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Hilarious and like something from what could be a sequel to “SoapDish”: James Scott, who’s the popular, young, British leading man/villain of “Days of Our Lives” has quit the soap after eight years. NBC must be wondering what the  heck is going on. Is this a contract negotiation?

What happened? Earlier this spring, Scott went to Peru, hung out with shamans, and smoked hallucinogenics. He revealed this in an interview in which he also called obsessed soap fans “fucking idiots.” Cue “Bungle in the Jungle”:

Scott told a soap opera site:

“I just got back from Peru. I spent six days in the jungles of Peru doing Ayahuasca with the shaman.  It was the single most positive experience of my life. Ayahuasca is this hallucinogenic.  I sat in a tent, in a hut, in the jungle, on the amazons with three shaman blowing tobacco smoke into my crown, realigning my chakras and my energy, while I hallucinated for four to six hours.  I mean, this is all hard to explain.  It’s very spiritual and very interesting.  This is a medicine that the people of South America have been using for years to have a relationship with a higher consciousness.  It sounds wacky when you say it, but it was truly the most important thing I have ever done.  I came back a very different person.”

The TODAY show recently did a piece on this LSD-like medicine (it’s legal in Brazil) after Lindsay Lohan talked about drinking Ayahuasca tea after a miscarriage. Rock star Sting wrote about trying Ayahuasca on a trip to Brazil years ago in his excellent memoir, “Broken Music”:

“Ayahuasca has brought me close to something, something fearful and profound and deadly serious.”

The start of a Ayahuasca trip involves immense physical pain, severe vomiting, and other unpleasantness. Then you have a lot of revelations. Apparently Scott’s was to walk away from a full time job as the star of a soap opera. Scott is not exactly Cary Grant, but on daytime he is. Maybe once the Ayahuasca wears off he’ll back at his station bedding blondes and doing dastardly things.

And these are the day of our lives! Indeed!

25 replies to this post
  1. He did not smoke ayahuasca, he drank it. It contains DMT and harmaline. DMT is also produced in the human body for mostly unknown reasons, natural spikes in this is believed by Dr. Rick Strassman to be a valid explanation for spiritual experiences, out of body experiences and even alien abductions.

    Smoking DMT or drinking ayahuasca often makes one feel as though there is a higher intelligence conversing with you.

  2. Agree about the comment “blankety blank” idiots,made by him, if he is referring to his and Sami’s fans.do not know a thing about the drug mentioned;; Slainte

  3. This article is pretty much true but in fairness it should be pointed out that the fans he called “fucking idiots” were a small group of fans who were harassing one of the female actresses of the show (Kate Mansi, “Abby”) because they didn’t like her character’s actions. He said that they were “fucking idiots” to be giving the actress such a hard time – as she does not write the scripts, she just plays what is written.

  4. it’s true he quit the show Days put out a statement thanking him for his work and wishing him well. Sami/Allison is leaving the show also at the end of the year. Once they are gone I won’t be watching anymore their story was the only reason I watched.

  5. Oh, the things people will write just to get web traffic. Read the reputable pages folks. His contract was up (as it has been at the same time every other year it was renewed) and he chose not to renew this time around. The timing of that in correlation to his trip to Peru are totally unrelated.

  6. Pathetic article as usual.
    And by the way he thought of leaving far before this trip and maybe he is not Cary Grant but he can do better than daytime soaps !

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