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Episode 93: Diet and Preparation



KMO welcomes Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land Without Evil, back to the program to talk about the preparations one can make prior to departure in order to get the most from one's ayahuasca experiences.

Here is a list of dietary 'do's and 'don't's from Ayahuascero Javier Arevelo Shahuano, who will preside over the Temple of the Way of Light program that the C-Realm listeners can attend prior to the 4th Annual International Amazonian Shamanism Conference:

List of foods used at the Temple of the Way of Light

Chicken (free range)
Game
Fish (only certain fish are allowed)
Potatoes
Eggs
Oats
Salads (standard and more exotic Amazonian)
Herbal teas
Spaghetti / pasta
Rice
Quinoa
Tapioca
Apples
Advocados
Tomatoes
Beetroot
Bananas
Green Plantain (grilled, roasted or boiled)
Carrots
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Yucca
Manioc
Onions
Garlic
Wholemeal bread
Coconuts and coconut milk
Olive oil is used sparingly in the cooking

List of foods not allowed when working with Ayahuasca / on a medicinal plant dieta

No sugar
No salt
No alcohol
No pork
No red meat
No vegetable / sunflower oils
No sweets / chocolate
No vinegar
No condiments / seasoning
No spices
No chilli / hot peppers
No ginger
No fermented foods (soy / tofu, etc)
No ice / ice cold drinks
No caffeine
No cheese
No pickled foods
No canned foods

Additional restrictions

No sexual activities
Avoidance of man made / synthetic soaps, perfumes, toiletries, etc
No prescription drugs (please contact us with more information if you are currently taking any medication / anti-depressants / antibiotics)
If female participants are menstruating, then they will not be able to partake in the Ayahuasca ceremony
Ayahuasca is not compatible with pregancy

Comments

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victoriapandora
May. 3rd, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
whar?
kmo
May. 3rd, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
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victoriapandora
May. 3rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, the link came up after I viewed the comments section.
I am probably being dense again.
kmo
May. 3rd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
procedure
When I post a new episode to PodOMatic, I first upload the mp3 to POM. Then I create a LiveJournal entry for the show. At this point, there is not yet a show, but when I submit the show description to POM I need to have the LJ url in hand, so to speak. Then I create the podcast listing on POM. Sometime after that I get a notification from POM that the episode is ready. They have a "get the word out" sequence that I then follow. This sequence includes the generation of the code for the LiveJournal entry. I then go back to the LiveJournal entry and edit it to include the code that I generated on PodOMatic.

In short, for a time each Wednesday (and now Friday) there's a LiveJournal post for an episode of the C-Realm Podcast that doesn't yet exist. Sometimes this is only the case for 20 minutes. Other days it persists for several hours because I'm encountering some sort of technical frustration.

Edited at 2008-05-03 01:56 pm (UTC)
victoriapandora
May. 3rd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: procedure
Okay, I get it. I guess you can tell I don't use iTunes so the whole process of keeping up with podcasts is pretty involved for me. Yours is the only one I actually stalk though, haha. Always hoping it's up early enough in the day that I will still have enough peace to listen.


bunnykitteh
May. 13th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I buy the concern around salt intake. Sodium is present in some of the dieta foods, and we tend to take in waaaay too much salt normally.

I'm really interested to know more about how to help integration after returning from Peru.

I've been preparing with the help of my acupuncturist (which is great because it helps on all levels, mind, body, spirit) and have already scheduled some integration sessions for afterward.

So besides that and the diet, what else can one do? I imagine journaling and art making can be useful. Any other ideas?

kmo
May. 13th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
intergration
I'm really interested to know more about how to help integration after returning from Peru.

(...)

So besides that and the diet, what else can one do? I imagine journaling and art making can be useful. Any other ideas?


I find podcasting particularly useful. YMMV.

Seriously, though. It's a topic in which I have an intense interest, but I don't present myself as any sort of authority. Having an acupuncturist on the case, it sounds like you've got way more on the ball in this department than I do.
bunnykitteh
May. 13th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: intergration
Hehehe... I suppose it's different for everyone.

If you find any guests who can speak to integration in detail, with specific strategies/techniques people might try, I'd be very interested to hear that!

I'm getting ready to type up some commentary on the AyasminA podcast, and I have the same dissatisfaction there... she emphasizes that integration is so important, but doesn't really give us much to go on as far as what that might look like.
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