There are two types of initiation. Formal initiation plants the seeds that through time might blossom into actual initiation. To ensure that formal and actual initiation coincided, psychedelic drugs served in the ancient Mysteries.
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An interview with Hilario Chiriap, a traditional Ecuadorian shaman from the Shuar tribe, where shamanism is traditionally characterized by rivalry and aggressive confrontations. However, Hilario considers it necessary to collaborate with as many shamans from different South American regions as possible.
It was an early fall morning in the Pacific Northwest when a tiny rainforest frog presented me with a profound lesson.