#005 - Jerónimo Mazarrasa on the use of Ayahuasca outside the countries of origin

Jerónimo Mazarrasa's and Giancarlo delve into the past, present, and future of ayahuasca, it has been Jerónimo’s life mission is to optimize the way we will be allowed to consume the Amazonian concoction outside the jungle.

Ayahuasca is a preparation (two plants cooked together), which is unlike many other familiar traditionally used psychoactive plants like peyote, magic mushrooms, or tobacco.

We will never know exactly where, how or by whom the decoction originated, it was probably hundreds if not thousands of years ago and likely by indigenous Amazonian people, group, or even multiple indigenous people in different groups at the same time.

There are around 70 indigenous groups that use ayahuasca in the Amazon. A few hundred years ago, it went from indigenous groups to urban populations in the jungle, expanding to the cities outside of the jungle and then into other countries. More recently in the last 20 or 30 years, it has expanded to the rest of the world. Nowadays you can find ayahuasca sessions in just about every country in the world.

The call to take ayahuasca should not be taken lightly, and there is much to consider even though (and even more so) now that it is becoming more widely available. Listen to the full episode to hear more about these considerations and to find out more about Jerónimo’s work with ICEERS, understanding the difference between the Brazilian, Colombian and Ecuadorian designs and the influence of African spirituality. Plus the importance of integration and how to make sense of what happened to you.

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