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Iluminada Ordem do Amor.org is a religion, a school of self-development which operates through the spiritual Work using the tea as the divine source of connection and has the main goal to provide an opportunity of personal growth for those worthy and capable to accomplish it inside themselves.

The Order makes it possible to the individuals with the necessary will and commitment, to acquire a higher level of personal evolution and connection to the inner divinity through personal efforts and Work and to manifest all this beauty and happiness in his/her personal life.

Legislation

 

Brazil has legalized the possession and use of Ayahuasca tea in 1992 after declaring illegal its plant samples in 1985. In the 80's the União do Vegetal took to the courts a legal challenge against the new law and the government sent CONFEN (the competent body at the time) to investigate the situation of religious use and found that members of the ayahuasca churches were in fact healthier and more productive in their communities than the average population.

The CONFEN suggested the removal of Ayahuasca from the list of illicit drugs and in 1992 the Brazilian government formally excluded B. Caapi and P. Viridis tea ayahuasca of the list of illicit drugs. CONFEN concluded in 1987 "The religious use conducted with the sacramental drink called Ayahuasca does not cause harm to social life, and contribute to its integration, being remarkable the benefits attested by users members of religious groups"

In 08/11/2004 the official journal of the union publishes the official creation of the Multidisciplinary Working Group (GMT) which aims to explore ways I has been used, to regulate the religious use of ayahuasca and to study their effects:

“RESOLUTION No. 4 - CONAD, NOVEMBER 4TH 2004

Provides about the religious use and research on Ayahuasca. THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-DRUGS - CONAD, in exercise of its statutory duties, noting in particular that provides for art. 6 of the Rules of Procedure of CONAD, and

CONSIDERING the House of CONAD adopted at a meeting held on 17 August 2004, the opinion of the Board of Scientific and Technical Advisory that, in turn, recognizes the legitimacy of law, the religious use of ayahuasca, and that the process legitimacy began, more than eighteen years, with the suspension of plant species that make up the lists of the Division of Medicine - Dimed, by Resolution of the Federal Drug Council - CONFEN, No. 06, de 04 de fevereiro 1986, such suspension to become permanent, based on reports from 1987 and 1992 indicated in the minutes of CONFEN, published in the Federal August 24, 1992, and the subsequent considered based on the aforementioned decision of CONAD;

CONSIDERING the appropriate decision, public administration, on the religious use of ayahuasca was made based on multidisciplinary analysis;

CONSIDERING the importance of ensuring the constitutional right to practice one's faith and the individual decision, on the religious use of ayahuasca, but that decision must be properly grounded in a wide range of information, provided by professionals in different fields of human knowledge, bodies Public and common experience, gathered in various sectors of society;

CONSIDERING participation in religious use of ayahuasca, of children and pregnant women, should remain as the object of advising of parents on proper exercise of family power (art. 1634 Civil Code), and pregnant, that will always be responsible for extent of such participation, attending, permanently, to the preservation and development of the personality of the child and the unborn;

CONSIDERING any religious practice adopted by the family covers the rights and duties of parents "to guide the child in the exercise of their rights in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities," including the freedom to profess their religion and beliefs, subject to legal constraints dictated by the general public interest (see Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Brazil, promulgated by Decree No. 99,710,, 21/11/1990, art. 14);

CONSIDERING the advisability of implementing the study and research on the therapeutic use of ayahuasca, on an experimental basis;

CONSIDERING, the administrative control of the social and religious use of ayahuasca may only be structured properly, with the assistance of knowledge held by groups of users;

RESOLVES:

Article 1º is hereby established MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKING GROUP (GMT)for survey and monitoring of the religious use of ayahuasca and to research its therapeutic use on a trial basis.

Article 2º The MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKING GROUP will consist of six members, appointed by CONAD, areas that meet, among others, the following: anthropology, pharmacology / biochemistry, social, psychological, psychiatric and legal. In addition, the group will be composed of six members, invited by CONAD, representatives of religious groups, users of ayahuasca.

Article 3º The MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKING GROUP will choose their president and vice president and will, as its first task, to promote the national register of all institutions in their religious practices, adopt the use of ayahuasca, and that these institutions maintain a permanent record of children members of the religious community, with an indication of their legal guardians, and other data indicated by a multidisciplinary group WORK.

Article 4º The MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKING GROUP will structure its action plan and submit it to CONAD, within 180 days, with a view to implementing the goals set out in this resolution, with the ultimate goal, the elaboration of the document reflecting the ethics of using ayahuasca, as a way to prevent their misuse.

