For thousand of years in Peru, indigenous healers called Onanya would teach visitors about ayahuasca and its therapeutic uses. The drug is a brewed plant mixture that causes hallucinations of all ranges and two teams of researchers in Peru and Barcelona are studying these effects on the brain. Although both teams are conducting very different research experiments, they are finding similar conclusions of how the mind is affected. Volunteer ayahuasca users reported experiencing effects that mirror those from meditation. Some of these changes include more openness, optimism, and decentering, which is described as “the ability to objectively observe one's thoughts and feelings without associating them with identity." So you have two choices: take ayahuasca and get sick and possible have terrifying living nightmares...or you ca meditate. Whichever sounds better to you.