The ayahuasca (Quechua) is a sacred plant considered the “rope of the spirits” or the rope that promotes contact between us and the energy inside the plant and diagnosis in Amazonian Traditional Medicine. It is a medicine, a remedy which acts according to the laws of energetic medicine on the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and situational level.
Ayahuasca is a medicine with an ancient tradition and has to be applied using proven techniques that have been developed for thousands of years. It is a remedy and each remedy has to be given in appropriate amounts and frequency and indicated by a specialist, in this case Dr. Pio Vucetich.
The function of the Ayahuasca is to sensitize and amplify emotions. The use of Ayahuasca has been fostering deep self-awareness for 5000 years. During the ceremonies there is a clear and lucid consciousness about the emotional dynamic, personal issues, tendencies, and primal causes of social or personal problems, which presents opportunities to resolve those conflicts. Thus, the Ayahausca and the altered state of consciousness attained with it have been fundamental for the ethnic groups in the Amazon as this determines their cosmic vision, which includes a way of making choices, creating art, dealing with health issues, and maintaining a value system. It is a practice that has survived their acculturation process.
The combination of medicinal Ayahuasca ceremonies with modern psychotherapy techniques enhances the basic components of the first. The ayahuasca ceremonies awaken certain basic faculties necessary for comprehension and inner understanding of life, which facilitate the reactivation and clarification of psychic conflict, as well as, the amplification of awareness, the development of potentialities, and the loss of fear and basic insecurities. These ceremonies help to face one’s self, one’s place in the past, present, and in one’s individual purpose or mission in future life.
Since Modern times, Western medical science has developed without considering and even disregarding the existence of traditional or alternative medicine. From the western approach, diseases are basically considered physical disturbances to be treated analytically, and are understood from a linear causality model; disease is purely an individual and technical phenomenon. From the perspective of traditional medicine, a disease is seen as a state of inner imbalance that can be healed through reintegration and self-reconciliation with oneself and the environment, which involves several other elements such as cultural identity, ancestral memory and spirituality. For this reason, the ceremonies shed light on the most important factors that need to be understood individually for each patient and integrated into the conscious mind.
Ayahuasca ceremonies are conducted at night around 8 or 9 pm and last for around 3-6 hours.
It is advisable to have a light supper.
It is necessary to follow some recommendations before and after the ceremonies.