Article 5 º The CONAD by their departments, should establish, offprint, all decisions of CONFEN and CONAD Resolution No. 05 - CONAD of 10 November 2004, aimed to contribute to the full implementation of what was discussed and approved "on the religious use of Ayahuasca, and for that was set up to GMT, so the premises shall be decided by issues CONAD, for working with complete freedom," Studying what it takes, "or is, in the formulation of the document "reflects the ethics of the use of Ayahuasca".

The Multidisciplinary Working Group - All was set and the final report (document ethics) which was produced and approved by even today 23/11/06 is the document that governs the use of Ayahuasca in Brazil and can be viewed in full here (portuguese).

Here are some topics on this very important document to any entity responsible Ayahuasca and its members.

All underlines are ours;

"IV - TOPICS DISCUSSED

IV.I - religious use of ayahuasca

22. For decades the ritualistic use of Ayahuasca - beverage extracted from the decoction of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi (Ayahuasca, caapi, etc) and leaf Psychotria viridis (P. viridis, Queen etc) - Has been recognized by Brazilian society as a legitimate religious practice of so that they are more than valid in the present day the findings of reports and opinions resulting from multidisciplinary studies determined by the former CONFEN, since 1985, acknowledged that "for many decades the use of ayahuasca has been done without having any prejudice which resulted in social acquaintance" .

23. The correct identification of what is religious use, according to the concepts and practices dictated, from the very entities that make use of Ayahuasca, will ensure the protection of freedom of religion provided in the Constitution. Considering the occurrence of records of non-religious use of Ayahuasca, their identification will enable prevention practices that do not fit the constitutional protection.

24. It is, therefore, to endorse the legitimacy of the religious use of ayahuasca as a rich and ancient cultural event, exactly the relevance of their historical, anthropological and social protection is a creditor of the State, pursuant to art. 2, first sentence, of Law 11.343/06 and art. 215, § 1 of the Constitution. One should avoid practices that could endanger the legitimacy of the religious use traditionally recognized and protected by the Brazilian state, including around the use of Ayahuasca associated with illegal drugs or outside of ritual.

IV.I - MARKETING

25. The GMT recognizes the religious nature of all acts involving ayahuasca, from the collection of plants and their preparation, to their storage and administration, so that your practitioner part with all the conviction that practical act of faith and not trade. It follows that the planting, preparation and ministry with the purpose of obtaining profit is incompatible with the use of religious entities recognized as legitimate and responsible.

26. Who sells Ayahuasca does not practice the act of faith, but trade, which contradicts and demeans the legitimacy of traditional use as set out by religious bodies.

27. The prohibition of the marketing of ayahuasca is not identical with its cost, with payment of the costs involving the collection of plants, transportation and preparation. Such maintenance costs, as is his way of organizing duties, shall be borne by the user community. It is also clear that the production of ayahuasca has a cost, which may vary with the region that produces it, the amount of fans, the more or less easy it is to get the raw material (vine and leaf) whether the planting of the entity itself or if the plants are obtained in the native forest, and many other variables.

28. Historically, however, the experience of religious organizations called on to compose the Multidisciplinary Working Group, the cost is shared within the institution through the contributions of members of each entity. Members account for the costs of the religious organization, in which the expenses are included with the production of ayahuasca, with regular accountability.

29. The religious use responsible for the production of ayahuasca is designed based on the statement of the practices of entities: a) growing plants and preparing ayahuasca in principle for their own consumption, b) seek sustainability in the production of species and c ) when they have their own culture and no way of obtaining the raw material in the native forest - without prejudice to seek self-sufficiency within a reasonable time – there is no problem to get the tea by funding expenses, avoiding people, groups or entities engaged, exclusively or mainly, to supply to third parties.

IV.III - SUSTAINABILITY OF PRODUCTION AYAHUASCA

30. The culture of the religious use of Ayahuasca, because it is faith-based in the beverage extracted from plants native to the Amazon rainforest, takes environmental responsibility requested to the extraction of the species. Religious entities should seek self-sustainability in the production of the beverage, cultivating their own planting.

IV.IV - TOURISM

31. Tourism and commercial activity should be avoided by the authorities, which would constitute religious institutions should not be driven by profit, mainly due to explore the effects of the drink.

32. The Federal Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religious worship, which leads to the right to spread the faith through the exchange of its legitimate members. In this sense everyone has the right to profess their faith freely and promote events within the legal limits. What we want to avoid is a religious practice responsible, serious, legitimately recognized by the state to become, by virtue of use with uncompromised ethics in mercantilism psychoactive substance, enriching people or groups who find the argument of faith only the shield for improper practices.

