The indefatigable Prince Harry continues to give out interviews one after another. As FACTS has already reported, the Duke of Sussex was a guest on the hit TV show Stephen Colbert. He shared with the audience a number of his preferences, as well as fears. In particular, Harry has stated that his favorite film is Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.
And on Saturday, February 4, the youngest son of King Charles III gave a great interview to the famous Hungarian-Canadian psychiatrist Gabor Mate. Dr. Mate specializes in childhood psychological trauma and its impact on a person’s life.
Harry stated that he had been in shock since the age of 12 – since the death of his mother Diana in a car accident on August 31, 1997. And it took a lot of time and effort for him to be able to cope with the loss and learn to control himself.
According to the prince, at a certain stage, ayahuasca decoction helped him a lot (a decoction from the Amazonian liana. Auth.). It is traditionally produced by shamans of Indian tribes in South America in the Amazon basin.
Ayahuasca is commonly used for “communication with spirits“. Western doctors refer to this decoction as a psychedelic drug that causes hallucinations.
It turned out that Dr. Mate knows the properties of ayahuasca well. He uses the decoction to treat patients. American media reported that the Canadian government threatened to arrest him for using the drug, but the psychiatrist said during an interview that these were just rumors. And he didn’t get in any legal trouble because of this unconventional method.
Mate also added that ayahuasca does not cause hallucinations. “She gives us vision. It seems to a person that this is actually happening to him‘ said the psychiatrist. However, he noted that ayahuasca is not a panacea.
Prince Harry agreed with him. “It helped me. It was as if I had cleaned the windshield of the car from dirt and saw the road. I removed all the filters that prevented me from living. I felt a sense of relaxation, relief, comfort. I got the ease that I needed so much ”– said the Duke of Sussex.
“I think it was one of the fundamental things in my life that changed me and helped me deal with trauma and pain in the past.” Prince Harry stressed.
Recall that Charles III decided to evict Harry and Meghan from their British residence.
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