Never again. Again!
Our Guide got each of us up separately very early in the morning so he could wash us down with his plant mixture he had made the day before. It felt very cool in the early morning and I was glad to get it done and over with. The poor girls with their long hair spent quite a bit of time when they finally got up picking leaves out of their hair.
Today we packed up camp and headed back to our Guides home. Just before his house their are a few lodges along the river. Some are used quite a bit, but there was one that was not being used. That was where I would be sleeping for the next week, and also where our group would meet this evening for some more jungle medicine.
What am I doing? I am sitting here once again with 5 other people to partake in another Ayahuasca ceremony.
Our Guide who I explained earlier is the local Curandero (one who heals with plants). Gave the group a talk in Spanish, with Eduardo doing his best to translate it into English for the rest of us. He then talked to each of us individually before giving us a our Ayahuasca drink.
He then started into his Icaro's (songs). They where a beautifully haunting sound. He started off with a quite type of whistling, then into normal whistling and then into singing, all the while while shaking his bundle of leaves. I had tried to get this on video, but most of it was done in the dark, but I did get the sound.
After sitting up for a couple of hours I finally went to bed. Everyone else had vomited up the foul tasting brew within an hour of drinking it, and where now in their own little worlds.
Five hours latter and diarrhea strikes again. This time I have a genuine toilet in my room. I make sure I bring my tub along with me to the toilet and once I am seated I empty myself out from both ends! This happens 3 more times over the next couple of hours. I am so glad when my body is finally rid of this stuff. Never again...
There is no way this stuff can have any physical medicinal properties. Maybe mental and spiritual, but being that I had a smaller dose I only ended up feeling sick.
YUCK, yeck yick, Blah............. :p