Ayahuasca is having an intoxicating effect on Europe

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AN AYAHUASCA HERB THERAPY 3

Psychological insight, spiritual healing, life-changing revelations. Such are the promises that lure the curious to a medicinal mix of plants called Ayahuasca.  

The potion is made from vines in the Amazon and indigenous groups have used it for guidance and insight for centuries. In recent years, tourists have been flooding the jungle to try it, creating a cottage industry.  

For some the journey is getting shorter.  The Ayahuasca itself is leaving the jungle, bringing its powers to Europe.

Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on the controversial concoction called Ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is having an intoxicating effect on Europe

Ayahuasca is having an intoxicating effect on Europe

Psychological insight, spiritual healing, life-changing revelations. Such are the promises that lure the curious to a medicinal mix of plants called Ayahuasca. The potion is made from vines in the Amazon and indigenous groups have used it for guidance and insight for centuries. In recent years, tourists have been flooding the jungle to try it, creating a cottage industry. For some the journey is getting shorter. The Ayahuasca itself is leaving the jungle, bringing its powers to Europe. Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on the controversial concoction called Ayahuasca.

 

  • Esther Esquenazi

    This gay is the worst thing that happened to the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca, he is making a terrible job and very unrespectful for the medicine and the people ……. Ia m not agree whit him , people be careful , look for experimented healers ! This is not a joke !

    • Michael

      Dear Esther, You are so right! I know many people that have been in Varela retreats and report he is simply crazy. It is all about making money on this sacred ancient medicine. Please warn all people you can! This guy is dangerous. He did never had any authorisation of the Colombian shamans. He was using and exploiting them at the beginning till they became aware of it. Now, he is spreading his “Ayahuasca International” through several countries thanks to social networks and even selling ayahuasca -for God sake!- to inexpert people. He is “training” shamans in two weekend retreats, while to become a shaman it is not something that you candecide by yourelf and it takes a training of minimum 10 years and a lot of difficulties. It is a big shame the way his scamer is treating the medicine. Is more than outrageos. In spite of the many facts, letters, testimonies against him, nothing has been done yet.

    • I attended one of his retreats in Vienna, and it was one of the best experiences of my life!

      I am not able to take the time off to fly to South America, so I am extremely grateful that Ayahuasca International have brought this medicine to Europe.

      I would heartily recommend their retreats to anyone looking to understand themselves better.

    • Sarah Holding

      I didn’t mind him trying new things but his total disregard for the safety of the participants was quite frankly shocking.

    • Zoe

      very mixed opinions i can see! interesting.

  • meiras

    The Mirror of the Spirit ayahuasca documentary 2014

  • Luis Ramón Lima

    one brother advice when they take the medicine yage, do it with a knowledgeable real bone with taita that is the person authorized to give medicine or a grandfather like Putumayo, but do not do it with anyone who calls himself master , guru, knowledgeable, alien, because the effect can be harmful, just that, be wise, I’m from South America, so I took yage only with taitas putumayo or authorized by the grandparents of the putumayo that give permission to give taitas the medicine.