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Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic brew historically and traditionally used by shamans in the Amazon basin to gain access to the spirit world. In the past decade more and more tourists are travelling to Peru to drink ayahuasca in hopes of having an enlightening experience. But what does it mean when a cultural practice is commodified and packaged for tourists?
In this episode of All the Best, producer Lily Ainsworth explores the world of ayahuasca, and the Australians who seek it.
Episode Producer: Lily Ainsworth
Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett
Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon
Image Credit: Terpiscore