Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work
Artist: Ben Lee
Ayahuasca is a South American vine, known there as the “death vine”, or “vine of souls.” In their spiritual practice, the indigenous people brew the plant into a tea, which they drink ceremoniously as a ritual that has existed for thousands of years. What ensues is a journey into the depth of the one who’s drunk the tea, illuminating the soul’s contents, often facilitating a soaring journey of the spirit.
The subtitle of Lee’s album, Welcome to the Work, refers to the process of discovering what’s inside, and the active transformation of turning our darkness into light. That ongoing process of discovery is called “the work.”
Co-created by Lee and Jessica Chapnik Kahn, an Argentinean-Australian actress and musician, Jessica also features as the female vocals on the record under the guise of Appleonia.