The ayahuasca ritual is usually similar from what I’ve read and watched. Typically, ceremonies are held at night. There’s a room in which all participants are gathered and given a bucket; as soon as everybody is in their space, the ceremony begins. There’s a prayer held, and people grab their cup of ayahuasca. There’s a briefing of instructions, intention, and recommendations. After consuming the drink, healing songs called icaros are played, and spiritual smoke ensues the room to cleanse the room of bad spirits.
The experience allegedly gets so intense that you eventually throw up. This is why you have a bucket near you. People have cried, screamed, and had their worst nightmares hallucinated in front of them. It’s definitely dangerous, as ayahuasca-related deaths have reported as well. Hopefully people get the clarity they are searching for taking the risk to do ayahuasca therapy.