Do You Need to Travel to South America to Drink Ayahuasca?

Do You Need to Travel to South America to Drink Ayahuasca?

The question of whether it is necessary to travel to South America to drink ayahuasca is a common one. It is a question regularly chewed over in ayahuasca forums without any lasting consensus drawn. For some it makes most sense to go to South America to work with ayahuasca and the indigenous shamans; for others it is simply not a viable option, for various reasons…

Read More

Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

One of the most common questions asked by those seeking out an ayahuasca experience is whether it is necessary to drink the ayahuasca with an indigenous ayahuasca shaman or a Western shaman. The answer to this is probably not cut and dried and there are some important considerations for choosing an appropriate shaman, whatever their nationality or location…

Read More

Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

The question of whether it is a good idea to drink ayahuasca or smoke DMT alone regularly arises, so it goes without saying that people are uncertain as to its safety.  There is no cut and dried answer to this, as it is largely dependent on whether you are mentally and emotionally sound, the quality of your setting, the safety of the substance, and whether or not you believe in certain metaphysical factors having the power to influence your physical world… 

Read More

How Important are Set and Setting?

How Important are Set and Setting?

The concept of set and setting was coined by Timothy Leary in 1964, and he put it out there that when using psychoactive substances, the state you are in and the environment you choose is likely to have a profound impact on your experience. Yet not everyone pays attention to set and setting… so is it really a necessary consideration?

Read More