Raising Consciousness with Ayahuasca Part II

This post is to augment my previous post.   It occurred to me the other night in ceremony that my previous post may have been perceived by some as discounting the work that peruvian shamans do with ayahuasca and other plant medicines.  This is not the case at all, and I apologize to those who took it that way.

I want to reiterate that I have noticed that peruvian shamans are focused on healing.  This is truly God’s work.  There are several local shamans who are absolutely amazing in their field.  By helping other people, higher consciousness is a by-product.  Again it is not a focus.

My point is that Gumercindo and I are starting to combine the two focuses as we see them as complementary.  We want to test my hypothesis that combining meditation and yoga practices will lead to acceleration in both areas.

As for my previous post, I have made some slight edits.

2 Responses to “Raising Consciousness with Ayahuasca Part II”

  1. Chris TaborSeptember 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I totally get (and applaud) your post about the synergy between Aya and Kundalini Yoga. There is a long history two great disciplines coming together and producing something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Descartes drew the connection between Algebra and Geometry and, poof, Calculus appears. Nobody inferred any disrespect of Euclid or Pythagoras, Archimedes or Euclid.

    The opening of trade routes between Europe and the East signaled the birth of the Renaissance, and no one ever took it as a slight to any of the great minds in either of those two parts of the world.

    Likewise, your interest in building a bridge between the two great, long-lived disciplines, rather than implying any disrespect to either, stands, in my mind, as a testament to both. And how exciting it is to contemplate and speculate on what the synthesis of these two venerable theses might be!

    Great work, Zach! Hope to be visiting you soon and benefiting from your exploration and innovation.

  2. Chris TaborSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    (hey Zach…resubmitted with corrections of typos)
    I totally get (and applaud) your post about the synergy between Aya and Kundalini Yoga. There is a long history of two great disciplines coming together and producing something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Descartes drew the connection between Algebra and Geometry and, poof, Calculus appears. Nobody inferred any disrespect of Pythagoras, Archimedes or Euclid.

    The opening of trade routes between Europe and the East brought about the European Renaissance, and no one ever took it as a slight to any of the great minds in either of those two parts of the world.

    Likewise, your interest in building a bridge between the two great, long-lived disciplines, rather than implying any disrespect to either, stands, in my mind, as a testament to both. And how exciting it is to contemplate and speculate on what the synthesis of these two venerable theses might be!

    Great work, Zach! Hope to be visiting you soon and benefiting from your exploration and innovation.

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