IV.V - DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

33. Advertising of Ayahuasca also has been the subject of misrepresentation and abuse, especially on the Internet. It is observed, especially in this medium, offering all sorts of courses and workshops are paid, the central element is the use of Ayahuasca associated with promises of transforming experiences not involved with the religious ritual.

34. Based on the experiences of organizations and their ritual practices, it appears that the responsible ritual use is incompatible with advertising and offering promises of miracle cures, personal transformations sweeping and the inducement of persons to believe that ayahuasca is the remedy for all ills. There is consensus in GMT that those who use religious charge does not disclose information that might lead people to have a fantasy image of Ayahuasca and deals with the issue discreetly, without fanfare from the effects of the substance.

IV.VI - THERAPEUTIC USE

35. For purposes of this Report "therapy" is understood as an activity or process intended to cure, maintenance or development of health that takes into account ethical science.

36. Traditionally, some lines have healing work in which makes use of Ayahuasca, inserted within the context of faith. The therapeutic use traditionally attributed to Ayahuasca in religious rituals is not therapy as defined above, constitutes an act of faith and, therefore, the rule is not entitled to intervene in the conduct of persons, groups or entities that make use drink in strictly religious context. In another condition are those who use the drink out of religious context. This has nothing to do with religious use, and such practice is not recognized as legitimate by CONAD, which was limited to authorizing the use of the substance in religious rituals.

37. The medicinal use of Ayahuasca in an exclusive activity of the profession regulated by law will depend on the professional skills and support scientific research, because otherwise there will be unlawful exercise of profession or practice reckless.

38. Any practice involving the use of Ayahuasca with strictly therapeutic purposes, whether the substance alone, whether its association with other substances or medical treatment shall be prohibited until it proves its efficiency by means of scientific research conducted by research centers linked to academic performance, according to scientific methodologies. Thus, the recognition of the legitimacy of the therapeutic use of ayahuasca could only happen after the completion of the research evidence.

39. Based on the reports of representatives of the users, it was found that the cures and solutions to personal problems must be understood in the same religious context of other religions as acts of faith, with no necessary relation of cause and effect between use of Ayahuasca and healing or solutions to problems.

IV.VI - ORGANIZATION OF THE ENTITIES

40. The growing use of Ayahuasca and the ease with which one can buy a drink for people who produce it without compromising their faith has led to the emergence of new entities that have no experience in dealing with the beverage and its effects, as do bad use of Ayahuasca, linking it to practices that have nothing to do with religion. The ritual use characterized by the search for the religious identity is different from the purely recreational use.

41. The responsible religious use of Ayahuasca presupposes the presence of experienced people who know how to deal with the various aspects involved in this practice, namely: ability to identify plant species and prepare a drink, acknowledge the right time to serve it, to discern people who are not recommended for use, as well as all aspects of the ritualistic use, following their spiritual guidance.

42. While recognizing the act of faith alone and isolated, usually religious practice is developed collectively. It is recommended that the groups represent in formal organizations with legal personality, consolidating the idea of responsibility, identity and social projection, which enables users to religious practice in an environment of trust.

IV.VII - PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF NEW MEMBERS

43. In addition to the principles inherent in each of the doctrinal lines in the reception of new members, it is reasonable and prudent for the minister to ayahuasca is taken into account the report of previous mental changes, emotional state at the time of use and they are not under influence of alcohol or other psychoactive substances.

44. Before drinking the first time, the applicant must be informed of all the conditions required for the use of Ayahuasca, as the orientation of each entity. An interview prior oral or written, must be performed to determine the conditions of the person concerned and he should be given the necessary explanations about the natural effects of the drink.

45. It is recommended that each entity follow the participants until the completion of its rituals, excepted the output previously requested in exceptional cases and with the consent of the person.

IV.VIII - AYAHUASCA USE BY CHILDREN AND PREGNANT

46. Given the lack of sufficient scientific evidence and taking into account the secular use of Ayahuasca, which revealed no adverse health effects, and the terms of Resolution 05/04, the CONAD, the use of ayahuasca under 18 (eighteen years) should remain subject to resolution of the parents or guardians, the proper exercise of family power (art. 1634 CC) and those with child, it's up to them responsibility for the extent of such participation, taking account permanently preserving the development and structuring of the personality of the child and the unborn. "

Finally, the Official Gazette published on 26 January 2010 - on page 58 of this report finally giving the government seal and authorizing the use under the conditions mentioned above that in practice had been happening this way since 2006.

 

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