It is no longer war but love.
Ayahuasca is taken on the warpath: the curanderos are engaged in ruthless struggles against envious sorcerers. The work of the curandero reaches its highest expression when caring for a patient with daño: the sorcerer has pierced the patient's body with the dreaded and painful virote (magic dart), or perhaps with a dangerous animal that gnaws the bowels. If the curandero overcomes the disease, it turns against him with redoubled energy; if he is not well prepared he will die.
Oblivious to this spiritual war, foreigners see a path towards love and self-knowledge in the world of ayahuasca; many find it.