Ayahuasca. Chapter Four. We went closer to the jungle from Leticia We are continuing to look for Don William Who should make a ceremony for us I mean ayahuasca ceremony Hi We are looking for a man his named Don William He lives ahead of the road It is necessary to pass forward And where does he live..? How… how to go there? Now we are asking locals, where does Don William live A shaman who… will make an unforgettable ceremony for us, I hope We have decided to go to him by ourselves, because … Well, if you don’t come to him by yourself and don’t say i’m here you wouldn’t connect with him because you have no any other option Here in Latin America it works like this We are looking for Don William William? Did someone tell you he is here? Did someone inform you he is here? No I was told that he had lost his phone Are you going to go to his place? Or are you coming back? Oh, no, we’re going … we can … yes … stay in his house? Oh sure! So… Take a look Yeah Over there … two Two roads begin Two ways, yeah. You need to go left To left Aha And just go straight You go by the trail. The wider trail … the trail leads… leads up to the maloca How many people are there on the trail? A little bit But sometimes… But sometimes there are … Go there Welcome to our typical tracking Fuck knows where That dude tell us you need to go left Listen to the dude What did the dude say? He said… To addict … to addict to the left Excuse me, senora, we are looking for the trail to the senor named Don William There? Should we go out there? Right Here or more for there? There to the right It seems to me 50% of shaman’s art is living in the fucking middle of nowhere If you need to be going there hour, then it’s fun to go to the shaman [Katya] But two days of going through the jungle didn’t impress you? A? [Katya] Two days of going through the jungle didn’t impress you? By the way, two days is not cool After two days of walking you won’t enjoy ayahuasca, I bet What is good’s William? Just one hour of walking through the jungle to get to his place Walking through the flooded beautiful jungle It’s hard – But an hour
– Yes, but just an hour But with this speed of Well yes a man who is observing snakes The wisest decision we have made today is … start late To go after the rain And wtf to do, here every day is rainy day What do you mean? It’s a good decision, buddy. Why? Is’t it hot? Why is it a good decision? Yeah Well, because otherwise we would have been walking in the rain Make sense By the way, if you stop, the mosquitoes attack you They start to bite you Yes? Yeah I don’t stop, but they are biting me anyway Step by step the road let us away from the villages Beware of the snakes, Katya Because I can step on one of them, while I’m going backwards Yes Step by step the road let us away from the cities And let us in to this jungle The trail is still wide here Really, after a tropical rain everything is very muddy Yes, Sanya, be careful – Aah! Fucking!
– And we are just drowning Shit, fuck, I’m drowning, crap Bloody fuck Now I’m just filming a little, like, fuck, how I look That how I’m fucking walking through the jungle We have to go like this Because… – A! Snakes, snakes, snakes!
– After a tropical rain … – Everything is muddy and squishy
– “No, Ilia, I’d rather not look,
how are you standing in the swamp And… But… actually, this is very encouraging to me Because if a shaman lives in the ass of the world And lives there alone, so most likely it’s a good shaman And before you get there you need to pass a trail… The trail, how we call it, the trail … damn Trail of repentance Like, if you came to him, then You are ready to accept Accept this ceremony, I don’t know, sounds too religious So, okay That’s… Well, to be honest, I hope tonight When we will get to the shaman He won’t tell us to go fuck ourselves, but he will say, well, guys, let’s do that I will give you a sacred broth and you will feel what the Indians felt Many years ago And what they feel now, when they are trying to contact the spirits of ancestors So! In fact, I have high expectations from that I’m very curious what will happen In general Fuck, high expectations, mosquitoes are attacking me, hurry up Yes, let’s go! I’m drowning, yes … I hope the snakes won’t attack us Fucking! Yes, yes, yes, ye … That looks like a real fucking trekking through the jungle But if we go there from the trail now Then we will be fucked, without a machete we won’t get through It’s not a fucking movie like “The art of traveling” I remember they are like … like they will make the way through Darien Gap with machete Aha Seem like they were making the way through the Darien Gap Yes, they were like one team, they were so tired But they have always been such neat Fucking made friends with … I have a feeling that I’m surrounded by snakes In the water? Yes, almost everywhere I have… Serpentophobia, fuck What is it “serpentophobia”? Fear of snakes Just came up with this word – the fear of snakes Yes, that the most dangerous thing we can face with on our way is snakes And a bad trip And a bad trip And a bad trip, bad trip, it’s better not to have a bad trip, so, yes Well, I think the shaman is still a shaman He should make some suitable atmosphere Ah … I don’t know, start singing Start making music To make us feel that we are under his protection And he should be able to bring us back sometimes In the real world … Katya, spray on me too, against mosquitoes Katya, here we have a disinfector working Turn around Damn, I … What are you doing, monster I got this crap in my mouth And you don’t open your mouth, there is 25 percent of the poison That have already done That is done Dude, you already used Ayahuasca, that’s enough. Let’s go home Come on, come on! Done And don’t open your mouth. And I’ll tell you such a story from Davis, we was reading Davis, has decided to try some… Fuck, what