So my friend had read these boards and finally took the plunge.
Ingredients used (from a sponsor)
50g b. caapi (white)
28g p. viridis (Hawaiian)
per person (2 people partook) - with a third dose on the ready in case of dud brew.
Technique used was Hummingbird Tek: https://mycotopia.ne...-tek-ayahuasca/
combined with the Hippy3 crockpot method.
Ingredients were shredded and soaked in just over 1 gallon of acidic distilled water in a crockpot for 3 days, with stirring 3-4 times daily.
Then cooked on low overnight, followed by on high the next morning for 3 hours.
materials strained, then 1 gallon distilled water (1/2 as much acid added) and cooked on high in the crockpot for 3.5 hours.
materials strained, then 1 gallon pure distilled water and cooked on high in the crockpot for 3.5 hours.
all waters combined, 2 packets of unflavored Knox gelatin added (seemed not quite enough) and reduced on med-low heat on a stovetop in a stainless steel pot for 4-5 hours until down to about 12 oz. and split among 3 mugs.
Brew was downed. he felt a little flushed and warm after about 30 mins in. About 40 mins into it, went from nothing to reality disintegrating in under 30 seconds. Fastest come-on of any drug he had ever taken. THere was never a need for the added dose.
1.5 hours of intense mind-blowing, ego-erasing, 4-D color hallucinations occured. A little more intense than he was hoping or prepared for. 15-20 LSD and mushroom and mescaline trips did not prepare him for the reality shattering of the aya. Whether this was strictly the drug, or was a matter of the dose was unknown.
This was followed by 2-3 hours of bliss-like reality reconstruction wherein music sounded great and things quietly slipped back to normal, save for the swirling 3-D color visuals.
Still feeling an afterglow one day afterwards.
All in all, the hummingbird tek works great. He would do less material next time if he was to repeat the experiment (was too intense an experience to even consider doing for at least a year or two)
Edited by Sidestreet, 06 September 2015 - 07:47 PM.