Benefits Ayahuasca Ceremony, Ayahuasca is a ritual healing drink made from the stem of the ayahuasca vine, (Banisteriopsis caapi). The ayahuasca drink is sometimes, but rarely, made from the ayahuasca vine alone; almost invariably other plants are added. For the Amazonian natives in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador for whom the herbal tea has been a part of their native traditions for centuries, the herbal tea brewed from the vine is sacred Part of a Religious Ritual.
The term Ayahuasca is in the Quechua language. The word Huasca is the usual Quechua term for any species of vine. The word Aya refers to something like a separable soul, and thus, also, to the spirit of a dead person — hence the common English translations, “Vine of the Soul”. The word Ayahuasca can apparently have either connotation, depending largely on cultural context.
Similar to the benefits of psychotherapy or psychological counseling, the positive effects of an ayahuasca experience can help people know themselves more fully. This can lead to the living of a more authentic life, greater satisfaction and an increased sense of accomplishment. However beyond the specific medical realm, people have reported a large (and growing) list of benefits to daily health and general well-being such as:
• Improved general physical health • Increased mental clarity • Improved relationships • Improved outlook on life • Increased sense of purpose • More spiritual in life • Happier sense of well being • More self confidence • Calmer • More compassion/empathy • Increased energy • Improved concentration • Improved anger control • Feeling more centered • More humble • Quicker healing time • Better creativity.
The Ayahuasca ceremony is a shamanistic initiation in which you can experience altered states of consciousness. The emphasis is on exploring your own potential in a safe way, as well as healing trauma and recovering your true essence. In the ceremony you learn to do deep healing work inside your body on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers. (It is not about tripping outside of your body)
The Shaman or Yachac (Healer in Quichua) is the person who acts in the ceremony as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc. and the one that leads the session. Shamans view illness as disharmony in a person’s life on energetic and spiritual levels. This disharmony can lead to mental, emotional, and/or physical illness if left unresolved.
Gulliver Expeditions offers monthly weekend Ayahuasca Retreat. The next one is on saturday 8th of July at Hosteria Papagayo Cayambe; for more information about this retreat please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]0