A man receives a cup of Ayahuasca, a traditional Shipibo Amazonian plant medicine used to for visionary healing in Peru

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A man receives a cup of Ayahuasca, a traditional Shipibo Amazonian plant medicine used to for visionary healing in Peru
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A man receives a cup of Ayahuasca, a traditional Amazonian plant medicine used to induce hallucinogenic visions and altered states of consciousness and facilitate healing. The indigenous ceremony takes place in a maloca in the Amazon jungle near Iquitos, Peru. The Shaman wears a kushma, a traditional robe embroidered in the designs of his plant teachers. Ayahuasqueros use this sacred medicine to treat patients with a holistic approach that encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. The medicine must be heavily refined to the point where it is a thick, dark brown or red liquid.
Location: Ayahuasca Foundation, Nauta, Iquitos, Maynas, Peru, South America