SPIRITS OF AYAHUASCA – AYAHUASCA CEREMONY
I is early morning in Amazon, nobody is here yet. Breakfast will be served soon. And I was talking to Edvin, one of tour guides here and he will take me today to see ho is Ayahuasca being cooked. He promised to show me the plants, way it is prepared and we may try it tonight. Edvin is local, Native Indian of Amazon, when he was sixteen started learning English now he is free lanser, works for tourist agencies as tour guide, you can also hire him yourself. I was toughed by his story about way of life of his tribe, which lives on about 600 km of territory. He works here as a tour guide and everything he makes, all the savings, he will spend on buying supplies so he can come back to his village and give it to the people. Sharing is a custom in his tribe. What ever someone earns, or hunts they share with others. So I have my machete and we are getting ready to to the jungle to find plants for Ayahuasca cooking. We are still moving through the jungle, looking for second ingredient, second plant necessary for Ayahuasca cooking. That wine root we saw few minutes ago they use for cleaning the organism by vomiting and diarrhea. Gets all of toxins out of your body. And this other plant we are looking for is for hallucinations. So this is this other plant, chacoruna, it is being added for hallucinations. So, real shaman cooks ayahuasca from only two plants. Some shamans put three or more and those are very strong, like drugs. Don Victor is cooking ayahuasca from only two plants. Two hours of cooking in one water, then he changes the water, cooks another two hours and at the end from about two gallons he starts with there is just a little bit left on the bottom. And here is Don Victor. How are you Don Victor? Is everything ready? Ayahuasca is ready? – Yes. Don Victor is shaman, ayahuascero, he will lead and perform this drinking ceremony… Everyone gets a bowl and toilet paper in case you get sick, which happens often. Here comes first candidate. And second candidate.