«Baños de florecimientos» CEREMONY
Jungle plants collected in a special way at a particular time of the day are chopped and mixed with pure spring water. Afterwards, a participant takes a bath in prepared infusion accompanied by songs and recommendations of shaman. The power of plants first enters the water and then though skin into the body, giving relaxing and beneficial effect.
Yattsua tribe shaman will lead a ceremony «Kambo» using skin secretions of the frog Phyllomedusa bicolor species. It is traditionally used by the Indians for hunting, to detoxify the body, to increase libido, treatment of chronic pain, prophylactic against malaria, to boost strength and stamina, treatment of depression, migraine, blood circulation problems, Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, cancer, fertility problems in women, hepatitis and even AIDS. Phyllomedusa bicolor frog species are caught carefully at night in a special way, without causing harm to it, the hunters collect the frog secretion and then let it go with great respect. Afterwards, shaman makes some skin surface point burns on the participant’s shoulder with special sticks that allows to remove a very thin top layer of epidermis, it is almost painless. The shaman then applies prepared paste with the frog secretion to these open points. The effect is almost immediate, that is: a change of perception, nausea, rapid heart beat. It lasts about 15 minutes, during which the shaman sings special ritual songs «Icaros». Also, there is an after-effect, which may include euphoria, sensitivity exacerbation of the of the senses and overall physical tone increase.
Traditionally, the term ayahuasca (also known as ayahuasca, or yage, Spanish – ayahuasca) is a brew made out Banisteriopsis Caapi vine and Psychotria Viridis plant species. Brewed together in a special way when used by a person, it changes consciousness, gives visionary state of mind and cleanses the body. It lasts about 5-7 hours. The use of Ayahuasca takes place in a ritual atmosphere with specific rules. The ceremonies are considered sacred among the inhabitants of Peru, where ayahuasca rituals are used in many regions of the country and protected by the state as an important part of the cultural heritage. To conduct the ceremony one must be specially trained and have experience of participation in such rituals.
The participants of the ceremony should be aware that ayahuasca contains harmine compounds that are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Combined with a number of medicines and food (tyramine containing) in the body it may lead to harmful side effects. For this reason, prior to participating in the ceremony it is required to comply with certain restrictions in diet.
Benefits of ayahuasca: cleansing and purification, physical and emotional healing, depression treatment, recovery from addictions, deeper appreciation of life and gratitude, greater understanding of yourself, expanded awareness and higher levels of consciousness, enhanced creativity, finding your life purpose, deeper connection to nature and many more.
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