|Close contact with the authorities
The government authorities has surrendered to the evidence that
the drink has been used for several decades in ritual practices, without any abnormality.
Such practices has always played an integrative role in the usuaries and the environment
in which they live, emphasizing the pacific and orderly conduct of the diverse accompanied
Due to all these, we now have the
legitimate right to use our sacrament, in its appropriate context. The ripening of the
usuary entities and its institutions constant improvement, has proved in the course of
these last twelve years that the first CONFEN's counsel was substantially right. Still
quoting Dr Domingos Bernardo's report:
"we could perceive clear
conditions to the ahyauasca's and daimist's centers themselves to organize the most
appropriate ways to mediate and control fortuitous excesses arisen in the private,
familiar and social relations."
Following these directions since 1991, the
diverse drink usuary entities, independently of its doctrinal and ritualistic differences,
has been unifying around a principle letter that, despite its generic consensus, was an
important step toward the establishment of basic common appointments to the
self-regulation of the drink use by these entities.
The Santo Daime doctrine, in the way it's
been expressed in the evolutionary eclecticism, is a Christian ecumenical
religious practice that repudiates all forms of fanaticism, sectarianism, racism, and
intolerance toward religions. Within the testimony of its conducts, its thousands
followers have been proving that the ritualized ingestion of the Santo Daime and the
social practice derived from of our spiritual work enlarges our perceptive, creative and
cognitive capacities, helping us to assume our own personal and collective
responsibilities. It constitutes, furthermore, in a prophylactic and therapeutic agent, in
service of the human awareness refinement and expansion.