Now hither is a church that I could join, the Uniao Do Vegetal, or UDV.  No, it’s not a knot of vegans, but they do high rank and respect some of the plants that extend on this marvelous planet we convoke Earth.

They use ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) of the same kind with a sacrament. It’s fantastic to observe a group that indulges in the use of plants to produce altered states of consciousness. I rely upon that individuals can benefit greatly, and extend as humans, by experimenting with some of the natural substances of the Earth that have power to produce altered states of consciousness. 

The ~ifice that I have been featuring at the uppermost of this blog over the latest month has been inspired by the application of ayahuasca.

Shockingly, the US Supreme Court has in reality recognized this organization as a temple, and the use of the sacramental engender is legal in the United States. Now we fit need to grow up and subsist adults about other psychoactive substances like peyote, psilocybin, datura, coca, yohimbe, iboga and others, not to cursory reference cannabis. 

We musn’t reverberate in fear but embrace the categorical, life-changing potential of these psychoactive plants.

What is the Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal (or UDV)?
The UDV is a Christian Spiritist devoutness that originated in Brazil and is since practiced by over 17,000 tribe in 6 countries. The UDV has current numerous civic awards for its community and environmental service and is recognized as a church under the laws of the United States.

Why the war of words?
The apparent controversy surrounding the UDV’s devout practice is the use of a sacramental decoction with psychoactive properties that is current by church members as a cast of communion within our religious services. The evening meal, called Hoasca, has been the subject of large scientific studies and found within the UDV’s circumscribed religious use to not be harmful to human hale condition in any way.

What is Hoasca?
Central and indispensable element to the UDV religion is the single, sacramental use of Hoasca, a decoction made from two plants indigenous to the Brazilian Amazon – the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and a bush botanically related to the coffee plant, Psychotria viridis.

The use of Hoasca has drawn the advertence of researchers from numerous areas of study: anthropology, political science, history, biology, pharmacology, neurology, and psychology and there are numerous scientific and academic studies up~ the body the topic. Those who are biassed in the science of Hoasca tea can find more information here.

img_01Is exercise of Hoasca Legal?
The religious employment of Hoasca by the UDV in the United States has been affirmed during the time that a legitimate free exercise of that which binds us to the practice of righteousness by The  Supreme Court of The United States.
In Brazil to what the use of Hoasca as a scrupulous sacrament has been authorized for decades, body politic agencies work closely with the UDV in developing policies kin to its use.

What is the purport of Hoasca?
The communion with Hoasca creates ~y enhanced state of consciousness, capable of amplifying one’s sense of his/her essentially spiritual system of created things, bringing about positive development in the abstract and intellectual aspects of a human subsistence.

What is the long term purport of drinking Hoasca?
After a broad seven year study, Brazilian Federal Narcotics Council concluded:
“The followers of the sect appear to be calm and skilful people. Many of them attribute lineage reunification, regained interest in their jobs, discovery themselves and God, etc., to their science of duty and the tea…The ritual employment of the tea does not appear to be disruptive or to gain adverse effects upon the social interactions of the sects’ followers. To the wayward, it appears to orient them towards seeking neighborly contentment in an orderly and fruitful way.”

What are your ceremonies like?
The sessions of the União are dutiful and spiritual in nature, with every emphasis on the enhancement of mental concentration and solemn reflection on the teachings of our director, Mestre Gabriel, and of Jesus. The sessions be unconsumed about four hours and contain periods of silent contemplation as well as the study of holy teachings.

How is the União structured?
The UDV has núcleos – or living, practicing communities — in over 100 cities and villages from one extremity to the other of Brazil with a membership of above the top 17,000. Approximately 270 UDV members live in the United States and there are active núcleos in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Texas, Florida, and Washington.

Members of the União arrive from all walks of life. The followers of this route include doctors, lawyers, political and walk of life leaders, hard-working citizens and persons from many diverse backgrounds all brought in the same place with a common vision of calmness.

The União is a volunteer organism, with no paid positions and nay history of proselytizing with respect to our ~fulness.

Go here to learn more, and remember to not ever stop learning.

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