2 Common Myths About Ayahuasca In Peru
There are many myths about Ayahuasca in Peru that many think it is true. These myths are misleading and some very controversial. To delve straight into the topic, here are 2 common myths that you may think it is true but is not.
1) Diarrhea and vomiting are side effects of drinking Ayahuasca. There are a lot of mainstream news articles about it that often states that one of the ‘side effects’ of Ayahuasca is vomiting. They want people to believe that it is a pharmaceutical drug that has the undesirable ‘side effect’ of sweating, diarrhea, and vomiting. This is not correct.
Though it often does invoke unpleasant processes like diarrhea and vomiting, you should know that this is inaccurately called a ‘side effect’ as many are misled to believe. In fact, the people who chose to drink it comprehend that it is a powerful way to attain holistic healing: Ayahuasca vomiting that is.
So instead of calling it a ‘side effect’ which is not accurate, the appropriate term to use would be ‘central effect’ or you could also use ‘sub-central effect.’ What it means is that it is used to purge the body of some intestinal parasites that is known to cause harm to humans.
And as a matter of fact, some people who drink it feel disappointed if there is no purging during the ceremony—which is very understandable giving the health benefits of it. And some people expect to have some sort of psychological insight after the purging. So if you are not among those who struggle with the purging process, then you are sure to get a smooth cleansing process that could bring more vitality and peace to one’s life: as many believes.
And if you look closely at it, it is not a superstitious gibberish. It works and it does create strong visions which would end up making you feel better at the end of it all.
Though there are report cases where people attain different types of healing and some sort of spiritual insight even when they did not purge, the purging should never be treated as an unwanted side effect.
2) Ayahuasca is definitely a female spirit being and that everyone should accept this concept. The Grandmother, Mother Ayahuasca, The Divine Feminine, and La Madre are all commonly summoned or invoked in visions of those who drink it in western world. But is this ideology for everyone? You could certainly guess the answer is no.
Though science does not disprove or prove concepts that are spiritual in nature or involves spiritual beliefs, some does believe that it is a female spirit while others hold a totally different opinion: that it is a male spirit in some culture: Amazonian. The purpose of this article is not to pick a side but to state the facts that have eluded some misinformed people for so long.
In a nutshell, purging is a great cleansing process that has many health benefits and not a side effect. Also, the concept that Ayahuasca in Peru is a female spirit and generally accepted is false and very controversial. These are 2 myths about Ayahuasca in Peru.