DMT has a potent hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system, especially on the 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors which are the receptors for serotonin, while harmine and harmaline work on monoaminoxidase (MAO). Furthermore, tetrahydroharmine acts to weaken the re-uptake of serotonin and MAO inhibitors so that the amount of serotonin remains large. Well, this serotonin that causes hallucinations. Meanwhile, you can go to ayahuascahealings.com/ayahuasca-retreats-peru-sacredvalley/ when you need to know more about ayahuasca.
In some cultures, DMT is a natural psychedelic compound. The larger the doses used, the greater the effect of hallucinations produced so as to make it immersed in deep fantasy and loss of connection to reality. The word psychedelic (Greek) comes from the word Psyche meaning soul and Delos which means manifestation. While psychedelic drugs are psychoactive drugs whose primary function is to shape the way of thinking and perception in the mind. The effects of psychedelic drugs are often equated with unconscious conditions, meditation or dreams. While hallucinations are a psychedelic experience.
By knowing the characteristics of the compounds contained in the herb, it can be seen that the phenomenon of spirits release the spirit of the ceremony to communicate with ancestral spirits is NOT due to the “magic power” it has but the hallucinogenic effects caused by a combination of DMT and ß-carboline compounds from the Ayahuasca potion.