What is Yopo?
Venezuelan Yopo is a natural entheogenic medicine that safely combines plant based 5-MeO-DMT with a Monamine oxidase inhibitor. Yopo originated in the heart of the Amazon deep in the Brazilian rainforest. There are many different South American Tribes that use Yopo and each have a unique recipe which differs in the types of DMT and MAOIs used.
Venezuelan Yopo is prepared with the ground seed of the Ananthethera Peregrina plant and is mixed with the ashes and seeds of other plants. The mixture is configured into small black plates or cakes. The small cakes are then ground to become a fine powder. The original way to consume this medicine is to inhale it with a yopera that is a tube-shaped instrument that bifurcates into two small tubes that fits into the nostrils. A Tepi made of bone (which is simarly used in rapé) can also be used to project the yopo snuff to give it a greater force of penetration and depth of arrival. The use of a Tepi is more common with larger doses of yopo that are given by shamans for healing.
Once the Yopo snuff is inhaled through the nostrils it is essential to drink a liquid substance containing Caapi Vine. The Caapi Vine acts as a natural relaxant and prepares the body chemically for the visionary experience. The Caapi Vine is used as the MAOI in Venezuelan Yopo.
The experience begins after 5 minutes of inhaling the yopo and drinking the MAOI. The body begins to warm up and a tingling pleasure is felt throughout the body. The tingling pleasure is followed by a full body awareness and some discomfort that invites one to purify the body with vomiting. Vomiting is important to detoxify the body and to unblock energy channels.
After vomiting visions begin which have the purpose disrupting the structure of thought in order to gain spiritual insights.
One of the fantastic effects of the Yopo is that it momentarily crushes the mask or "ego" that we interpret everyday life with. It also immerses one in an immeasurable feeling of gratitude and understanding.
Yopo is the perfect bridge between Toad Medicine and Ayahuasca.
Yopo unmasks the truth and taught human conditionings that are not easily visible with other medicines. The full experience lasts for approximately eight hours. During that time the participant is medically monitored and a loving and safe space held for them energetically.
BENEFITS: Yopo medicine has several favorable qualities including the detoxification of different drugs, combating addiction and alcoholism, lowering anxiety, and reducing depression.
Yopo offers revitalization of the body, eliminates parasites and biliary toxins, improves social bonds, detoxifies the pineal gland and restructures the bone marrow. It fights chronic fatigue, aides in changing unhealthy habits (poor diet, depression, stress), treats attention deficit, helps in cases of hepatitis, herpes and hormonal imbalances.
It helps with various obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychiatric disorders (personality disorder, panic attacks and anxiety, phobias).
Yopo has been used for thousands of years with the function of protecting communities against misfortunes, epidemics and diseases. It renews the spirit and helps ascertain personal goals. It also assists in rediscovering very deep internal feelings and healing intense traumas.
Yopo is a true medicine of both spiritual and physical healing.
There is no case of death or psychotic outbreaks due to yopo consumption. Yopo is the only safe way of consuming 5-MeO-DMT with an MAOI.