Ayahuasca is a brew of hallucinogenic plants drunk by the indigenous people of Peru in spiritual rituals. As with everything else once sacred to loin cloth wearing natives, rich people stole it and turned it into a New Age product for sale on celebrity luxury merchandise sites. Good luck running into anyone in Malibu who hasn’t spent a weekend partaking in Ayahuasca. If you call it a ceremony and pretend to respect its origins, that alleviates the guilt of having killed the people who invented it. Like white suburban kids who take African music classes in college.
Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez talked about her recent Ayahuasca experience. Her acid trip brought her more in touch with the loss of Paul Walker in his fiery Porsche death:
When I lost Paul, I was like, I went through about a year, of just being, like, an animal. Like what could I do, physically, to just get my mind off of existentialism, get my mind off of how transient life is. My Ayahuasca trip made me sad that he left me here. It wasn’t a sadness that he’s gone. It was more like a jealousy that he’s there first.
Jealousy that he’s there first? Where? In the dirt being eaten by larvae and pupae and other weirdly pluralized insects? Ayahuasca seems a lot like weed in a Freshman dorm. You say stupid shit and everybody kind of mouths the word ‘wow’. Then, if you’re Michelle Rodriguez, you finger bang every single coed in the fold and caution them that cock will never satisfy them like a woman can. It’s not that hard to kill yourself. Say hi to Paul.
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