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Santo Daime sect, preparation of the ayahuasca tea at Colonia Cinco Mil, near Rio Branco city, Acre State, Amazon rain forest, Brazil. Santo Daime is a syncretic spiritual practice that incorporates elements of several religious or spiritual traditions including Folk Catholicism, Kardecist Spiritism, and African animism and South American Shamanism. A drink known as Daime or Ayahuasca is consumed during the ritual. It contains a psychoactive compound and can induce a strong emetic effect which is embraced as a purging of both emotional and physical impurities.