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"I was a million light years from earth"

Will Smith drinks Ayahuasca 14 times in Peru

In his new book, 'Will',  the 53 year old actor Will Smith describes how he sought to heal after his 2011 split from his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.  Will travelled to Peru seeking a shaman during a tumultuous time in his life. He drank ayahuasca 14 times for spiritual growth.


“This was my first tiny taste of freedom,” Smith said of his first experience. “In my fifty plus years on this planet, this is the unparalleled greatest feeling I’ve ever had.”

He went on to describe experience as "floating deep in outer space...trillions of light years away from earth". He detailed sensing an unseeable woman, whom he called 'mother' and that he knew would 'never leave me'. His description of a mother figure is a very common theme in ayahuasca visions. During his other 13 journies, the 'mother' appeared to him either more times.  


He discovered powerful revelations of self love. He thought to himself "If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need #1 movies to feel good about myself. If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need hit records to feel worthy of love. If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need Jada or anyone else to validate me.”