Sting talks about his experience with Ayahuasca and the influence it brought to his life and his music.
INTERVIEWER: Have you already started the Rainforest Foundation when you had the Ayahuasca experience? Or was it one of the inspirations?
STING: It kinda happened around more or less the same time. I went to the rainforest before that – before I had the Ayahuasca experience. And I suppose it has informed our work since then.
INTERVIEWER: How did you ever find out about it?
STING: I think about 20 years ago. I was in Brazil and I met somebody in Copacabana and Trudie and I – my wife – got in the back of his car and were mysteriously led out of Rio through the favelas (shantytowns) and into the jungle. There was a big church and they handed out this brew. And Trudie and I looked at each other. We saw everybody drinking it so we did. I drank it in one…and then after the 4 minutes something coursing through every cell in my body – like an intelligence searching everything . And I am wired to the entire cosmos! I look at the ground and I see a crack in the ground and inside that crack I see a little flower growing…it’s my brother – Everything! And I realize for the first time this is the only genuine, religious experience I’ve ever had! It is __ this direct access to the Godhead or whatever you think that is.
I have no idea what it is, but there is definitely an intelligence – a higher intelligence – at work in you during this experience.
They are more and more people who, fed up of so much superficiality, dare to venture in the mystical depths of the human soul.
IT’S A MILESTONE THAT MARKS A BEFORE AND AFTER ON THE PATH OF THE SEEKER.
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