Education as a solid foundation for plant-based medicinal work

As much as I progressed in the light of the plant-based medicinal work in the past couple of beautiful and very beneficial years, I think it would be an act of immature, if not perpetual ignorance to deny the dark side of the Ayahuasca boom and the growing dangers of the unregulated world of psychedelic tourism and, the role and impact of foreign visitors training themselves to be shamans, where the lack of understanding of the cultural frames and the substance we now gladly expose ourselves to is widely ignored or simply unstudied. Importantly, the danger a cultural theft, alongside many other not so “light-soaked” pieces of a larger image (sexual predatory), is often unmentioned.

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Yachay and Mariri

Indigenous shamanism is full of intriguing beliefs and fascinating stories. Those of you who have had worked with indigenous healers can probably see them spitting, clearing their throats or coughing a lot throughout various ceremonies. As much as it may just look as just a simple physical reaction there is a deeper and more metaphysical meaning to this. Continue reading “Yachay and Mariri”

Just a Family Meeting

¿Que hora es? – asks our Maestra Juana, as the day slowly changes into the night.

– Son las ocho. – somebody replies and, as with the touch of a magic wand, the rainforest starts its cacophonic concert of buzzes, pings, and rustles of hundreds of insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The jungle never sleeps.

Nature opens its portal. Permission to enter is given.
The night is about to unfold.

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NewEarth Festival : The bridge between the Ancient and the Future

My Tour de Force around Gaia brought me to mesmerising island of Bali, a truly magical land of both tranquility and high vibrational madness. Everything happens for a reason, they say, and the reason for me to walk on this land was found quite organically. I am a knowledge addict, wisdom hunter and worshiper of the intellect. I strongly believe we are in the moment of global transition into a New Earth Nation where the will to coexist, learn from each other, progress in peace and evolve consciously, will propel us beyond the broken facades of politically constructed frames right into a new land of Pangea Ultima. Continue reading “NewEarth Festival : The bridge between the Ancient and the Future”