By: Earnest Jones | 12-26-2016 | News
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Silicon Valley And Hollywood Turn To Ayahuasca- Hallucinogenic Plant Used In Shamanic Rituals

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic concoction that many drug addicts are turning to. Many victims who have been abusing drugs such as cocaine report that the concoction has drastically changed their lives. Thousands of addicts are turning to this powerful psychedelic brew from the Amazon to overcome depression, psychological trauma and addictions.

The concoction is consumed and prepared as part of a shamanic ritual, its rapidly gaining a following in the Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Many people have been reported to be flocking to sample the elixir and swear by its therapeutic properties. Despite scientists warning that the use of Ayahuasca is fatal and dangerous especially when mixed with other drugs, people are still consuming the concoction.

Various celebrities are proponents of the Ayahuasca, such include Paul Simon, Tori Amos, Lindsey Lohan, and Sting. These celebrities have reported that the concoction offers spiritual experience unmatched with no other. Others have reported that it helped them overcome traumas that no other therapy could handle.

Jeff, who did not want his real name revealed- organizes the Ayahuasca ceremonies in the Los Angeles area said that many have the misconception that it’s the hippies that come with feathers in their hair, adding that it’s pretty much the opposite. Jeff also mentioned that many people are hooked into entertainment and consumerism adding that people want to have strong experiences.

In a statement made by an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, Dennis McKenna, 100 clandestine Ayahuasca ceremonies are held nightly in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. McKenna added that it’s hard to get a glimpse on the number of ceremonies that are held across the U.S. as Ayahuasca constitutes the hallucinogenic drug Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which is illegal in the U.S. since it’s in the same category as heroin and Ecstasy. Only two Brazilian churches in the Western United States are exempted from Ayahuasca ban since they use it as sacrament.

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