Revelations from the Rainforest

Could hallucination be healthy or even spiritually rewarding? We visited the headquarters of a hitherto unknown religion, deep in the Amazonian rainforest, where the faithful brew and drink highly potent tea to tap straight into the forces of nature and the divine. The Brazilian church of Santo Daime advocates and practices the consumption of ayahuasca, one of the oldest and most powerful molecular mental agents for reaching heaven on earth. Even drug law enforcers accept its benefits.

Text  Jules Marshall