THE WHAT IS: AYAHUASCA
Over the past several years, and recently during a stunning presentation by Shai Blakeney at NFS, we’ve heard a few friends talk about the magical healing properties of Ayahuasca. It’s a powerful psychedelic brew made from an Amazonian plant mixture that induces altered states of consciousness, typically lasting between 6-8 hours. For centuries, it’s been used by shaman in healing ceremonies but now medical and mental health professionals are starting to see its value as a recovery drug for addicts, trauma patients, mental illness, and seekers of a higher spiritual plane. David Suzuki who hosts The Nature of Things, the most successful series (in its 55th season!) in the history of Canada has a great episode on the topic. Watch here.