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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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CA: Yes, women can take Daime during the whole period of pregnancy and also during labor.
Santo Daime and Santa Maria--The licit ritual use of ayahuasca and the illicit use of cannabis in a Brazilian Amazonian religion.
Based on the right of religious freedom and respect for cultural diversity, lawsuits against the religious use of ayahuasca were decided in favor of Santo Daime in Holland and Spain (Tupper 2008) and UDV in the United States (Groisman & Dobkin de Rios 2007).
Recently, the Church of Santo Daime in the Netherlands, following a lawsuit, ushered in the legalization of ayahuasca in religious rituals (Shanon 2002).
In Santo Daime, for example, vomiting and diarrhea are interpreted as a ritual "limpeza" (Portuguese for "cleansing"), and one of the Colombian names for ayahuasca, which in that country is commonly prepared by using B.
Although still small compared to the Native American Church, Santo Daime has considerably more followers than UDV does.
Another article, In Search of the Authentic Self: Using Plants of Wisdom as Healers by Edwin Lainhart, discusses Heart-Centered therapies' commonalities with a different form of spirituality: The Santo Daime, a blend of South American shamanism, African shamanism, Christianity and other traditions.
Robert Godfrey Joins Agile as VP of Northern European Operations; Luc Daime
The Brazilian ayahuasca religions Santo Daime, Uniao do Vegetal and Barquinha, which use ayahuasca ritually, are now present in many parts of the world (Labate, Rose & dos Santos 2009).
Among their topics are the use of ayahuasca among rubber tappers of the Alto Jurua, Santo Daime in the context of the new religious consciousness, healing in the Barquinha religion, an approach to the religious experience of participants of the Uniao de Vegetal, and the treatment and handling of substance dependence with ayahuasca.
Clara Shinobu Iura, Santo Daime (Brazil), Maria Alice Compos Freire, Santo Daime (Brazil), Margaret Behan, Arapaho/Cheyenne (Montana), Rita Pitka Blumenstein, Yupik (Alaska), Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota (South Dakota), Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota (South Dakota), Bernadette Rebienot, Omyene (Gabon, Africa), Mona Polacca, Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa (Arizona), Julieta Casimiro, Mazatec (Mexico), Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Takelma Siletz (Oregon), Floredmayo, Mayan (Central America; New Mexico), Aama Bombo, Tamang (Nepal), Tsering Dolma Gyaltong, Tibetan Buddhist (Tibet)
In this article I will explore the Santo Daime tradition, which uses plants of wisdom as teachers and healers, and examine more closely the healing process that leads to remembering the authentic self.