Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a Connection Supplement made from Banisteriopsis caapi and other ingredients.[1]: Contains harmala alkaloids and dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

List of Connection Supplements

Connection Supplement > Ayahuasca, Cannabis, Chloroform, DMT, Haoma, Kaneh Bosm, Kava, Ketamine, Kykeon, LSD, MDMA, Maikua, Manna, Nitrous Oxide, Peyote, Psilocybin Mushroom, Santa Rosa, Soma, Tobacco, Yaqona

Notes

Ayahuasca is a Connection Supplement popular in Columbia, Peru, Brazil, British Guiana, Brazil, Central America and Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula and in the southeastern United States.[2]

Shamans may use it to "obtain information about the spirit world" (i.e. connect and [[Channel]), "achieve supernatural power," and to heal. [3]:

Purpose and for, and methods by which connection, is pursued may vary according to conditions. "Depending upon the culture, the person taking Banisteriopsis may drink the mixture alone or as a member of a group. Thus, the individualist and feuding Jivaro prefer to take the drug individually and to use it to cope supernaturally with enemies. The more gregarious Cashinahua and Sharanahua, on the other hand, tend to participate together in the hallucinogenic experience and to share those aspects of the revelatory content...for the common good of the group."[4]:

Footnotes

  1. Harner, Michael J. Hallucinogens and Shamanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
  2. Harner, Michael J. Hallucinogens and Shamanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
  3. Harner, Michael J. Hallucinogens and Shamanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.p. 5
  4. Harner, Michael J. Hallucinogens and Shamanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. p. 5