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.
IT’S A MILESTONE THAT MARKS A BEFORE AND AFTER ON THE PATH OF THE SEEKER.
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