A Jaguar In The Peruvian Jungle Tripping On Hallucinogenic Plants

Did humans discover the components of ayahuasca by observing animals? And when large cats go on a psychedelic trip in the jungle, what do they see? The Daily Grail reveals:

A jaguar in the Peruvian rain forest eating the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, one of the major constituents of the shamanic brew ayahuasca. (The jaguar seems to be affected somewhat by the vine.)

To make things doubly interesting, one of the most commonly reported elements in ayahuasca visions are…jaguars! And these visions even seem to transcend cultural and geographical boundaries. Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo administered harmaline to 35 white, urban volunteers, without telling them the substance they were taking nor the expected effects. He was surprised to note that “strangely enough, tigers, leopards or jaguars were seen by seven subjects even though big cats are not seen in Chile.”

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  • InfvoCuernos

    That jaguar was tripping.

  • Calypso_1

    Secrets of the talking jaguar indeed.

  • Dan Muench

    From what I understand, the DMT is in the leaf of a different plant – the ‘yage’ vine is actually the MAOI portion of the potion. If so, I wonder what’s actually going on here, or did the jaguar perhaps munch the other plant and then ‘add’ the required ingredient, which is what got captured on tape?

  • Aungsan

    According to traditional belief, Shamans can turn into jaguars, so maybe he is just continuing the trip.