Saturday Short #2 – Ayahuasca (part 1 of 2)

Aidan J. Reid

This Saturday ‘Short’ story is anything but. I want to relate my experience of taking ayahuasca (an ancient psychedelic hallucinogen) which has been in the media lately after a British man died during the ritual (links at bottom of my previous post here).

The preparation, process and post-ritual ceremonies were all fairly eventful to say the least and for that reason I’m going to break the story into two parts. Today’s entry will explain the process leading up to the ritual which includes the purging, fasting and preparing your body and mind to be cleansed before taking the medicine. I’ll also reveal my first encounter with it – Day 1. Next week covers Day 2 and the after effects (6 weeks on). Hopefully this will clear up any misconception about Ayahuasca and give an insight to those interested in trying it, or curious about what is involved in…

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