It took me almost a decade from my first introduction to RAW to actually reading one of his books. Why? I don't think anyone had kicked up so much fear and admiration all in one go.It was the late 90's and I was into the rave/free party movement. We weren’t all that political, just hedonistic. Then along comes Bob. Almost everyone who is anyone is quoting him and his methods of reprogramming oneself. Talking about illuminati and all sorts. Then there was the association with Crowley - I had no…See More
"Hi Kerry. How interesting your work! I have quite a lot of experience of this field. I've drank ayahuasca 13 times, and while I have a great affinity with the vine, I know that the 13th time was my last. I've had ayahuasca in many…"
There are a number of groups I feel my post fits in so please excuse the cut and paste - oncase you have seen this in other places on this site.CALLING ALL PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCE OF AYAHUASCA.It was almost exactly a year ago when I embarked on the shamanic path, at the time for my own healing. You will see my new blog of the journals I have been maintaining here; www.brummyshaman.blogspot.co.ukI personally worked with ayahuasca…See More
People have brewed fermented products, on purpose or accidentally, since the dawn of time and humanity. Together I hope we can learn and develop this natural skill to continue our evolution with the brews we create.
I am looking for people involved in amazonian shamanic practices who are interested in becoming part of a research study I am conducting. More info in my interests section.
About Myself and My interests
I am studying part time at The University of Cumbria and creating an ethnographic (cultural) study of Amazonian Shamanism in Britain.
It is important to note that there is some contention around the leaglity of some of the practices. This is not what i am interested in and participants do not have to disclose anything to me that they are not comfortable in sharing. This is a cultural study, not a criminological one.
It is important that your type of ahamnism is originated in the Amazon as this is my area of interest. The study would be too vast if i encorporated all aspects of shamanism.
Participants are offered anonymity as far is practicable (you might be recognised by close friends of family from what you say).
I am interested in meeting with members of the Santo Daime and UDV as well as anyone who may not strictly be offiliated with a religion, perhaps you are an independent practitioner or have been th esubject of shamanic treatment (even if only once or twice.)
The aim is to paint a picture of the cultural side of Amazonian shamanism. How does it fit in with British culture? How do British people practice these ceremonies and rituals compared with the native Amazonians? How do British people understand and translate them in thier every day life? What drew them to this type of religious and healing practice in the first place, and how do they relate to each other?
Please send me a message if you would like to be involved. I will only take up as much of your time that you can spare.
My Teachers and Influences
My Research Supervisors are; Prof. Vincent O'Brien, Dr. Ian Convery and Dr. Tamara Kudaibergenova.
Authors and/or Books I appreciate
Richard Strassman, Charles Grobb, Dennis McKenna, Michael Harner.
Music I appreciate
Incubus, classical, DJ Shadow.
Movies and TV shows I appreciate
Stepping into the fire, DMT Spirit molecule, Apacalypto, When Mountains Tremble, Waking Life.
Hi Kerry. How interesting your work! I have quite a lot of experience of this field. I've drank ayahuasca 13 times, and while I have a great affinity with the vine, I know that the 13th time was my last. I've had ayahuasca in many different settings including the Amazon when I went to Peru in 2007 accompanying my dear friend Rebekita who wrote the book The Shaman's Last Apprentice. She may be worth contacting if you don't know her already. I've also drank with the Santo Daime 3 times in London, a few times in tipi's in the English countryside. and in the incongruous setting of a plush living room in Hastings. I also once drank my own 'pharmahuasca' at home alone. Not only that, I've smoked many grams of concentrated DMT and have a wonderful connection with the entities who I've met through that. And once, in 2005, for NINE hours over night in my bedroom, my pineal gland activated flooding my system with my own endogenous DMT and pinoline, chemically equivalent to ayahuasca. That experience which was deeply meaningful, yet utterly bananas, made exogenous ayahuasca seem like a very crude tool. Beings and entities from other realms and other dimensions poured into my room as it got dark and interacted with me through telepathy for nine hours until daylight. I don't have any real understanding of why this happened, but I was shown many startling things, given a 40th anniversary MOT and service for my body, taken through the process of death, and then given my purpose in life. The rest of the night after that was totally bewildering! Some of the entities really took the piss out of me, and there was nothing I could do to make them go away. I just had to wait until dawn and then they slowly disappeared. That was over 6 years ago and I've not really had anything like it since. I no longer use shamanic plants or any other psychedelic. My journey with them is over, and I feel I've learned as much as I could. Now my life is all about integrating those experiences and bringing them into everyday daily life, moment-to-moment. The result of my explorations is that every day is precious to me, as is every interaction I have with another person.