How you eat before and after your ceremony is of critical importance.
Some people say they eat whatever they want before ceremonies and have no issues.
However, the guidance is probably there for a reason.
5,000 years of experience should not be taken lightly.
Most people adhere to the pre-ceremony diet, but many ignore the post ceremony diet.
Binging after the ceremony is common.
All the foods you’ve couldn’t have, are now available to you.
The dangers have passed, so you don’t worry so much.
However, the post-ceremony diet is equally important.
It allows you to integrate the experience fully.
Here’s the post-ayahuasca diet guidelines from The Temple of The Way of Light.
The Post-Ayahuasca Diet
For 3 Days after:
- Protect the crown (your head) from sunlight and rain
For 2 Weeks after, abstain from:
- Spicy foods
- Sexual activity of any kind
- Ice, ice cream, ice-cold drinks
For 2-4 Weeks after, abstain from:
- Cannabis and all plant medicines
- Massage and energetic work
- ALL street drugs (cocaine, LSD, MDMA, amphetamines, etc.)
The healers recommend following a healthy diet after the retreat, and to avoid or minimise intake of the following for 2 weeks after the retreat:
- Reﬁned sugars
- Red meat
- Junk foods
- Salt or pepper
- Sweets or chocolate
- Animal fats (lard, etc.)
- Carbonated drinks (including diet sodas, energy drinks, non-alcoholic beer)
- Dairy products
- Fermented foods
- Caffeine & other stimulants
Critical Note – Due to a very limited number of past guests who have not adhered to dietary restrictions after leaving a workshop, we need to re-emphasise that maintaining the diet is an essential factor in the healing process.