As well as being prasied for its cleansing qualities, the Wayusa ceremony functions as a devise for promoting inter-family cohesion and communication. The custom is for the entire family to get up at 4AM, to drink Wayusa together, to vomit and then return to the fire to drink chicha and to interpret each others dreams, to make plans for communal work and to resolve any problems the family or an individual might be facing. A common topic of discussion during contemporary Wayusa ceremonies is anxiety and apprehension regarding the outside world, particularly as a result of the oil disasters over the border in Peru.
As well as being prasied for its cleansing qualities, the Wayusa ceremony functions as a devise for promoting inter-family cohesion and communication. The custom is for the entire family to get up at 4AM, to drink Wayusa together, to vomit and then return to the fire to drink chicha and to interpret each others dreams, to make plans for communal work and to resolve any problems the family or an individual might be facing. A common topic of discussion during contemporary Wayusa ceremonies is...
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