Tierra Vida – An Ayahuasca Journey

A short film by Alexander G. Ward on his Ayahuasca experience at the Tierra Vida Ayahuasca retreat in Pucallpa, Peru. Includes an introduction on Ayahuasca, the process of creating Ayahuasca, footage of an actual Ayahuasca ceremony and explanation on the psychedelic experience including his thoughts and conclusion.


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16 Comments on "Tierra Vida – An Ayahuasca Journey"

  1. Otherworldly1 | Apr 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm |

    Conclusions? All is one? I haven’t watched the video, but I know from my own DMT experiences that seem “more real than real,” that it would seem that consciousness is the primary moving force in the universe. I used to be an atheist of the hard core Richard Dawkins persuasion, but I had to reassess my world view after one session with DMT. I lean more towards pantheism and perhaps would go so far as leaning towards pandeism, which could be summed up as “God” became the universe. In other words, the only thing that exists is a singular consciousness, and all of us and everything else are simply an aspect of that singular consciousness.

    The immortal Bill Hicks once stated: “We are all of one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively.” That about sums up what one experiences on DMT/Ayahuasca.

    Similarly, Warren Sharpe wrote:

    To the Hindu, for example, God didn’t create the universe, but God became
    the universe. Then he forgot that he became the universe. Why would God
    do this? Basically, for entertainment. You create a universe, and that
    in itself is very exciting. But then what? Should you sit back and watch
    this universe of yours having all the fun? No, you should have all the
    fun yourself. To accomplish this, God transformed into the whole
    universe. God is the Universe, and everything in it. But the
    universe doesn’t know that because that would ruin the suspense. The
    universe is God’s great drama, and God is the stage, the actors, and the
    audience all at once. The title of this epic drama is “The Great
    Unknown Outcome”. Throw in potent elements like passion, love, hate,
    good, evil, free will; and who knows what will happen? No one knows, and
    that is what keeps the universe interesting. But everyone will have a
    good time. And there is never really any danger, because everyone is
    really God, and God is really just playing around.

    • Jimpliciter | Apr 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm |

       “It is, I have provided, in all my parts,
      for all my parts divided”

    •  Dawkins is actually more of a panthiest. Or maybe you a solipsist? Or an accountant?

      • Jin The Ninja | Apr 5, 2012 at 9:38 am |

        by what definition of pantheist? obviously by one that is not aware to the general book reading public. materialists generally don’t deign anything very important beyond themselves, i’d be surprised if the dawk had time to consider the entire universe as a transcendent consciousness.

        • Liam_McGonagle | Apr 5, 2012 at 11:16 am |

          Good point.  For guys like Dawkins, anything that can’t be comprehensively described in terms of height, length or width isn’t worth considering.  Under those terms, the notion of ‘consciousness’ itself is an indefinable absurdity.

          Dawkins comes off as a guy who had one single good point and then drove off the fk*cing end of the earth with it.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Apr 5, 2012 at 11:21 am |

      The M-Theory subset of String Theory suggests that the universe may actually have 11 dimensions rather than the paltry 4 we’re brought up to obsess about (i.e., time, length, height, width). 

      So traditional materialist science seems to have rather fecklessly conceded it’s own incomptence with regard to maybe 99.9999% of all observable phenomena (i.e., 1-[11!/4!]).

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | Apr 5, 2012 at 11:50 am |

        But my senses must pick up everything! Don’t tell me we’re like fish swimming around a pond unaware that there exists a whole other world beyong the waters surface….ok then maybe there’s some truth to that.

        • Liam_McGonagle | Apr 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

          I myself am just now beginning to take those notions seriously. 

          I haven’t made up my mind yet, but my gut feeling is that a goodly portion of those nearly 40 million possible multi-dimensional interactions actually ARE subject to our perception–and that the problem may be that we simply haven’t taken the trouble to seriously study things that can’t be physically quantified, and THAT may be the reason we’re unable to discuss them intelligibly.

          After all, we’ve got enough difficulties trying to grasp the measly 24 multi-dimensional interactions we currently allow to exist.

    • GoneBeyond | Apr 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm |

      There is a Big difference between being one with this universe and being One with the Universe of Universes. Truth is, this universe sucks, unless you like death and destruction. This is a predator world, everything feeding on everything else, absolutely disgusting.Other universes are based on love, this one is based on fear. We are talking about eternity and infinity. People get in contact with the mind behind this world and think they have found god, well, nope, just Ego. Keep going, give up all human thought, join with Reality. This world has no reality and will not last. The intellect can not comprehend Truth, it is a substitute for Truth. Sorry humanity, none of your thinking will save you.

    • And then comes the question of magick,,,

  2. kinda hard to take that dude seriously.

  3. sebjamar | Apr 5, 2012 at 4:57 am |

    Ayahuasca has interested me since I first heard of it and this video may have convinced me it’s something I need to try as soon as I can. I’ve delved into LSD and psilocybin before, but this sounds much different. Anyone that’s taken ayahuasca care to let me know?

  4. Finally got a chance to watch the whole thing.

    The guy did a good job on this.

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