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Identify the real and fake Ayahuasca Shamans

What is Ayahuasca? 

Ayahuasca is a brew made from two herbs found in the Amazon Rainforest. The two main components of Ayahuasca are Psychotria Viridis shrub leaves and Banisteriopsis caapi vines. Ayahuasca is also known as la purga or simply tea. 


Drinking Ayahuasca can be seen as a spiritual ceremony and is not meant for everybody. Nature calls you when you are meant to consume and experience it. A Shaman is an experienced healer who knows how to make Ayahuasca and is meant to guide you throughout the process. 


The Psychotria leaves and Banisteriopsis vines are cleaned and brewed in water. The water is kept aside and the mixture remains. This process is done until a proper concentrated liquid is obtained according to the Shaman. 


How does Ayahuasca work?

The shrub Psychotria Viridis contains N, N dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT has extreme hallucinogenic properties. If you consume it, an enzyme called MAOs, monoamine oxidases present in your liver breaks it down. So before you drink it you should combine it with MAOs which are present in Banisteriopsis caapi known as β-carbolines. It can reach your brain and break your old patterns which have formed over the years. 


Ayahuasca is used in religious and spiritual practices. It is used for various purposes mainly to open mind and heal past traumas. 

Before consuming Ayahuasca, you should abstain from cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, or any caffeine products


People may experience its effects within 20 to 60 minutes and it may last up to two to six hours. 


While some people may have an uplifting experience, others may encounter vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, or fear. Ayahuasca’s experience can differ for different people and it may differ every time you take it. Eventually, it will improve your brain health, boosts your memory, and aids in your psychological well-being


How to identify a real Shaman?

Here are some pointers which you should know to identify a fake shaman:

  • Money is never their main agenda - even though people should charge for what they are doing, real shamans will never emphasize only on the money. If there are hidden charges or payment pressures, it is a red signal. 

  • They usually become shamans through years of experience or learnings from their ancestors. It can not be learned over some weekends. Listen to how they became a shaman. 

  • Usually, their story involves a nature calling, a dream, or a sign. And they prefer to call themselves healers instead of shamans because they understand that to be a true shaman, it will take years of practice. 

  • Nobody can give you an experience of something if they have not been there themselves. A real shaman will guide you with their own experience first

  • There is no push - true shamans make you feel free and there is spiritual energy around. They never force you to do something against your will. 


Many fake shamans are trying to lure you into consuming Ayahuasca, but a true shaman will guide you throughout the process and will be there to help. He will even have assistants in case of emergencies.