many diseases and […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00Treating 400+ Patients with Ibogaine and Ayahuasca
“Most of the retreat centers or ceremonies facilitators always recommend to their participants how to get ready for Ayahuasca, most of the preparation is based in preparing the body which is fine but we not only have one body in our being and during Ayahuasca ceremony all the kind of bodies we have will be […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00How to Prepare for an Ayahuasca Ceremony?
AYAHUASCA AND THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION Ayahuasca is a tea that is made by combining the “Banisteriopsis caapi vine and a DMT-containing leaf, most commonly Psychotria viridis leaf (chacruna). The word “ayahuasca,” based in the Quechua language, can be loosely translated as “vine of the soul.” Historically, the brew was used by peoples of South America, notably in […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00Purging Your Way To A Better Life
I’m sitting on a blue plastic, wipe-down mattress with my back to a wooden pillar. Within arm’s reach on the floor is a small torch to light my way to the toilet during the night, on the other side an orange plastic bucket to puke into. As the light fades my four companions, each with […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00Is Ayahuasca the Future of PTSD Treatment?
Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine that comes from the Amazon. Shamans use it to heal people of Anxiety and other ailments. When I got on the plane to cross over out of the United States for the first time in my life, I didn’t know what I would see on the other side, physically, […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:003 Tips for an Ayahuasca Ceremony
It’s common for newbies to be nervous before an ayahuasca ceremony. I know I was. Here are 10 tips to help see you through. 1. Food Prep I can’t say enough good things about preparation. First let’s talk about food. If you research the “aya diet” you’ll encounter lists of what not to eat and some of these […]
Understanding Our Potential to Communicate with Nature Since the beginning of time, humans have held a deep reverence for the wisdom of plants, it is only recently that this has been forgotten. This isn’t about receiving a phone call from a tree, it’s about understanding that language and communication can also come in non-verbal ways […]
What if I told you there might be a new way to treat drug addiction? I don’t mean spending billions failing to police the drug supply, or mopping ineffectually at addiction’s results, which are ill health, violence, sold bodies, damaged families . . . let me reword that, blood infections and oozing facial sores, fractured […]
https://email@example.com://firstname.lastname@example.org 00:00:002017-04-21 00:00:00Jungle Medicine for Drug Addiction
“On the other side of the spirit veil, I spend more than a little bit of time researching the hallucinogens. I personally believe ayahuasca [a psychedelic Amazonian brew] is also the greatest natural healing agent, period.” – Chris Kilham, Psychology Today
Many things have been placed on the earth for our use. One of the major tools given to us are the plant medicines.
Certain plants give up their lives so that we can use their smoke for prayers and cleansing. The aromas produced by these plants help us place ourselves in a different state of mind thus bringing us into a deeper part of ourselves.
If you look at these clinical trials right now, all of them, without any exception, use music as part of the therapy model.
This ability of music to release emotion is greatly amplified by the use of psychedelics which allows the listener to project his personal experiences and visual fantasies into the unfolding experience.