Members of the DMT-Nexus are frequently exploring new and novel ways to administer psychedelics. This is particularly true in the case of ayahuasca, as preparation of an effective brew can take the better part of a day and is almost certain to cause uncomfortable nausea. For some, all of that is just part of the experience; preparing the brew, the unpleasant taste, the stomach/bowel discomfort…Yet many others may find these qualities undesirable and would instead prefer a quicker and more reliable way to experience the effects of ayahuasca. This is precisely what pharmahuasca offers.
Alan Shoemaker has been learning how to work with ayahuasca and San Pedro for over 20 years through apprenticing with shamans in Ecuador and Peru, and currently hosts the annual International Amazonian Shamanism conference in Iquitos. Here he describes his curandero initiation, and in it recalls an interesting out of body journey to retrieve specific information.