Ayahuasca, the divine and the cynical mind

Ayahuasca and Depression

The search for the divine is older than we can imagine.  It has been the focus of religious institutions for thousands of years and countless numbers of people have died as a result of their beliefs about the divine. I had done a lot of searching personally for my own connection to the divine before I attended my first ayahuasca ceremony and always had a somewhat cynical eye for organized religion.  The best parts of religion for me were those that talk about transcendence,  healing and our responsibilities to the natural world.  Unfortunately, these are often buried under mountains of dogma and misinterpretation. Nevertheless, I always believed that being spiritual was something ethereal, something “out there and beyond” that happened to people after years of meditation and self-discipline.  Ayahuasca showed me something entirely different.  My first experience with the plant medicine showed me unequivocally that there is divinity in nature and…

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