An old man once told me that I was enclosed by an emotional armor that prevents me from moving into new realms of wonder. “The armor shields you from vulnerability,” he said. “It’s comprised of old emotions, and it blocks you from dancing the dance your soul longs for.”
Ayahuasca is a medicinal brew that has been used in the Amazon for thousands of years. It contains DMT, or dimethyltryptamine. DMT is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in many biological organisms, including the human body. It’s suspiciously illegal in the United States.
“We have finally learned enough about the brain, we have finally gotten enough pieces of the puzzle that I can tell you exactly how addiction fits that model, I can tell you the part of the brain, I can tell you the nature of the defect, I can explain everything that addicts do without having to refer back to their bad morals, their bad personality, or their bad parents…and this information I think, is very powerful indeed….I think it has the power to change the world.”
-*Dr. Kevin McCauley