With such a mysterious background and various aspects of uses, Ayahuasca is travelled along being a medicinal plant or entheogenic brew concoction towards shamanic soul awakening solution and even sometimes misused as recreational drug. It is actually a mixture of two plants which found to be in Amazonian forests in South America and some other parts. You may be heard with so many faces of its application. As a whole, you can say- It started from traditional use of religious sacrament which is also now conducted by churches. Another aspect is non-traditional believers where it said as Ayahuasca shamanism and further it is also for spiritual awakening even by these churches and shamans. The most emphasized use is its healing tendency and therapeutic affects for numerous psychological, physiological and mental disorders.
Contrasts between its uses
You should understand where it is traditional use, shamanic, healing or awakening – these all are present today in different forms as Ayahuasca uses do not alight with time but in different shades by different entities. It has both beneficial and dark side, used and misused also.
Spiritual healing vs. Shamanism awakening: Spiritual healing is more done by churches as sacrament for healing stress, mental disorders and other psychological issues but shamanism is old spiritual practice where Ayahuasca is used for awakening, mystical connectivity to spirit realm and solving physical and psychological issues.
Current uses vs. traditional uses: Traditional use of Ayahuasca is not on basis of any philosophy or concept as it is on a religious belief where it is used by shamans and witches for emotional and psychological healing at that ancient time along with consulting ghosts, connecting to old spirits and other paranormal or supernatural abilities. Current uses are bit wide, extensive in research, not completely scientific but philosophical oriented m used for healing, therapies, spiritual awakening, and medicinal application. However it is also misused as recreational drugs, often end at dark side.