In the traditions of the Amazon’s most isolated communities, they always hold the sacred ceremony of drinking the Ayahuasca potion or Yage potion. If the stems and leaves are boiled or soaked in water then mixed with other natural ingredients it will produce hallucinogenic substances. If you want to try it, you can go to the trusted retreat center of ayahuasca in Peru.
After drinking Yage, they usually experience one or more symptoms ranging from dizziness, sweating, trembling, convulsions, nausea, prolonged vomiting, severe diarrhea, mucus flowing from the nose, terror terrorized, and aggressive actions. Strangely, after drinking it they will also feel as if they migrated to another unlimited world.
Because of this effect, many people study this plant. One of them is Harvard Ethnobotany, Wade Davis who has lived in the Amazon for more than a year, at the request of Professor Richard Evans Schultes, a pioneer and expert in psychopharmacology (the study of hallucinogens).
For some community groups in the Amazon, Yage is considered a drug that has the potential to treat physical and mental disorders. The Amahuaca tribe was known as hunting experts also often connect their sensitivity when hunting by using the ability to see the spirits of animals after drinking this concoction. So, they can learn the movements and habits of their prey animals.
Meanwhile, for the Tukanoans, they use Yage to communicate with their ancestors and explore the sky. In Davis’s note to Richard Evans Schultes about the Kofan tribe, “Ayahuasca is the source of all knowledge for the whole community. Drinking the yage herb means studying. This is where everyone has the power and guidance of life “.
Most hallucinogens produce different kinds of hallucinations from each person, but this does not happen if you consume Yage. Yage gives the same hallucinatory picture, tiger, or large snake.
Some say that the same hallucinations may be due to the storage of memories that are genetically inherited in the form of fear signals that are embedded in the human genes brought back by Yage.
And also, people who experience hallucinations because of Yage can put their thoughts into the minds of other people or creatures like telepathy. Actually, this ability comes from compounds in Banisteriopsis wine and is now called harmine instead of supernatural things.