Ayahuasca increases theta, alpha and beta brainwave activity. It has also been shown in clinical studies to super-activate areas of the brain involved in memory, emotions, awareness, and decision making, including.
Ayahuasca super-activates regions of the brain including:
- Cortical area
- Paralimbic area
- Inferior frontal gyrus
- Anterior insula
- Anterior cingulate
- Medial frontal cortex
- Ventral anterior cingulate gyrus
- Left amygdala
- Parahippocampal convolution
Ayahuasca is a shortcut to altered states of consciousness that are conducive to self-optimization. What can take years or lifetimes to achieve with meditation can be achieved in just one Ayahuasca Ceremony. Ayahuasca will open up your unconscious memories and feelings, giving you the chance to tap into new insights.
Ayahuasca allows you to access your unconscious mind as well as transpersonal and spiritual dimensions. The psychic state brought on by Ayahuasca is similar to other altered states of super-consciousness, such as meditation and hypnosis. This is due at least in part to Ayahuasca’s brain activation effects.
Ayahuasca has been shown to increase theta, alpha and beta brainwave activity. A number of studies show that people with increased theta brainwaves have better access to their memories, imagery and feelings from their subconscious minds. Theta brainwaves reflect a meditative state, or that stage of light sleep at the fringe of consciousness, the twilight stage between normal waking consciousness and deep sleep. It is in this state of theta brainwave activity when you experience a dreamlike consciousness, when creative solutions and insights into science, art, literature and music come to mind.
Ayahuasca stimulates alpha brainwave activity, which reflects a high level of conscious attention. With both higher theta and alpha waves, Ayahuasca brings about that dreamlike meditative state just before falling asleep (increase in theta waves) but keeping you fully awake and aware (increase in alpha waves). This is how Ayahuasca acts like a shortcut to entering a deep state of conscious meditation that would otherwise require years or decades of practice.
Ayahuasca will super-activate your brain so that you will be able to consciously access your unconscious mind while interference from your brain’s normal non-stop thinking clutter is quieted. This is also what happens under hypnosis. But with Ayahuasca, you are your own therapist and hypnotist.
Under the influence of Ayahuasca, you might have profound revelations into your own thought and behavior patterns. You might be enabled to integrate your own unconscious wisdom, which normally lies dormant and hidden, into a higher level of consciousness. In technical terms, your psyche emerges from the limbic brain to the neocoretex where it is consciously recognized and can be analyzed, understood and integrated. Many people use Ayahuasca as a valuable aid in psychotherapy.