The Ayahuasca, also called “vine of the dead” is a plant considered sacred by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon and has been used in shamanic ceremonies for thousands of years, because of its healing powers in body, mind and soul, which has garnered the attention of researchers all over the world and has inspired studies regarding its medicinal properties. 

The ritual of the Ayahuasca is an ancient tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation, and which has taught shamans from the collection of ingredients, the preparation of the brew, the use of the “mapacho” (Amazonian tobacco), as well as the traditional chants that joined those who are part of this ceremony. It is just one of the many demonstrations of traditional knowledge and the merging between man and nature, the mystic relationship that indigenous tribes develop with the Amazonian forest. 

To be part of the Ayahuasca ceremony can have various effects in a person; this is why when we speak of Ayahuasca the word “purification” comes to mind as this plant has purgatory effects when consumed. Moreover, those who have drank the brew also experience regressions to situations that caused them pain or some sort of trauma, almost forcing them to explore what hurts them and why, helping them reevaluate their situation and have a better understanding of themselves. Ayahuasca is also considered a spiritual experience because it “opens the eyes” and provides participants with a new perspective and deeper connection with nature. 

Being part of a ritual of this kind is without a doubt an intense experience given its medicinal properties and the diverse effects it can have in a person. It is common to have the initial impression that Ayahuasca is nothing more than a hallucinogenic plant but its healing powers go far beyond that, no wonder is considered sacred and is so revered in the Amazonian jungle. The bond that it helps create with the mysterious Amazonian jungle and its ability to heal mind and soul make it a unique and very exciting experience for those interested in seeing up close and discovering more of the wisdom of the jungle. 

The Peruvian jungle, in particular Iquitos is the ideal place to be part of this wonderful experience. Venture to explore the secrets the Amazon hides. You won’t regret it!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Related Posts:

Visiting Quito in Ecuador

Quito is the first site to be named Cultural World Heritage by UNESCO and it’s located at 2850 meters (9350 ft.) above sea level, giving you an amazing view of the Andean landscapes. The city itself has many cultural and historical sites to be enjoyed such as the [...]

Biking tours in Lima

A very interesting alternative to visitors in Lima, the capital of Peru are the biking tours that show you Lima on an entertaining and interesting way. These Tours in Lima visit the most traditional and characteristic places of this fascinating city, joined by [...]

Paradise in the middle of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Aranwa means tale or legend in the ancient language of the Inca and that is precisely the spirit of this hotel, lodged in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, northeast of the imperial city of Cusco. This architectonic wonder has been built over an hacienda from the [...]

Visiting La Paz

La Paz is usually the starting point to all trips within the country because it has many attractions both cultural and natural in its surrounding areas. We have already talked a bit about Tiawanaku and Titicaca Lake as the highlights, but there’s so much more to [...]

2013 Dakar Rally

The Dakar rally will celebrate its 35th edition this 2013, and for the fifth time it will be held in South America. The rally will start on January 5th in Lima, Peru and will end on January 20th in Santiago, Chile. This rally was born in 1977 in Europe, after [...]

Travel tips for hiking in altitude

If you travel around Peru you will need to take in consideration these tips that will help you get properly acclimatized to those high areas of Peru. If you live on a city at sea level and are traveling to an area that is over 3000 meters high (9842 feet) then most [...]