Ayahuasca use in Guatemala

DMT is a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug that occurs naturally in various plants, such as Psychotria viridis or Chacruna. Some people call it the “spirit molecule” due to the intense psychedelic experience.

Ayahuasca use in Guatemala

Ayahuasca use in Guatemala Tourism: Ayahuasca tourism become increasingly popular in Peru, attracting people from around the world seeking spiritual growth or healing.

Visitors can attend Ayahuasca ceremonies at retreat centers and shamans, but it is critical to select reputed and ethical facilitators.

Unfortunately, the Indigenous culture of Peru and its applications of Ayahuasca have been overtaken by profiteers, rather than those who follow the culture solely for profit.

Ayahuasca, which contains DMT, has been used traditionally by indigenous communities in the Amazon basin for spiritual and healing purposes. However, the cultural practices and traditional plant medicines in Guatemala are distinct from those in the Amazon.

In Guatemala, various indigenous cultures, including the Maya, have their rich traditions of using plant medicines and engaging in spiritual rituals. Substances such as tobacco, copal resin, and other plant-based materials are more commonly associated with these traditional practices.

There are emerging or contemporary uses of DMT or Ayahuasca-like preparations in the indigenous cultures of Guatemala, it’s important to approach this information with cultural sensitivity and seek insights directly from the communities involved. Always consider the specific cultural context and historical practices of the indigenous groups in question.

However, in Guatemala, foreigners have discovered the idea of selling Ayahuasca ceremonies for a profit; this reflects poorly on Guatemalan Mayan culture and natural health. Those selling such ceremonies are unaware of the dangers and are only interested in making a profit.

The Mayan Herbal Culture is slowly losing its place in Tourism, with no way to compete with Websites and Social media posting of events Ayahuasca ceremonies, popping up throughout the country. If we are to preserve the Mayan Culture, such activities should not be promoted or endorsed.