Ayahuasca Analogs

The pharmacological agent that has been identified in Ayahuasca can be imitated ia plants with similar active ingredients (harrrtaline/harmine, DMT/5-MeO-DMT). Nontraditional combina-:.ons of plants with these ingredients are today known as "Ayahuasca analogs" or Anahuasca. Combinations made of the 'solated of synthesized ingredients are called "pharmahuasca."

Jonathan Ott. a chemist specializing in natural substances, writes: "Psycho-nautic pharmahuasca research is so distant from the scientific mainstream that it took nearly three decades of no one supporting, or independent scientists doing 'underground' research before the enzyme inhibitor theory of Ayahuasca pharmacology was put to the rest. Paradoxically, this research can rightfully claim that is stands exactly in the center of the research on the biochemistry of consciousness and the genetics of pathological brain functions'. . . . Ayahuasca research is not just on the vertex of neuro-scientific research, but it is possible that the reversible MAO-inhil liting effects of Ayahuasca could present a practical, less toxic alternative to the harmful substances that are finding medical uses!"

The value of these Ayahuasca analogs lies .n the entheogenic effects that lead to a deeper spiritual ecology and an all encompassing mystical insight. Ayahuasca and :ts analogs bring about—but only with the right dosage—a shamanic ecstasy

"Shamanic ecstasy is the true ancient religion, of which modern churches are merely pale imitations. Our ancestors discovered in many places, and at many times, that suffering humanity could find in ecstatic entheogenic experiences the reconciliation between the cultivated intek gence that separates each human being from other creatures and even from other humans, and the wild, untamed, magnificent animal physical-

136: The German artist Nana Nauwald renders her Ayahuasca visions in this painting, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the "alternate reality"

ity that we all possess ... It is not necessary to have faith because the ec sta^'c experience in and of itself gives one the belief in the true unity and integrity of the universe, and in ourselves as an integral part of the whole. Ecstatic experience is what reveals to us the sublime grandeur of our universe and the fluctuating, shimmering alchemical wonder that constitutes our everyday consciousness Entheogens such as Ayahuasca couid be the appropriate medicine for hypermaterialistic human-'ty on the threshold of the new millennium, where it will be decided if our way will be continuing to grow and progress or if we will be destroyed in a massive biological holocaust unparalleled by anything that has happened in our realm in the last 65 million years . . . The entheogenic reformation is our greatest hope for healing our dear Mother Gaia, because it is bringing about a true religious revival that will help to bring in the new millennium."

All formulas for Ayahuasca analogs must contain an MAO inhibitor and a DMT supplier.

Until now, most experiments have been with Banisteriopsis caapi Banister-iopsis spp., and Peganum harmala. But there are other MAO inhibitors in nature, such as caltrop (Tribulus terrestris) Preferred DMT suppliers include Psy chotria viridis and Mimosa tenuiflora, although there are numerous other possibilities (see tables).

136: The German artist Nana Nauwald renders her Ayahuasca visions in this painting, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the "alternate reality"

Above. Many species of the North American plant genus Desmodium contain the potent substance DM' n their root bark, making them suited in the preparation of drinks similar to Ayahuasca.

Above. The seeds of the Mimosa scab-rella contain DMT and are usable In the preparation of Ayahuasca anaiogs.

1: The leaf of the extremely rare Acacia phlebophylla is rich with DMT. It grows only on one mountain in Australia.

2: The Australian native Acacia maidenii contains a high concentration of DMT in its bark

3: The seeds of the South American tree Dictyloma incanescens. This tree contains ample amounts of 5-MeO-DMT.

4: The seeds of the tropical Mucuna oruriens are preferred by the traditional People to make jewelry. In addition they contain high concentrations of DMTand 5-MeO-DMT.

5: A species of the DMT-containing genus Desmodium.

6: The Turkey Red variety of the grass Phaiarisarundinacea contains libeiai amounts of DMT

7: The root bark of the Mexican Mimosa tenuiflora (Mimosa hostiliis) is full of psychoactive alkaloids. The dried root bark contains about 1 % DMT. It is well suited for the production of an Ayahuasca analog

Dmt Plants Dried Image
Ayahuasca Analogs: Plants that contain DMT

Plant Family

Drug

Tryptamine

Gramineae (Poacsae)

Arundo donax L.

Rhizome

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