did he decide to try? Some kind of hallucinogens Quite powerful, so, when… When they had got high So… his friend felt very bad, so, he stopped breathing and fell But that wasn’t ayahuasca, something also powerful Davis says like… The shaman… …has done the same thing other shamans do in that case… went to sleep So So they were bringing him to live for two days, but it was fun Is he good? Oh, he’s the best! He is the best? He is the best! Why? Why is he the best? Because… Oh, you’re filming me…? He’s filming everything … Yes, yes, everytime everything… First of all, he really knows what he is doing Aha So… Because… You know Ayahuasca is like… becomes very commercialized Especially in Iquitos Ok, yes in Iquitos … Yes, and … And the male like what you call “brujos” (sorcerers) Yeah, yeah. Yes, but this guy is really … Really good So you’ve enjoyed it? Yes How much time it takes? This was my first time with him And how many days? Yesterday or today? I took it yesterday And I’ve been taking it… … three times before this Three times … ah … Did you have a series? Everyday? Yes, but not every day I think on different days Yes, I like to have a little space But the last time I had was like… Two days ago Three days ago And you go back here and there? Yes I have a scooter down there Yeah Good for you! Do you live here or ..? No, no, I’m just … Just arrived? How many years have you already come to this guy? My first time And your first time … And I thought you’ve already got used to it and come… But no, no, no, it’s … still Still quite new … but … he’s.. he is really the one everybody recommended Yeah And… You just have to experience ok Because it’s all about vibes, you know, and it’s really.. Yeah He is a good guy Yeah And this is really important, because … Of course We saw him drunk, but we liked him Yes Yes He was drunk, I hope now he’s pretty sober Yes Ah, oh yeah, no, of course You know, shamans are always … Drink Everybody No-no, he does not drink like when he’s doing the ceremony And he is also very patient Yeah And… Yes, he’s cool And you guys, what are you guys doing? We’re like.. we actually, we two are journalists And we are like… Not he, he just films. And we are making a project about indigenous people and culture, documenting their life Where are you from? We are from Russia From Russia? Yes And you? Norway Ah, it’s cool! Pretty close Yes, it’s pretty close It seems we came So… There is such a cool building It looks very cool, to be honest This is a traditional Indian maloca How are you? We were talking to you the last week Good afternoon! Hello! But we couldn’t reach you by phone We don’t have your phone number Take a seat Hi One question, can you hold the ceremony for us? Today? A… I think, yes, it depends on you, how you decide Yeah Ah, yes so I’ll bring the ingredients that I have in other place … Yesterday I have had a ceremony with … … with the boy who just left Yes, yes have we met him It was a good ceremony. Was it a good ceremony? Yeah, yeah. Yes, but we didn’t know Didn’t know… So… We know We are already here Want me to hold the ceremony … To go out (to the astral plane) one more time is difficult Aha Of course, yes Maybe we will say that if he is suddenly not ready for today, then we will stay some time Yeah, only we don’t have food Yes, but … We need to prepare, but you have already come … It’s here I’m going to go … … for the ingredients There are hammocks for you here Yeah We have everything It’s not a problem It’s not a problem Aha So, what do you think: shout we hold the ceremony today or tomorow? We can spend the night here But we don’t have food Even for cooking For cooking … First of all before the ceremony you don’t need to eat much It helps Let’s have it today Tomorrow I have to work Tomorrow is Saturday Ok Is it Friday today? Yes Yeah We can do it today Yeah We will hold the ceremony today Yeah What time are we starting approximately? The ceremony… Will start at 8 p.m Will end at 12 a.m It will take 3 or 4 hours Done, we will finish the ceremony and go to sleep Yeah Can we hang hammocks in the maloca? Yes, you can hang them in the maloca, it’s not a problem Aha The house is big, there’s enough space Of course I see. Thanks What’s your name? My name is Alexander You? Ilia Ilia? Yes And you? Katerina Kate Very good And Elena is there Elena, it’s good We have finally got to the shaman and it’s just… I do not know… This is really the best shaman Because … I didn’t expect it, but we came, here in the middle of the jungle There is a huge maloca This is a traditional Indian house There is a dude and his throne for shaman and weird shaman thing And he has been sitting there In general, he is siting and still be siting there And will be holding the ceremony He has said: today at eight o’clock He can start Somehow he will be preparing us for the ceremony He looks like really awesome shaman And in fact, it’s so cool Feels like he is such a simple dude Like “if you came so… well… let’s hold the ceremony” Showed us where is the toilet Showed where are the places you can sleep Are you guys ready? Yes captain… Damn, are we really going to do this? Yes, I can’t believe, we have spent so much time for this You are like American schoolchildren Who are holding the first party: “Shit, do we really do that, chicks will come to here” Yes, that’s what we have … Anticipation I still have a feeling that before it was possible to get out of the game And now I can’t Yes And I’m so excited that we have come And I’m… like… if you know But… sometimes it happens like this: you come somewhere, you expect something And so… you are like… something doesn’t click, and you are: “No, I won’t do that… Something is wrong, yes Something is wrong, you understand something is wrong Damn, yes, I won’t be doing that And now I have come and look at this And I feel like… Everything happens