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‘Authentic’ ayahuasca rituals sought by tourists often ignore Indigenous practices and spiritual grounding

By Pardis Mahdavi, President, University of La Verne
Ayahuasca, a sacred drink made from the stem and leaves of a tree vine, has many names: psychedelic brew, hallucinogenic tea, mood medicine and more. It is even known as a teacher or a healer for its reported ability to help a person turn inward and come into alignment with past traumas.

The plant and the rituals associated with it have deep roots in South American shamanic traditions. But in the past few decades, stories about the spiritually enhancing magic of ayahuasca have made their…The Conversation

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