Modern teachers have overlooked Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning that kept the world in balance for tens of thousands of years because we have all been taught that nothing of value can be learned from “Indians.”
Ayahuasca tourism is part of a much wider spiritual ecology and political economy. Will the enlightened and the healed help the overwhelming fight against big companies eating up the rainforest and destroying the territorial survival of the very Shipibo communities from whom they are receiving so much benefit?
My personal belief is that the food we eat has a major impact on not only our physical health, but also our state of mind, our happiness, our fear, our peace, our anxiety. High consumption of dead animals who lived miserable lives and suffered horrific deaths helps feed the negative states of mind.