Hello friends we are sharing this event for our next ayahuasca ceremony, this coming august 27th 2016
Here are the details
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR AN AYAHUASCA CEREMONY
Optional Cleanse And Dieta
Based on the experiences of many Ayahuasca practitioners, no selective nutritional regime (suggested above) can compare with the physical renewal that comes out of a specific cleanse program or a traditional Dieta with medicinal plants. The degree to which a body and mind becomes recipient to Ayahuasca is of a significantly deeper level, being much more sensitive than when no cleanse has been done.
There are many types of cleanse programs developed and here are a few we can recommend:
liver and gallbladder cleanse
traditional Dieta with medicinal plants
“Arise and Shine cleanse”
cleanse with Kambo
Preparation Of The Mind And Spirit
While the body is a physical vessel of our experience, making it easier to navigate our journey, our mind is what largely determines the possibilities we can tap into.
Whatever we call it - the mind, consciousness, psyche - it defines our possibilities. Any concept or belief that we hold on to consequently creates thought patterns and behaviours that lead to actions or inactions. The mind is the ultimate filter of the Reality. What we believe is what we feed is what we deal with throughout our lives.
An Ayahuasca ceremony is the most beneficial when approached from a humble heart, clear intentions and open mind.
Ayahuasca represents a guiding force that stands out of any particular tradition or system of belief, merely helping us to expand our boundaries, opening our mind to the unknown. In an Ayahuasca experience we can break the limitations imposed by our earlier “teachers”, the education system, and “zoom out” of a narrow views we once trusted to be the truth.
However, the potentiality of Ayahuasca experience is constrained by a mind-set one brings into an Ayahuasca ceremony. Ayahuasca is a “guide” showing us the possibilities, but ultimately we are the ones that help those possibilities manifest.
What supports mostly the depth and transformational power of our experience is a clear intention and solid motivation. It is helpful prior the ceremony to have a clear grasp on what would you like to change in your life, what would you like to resolve, clarify about your-self, your relationships, your path or practice. Take your time and contemplate about these things.
To take your experience even deeper, it is recommended to know your motivation. What is really behind the changes you’d like to see? What are the patterns, the underlaying conditions for what you are trying to achieve, for what you intending to do? Because sometimes our intentions come out of our reactivity, they may be purely emotional, trying to avoid pain, avoid confrontation, seeking just purity and bliss.
Our mind is a powerful tool for exploring the Reality, with it’s full potential sometimes hidden behind the layers and layers of decades long conditioning. It can play tricks that happen to be enrobed into something apparently pure and beautiful. However, if you are armed with a strong intention and clear motivations, Ayahuasca can gradually help to re-assemble your being in more integrity, more empowered and free.
Ayahuasca Nutritional Diet
Are there foods contraindicated with Ayahuasca? What is better to avoid? What is the best to eat before and after the Ayahuasca ceremony?
A universal answer is - the lighter the better. That summarises to a nutrition with minimum or zero products of animal origin. The main NO with Ayahuasca however is NO PORK and NO ALCOHOL.
To be physically prepared does not mean that we are completely purified and cleansed or that we don’t have any physical issues.
The basic guidelines are:
- NO red/heavy meats (pork, beef, sheep, tuna, eel etc.) - week before and after
- NO strong alcohol, beer, wine – week before and after
- NO hot food, red pepper, etc. – 2 days before
- NO fermented food, pickles, herring, anchovy’s, old cheese, etc. – 1 day before and after
Moderate consumption of salt and sugar/honey – 3 days before and after
Before and after Ayahuasca ceremony
Usually its more easy to follow a set of principles than try to learn all of the possible combinations. These recommendations are the preferred choices of the author, based on personal experiences in combination with guidelines from the native Peruvian Ayahuasca tradition. Any of it can be a subject for your personal exploration and is a personal responsibility.
Use olive oil or ghee, no fried food. Fresh or cooked vegetables and or legumes (beans, peas) with rice, buckwheat, oats, barley or other cereals. Fresh fruits and juices. Eventually some fresh organic eggs are fine (better not on the day of the ceremony).
The most simple diet is to eat light vegetarian food for 3 days before and after the Ayahuasca ceremony, with moderate-low levels of salt, sugar and fat. Raw food on the day of ceremony is most recommended.
On the day of Ayahuasca night ceremony
Simple vegetarian breakfast and lunch (recommended vegan food or fasting in individual cases). No chilli! Avoid coffee, black or green tee (no caffeine), eggs, dairy and sweet pastry. No food after 15:00 (or at least 5 hours prior the session). Drink only water or herbal tea after lunch. Some fruits are ok to have at the end of ceremony if there is no nausea or dizziness.
