In Central and South America, 5-MeO-DMT is most often sourced from Anadenanthera peregrina (yopo or cohoba) and Virola theiodora. It’s also found in the milky white venom of the Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius/Incilius alvarius), which is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. In keeping with its ceremonial use among indigenous Amazonians, 5-MeO-DMT shows great promise in the treatment of certain medical conditions. A single inhalation of the substance has been shown to greatly improve general well-being and mindfulness as well as reduce the symptoms of psychological disorders. Typically, the experience a person has after ingesting or inhaling 5-MeO-DMT, is described as feeling unified with the universe or some holy, transcendent “other.” The perception of bright colors and recursive patterns are often associated with the experience.
Bufo allows the participant to come in direct contact with Source. The Bufo experience is perhaps the most sacred of all natural entheogenic experiences. Bufo opens the participant up both spiritually and energetically, allowing the person to completely cleanse their negative emotional attachments to their past. Subsequent to the ceremony, the crown chakra of the participant will be opened. During the two weeks following the Bufo ceremony, the participant should avoid negative energies and influences to maximize their integration of the experience.
An opening prayer and blessing commence the ceremony. The participant then sits on a tapestry on the ground and recites a specific prayer tailored for the Bufo experience. Then the participant takes a deep breath and blows out. The participant then inhales the smoke, while the Bufo is lit and pipe held by the practitioner. Once the participant has fully inhaled the volume of Bufo, they are laid down on the tapestry. It is very important that several other ceremony participants and facilitators watch over the Bufo ceremony participant as sometimes the process can be very intense. However, the upmost attention to safety is always practiced. Once the participant is fully out of the Bufo experience, they are allowed to walk around while monitored by the facilitators