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Filipino tourist dies in hallucinogenic ritual in Peru

/ 01:16 AM August 26, 2016
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A young Ayahuasca plant, which has hallucinogenic properties. AYAHUASCA-INFO.COM

SAN FRANCISCO — Police in the district of Pisac, in Cuzco, Peru are investigating the death of a Filipino tourist who died during a ceremonial session of Ayahuasca in a locale called “Etnicas” in the city of Taray.

Ernest Villaroman, 33, a tourist, died last Saturday, Aug. 20, apparently due to the “Ayahuasc” he had being given by Rosa Rojas Nunta during the ritual.

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Nunta, 50, is now under investigation for the alleged crime of wrongful death, according to a report by Latin America Current Events & News. A prosecutor has ordered her detention.

The doctor on duty at the health clinic of Taray said Villaroman arrived without a pulse at a health clinic, according to the doctor on duty. The body will remain in the morgue until the investigation is finished.

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Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture that is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness, usually lasting between 4 to 8 hours after ingestion. The effect ranges from mildly stimulating to extremely visionary.

Ayahuasca is used primarily as a medicine and a shamanic means of communication, typically in a ceremonial session under the guidance of an experienced drinker, according to Ayahuasca-info.com.

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TAGS: “Etnicas”, Ayahuasca, Ayahuasca ceremony, death from Ayahuasca, Ernest Villaroman, hallucinogenic ritual, hallucinogens
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