Ayahuasca A Psychedelic Laxative
Every year, thousands of people travel to the Peruvian Amazon to take part in an incredible ritual. Often by firelight, Shamanic Spirit Guides offer a mental and emotional release by way of Ayahuasca. At some point in ancient human history, someone discovered that adding an MAOI inhibitor to Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), would make the user trip balls. That must have been an amazing day in the jungle. Image the surprise!
People often seek out Ayahuasca to purge or overcome mental anguish from previous trauma. Scientific brain scans have shown that this therapy significantly decreases activity in the areas of the brain associated with trauma (AsapSCIENCE). There is also a less discussed side effect of Ayahuasca use, it makes you poop your pants.
“I went on a spiritual journey. I saw astrological connections between our planet and the ever expanding universe. I saw the true hopes and dreams of many and the depth of that reality moved me deeply. And when I came to the precipice of it all, I realized I had lost 5 pounds!” Samual Spaulding, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ayahuasca is very acidic, and therefore can make the user involuntarily vomit and defecate. Sometimes all at the same time.
“I haven’t had such a great bowel movement since the day I gave birth to my daughter. Sorry again, Dr. Francis,” says, Jill Lemon of Omaha, Nebraska.
While a deep cleanse might be a happy side effect for some, The hallucinations offered by Ayahuasca can often be downright frightening.
“I love horror movies just as much as the next guy but none of them have ever actually scared the shit out of me.” Shelly Medina, Hartford, Connecticut.
Shamans offering the ritual often include stick beating and full body spitting while subjects are under the influence.
“I don’t know why but having an 87 year old shaman spit all over my body, reminded me of waterfalls.” Jesse Smith, Dallas, Texas.
Ayahuasca can also offer the user a sense of euphoria and a feeling of oneness with the Earth. In the end, users of Ayahuasca often claim to have overcome their fears of mortality and can release unnecessary connections to the superficial world.
“I was brought back to my roots. I felt like a baby again and then I needed a change.”
Jon Kramer, Chicago, Illinois.