ayahuasca


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caa·pi

(ka'pē),
A hallucinogenic preparation obtained from Banisteria caapi (family Malpighaceae), a South American jungle vine; contains harmine and other psychotomimetic principles.
Synonym(s): ayahuasca

ayahuasca

(ī′yə-wä′skə, ä′yə-)
n.
A hallucinogenic brew made from the bark and stems of a tropical South American vine of the genus Banisteriopsis, especially B. caapi, mixed with other psychotropic plants, used especially in shamanistic rituals by certain Amazonian Indian peoples.

ayahuasca

A psychedelic brew used by native tribes of South America in traditional spiritual ceremonies. Moclobemide serves a similar purpose as the harmala alkaloids; it has been used in modern synthetic recapitulations of the Ayahuasca ritual, and such a mixture, in which a synthetic MAOI is used in conjunction with DMT, is referred to as "Pharmahuasca".

ayahuasca

(a″yă-wos′kă) [Sp. ayahuasca fr Quechua aya, spirit + huasca, waska, vine]
Any of several psychotropic brews consumed by indigenous peoples of South America in shamanistic ceremonies. The drinks are teas made from a variety of plants rich in harmaline alkaloids and other hallucinogens.
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El cuerpo que la ayahuasca excita es un cuerpo afirmativo, es decir, un cuerpo imbuido de cierta voluntad de poder que es actividad deseante por excelencia; es un cuerpo que, dentro de esta practica religiosa, se pierde en una dimension ceremonial particular.
En las ceremonias de ayahuasca, los icaros forman parte central del diseno, cumpliendo funciones como la contencion, el sostenimiento, la invocacion, la guia y direccion de la experiencia visionaria.
En 2006, la Corte Suprema dicto una sentencia en el caso de la ayahuasca (yage), una planta amazonica utilizada en algunos ritos religiosos.
Ayahuasca, peyote, psychoactive mushrooms and cannabis display a complex weave of intra- and inter- cultural traditions bearing a direct relation to perceptual reality, a role in determining the parameters of an individual's experience while under their effects.
Current scientific evidence suggests safety and good tolerability after acute and long-term ayahuasca administration/consumption in humans.
The antipodes of the mind: Charting the phenomena of the ayahuasca experience.
Gary's nervy arc takes a hallucinatory turn in DaddyO (at the Electric Lodge through May 22), in which Gary accompanies his bedridden stepfather on an Ayahuasca trip.
A esa planta le llamaron ayahuasca que, etimologicamente significa "bejuco o liana para entrar en contacto con los espiritus de los antepasados".
Through observation (and presumably trial and error), they have learned to manipulate plants: short-acting plant poisons help them hunt and fish, and hallucinogenic preparations, such as ayahuasca, demonstrate a level of chemical ingenuity that Western science is only now beginning to appreciate.
Burroughs le trasmitio su decidido interes de emprender el viaje para probar Yage o Ayahuasca, una de las plantas psicotropicas mas importantes del Amazonas, que el nunca habia experimentado.