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Will Smith predicted the loss of his career during an ayahuasca hallucination.
The 53-year-old actor admitted he was afraid for his career in an interview filmed months before he beat up Chris Rock at the Academy Awards because of a joke the comedian told about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and the fear came when he was under the influence. A psychoactive herbal beverage.
Speaking to David Letterman on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” he said, “I’m drinking, I’m sitting there, and all of a sudden, it’s like I’m starting to see all my money flying away, my house flying away, my career gone away. .
“I’m like, ah!” I’m trying to take over my money and my career. My whole life is destroyed. my fear.
“I’m there and I want to vomit and all that. I hear a voice saying, ‘This is what it is.’ That’s what life is. I am [panting], going, “Oh, s-!” “
Then the vision changed when he heard his daughter Willow, 21, screaming, “Dad, help me! Babe! Why don’t you help me?”
Will added, “I’m like, ‘I don’t see you, baby.’ The shaman is like, ‘Sit back, relax, relax.’ And she said to me, ‘Sit down.'”
“Then I slowly stopped caring about my money, I just wanted to get to Willow… I stopped caring about my home. I stopped caring about my career.
“I got to the point where I settled down, the volume is still at 100 percent, I can still hear Willow screeching, and my money is still flying away, but I [taking deep breaths] And I am completely calm, although there is hell in my mind.”
Smith described the incident as “the most infernal psychological experience of any individual in my entire life”.
He insisted, “You’re not hallucinating. It’s as if both realities are 100% there. So you know you’re in this room.”
“You’re sitting in the room. You don’t omit. It’s not, like, superimposed on this fact. It’s completely separate.”
Meanwhile, Smith noted that the experience made him realize he can handle “anything that happens” in his life.
He said, “I can handle anyone I lose. I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life. I can handle anything in my marriage. I can handle anything this life offers me.”
This is part of the psychological training that takes place in ayahuasca.
“First of all, 99 percent of s—you worry that it never will. Ninety-nine percent of your pain and misery are all caused by yourself. It’s not real.”