Choque Chinchay Journeys

Shamanic Retreats and Pilgrimages in Perú

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest

Listening To The Plants

"A superlative opportunity to encounter authentic Peruvian shamanism at it's core"

expertly facilitated by Choque Chinchay Journeys since 1995

licensed in Perú


We are maestro curanderos of the first order,
dedicated to the healing of the Earth and all humanity
by helping others attain deep personal cleansing, holistic healing,
rebirth of the soul, and attainment of higher consciousness.

Our intention and mission is to be a  dynamic and viable positive influence
in the collective healing of all humanity and the Earth.
One human spirit at a time.

We're serious about it and would expect you to be also.

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants healing retreats are distinguished by our mature, professional and competent style, deep knowledge and many decades of experience in the principles and practice of the shamanic arts,  impeccable integrity, responsible care for your safety and well-being at all times, and sincere passion for healing and transformation of consciousness as the central focus of our work.

We have conducted sacred plant healing and initiation retreats in Peru for over 15 years .  Our two elder maestros represent over 80 years' combined experience in the traditional archaic shamanic arts.

Our focus and motive is to facilitate deep holistic healing, powerful spiritual realization, dynamic personal empowerment, and enduring positive life transformation.  We are genuine masters of the sacred medicines and our invitation is to those experiencing a calling to it.

All this doesn't come automatically just by drinking Ayahuasca.  There's deep soul work involved, and you have to do your part to receive the fullest blessings of this medicine.

Serious work with Ayahuasca requires a work ethic.  It is not easy.  In fact, for most it is the most challenging thing they've every done.   It is a succinct distllation of the human experience ... ALL OF IT ... collective and personal ... the agony and ecstacy and everything in between.  The rewards and blessings for those who stay the course and pass the personal tests are enormous indeed.

One must bring to it sincere focus and intention, commitment, perseverence, concentration, will, courage, faith, and love and compassion for oneself and others.   One should understand that the medicine will not resolve our issues and needs solely by itself .  Instead it teaches us how to take charge of our own lives with the help of omnipresent spiritual consciousness within and all around us.

Experienced and trusted guidance, compassionate support, and ethical insightful counsel is a tremendous asset in moving through the challenging phases of this work.  Trust and security are also essential elements which contribute to quick immersion in this delicate holistic work.

Genuine sacred plant shamanism is a spiritually-centered personal growth process in which the medicines and maestros teach us how to make and sustain the deep spiritual connections ourselves.  Any time we want.  The methods and technology we use are very old, proven over millennia.  and they produce predictably positive results.

We practice and teach real old-fashioned core Peruvian shamanism in it's most powerful and noblest traditional modalities.

We conduct our work from a base of extensive personal and applied experience measured in decades of serious shamanic practice, not just a few months or a few years.

Our shamanic faculty manifests over 80 years combined experience in diligent practice of the shamanic healing arts.   We have safely and masterfully conducted sacred plant initiations and advanced holistic shamanic healing work here in Perú for many hundreds of people since 1995.  We are "maestros ancianos" and not new to the art and technology of core shamanism.

Our retreats are not merely an opportunity to drink Ayahuasca as many others do, without focus, experienced guidance, and cultivated intention.   Such approach is not only amateurish and irresponsible, but can be dangerous as well.  It certainly does not demonstrate a true knowledge and mastery of the medicine nor does it reflect a genuine commitment to realization of positive and enduring benefits from the medicine.   The maestros know that with Ayahuasca, it's not all in the cup by a long shot.

Instead we provide seriously motivated individuals the opportunity to WORK with the medicine under the guidance and tutelage of seasoned practitioners in a properly structured and focused traditional way. At SpiritQuest Sanctuary you will work directly with the maestros and not apprentices.  We provide guidance, compassionate support and wizened counsel  every step of the way.

Our work is not "New Age" shamanism. We are instead "Archaic Age" and are not "inventing" anything. Instead we bring forward ancient shamanic knowledge and technology refined thousands of years ago into this day and time when it is needed more than ever before in the history of humanity.

Our work is good old-fashioned core traditional healing shamanism conducted at the highest level of the art. Our work is not merely "experience-oriented." All the medicine is not in the experiences alone.  Instead, in the true spirit of shamanism, our work is primarily results-oriented.

We genuinely CARE whether you realize your personal intentions and goals for this work.  We are DEDICATED to helping you achieve that which you seek, and we will WORK with you to those ends.   We are servants to the medicine and to those who seek it's healing and enlightening power.

Contrary to contemporary misconception, Ayahuasca is NOT a drug and this is evident for many reasons. It is a true holistic medicine and that is the sole context in which we work. Work with Ayahuasca can at times be very difficult and challenging. This shifts as one is harmonized, cleansed, healed, and transformed. A new life awaits those who stay the course, and it's where you wind up from this work that really matters most.  We know where this can go if done properly, and we'll help you get there.

For the benefit of all, applicants for our retreats and pilgrimages are carefully screened. We reserve the right to decline any application without prejudice if we feel we are not a good match or if you have health or medication issues which might jeopardize your safety. Your safety and personal welfare is our highest responsibility. We wish to optimize this work for those attending and an important aspect of that process is good group synergy. Therefore we are selective (but not elitist) in whom we accept for our works. No one is excluded from participation in our work because of their gender, ethnicity, race, nationality, sexual preference, or health status (providing it does not present a risk to the participant).

Acceptance for participation in our shamanic works is not guaranteed until applications have been approved. Our workshops are intensive and one must be well prepared with honest intentions to realize the fullest possible benefits.

Retreat activities and programs are conducted in accordance with the laws and statutes of the jurisdictions in which they occur.

We hold in great esteem the traditional vegetalista curanderos (native plant healers) of the Peruvian Amazon, their vast knowledge of medicinal plants and spirit plant healing, and their profoundly-rooted shamanic spiritual beliefs. We expect the same respectful attitude of our fellow travelers. Our work is fully participatory and totally immersive.  Be prepared for something really personal and really special!

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