of Life, Spirit, Healing, and Renewal
in the Peruvian Amazon
honoring traditional shamanic
Ayahuasca healing practices
The Ayahuasca Odyssey is a professionally conducted shamanic experiential retreat dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness. The Odyssey will introduce you to the unique and diverse cultures, shamanic practices, natural environment, and people of the Peruvian Amazon within a mature, responsible, safe, and sensitive intellectual and spiritual framework.
The Ayahuasca Odyssey celebration is an unforgettable opportunity for shared multi-dimensional experiences, deep personal reflection and holistic cleansing to prepare you for the challenges of the 21st century in one of the most spiritually powerful places on Earth.
You will become fully immersed in the authentic grassroots shamanic culture, guided by truly gifted traditional Amazonian curanderos, shamanic healers dedicated to preservation of this ancient knowledge and betterment of humanity with it. These unique experiences will enable a deeper understanding of self, Spirit, and the unique plant healing practices for which the upper Amazon is renowned.
Your perspectives on life, death, nature, plants, wildlife, people, culture, medicine, healing, Spirit, the spirit world, and their intrinsic interrelationship will be enriched and expanded by the knowledge, wisdom, and sage practices shared with us by our gifted shamans.
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"a shamanic revival celebration of joy, challenge, healing, rebirth and Life
amidst the verdant splendor of the Peruvian Amazon"
is a wonderful opportunity for personal, intellectual, and spiritual discovery
as well as cultural exploration.
You will be challenged by tests of will and courage...
...if you choose to follow the ancient shamanic path.
You may confront and conquer your greatest fears.
You may be visited by great beauty and understanding.
You may feel reborn and rejuvenated.
You may discover new mission and purpose in your life.
You will make new friends and discover new dimensions within yourself.
You will be empowered.
And you will never be quite the same again!
We have conducted the Ayahuasca Odyssey and Ayahuasca SpiritQuest shamanic healing celebrations since 1995, the longest running shamanic healing retreat programs in the Peruvian Amazon.
The Odyssey is designed for the mature, sincere, and respectful seeker of cultural knowledge, spiritual enlightenment, and personal healing.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is not a tourist entertainment experience and we have never been involved in 'ayahuasca tourism', an oxymoronic concept we find objectionable. It is instead genuine shamanic retreat dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness, a serious yet joyous undertaking from which can come great personal discovery, healing, rejuvenation, new knowledge, and renewed vigor for life.
Personal commitment and some sacrifice is required to produce the most positive results possible. Serious advance preparation and diet are required for fullest benefit. We will assist in all aspects of your pre-journey orientation and preparation.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is a golden opportunity for those wishing to safely and expediently connect with true practitioners of traditional Amazonian shamanism in a positive framework of personal growth, learning, and renewal.We safely and confidently escort you past the substantial insecurity, uncertainties, and potentially serious risks of undertaking such a quest without experienced and trusted guidance.
We are your bridge into the deeper realms of Amazonian shamanic culture. We are richly experienced in the facilitation, assimilation and integration of these experiences for visiting participants and provide all the caring personal support, counsel and guidance you desire before, during, and after Ayahuasca Odyssey.
Don Rober Acho Jarama, a truly extraordinary maestro banco ayahuasquero, is a marvelously gifted native healer of high integrity, positive intentions, and rich knowledge of ancient jungle medicine with over 45 years of experience in traditional shamanic plant spirit healing.
He is a consummate shamanic ceremonialist who will leave you in awe after each ceremony. He is ably assisted in ceremony and all his healing work by his wife and curandera dona Eliana. You will find them to be wonderful, humble, and truly gifted human beings wholly dedicated to holistic healing in the purest Amazon shamanic tradition.
Don Rober is a true master of the legendary jungle medicine Ayahuasca, a genuine banco ayahuasquero (one accomplished at the highest level of the Amazonian shamanic art), who will help you find deep cleansing, healing, transformation and personal empowerment if you come prepared with courage, integrity, faith, and good intentions.
Shamanic practices experienced in Ayahuasca Odyssey are safely conducted in the original time-honored traditions of the Peruvian Amazon without modification for western participation.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is an intense, highly focused experiential growth process which, though not entirely easy, can impart a new meaning, depth and purpose for one's life which many people seek today.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is a genuine and powerful transcultural spiritual experience. Each workshop component is designed to help you experience the oneness of Humanity, Nature and Spirit in a dynamic and personal way, thus initiating a lasting and positive transformative process in your life.
You will have the potential to transcend the barriers of time and space to comprehend the ancient origins of Amazonian shamanic beliefs, practices, and sources of power.
