In this episode, Katie is bewitched with the psychedelic drug ayahuasca.
Deep in the Amazon basin of South America, indigenous people rely on the wisdom of the sacred ayahuasca brew, a psychoactive drink. For centuries, this medicine has guided and healed those who partake in its sacred ritual. Traditionally, a trained shaman guides their community members through the ritual, but Westerners want in, too.
For the past decade, ayahuasca has skyrocketed to popularity with celebrities, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and those desperate for healing Western medicine has failed to give them. In this episode, we dive deep into ayahuasca’s traditional roots, its modern uses, and the hope and harm it encapsulates.
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