For persons having an unstable, problematic digestion its recommended to exclude the following foods from the diet at least a week before the Ayahuasca ceremony: all dairy (cheese, cream, except yogurt and kefir) and white bread, products with high gluten, butter and its products like cakes, cookies etc.
If you are not sure what to eat or about your digestion a universal recommendation for diet prior the Ayahuasca ceremony is to eat raw fruits and or vegetables, drink juice. This provides the body a very light feeling and decreases possible heavy aspects of purging during the ceremony.
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN TAKING AYAHUASCA
How someone managed to whittle an enlightening, transformational healing experience down to an anti-smoking advertisement is truly remarkable! Using ayahuasca to stop smoking would be like using the Hadron Subatomic Particle Collider to make Jello, like using mindfulness to toilet train a baby, like buying a Ferrari because you like the cupholder.
For anyone considering partaking in a such a journey:
10. Your intention should be that you wish to experience the divine, the infinite, Mystery - whatever you choose to call “it,” the “other” as Slavoj Zizec refers to it - that which is beyond the limited perspective of your mind.
9. Accept that the divine/infinite/Mystery cannot be experienced in a way that will make sense to your brain; the divine is infinite; your brain is finite. Trying to cognitively grasp the infinite is like trying to pour the ocean into a thimble.
8. Be aware that you may not enjoy the information that the divine/infinite/Mystery chooses to share with you. However - even if you are a “Born-Again Atheist,” as Gore Vidal referred to himself - you will probably learn a great deal about the fleeting concepts you currently refer to as “My Life,” “My Self,” “My Beliefs,” “My Relationships” and “Reality.”
7. Each time you experience the divine/infinite/Mystery will be different - each experience is akin to a drop in the ocean.
6. The experience will be ineffable, beyond any language, and trying to put it into words will be daunting.
5. “10 years of therapy downloaded in a night” seems to be a fairly universal analogy to convey one of the outcomes. You may wish to take this into consideration before you make plans to attend the Knicks game the following afternoon.
4. The “icaros” (songs) are an integral part of the ceremony and through them you may gain a greater appreciation of the power of music.
3. If you do not adhere to a “dieta” (diet) before the ceremony, the plants will assist your body in ridding itself of the chemicals, salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, flesh and other toxins and impurities that you have crammed into it. This is commonly known as purging. If your body (including the subtle energy body) is clean, there will be nothing to purge.
2. Ayahuasca should not be used recreationally nor do I believe should be considered a hallucinogenic because...
1. One may realize that everything perceived through the five senses and assimilated by the mind (including afflictions, addictions, prejudices, etc.) is contrived. Ponder this: is it possible that plant medicine allows one to open “the doors of perception” - as William Blake and Aldous Huxley described - temporarily shed the subjective self, “realize” or merge with the infinite “other,” and thus gain a fresh outlook on mundane reality (subsequently inspiring one to curb afflictions, addictions, and prejudices)?
Anyhow, before you endeavor on your first journey, I have been told that you should be wary of the bevy of unqualified people currently pouring plant medicine; be quite certain that your shaman is bonafide as you will be entrusting him or her with your psychological and emotional well-being when you experience your mind deconstruct and reconstruct itself. Yes, once the mind is shattered or “broken open” as Daniel Pinchbeck calls it, one may encounter what Mister Morris refers to in his article as “bipolarity and schizophrenia,” but maybe, just maybe - as R.D. Laing posited - reality OUT THERE (outside of our individual, subjective perceptions) is amorphous and not as linear, rational, well-defined, or comprehensible as our minds are wont to believe.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention that, personally, I have never tried a hallucinogenic and doubt I ever will; to me there is something uniquely unappealing - from what I have been told - about hallucinating - it seems like a wasteful and potentially dangerous distraction; similarly, professionally - as a Licensed Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor - after treating many patients who damaged their brains using drugs recreationally, I do not advocate trying any Schedule 1 controlled substances. However, for anyone who is considering embarking on an ayahuasca ceremony I strongly suggest extensively researching the pros and cons, and refraining from buying into the glib perusal offered in the New York Times “Styles” Section last Sunday. Nobody who has ever drunk ayahuasca would report back that it’s a fucking “style!”
Lastly, it is not a coincidence that people interested in those crazy, New Age “fads” such as yoga and meditation would gravitate towards plant medicine, for yoga and meditation were originally devised and designed to guide practitioners beyond their thinking minds and experience the divine/infinite/Mystery.