"Ayahuasca: A Strong Cup of Tea"
An increasingly popular hallucinogenic amazon brew has been changing the lives of many people across the world. Initially this tea started as a tool for some religions in South America, primarily Peru. When this tea is consumed, extreme physical side-effects are experienced, mainly vomiting. When this vomiting subsides many people describe an extreme transcendental experience in which visual and auditory experiences take place. In this article, people described things such as mazes of words as a messages from dead loved ones urging them to enjoy life. Another woman describes an experience where she was approached by a large snake that represented a woman in her office with whom she was at odds. As the snake approaches she assures the snake that she will not harm it and the size of the snake (representing the threat) reduces in size.
Many famous people have taken trips to partake in these rituals because this is not yet entirely a legal substance in the united states. There have only been a few groups of people that have been permitted religious use of the substance, some of which are in NYC. However, celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan have used the effects of this tea to treat psychological issues such as addiction. As of now she claims that the experience has helped her remain sober and she is not alone.