Recent Examples of ayahuasca from the Web
Your Lowest Low: Five minutes after the ayahuasca wears off.
There were groups devoted to ayahuasca and microdosing and bitcoin and salsa dancing.
The hallucinatory power of ayahuasca and the incantatory lure of rituals fuse with existential dread in this darkly hypnotic drama.
Mr. Freeman attends a shamanic ceremony in which a man has a fatal reaction to the ayahuasca.
The Supreme Court previously ruled under the religious freedom act that a small sect of a Brazilian religion could import ayahuasca, containing the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine, because a sect in New Mexico used it as part of a sacramental tea.
An eleven-foot-tall maraca, decorated with a cheerfully skeletal grimace of frosting-like acrylic paint, welcomes visitors to this exuberant show, which riffs on pre-Columbian motifs and was inspired by the artist’s experiments with ayahuasca.
It’s called ayahuasca, and the active chemical in it is called DMT.
Last year, British scientists reported that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, like ayahuasca, reduces activity in the brain’s default mode network.
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Origin and Etymology of ayahuasca
First Known Use: 1870See Words from the same year
medical Definition of ayahuasca
- Their fascination with ayahuasca stems from a little-known mind-altering compound called dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, a substance the sacred tea contains by the bucketload.
- —Lisa Melton, New Scientist, 26 June 2004
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