legendary holistic medicine Ayahuasca, mapacho (sacred tobacco),
de florida (flower water), camalonga and schacapas (aural
cleaners and vehicles of visionary trance) are fundamental elements of
the classic Ayahuasca cleansing and healing ceremony of the Peruvian Amazon.
Each has an important role in the holistic shamanic healing process.
In Ayahuasca SpiritQuest we first undertake La Limpia, the cleansing process involving a prescribed diet and participation in at least three Ayahuasca ceremonies conducted by maestro curanderos distinguished by many decades of dedication, refinement of skills, and possessing impeccable integrity.
summon healing and benevolent spirits with enchanting icaros
and mariris sung in ancient jungle Quechua, Castilian Spanish and
forgotten indigenous tongues. These magical healing songs guide the visionary
shamanic journey in a most extraordinary way.
The ethereal melodies open the acoustical windows to the Spirit World around us, allowing reception of healing and knowledge through spiritual communion.
but those who come well prepared
and in the diet are likely to experience everything
they've heard about Ayahuasca and more...
seeker takes his first drink
medicine is prepared in the old traditional manner over a wood fire, brewed
with freshly cut mature ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi), rainforest-fresh
chacruna (Psychotria viridis or P. carthagenensis) and huambisa (Diplopterys
cabrerana) cultivated by indigenous stewards of the Amazon's magical medicines.
Our masterful brewing technique produces ipowerfully visionary Ayahuasca of the highest quality to be found anywhere.
<--- Don Rober carefully pours off the "first water" as he prepares the sacred Ayahuasca medicine at the beginning of a SpiritQuest retreat.
Doña Eliana administers agua de florida as both protection and an attraction to healing spirits at the beginning of a SpiritQuest ayahuasca ceremony.
Visionary healing revelations received by the curanderos in the ceremonies produce a diagnosis and prescription of plant medicines appropriate for the needs of each patient.
The patient then decides whether to pursue the prescribed treatment.
after each ceremony, doña Eliana
and don Rober administer revitalizing ceremonial flower baths to seal the
ceremony of the preceding evening.
The flower baths are wonderfully stimulating and a perfect complement to the deeply-personal challenges and revelations of the night before. You will delight in wearing your jungle flower fragrances throughout the day.
Flower baths, icaros, sacred tobacco blessings, and herbal saunas are all part of the traditional shamanic healing and cleansing processes.. You will realize these and many more dimensions of traditional Amazonian shamanism in your SpiritQuest.
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