Ayahuasca Shaman

“Traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies have a strong culture and set of customs. These customs may include mandatory guides claiming supernatural powers, a native jungle environment, banana leaves, rattles, chanting, improper diet restrictions, abstaining from sex and unsafe purification ceremonies.

All of these extras are part of the history and landscape from which the plant and vine are harvested. They add tradition and nostalgia and although they deserve our deep respect and acknowledgment, they are not necessary for the DMT to provide a life transformative experience.

Persons claiming to have special favor and access to the spirit world created the source of these flawed, inaccurate and sometimes dangerous formalities.

These persons are often referred to as shamans, priests, medicine men, sorcerers, and witch doctors. None of these persons are needed for the DMT, which is the active ingredient in Ayahuasca, to provide a wonderful therapeutic experience.”

Author Barry Cooper

About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website NeverGetBusted.com has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.