Ayahuasca Trip Report: Set & Setting
I will keep this section brief for two reasons:
- The group I sat with operates within the US, and therefore is “underground”
- Most readers have expressed the most interest in the “juicy details” of my experience
I would like to acknowledge, however, that the two dozen fellow journeyers in attendance were the most genuinely loving and intelligent people The Big Toe and I have ever met. We wondered if this medicine attracts this quality of people, or if perhaps it produces these qualities in people (the vast majority of the participants had already taken many doses). We came to the conclusion that it’s likely a combination of both.
During the Pre-Ceremony Introduction, I met with the Shaman and told her of my experience with “heroic doses” of LSD for entheogenic purposes in the past.
She asked “So, you’re not afraid to surf the big waves?”
I smiled and said “Hang Ten!”
Famous (and egotistical) last words…
My stated intentions for the session were:
- To know the Truth, no matter what
- To know the next steps on my journey to the Truth
Ayahuasca Trip Report: Session One
The ceremony began and soon it was my turn to approach the alter and take the medicine. The cup was filled to the brim… Laird Hamilton had nothing on me.
Within about 30 minutes I could feel the medicine coming on slowly, unlike my experiences with high doses of LSD. My body became warm and lighter, with a bit of dizziness.
I kept with my intention “Show me the Truth and my path towards it”.
Then she spoke to me for the first time. Now, there wasn’t an external figure that I could see (although many others have reported such an experience). This voice was from an internal source, but most certainly wasn’t ME. Those of you who’ve had this experience will know what I mean. Everyone else, just stay with me…
So she says:
“You’ve got to fucking be kidding me, right?”