Chronicles of a Psychonaut

007 Ayahuasca - A Cautionary Tale

August 13, 2018

Ayahuasca and the medicine path can provide tremendous opportunities for healing and growth but a person can also find themselves in harm's way if they're not careful. Today I bring you the experiences of Jesse Klein, who sat in over 100 ayahuasca ceremonies over a 3 year period. He tells of the highs and the lows, but in particular how he found himself overextended and depleted after such a focused time on the medicine path. I relate my own story as well, which is similar to Jesse's and so many other people I know. It's very easy to get caught up in the highs of ayahuasca and want to keep going faster and faster, higher and higher. We share some of the wisdom gleaned from difficult experiences and learning the hard way.

I've decided to start sharing a medicine song after each episode because the music is such a beautiful and important part of these ceremonies. I speak a description and basic translation beforehand. The song at the end of this episode is Agua de Estrellas and it's performed by Diego Palma. 

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