Systematic Plan for Legalization — Tribal Legislation
* The following are excerpts from Transcendental Journeys – A Visionary Quest for Freedom, a book by Omananda
Great Spirit aligns many of us in mysterious ways! When I met with one of the most relevant indigenous leaders of our time, Biraci Brasil Nixiwaka of the Yawanawa who has dedicated his life to rescuing his people, their culture and spirituality, I shared a 4-step systematic plan I had visualized for the responsible widespread use and distribution of ancient sacred ceremonial technologies with master plants so that they could legally be used by anyone interested in them, on whatever societal level, and in many countries.
When I asked this indigenous chief what he thought of it, he replied that this was exactly what he had visualized as well! Hearing such a powerful response from an outstanding individual who grew up deep in the rainforest, where he had lived all his life and I had never been, was the confirmation I needed to share this with the world. What follows is a short introduction to this simple and systematic 4-step program. I personally encourage and visualize a plausible system of using ancient medicines outside the religious or medical framework that is based on the wisdom of indigenous tribes who have traditionally used these substances for thousands of years. It is a basic human right for indigenous people to have safe and legal access to Ayahuasca and other mind-expanding consciousness-altering natural shamanic herbs. I also feel that psychedelic medicines should be made legally available for anyone interested in them under the condition of pre-screenings that can be performed by experts, who could also serve as guides in the shamanic sessions for relatively healthy individuals.
ACTION PLAN — Step Number ONE:
Indigenous people and their medicine cultures who have preserved their knowledge of ancient sacred ceremonial technologies, their songs, languages, and prayers are financially supported and internationally encouraged to empower their cultures and other indigenous peoples’ by sharing their wisdom through various international intercultural exchange-programs. These happenings that could very much look like Pow-Wow’s, festivals, symposiums, and private events would serve as the perfect production stage for creating and preserving a human database of ancient wisdom. Text-publications, audio, and video files with live-streams could be created from these events, and later be accessed from anywhere in the world through the Internet, by content providers and users. This would become an expressive teaching platform throughout an ever-evolving planetary network. I see this to be a service to humanity.
ACTION PLAN — Step Number TWO:
A global council will be formed by prominent spiritual leaders of different native peoples. Such a council is already in process of being studied together with ANIWA which has already held an event with various native leaderships in July of 2017 in Ibiza, Spain.
The indigenous people open to share with the non-indigenous population are invited to travel to the Western world and elsewhere to hold medicine ceremonies outside the indigenous communities. Indigenous people need to legally be protected to hold medicine ceremonies outside the indigenous communities. The United Nations already has a legal document that supports indigenous people traveling across international borders with their sacraments, which are often natural herbs that alter consciousness to a cosmic level. Although these UN laws are not enforced by any country, they serve as general guidelines when entering customs with a special letter by the UN that promises to legally protect indigenous people when they are carrying otherwise scheduled substances.
A meeting hosted in 2017 by the royal family of Norway in Olso called upon high-ranking delegates of all major religions from around the world. They spent a few days together to discuss, and ultimately agree on, a declaration of (religious) tolerance and respect. Biraci Brasil Nixiwaka of the Yawanawa and his wife and son were also present during this meeting. As representatives of indigenous medicine cultures from around the world, they clarified that they too have used certain practices to access divine and godly dimensions. The sacred medicines they use (Ayahuasca and others) have been included in the document as legitimate religious sacraments. Everyone signed the declaration!
When medicine-ceremonies are protected internationally, non-indigenous individuals using these ancient medicines by applying shamanic technologies in traditional ceremonial frameworks could also have a safe and direct experience that teaches them about the natural order of things. Some indigenous cultures have preserved their ancient ways of life and they still know how to live in harmony with nature. They can teach that to non-indigenous people who did not grow up with the awareness of a tribal consciousness that includes all individuals of the extended family.
We are all native people on this Earth and we have expanded to the Global Earth Tribe that we are today. The essential tribal consciousness that is innate to any human being can also be all inclusive.
ACTION PLAN — Step Number THREE:
Non-indigenous people are initiated to various aspects of a particular shamanic tradition by indigenous medicine people and in this way learn from indigenous cultures. These initiates are taught specific methods to undergo a similar process an indigenous person needs to, before they would receive the necessary degree through the blessing by the indigenous medicine people to also create the protected space for others who would be interested in using master plants in ceremonies.
For this to happen, an umbrella network needs to be established where certain details are refined on who can, and who cannot, officially hold medicine circles and carry the sacraments. These non-indigenous people would eventually also need an official license to carry the medicine internationally and hold circles in various countries.
The importance of such an international umbrella network is to protect the medicine cultures and the innocent people interested in using these potent plant teachers and ancient technologies from charlatans and shaman look-likes who sometimes misuse their power while administering powerful psychedelic plants for personal gain, sexual favors, power, profit, black magic, and so forth.
It is to be noted, however, that there are many people, myself included, who just ate psychedelic mushrooms without any preparation or ceremony and woke up! It must also be considered that we all belong to the earth and have the right to taste the fruits of our mother and the gods. Human society already over-regulates everything, so let’s be more free, shall we?
ACTION PLAN — Step Number FOUR:
Specific curricula are invented through the collaboration of indigenous and non-indigenous medicine people. These teaching-programs, based on various indigenous medicine cultures and their sacred healing plants, would outline the systematic process of how schools could function as part of this cultural and international educational network. One curriculum for each tradition would then be created and preserved.
Sacred shamanistic technologies of ancient medicine cultures could be integrated into educational platforms and create the possibility for individuals to participate at an appropriate age in any type of medicine ceremony, as long as they are mentally and physically fit to do so. Universities and common schools would guarantee proper guidance through the right education by expert personnel. This includes preparation for initiation and integration of (optional) integral psychiatry, but also open communication with the concentration on personal awakening, self-realization, harm reduction, and purity of experience. This system could be included as part of the spiritual education and be widely made available as non obligatory in many legal settings.
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