Non-Traditional Use of Ayahuasca

In the late twentieth century, the use of Ayahuasca or Iowaska drinking started spreading to Europe, North America and elsewhere Iowaska. The main ayahuasca places of worship, associated with the Brazilian Santo Daime, were built up in the Netherlands.

A lawful body of evidence was recorded against two of the Church’s pioneers, Hans Bogers (one of the first originators of the Dutch Santo Daime people group) and Geraldine Fijneman (the leader of the Amsterdam Santo Daime people group). Bogers and Fijneman were accused of conveying a controlled substance (DMT); in any case, the arraignment was not able to demonstrate that the utilization of ayahuasca by individuals from the Santo Daime constituted an adequate risk to general wellbeing and request to such an extent that it justified denying their rights to religious opportunity under ECHR Article 9.

The 2001 decision of the Amsterdam locale court is an essential point of reference. From that point, forward gatherings that are not associated to the Santo Daime have utilized ayahuasca, and various diverse “styles” have been produced, including non-religious methodologies.