Travel as a cleansing of your soul – Ayahuasca, LSD, and frog cure in Amazonia
This article is strictly informative. The author is describing their own experiences and does not encourage anyone to take psychedelic drugs, especially without supervision from a professional trip sitter. Reader’s discretion is advised.
Traveling exposes us to new cultures and experiences. Even the smallest trips create an opportunity for learning and growth. Some argue that traveling can permanently change someone. But is there a way for travelers to really reach their souls? In some parts of the world, you can participate in unique rituals that, according to people who have tried them, have the potential of ‘cleansing’ the soul. The substances used in these ceremonies offer hope for those with blockages, hurting emotionally, and in need of an existential breakthrough.
How can you take care of your soul?
Stress, disturbing world events, private traumas. It can all make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, which will have an effect on your health and overall, lower the quality of your life.
Traveling is good for temporarily escaping your problems and recharging your batteries. But if you struggle with depression PTSD, or other mental health issues, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better, even with the use of pharmacological drugs or therapy, it might be time to look at alternatives. Today, more and more research confirms that taking psychoactive substances under the supervision of a guide can help you cleanse your soul from generational trauma, shame, and fear.
What happens at Ayahuasca ceremonies
The ritual of sitting with the ancient medicine Ayahuasca has proved life-changing for some. The ceremony allows for the deepest self-reflection while in a safe space. The physical reactions to taking the substance are intense, and some consider the ritual dangerous for that reason. The use of Ayahuasca is illegal in many countries, including Poland. However, its’ neighbors, the Czech Republic, with a less strict drug policy in general, allow it. With more and more countries following in their footsteps.
Ayahuasca is a ritual that has been known for a thousand years and practiced among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin region in South America. It involves the ceremonial consumption of a drink prepared with the Banisteriopsis caapi plant, accompanied by drumming chanting, and incensing. During the session, people who take the drink feel a state of elation and detachment from reality. Some experience powerful visions and hallucinations.,
The Ayahuasca ceremony is performed for traditional, shamanic, and healing purposes. The shamans leading the ceremony also consume a little bit of the drug, which helps them connect to the participants and interact with the spirits. Of those who underwent an Ayahuasca treatment, the majority report experiencing feelings of spiritual revelation. They felt a connection with their soul, which they described as a rebirth. A lot of people also encountered their spiritual guides and were given instructions on how to be the best versions of themselves. For many, the most important effect of taking the medicine is ego death and experiencing complete freedom from attachments.
LSD – is it worth taking this drug?
The organic chemical known as lysergic acid dimethylamine is a colorless and odorless solid substance, partially soluble in water. LSD is produced naturally by the red mushroom fungus, the same one that causes the ergot disease. The agent can also be obtained synthetically.
According to the researchers, LSD acts on the surface of cells called serotonin receptors, which, by using the neurotransmitter serotonin, help the cells in the brain to communicate. This interaction takes place through a receptor called 5-HT2AR attached to LSD. Thanks to the latest research using X-ray crystallography, it was possible to visualize the structure and discover that the 5-HT2AR receptor affects the β-arrestins proteins used by serotonin receptors.
In other words, serotonin receptors that control sensory perception, mood, and sexual response when exposed to LSD are unable to work properly, leading to impairment of most of these functions.
LSD is said to be able to help with anxiety disorders, headaches, migraines, and panic attacks. There is also evidence that LSD will be able to help with alcohol addiction therapy. Currently, LSD remains illegal in most countries and is not officially accepted by medical professionals.
Frog cure in Amazonia
Frog cure involves placing an Amazon frog’s venom under the skin. Among the indigenous remedies, this substance has been considered a natural vaccine for thousands of years To this day, some consider it a cure-all for even the most serious illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, migraines, circulation problems, cancer, fertility problems, Lyme disease, malaria, AIDS and viral hepatitis.
The “Kambo Ceremony” is – as the followers of this ritual argue – a way to restore the body to its full health potential and encourage harmony between body, soul, and mind, The venom catalysts a deep cleansing of the body from toxins and strengthening the immune system. In their opinion, Kambo is one of the strongest natural antibiotics with a strong anti-inflammatory effect, combating various types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Soul-searching and travel
When visiting unusual countries, you get the opportunity to use sacred medicines and even take part in traditional rituals. While you learn from and about the culture you are visiting, you get a chance for some soul-healing as well.
Cleansing the soul and getting rid of all burdens is an incredible chance to start fresh and live a better life. If you’re traveling to South America on a soul-searching journey, research the local communities and their traditions for a chance in participating in a life-changing experience.