In a recent interview, celebrity Lindsay Lohan revealed that meditation, along with the psychedelic drug Ayahuasca changed her life, and helped free her from the path of addiction that she was on. She also revealed that her experience with the drug helped her cope with the pain of a recent miscarriage.
In the interview, Lohan said that, "I did ayahuasca, it changed my life."
She shared that she saw her entire life and death before her eyes during the mystical experience, which allowed her to let go of the past issues that were troubling her.
Lohan went on to describe the experience as a rebirth, which has allowed her to start her life fresh, with a clean slate.
The Ayahuasca brew is traditionally prepared using the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves. Psychotria viridis contains N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in the leaves, while Banisteriopsis caapi contains beta-carbolines such as harmine and harmaline.
DMT has long been known to have powerful psychoactive properties that can create life-changing spiritual experiences.
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Until recently, studies of drugs like Ayahuasca have been strictly forbidden. New studies conducted by independent researchers are finding that psychedelic drugs are not only safe, but also have a great ability to heal people both physically and emotionally.
The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of the legal religious use of ayahuasca by the União do Vegetal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the Santo Daime Church’s freedom to use Ayahuasca for religious purposes. However, ayahuasca’s principally active ingredient, DMT, remains a Schedule I controlled substance, carrying a steep prison sentence.
Many people like Lohan have been forced to travel outside of the country to meet with Shamans in the Amazon who are skilled and knowledgeable about the substance.
Lohan is not the only celebrity to have a life changing experience with Ayahuasca, the musician "Sting" from the police has also been very open about his shamanic experience with the drug.
Sting wrote extensively about Ayahuasca in his book "Broken Music." In the book, he said:
"A series of descrete phone calls have secured us an invitation to a religious ceremony"..."the home of a syncretic religious group that uses as its core sacrement an ancient medicine derived from plant materials known as ayahuasca, and it is said to induce extraordinary and profound visions.......
I may be out of my gourd, but I seem to be perceiving the world on a molecular level, where the normal barriers that separate "me" from everything else have been removed, as if every leaf, every blade of grass, every nodding flower is reaching out, every insect calling to me, every star in the clear sky sending a direct beam of light to the top of my head. This sensation of connectedness is overwhelming. It's like floating in a buoyant limitless ocean of feeling that I can't really begin to describe unless I evoke the word love. Before this experience I would have used the word to separate what I love from everything I don't love - us not them, heroes from villains, friend from foe, everything in life separated and distinct like walled cities or hilltop fortresses jealously guarding their hoard of separateness. Now all is swamped in this tidal wave of energy which grounds the skies to the earth so that every particle of matter in and around me is vibrant with significance. Everything around me seems in a state of grace and eternal. And strangest of all is that such grandiose philosophizing seems perfectly appropriate in this context, as if the spectacular visions have opened a doorway to another world of frankly cosmic possibilities."
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.