the way it should And it’s cool Sanya? What? What are you doing? Hanging a hammock I’m called it “a vomiting hammock” I’m hanging a hammock to spend the night in this beautiful maloca Here we have… a hammock with a mosquito net Pretty Oh damn! Iliukha What? I need some ropes for mosquito net Yeah I think you’ll find the ropes over here, look Yes What is it attacking? Attacks! Cheerful roosters Sanya, have you already hung a hammock? The hammock has hung me instead This very moment when the hammock defeated a man Ay! Fuck Shit What? My hands are all covered in mosquito repellent What is wrong with your hands? What are you doing? Sanya I’m still hanging the hammock Are you guys worried? Yes A lot? I’m not very worried by the way, because I’m fucking busy Everyone says that when you take ayahuasca you are vomiting a lot We haven’t been eating anything since morning for this reason Well, we had a breakfast and that’s it so not to puke much And we have a big water tank and I advise everyone to drink some water Because the vomiting will bring dehydration During the ayahuasca ceremony you will vomit badly And, so … We decided with the guys that if we drink More water It will be easier, but we are not sure It’s strange that the shaman didn’t say anything about that First you take the ayahuasca One sip Yeah And then in 20 minutes you begin to feel like Something is pouring into your feet Yeah Goes up Well, goes up and up Then it starts to flow into the hands Well … ah … And that’s when you start feeling an effect It takes a long time Actually Almost an hour Then everything flows into the stomach And you start Vomiting Well, this is called In shaman’s opinion, the physical purification When physical purification ends I don’t know if it ends at all But Don William has a special window He says you can Sit and then you will immediately feel the colors going down Yeah He called it “the vomiting window” The vomiting window Yes, the window to vomit through When the colors are going down, you can finally stay alone Then he starts to sing He says: “And while I’m singing, you can imagine anything If you want to talk with a friend, you can imagine this friend think, think, think About a friend and then you will see him And you can talk to him” And the most important thing he said is that we have good vibes That we have good vibrations And like … He says: “I really like that you have all these good vibrations” And it’s very nice So you have good vibes, Iliukha Cool! Done! This is for you Thank you Take it and drink some water Take and drink water after? Yes All at once Drink, drink, drink Well, guys Very disgusting That disgusting? At once? Do it Come on, Iliukha Was it bad? Well, let him finish Don’t say it when the guy is drinking Looks like I have made it tough this time Well stop it, don’t make it worse Fine Fine? This is ok, yes, ok Thank you Now you drink it Fucking okay Katya is a hard one Seriously, I expected much worse Do you feel anything? The heart rate increased It’s because of fear Probably It’s even tasty Your turn, this is for you Good I drink to you all Done The vomiting window is over there Over there. Yeah Yeah So we have cool hike being planed We have cool hike being planed And this is the hard begining And this is hard Vanya Adventure Time team… holds a cultural campaign dedicated to The spring day The shuttle bus is shaking a lot I want a lollypop Super good! These dudes are cool Who? These ones? Wow, they’re awesome Yes, Vanya? Ilia, what do you think? About? Do we want to stay for one more day? Well, I’m thinking… You piss me off, you are as grumpy as an old man What if he pour me some shit inside It is necessary to control him Now I will definitely pour you some shit to mourn more Damn, really, Katya said that Vanya would be moaning Yes? Yes, she has just said Vanya will walk around grumbling, always displeased with everything By the way, I have noticed it for the first time today During “The Golden City Festival” everything was fine Well, girls notice probably more Wait! Kate Damn, I’m all wet and in the sand, okay. Let’s go to eat Go! Where is our motorcycle? And there it is Who you with? Who what? Who you with? Ilia A? Ilia You with who? Ilia Wait, I’ll do it myself. Okay May I help? Nooo Another Ilia? Imagine You can stay as long as you want Just let me know Another Ilia from the parallel universe Who travels by boat Yes? Wow! You can undress and cross it naked Ah … I think this idea is not very cool But if you fail under the ice, you get out, get dry and put on dry clothes We are going to cross this hell river More precisely me As a pioneer So, I’m going with a backpack straightaway And, perhaps, you won’t see me again So I say goodbye to you Well, you really wanna go? Yes Well, good luck, Ilia Usually… In such videos you know what will happen next right in the beginning So seems like his stuff will be wet Vanya, you won’t save anyone with this stick Look, yes Here, closer I think Well, what? Well, I think we need to get here anyway And it does not matter if there is a road there or not Well… The road would be good for us here, for sure Well, there are no alternatives … we still have to go this way and even if there is no road, then you need to… Make it? It wasn’t there While I’m waiting for my train I can have a small snack Today morning I started with the fact that some dudes Saw me and gave me food from McDonald’s That was cool They fed me… and gave me a ride to Odessa, Texas But I asked to drop me here Here in the middle of nowhere So, they were very surprised We have sold it I’m the wolf from Wall Street! The wolf of Wall Street Imagine we have sold a motorcycle to a random chinese guy We could… Sell it To no one, no one Who makes business with motorcycles So no one has bought it because we have no papers Well, how do I look? You look good it fits you