Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca gains foothold in US
"'In a time defined by consumerism and entertainment, people want to have strong experiences, one might consider spiritual experiences, something sacred.'
According to Dennis McKenna, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing, some 100 clandestine ayahuasca ceremonies are held nightly in New York and other cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
McKenna said it is difficult to get a firm count on the number of ceremonies held across the country as ayahuasca contains the hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is illegal in the United States and is in the same category as Ecstasy and heroin."
Via: Jay Dyer