Ayahuasca, the vine of souls, enters the Wall Street Journal mainstream, or, seen reversely, the mainstream Wall Street Journal ventures far and out into Ayahuasca territory. Either way, the results will be groundbreaking. As western allopathic medicine crosses over with psychedelic entheogenic healing traditions, the West and paganism meet again, this time with a chance to create something synergistic through their encounter rather than slaughter one another.
To paraphrase Kipling’s famous poem,
Oh, Indigenous is West and West is Indigenous, and finally the twain shall meet,
As Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither Indigenous nor West, Border, nor Creed, nor Death,
When two strong perspectives stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.