Malocca at Espiritu de Anaconda, Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Chris Kilham.


In ayahuasca ceremonies we sit in the malocca at night. After drinking ayahuasca, we wait for the inklings of lift-off, the first sense of shift in feeling and vision. Then the luminous field of energy emerges, and we are immersed in a different world, strange, marvelous, awe-inspiring, deeply moving.