Medications and Health Concerns

Those suffering with schizophrenia or other mental or psychotic disorders should not consume Ayahuasca. If you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, or if you are receiving treatment for any health condition, it is advisable to consult your doctor before drinking Ayahuasca. It is also recommended you consult …

About Mapacho

The spirit of Mapacho is an extraordinary shamanic ally. This sacred tobacco is totally organic. It is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and does not contain any of the toxic additives used in commercial cigarettes. Mapacho is used extensively in Peruvian shamanism (in both Ayahuasca and …

Sequencing the Sacred Medicines

As previously observed, working with Ayahuasca and Huachuma is like discovering the “Holy Grail” of spiritual transformation—the proverbial “fast track.” Each of these plant-teachers can play a vital role in one’s personal growth. Properly sequenced, these divine agents of transformation can have synergistic and complementary results. Among those who have …

The Role of the Shaman

Shamanism has been practiced in one form or another around the globe and throughout history with shamans acting as intermediaries between the natural world and the world of spirit. The term has a broad context and covers many spiritual traditions. Most shamans are “called” by spirit to apprentice this healing …

The Ayahuasca Purge

Ayahuasca is frequently referred to as “La Purga” for its renowned transcendental purgative effects. Most “first timers” dread the purge but it is largely through this crucial process that Ayahuasca works her magic. It is the cleansing and purification process necessary to rid the mind and body of toxins and …