Ayahuasca Retreat: What is the chemical and what is the trip?
Ayahuasca is the vine of an exotic root that contains the chemical DMT, it’s a chemical that many people use for spiritual purposes, mainly, some recreational but ultimately DMT is too powerful to be “addicted” to, is the conventional wisdom at least. Ayahuasca contain DMT which is a chemical that our brain already produces every day, so varying theories believe that taking more of it makes you feel as if you’re able to literally “live life” more than you were ever able to because your mind is stronger from basically chemical refinement, since DMT is always in your body it’s not really experimentation. When people do Ayahuasca they go on Ayahuasca retreats, which voluntarily strips you of the normal things in life so you can appreciate life without the “mortal trappings” some people might say, having nothing makes you appreciate everything especially on drugs that are so ancient. An Ayahuasca retreat is what Steve Jobs did in India before he created the Lisa computer which was one of the first personal computer systems. This type of creativity with substances such as DMT can give credit witness or merit to the drug’s psychoactive positive traits.
Where to do an Ayahuasca Retreat
There are many places, types of resorts or simply houses of people who offer shamanistic services to guide you during a DMT trip, whether it’s inside or outside, some of these are simple as a shaman at their house, some can be almost a resort type with doctors on staff 24/7. Some places such as Peru have this granted to them by the government for the traditional usage of Ayahuasca retreats.
How to do an Ayahuasca retreat
The concept of an Ayahuasca retreat is very old, ancient even, and as such has deep roots in religious ceremonies, such as shamanism, shamans are also frequently guides for Ayahuasca retreats. This is a geographic thing, mainly observed with native tribes such as Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia. Users who are not native know of the psychoactive properties of Ayahuasca but it is also used for medicinal purposes. It increases the heart rate and for psychological therapy. Always have someone sober with you, no matter if it’s a shaman or a friend, preferably someone who has experience with the chemical. Make sure you have food, snacks possibly veggies with you to keep your blood sugar correct, make sure you have a sufficient amount of water for a long hike, a retreat can last a while!
Safety for Ayahuasca retreat
It can be extremely dangerous to go an uninhibited part of woodlands, or somewhere deserted, as many psychonauts often think is a good idea. While it can be a fun time, and a good idea even if you have a good trip-sitter, if you and your friends do not have a guide, do not trip or attempt your own “mini retreat” in the woods, an Ayahuasca retreat is a very serious thing to try and undertake and you will regret it mentally and possibly physically if you mess it up due to sheer negligence.