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Ayahuasca comes from a native Quechua word
“aja­
waska’ meaning literally “spirit vine” or
“vine of the soul”.
Ayahuasca ceremonies have been used for
thousands of years by indigenous groups in
the Amazon regions spanning Peru, Colombia,
Ecuador and Brazil as a means to gain personal
healing, insight and spiritual cleansing.
It is ingested in the form of a brew made from
the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and
the leaves of one of the DMT containing plants
Chacruna (Psychotria viridis) or Guambisa
(Diplopterys cabrerana).
Other plants or tree barks may be added to the
brew to modify its healing and visionary effects.
At Maya we prepare our own Ayahuasca on site
using the Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna.
Ayahuasca is an incredibly powerful healer and it works on various different levels
simultaneously.

Purging during an ayahuasca ceremony is not
like performing normal bodily functions.
It is not merely a physical release and it is not
just an emotional, spiritual, or psychological
release, but the phenomenal combination of all
of the above into an unique event that makes it
a single life­altering experience.
Vomiting is seen in western culture as something
to be ashamed of or a reaction of the body to
sickness, eating the wrong food or drinking too
much alcohol. Yet in the context of Ayahuasca,
vomiting is the first stage of cleansing the body
and the spirit.

It’s therefore a positive event and for many,
during a ceremony, it kickstarts the visionary
phase of the ayahuasca experience.
Among Peruvian shamans is said that La purga misma te enseña, ‘vomiting itself teaches
you’. Giving yourself over to the plant, giving up
control and letting go of shame is the first
lesson you’ll receive from the plant doctor.
The
brew
also
interacts
with
the
psycho­
emotional and spiritual basis of each
individual and the construct of the setting in
which it is taken.
Among these personal attributes; attitude,
purpose, personality, mood and prior
experience influence the character of the
experience. The composite effect of these factors influences the nature and content of the
experiential journey.
People experiencing Ayahuasca ceremonies
typically achieve substantial mental, psycho-

logical and spiritual progress comparable to
that accomplished through intensive long­term
psychotherapy.
This often unrivaled speed of positive turnaround
suits it perfectly to those who are experiencing a
severe breakdown in a certain character of their
being that is perhaps unresponsive to conventional treatment, or which has reached a point
at which it must be handled with great rapidity.
For more information visit our website
mayahuascaperu.com


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