What is Ayahuasca?

Origins of Ayahuasca

Shamans understand the language of the plants and it was the plants that showed the Shaman, Ayahuasca. Coming from the Great Forests of the Amazon of South America, Ayahuasca is a medicinal ethnogenic tea prepared from two main plants: Banisteriopsis Caapi, a jungle vine also known as jagube, and combined with the leaves of Psychotria Viridis or Chacruna or Rainha (Queen).

Ayahuasca or Ayawaska is Quechua for Spirit Vine or Vine of the Soul; aya means Spirit while huasca or waska means vine. Quechua is a language spoken by indigenous Andean people of South America. The Medicine is also called by many other names. From the deep heart of the Peruvian jungle the forest spirit wanted to reach more people. So someone was summoned, and that person was a simple yet profound Brazilian , Irineu Raimundo Serra who worked in the forests of Peru as a rubber tapper. He experienced the brew through the shamans and upon drinking it he received an awakening that brought him his great life mission. He had a vision of the Queen of the forest who bestowed upon him the Doctrine of the Santo Daime, literally holy give. He brought the teachings as his doctrine to his home in Brazil.

With time the Doctrine grew, attracting many people from all over Brazil and beyond. The brew was discovered internationally and many new paths were born that have been spread globally. Now Ayahuasca or Santo Daime can be drunk across the Globe.

The two plants are collected here on our land, cleaned and prepared and then cooked together for many hours. It is done in a sacred intentional way, with awareness, humbleness, music and love.

Ayahuasca is a true medicine because it is healing us in both the physical and spiritual dimensions of our existence and Ayahuasca is showing us how we are to heal ourselves. She is a Healer that cleanses our bodies from disease, our hearts from suffering, our mind from illusion. She brings us the Light of Consciousness, opening our hearts and eyes to look within ourselves and find there the Divine.

She teaches us how to live. And the way to live in Harmony. Ayahuasca is an Entity that has been sent from the Spirit Realm to accompany us in our quest and soul journey towards the One.