The processes of cleansing, catharsis and spiritual exploration undertaken in and around the ceremonies are challenging and often briefly uncomfortable. The purge is an integral part of the Ayahuasca cleansing process.
It is a rite of holistic purification with lasting benefits far outweighing the temporary discomforts. You will have understanding support and assistance during these moments.
The desired personal benefits will be profoundly influenced by your positive state of mind, heart and spirit in entering your work with the shamans, the spirits, and the Medicine.
You will have the opportunity to discover your personal power and the wisdom to use it to its greatest positive potential.
We find great satisfaction in facilitating these experiences for people who come with sincere heart, a little courage, a bit of faith, an open mind, and positive intentions. We share with you what we practice ourselves and we know these paths very well.
We pledge our full effort to successful realization of your personal goals in undertaking these journeys within journeys. It is our mission and our responsibility.
You will join a warm and caring shamanic family here. You will thoroughly enjoy your stay with us. Though you will return to your home, you will not be forgotten, and you will not forget us either.
During your Ayahuasca Odyssey, you will experience universal love, the most powerful of forces, manifesting in the magnificent life energy of Amazonian nature and her people.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is a very special opportunity for those seeking genuine expertly-facilitated real-life Amazonian shamanic experiences in a comfortable private natural setting, nicely removed from the commercial tourist atmosphere.
Ayahuasca Odyssey is an extraordinary journey which will enlighten, cleanse, heal and prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling life yet to come. It could well be the best investment in yourself you've ever made.
The processes undertaken requires serious advance preparation for fullest benefit. Some aspects of these processes may be temporarily physically and emotionally difficult. We have decades of experience in the administration of these processes and will nurture your passage through them with sensitivity and competence.We will assist in all aspects of your journey preparations and provide all the follow-up guidance and counseling you desire.
For the benefit of all, applicants are screened to determine personal goals and fitness for this experience. We reserve the right to respectfully decline any application without prejudice. Notarized waiver of liability and acceptance of risk and all written terms is a requirement of registration.
Workshop activities and programs are conducted in accordance with the laws and statutes of the jurisdictions in which they occur.
We greatly respect the Loretano people of the Peruvian Amazon, their rich and varied cultures, and their profoundly-rooted spiritual beliefs. We believe they have much to teach us if we'll listen. We therefore require the same respectful attitude from our fellow travelers.
SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary retreat center ~ dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness
The Eden-like spiritually-inspired SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary is located on the Río Momón, a secondary tributary of the Río Amazonas about an hour outside Iquitos, Peru. Accessible only by boat, The Sanctuary is an extraordinary rainforest ceremonial retreat center dedicated exclusively to holistic healing and evolution of higher consciousness. The SSS is the perfect place to encounter deep healing and spiritual realization through communion with the sacred plants and impeccable human company in intimate contact with nature. The centrally-located temple maloca in which our ceremonies are conducted is of pyramidal design with a circular base, incorporating metaphysical geometry which is itself conducive to states of higher consciousness.
The Sanctuary features comfortable guest accommodations with spacious screened rooms, private bathrooms, convenient shower access, in-room electricity for lighting and charging your devices, free wi fi internet access, excellent organic meals, an extensive topical reference library, and friendly family-style guest services. Though standard accommodation is double occupancy, single rooms are usually available at no added cost.
SpiritQuest Sanctuary stewards a beautiful 250-acre privately-endowed rainforest nature reserve teeming with rich plant and wildlife diversity. The SpiritQuest Nature Reserve is a perpetual contribution to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest. An extensive trail network is maintained for guided and casual walks through the verdant splendor of old-growth rainforest. Everything at SpiritQuest Sanctuary is integrated with nature, and so shall you be as well.
Activities vary according to weather conditions and time of year. In addition to hiking trails, swimming, and other casual activities, we have a fleet of canoes available at any time for outings on the beautiful Rio Momón at our front door.
Enrollment is limited to people of good intent and compatible nature for these very special 'New Beginnings' celebrations.
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SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary
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You can contact us by Skype to 'otorongo145' or by telephone in Iquitos, Peru at (011-51-065) 22-3595 or 600-178.
following each Ayahuasca Odyssey
Huachuma Mesa Initiation of the Three Shamanic Worlds
(7 days with 3 Huachuma Mesada ceremonies)
~ August 15-22, 2013 ~
~ January 16-23, 2014 ~
Huachuma Yacumama Mesada
~ June 20-23, 2014 ~
Listening to the Plants
at SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary
amidst the verdant splendor
of the Peruvian Amazon
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