“Locals take ayahuasca to get rid of worms. The local witch doctor takes ayahuasca mixed with chakruna, wambasso, toh-ay, and who knows what else, as an aid to contacting the higher animist metaphysic he lives in. Modernists take the drugs (ayahausca being incidental to that) for the sake of having something cool and unique to talk about it later to impress their friends back home. They dress it up as a ‘ceremony’ but it is no such thing. It’s getting stoned and hallucinating.”
Time to catch up on our buddy Dag, enjoy the travelogue.