When contemplating such a journey, be aware that you will come face to face with whatever you choose to call the divine, the infinite, or the mystery beyond your finite understanding. Accept the reality that you will never be able to comprehend the divine, infinite, or mystery. Your brain is limited in comparison to the infinite.
An important part of the DMT retreat ceremony is the icaros, sung by a Shaman. Your mareación (DMT’s visionary effects) will be heightened if you listen to these songs. The icaros may also help you gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of music.
The divine/infinite/mystery may share information that you don’t like. The heart of another attendee was opened as she’d never seen it before by DMT.
It is customary to refer to Ayahuasca as “she” because many people have reported perceiving the spirit of Ayahuasca as a grandmother while taking the sacred medicine. She (the plant) speaks directly to you and tells you exactly what you need to work on in your life.
After the ceremony, you will likely find it difficult or impossible to put into words what you’ve just been through, as the experience will be incomprehensible. A common analogy describes a ceremony as “ten years of therapy in one night,” which is widely accepted. After an Ayahuasca ceremony, you may discover how much of what you perceive through your senses is fabricated or gets fabricated.
Participants who return to the ritual should be aware that each time they encounter the divine, infinite, or mystery, their experience will be unique. A single experience is like a drop in a pond.
Toxins and impurities accumulated over the years can be flushed out of your body by the plants if you don’t adhere to the recommended diet before the ceremony, which the plants will assist in doing. The diet is one of the most important parts when you decide to take any entheogens. It is not only about the body, your spirit can go deeper without struggeling with the physical or even mental plain. It’s called “purging,” and that’s exactly what it means. If you vomit a lot, there will be purge buckets available. However, you need not fear because if your body (and even your subtle energy body) is clean, there is nothing to purge!
It’s possible that plant medicines can temporarily allow the subjective self to shed and merge with the infinite “other.” A ceremonial night of purging may give you a new perspective on what was once an ordinary reality.
Choosing a DMT ceremony: what to look for
Because you’ll be entrusting your emotional and psychological well-being to your Shaman, you should make certain that they are genuine. Be ready to witness the breakdown of your mind and the subsequent re-construction of it. It’s possible to experience schizophrenia after your mind has been shattered or “broken open,” as psychedelic author Daniel Pinchbeck refers to it.
Because of this, you must thoroughly research your Shaman and the ceremony itself in DMT retreats to rest assured that you are in extremely capable hands