The Sacred Ceremonies, where the Holy Medicine of the Holy and Divine Mother Ayahuasca is consumed, has been growing in popularity globally, especially from the people of the West, who have been flocking to the Amazons, to experience the healing and transformational experiences received from the Holy Medicine of the Holy and Divine Mother Ayahuasca.
As transformational experiences received at Sacred Ceremonies are shared between participants, new participants can prepare and anticipate the possible ‘Way’ of healing receivable from the Holy and Divine Mother Ayahuasca. There are many such experiences which have been shared by certain participants, which may help new participants understand the possible journey they may go through.
Benny Shanon, in the Antipodes of the mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience, notes that all those the author encountered, who have had any significant exposure to the Holy Medicine, had felt the effects to be stupefying to the utmost. The visions have been characterized as exhibiting beauty beyond imagination, marvellous, taking to enchanted realities leaving participants of Sacred Ceremonies in wonder and awe. The affective and spiritual impact the experience can have on participants of Sacred Ceremonies, where Holy Medicine is consumed, can be very profound. Often, people say that their exposure to the Holy Medicine has changed their lives radically, with many saying ‘they were no longer the same person’. Regardless of the profoundness, everyone who have been subject to such an experience in a Sacred Ceremony describe the experience as like nothing they had experienced before. The author Benny Shanon felt that the experiences he gained personally, having participated in few hundred Sacred Ceremonies, defy verbal description, and in order to be fully appreciated, have to be experienced directly.
- Shanon, B. 2010, The Antipodes of the mind – Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience, Oxford University Press, UK.