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Celebrities Who Have Tried Ayahuasca

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Ayahuasca is a mixture of Amazonian plants - vines, bark, and roots - traditionally drank as a tea in indigenous cultures and valued for its hallucinogenic properties. The concoction started to reach a more mainstream audience in the 2000s, particularly in the Western world. Users laud it for the psychedelic and deeply spiritual experiences it provides. Unsurprisingly, more than a handful of famous people have done ayahuasca.

Because the drug is illegal in the United States, both civilians and celebrities who have tried ayahuasca typically travel to South America for the experience, where a trained shaman guides them. After ingesting ayahuasca, people usually vomit... a lot. But this is a crucial part of the overall event, as the purging supposedly releases negative energy and opens the door for spiritual and creative revelation.

Despite controversy over whether drug and spirituality "tourism" is exploitative, most people who have tried the drug - celebrities and everyday folks alike - say they've found ayahuasca is mind-expanding, consciousness-raising, and creatively enriching. Many of these celebrity ayahuasca stories suggest the drug had a positive effect on their lives.

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