It’s a common fact that there are still many indigenous tribes all over the world and that they still perform unique rituals that lead them to spiritual enlightenment. However, not everyone who has heard of these practices believes that they deliver what they are said to. That is why there are people who try these rituals for themselves to reveal the truth.
One of them is Dakota Wint, also popularly known as Dakota of Earth on YouTube. He’s a content creator who travels the world to expose the truth about the forbidden rituals from different tribes he encounters during his journey. He’s originally from Detroit, Michigan, but he currently resides in Mexico. He continues to find ways to share his journey on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Amongst the many rituals he has personally experienced, he shared that the ceremony of the Amazonian tribe, the Shipibo is one that holds the truth. They use medicinal plants they get from the jungle, which they call their farmacia or pharmacy. According to the tribe, the ceremony’s participants will encounter the astral world and even have telepathic experiences.
Dakota has participated in around 35 of these rituals, and he’s stated that he can confirm the tribe’s claims. He said that he experienced the hidden world lingering in the depths of his mind. Besides Dakota, many other people of different cultures have also reported similar encounters. Usually, ayahuasca and chacruna are the main ingredients for these rituals, brewed along with other medicinal plants.
After his experience in Peru with the Shipibo tribe, Dakota moved to Mexico. He got a front-row seat to the rituals of the Mazatecas of Oaxaca, where they use magic mushrooms, also known as los ninos santos or ‘the holy children.’ When eaten in large amounts, in complete darkness and silence for hours, you can have a psychedelic experience.
Another substance used in Mazatecas’ ceremonies is the divine-seeing plants, a plant from the Salvia divinorum species. However, Dakota reveals that he didn’t feel a religious experience nor have any scriptural-like revelations that the ritual is said to deliver when he tried it for himself.
Dakota has also participated in a ritual of the Seri tribe from Sonora. It involves consuming 5-MeO-DMT, a powerful substance taken from the back glands of a psychedelic toad. When ingested, the body is tricked into preparing for death. Therefore, it leads the participant into one of the most direct experiences they could have with “heavenly white light.”
After spending about a month and a half at Don Juan, Jalisco with the spiritual healer Marakame, Dakota has partaken in five peyote rituals with the Wixarikas or the Huicholes. Each ceremony provided him with different experiences, all of which were as unique as the rest.
Through Dakota’s journey with different tribes and his experiences participating in their rituals, he realized that there is more to learn about this world, especially spiritually. He’s also beyond proud to be someone who can share the stories of these indigenous groups with the public.
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