Research on Ayahuasca in PeruSummary Itinerary
At present there is great interest in knowing everything related to the use of ayahuasca. Hundreds of scientific investigations have been carried out that seek to understand different aspects related to the use of this ancestral concoction. The investigations have been carried out by anthropologists who inquire about the origins of the tradition and the way in which this concoction is used by the native communities of the Amazon, the ancestral
shamanic use and the contemporary use; neuroscientists trying to understand the interaction of the concoction and the human brain, carrying out research through the use of advanced technology and using various theories; and also, psychiatrists and psychologists who are looking for ways to integrate psychotherapy and the use of this ancient jungle medicine. Thus, there are many books that address the issue of ayahuasca from different perspectives, not only from the scientific field, but also from the artistic and philosophical, including the approach of the explorers of consciousness and the vision provided from a new era perspective. . However, in Peru the scientific or literary production generated around this issue is scarce, and this is a curious fact, since in Peru, since 2008,
It is necessary that Institutions in Peru, such as universities and research Institutes, arouse greater interest in this topic. The valuable legacy of Peruvian ancestors requires being rescued and given an important place as part of cultural wealth. Ancestral wisdom can bring benefits to the current Peruvian society in the area of knowledge and health. Ancestral medicine, and ancestral wisdom in general, approached from an adequate scientific approach, can bring many benefits capable of alleviating many of the evils that afflict the modern world and the human being of contemporary civilization.
The integration of ancestral wisdom and contemporary science is an inevitable fact, little by little a new paradigm is emerging that contemplates the use of ancestral spiritual technologies such as meditation and the use of sacred plants. A new scientific approach is emerging that seeks to understand the nature of consciousness and to know in depth the structure of the human psyche, and therefore, the attention paid to the legacy of wisdom of ancient cultures is increasing. The wisdom and vision of the existence of the ancient world can be a hope for the modern world. The mystical teachings from diverse cultures can enrich and transform the understanding of human psychology and open a field of research towards the understanding of the spiritual nature of the human being.
It is possible to know much of our own nature that remains hidden by way of mystery and unknown phenomena, much remains to be investigated. Science does not establish absolute truths, it is a tool for the acquisition of new knowledge. The wise use of ayahuasca medicine constit a spiritual technology valid for the well-being of the human being.