6.9 – THE SHAMANS (2.28.14)


The Amazon Jungle, Peru. Stretching from the Andes mountains to the eastern shores of Brazil, this rain forest is home to more than 80,000 species of plants many of which shamans and religious healers have consumed for thousands of years as a way to access realms they say are inhabited by otherworldly beings.

“In the Amazon, one of the shaman’s jobs aside from going to the other world and speaking with the spirits is to find the plants right here on Earth that can heal the people of his tribe. And in the Amazonian belief systems, each plant in the jungle has its own spirit. And one of the shaman’s gifts is that he can communicate with these plant spirits.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

Originating in the central Andes of South America, ayahuasca, meaning “the vine of the souls,” is a psychedelic brew consisting of two different types of plants cooked with water.

“And this is drunk by the shaman in order to enter the spirit world to gain information about diseases, to foresee the future to carry out a healing for somebody.  We know some of the history of ayahuasca because archaeologists have found artifacts from the rain forest which date back three and a half thousand or 4,000 years. But those are only the surviving artifacts that they found. Potentially, this could go back to the beginning of time.”

Ross Heaven (Author, Plant Spirit Shamanism)

Ayahuasca contains dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, one of the most powerful hallucinogens known to man. But strangely, this chemical compound only works when consumed under precise conditions.

“Ingest DMT, it’s inactivated in the intestine by certain enzymes. So, in order to get the DMT to be activated and to be able to be absorbed, they had to combine it with other plants.”

– David Cumes, MD (Author, The Spirit of Healing)

“Ayahuasca contains a mixture of two plants. There’s actually quite subtle and sophisticated knowledge of plants goes into the preparation, ’cause these two things separately will not work. You have to mix them together and let’s not forget that there’s 150,000 different species of plants and trees in the Amazon. It’s really quite an amazing achievement of ancient chemistry to bring these two plants together to produce a highly psychoactive visionary brew.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

But how did ancient people living in the jungles of Peru over 3,000 years ago, with tens of thousands of plants to choose from, figure out that combining these two particular plants would produce these powerful visions? According to the mythology of the Achuar people of the Amazon, their ancestors didn’t discover this on their own, but were guided by extraterrestrial beings.

“The shamans communicated with their spirits, and were told to go into the jungle and turn two corners, as the myth goes, and then they would find this plant, and they brought that back to the village, prepared it in the appropriate way.”

Ross Heaven (Author, Plant Spirit Shamanism)

“The oral tradition says that ayahuasca is a linkage to the upper world. And it is entirely possible that they were given this gift by their own gods, which may be extraterrestrials.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

If the Achuar story of how their ancestors discovered ayahuasca is true, could they have been guided not by spirits, but by extraterrestrial beings, beings who communicated with them on another plane of reality?

Between 1990 and 1995, scientists at the University of New Mexico administered DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, to 60 volunteers and discovered shocking results.

“Medical researchers actually administered DMT to patients in a controlled medical setting and they had exactly the same experiences as those reported in the jungles of South America and elsewhere who are experiencing ayahuasca.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“Ayahuasca users typically experience hallucinations in the visual form, and a lot of them say that they see other beings. And a lot of them say that they get messages sent to them from these beings.”

– Heather Berlin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
(Prof. of Neuroscience, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine),
(Neuroscientist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai)

“In several cases, those intelligent entities said to them roughly the following: “We’re so pleased you’ve discovered this technology. Now we can communicate with you more often.” Perhaps what we’re dealing with here is intelligent inhabitants of other dimensions.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

Why would so many people report such similar experiences while using ayahuasca? Is it possible DMT provides access to another realm?

“Some shamans believe that plants like ayahuasca have an extraterrestrial origin, that they drifted here as space spores perhaps and then came to Earth on comets, started growing here. And perhaps they even had an agenda. Perhaps they are communication from extraterrestrials.”

Ross Heaven (Author, Plant Spirit Shamanism)

Is it possible extraterrestrials gave the ancients the recipe for this powerful concoction as a way to communicate healing powers with shamans? And if so, might the very core of mankind’s knowledge about medicine have come from an otherworldly source?

Hua Shan Mountain, China. This 7,000-foot-high peak in the Shaanxi province is believed to have been the place where Shennong, a benevolent emperor that ruled the area more than 4,500 years ago, was conceived. According to accounts from the Han Dynasty, Shennong not only introduced agriculture to mankind, but also developed a profound knowledge of Chinese herbs.

“Shennong pledged that he would venture out into the world and test every plant on the planet in order to determine its benefits for humans and also to catalog the more toxic or dangerous effects of ingesting these plants. Sometimes he would ingest, of course, poisonous plants and he would suffer poisonings up to 70 times per day.”

– Dominic Steavu, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Chinese Religious Studies, UCSB)

More than 2,000 years later, Shennong’s findings were compiled in The Divine Farmer’s Herb-Root Classic, a medical journal that became one of the foundations of Chinese medicine. But just how could this mysterious being have tested so many herbs, some even containing deadly poisons?

“Shennong was a quite unusual person. It’s said that he had a transparent stomach. And he himself, after ingesting these poisons, would look into his own stomach and see how these poisons were interacting with himself. And then he would take the antidotes for it. So, you have to wonder if he’s not some kind of extraterrestrial.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Shennong could, in fact, have been an astral or star being who came to Earth to teach the secrets of healing.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“This idea would explain his strange appearance and also his ability to withstand ingesting poisonous plants without ever being harmed.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Might Shennong have been an alien visitor? One who traveled to Earth in order to educate mankind about medicine and the healing nature of plants? And is this proof that ingesting DMT, a practice that dates back thousands of years, actually connects shamans with extraterrestrial beings? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and claim further evidence lies with the supernatural healing rituals of the San Bushmen.


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