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Huachuma by Day, Vilca by Night

I dedicated a series of posts to my work with Shamans and Ayahuasca, but there were other influential plant medicines utilized during my stay in the jungle: Huachuma or San Pedro, and Vilca. There was also a light and entertaining Bobinzana ceremony that was filled with laughter and song. In the Peruvian Amazon an alcohol tincture of bobinzana stems… Continue reading Huachuma by Day, Vilca by Night

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Self-Discoveries Post Ayahuasca and Psilocybin

I’ll be sharing a little bit about my work with Peruvian plant medicines Huachuma and Vilca in a future post, as well as solo experimentation with heroic doses of psilocybin mushrooms. In the meantime I thought I’d write a quick update that includes some self-discovery since my time in the jungle. Without going into details… Continue reading Self-Discoveries Post Ayahuasca and Psilocybin

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Ayahuasca–Rain Passage: An Inner Journey Soundscape

Originally posted on DavidCrews:
https://vimeo.com/169635679 A Soundscape by David P. Crews 1. Arcana 2. Entering (8:15) 3. Rain and Visions (19:30) 4. Emerging (54:40) 5. Awakening (1:03:40) [Total run time:  1:17:00] Ayahuasca–Rain Passage is a visionary sound experience by award-winning musician David Crews, centered on a recording made on his second venture into the Peruvian Upper…

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A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part VI

As I mentioned in the beginning of this series, I researched all that I could on plant medicines before answering the call to work with them, including whom I would trust to guide me through the process. These sacred plants not only reconnect us with the outside world and beyond, they also help us explore the… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part VI

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A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part V

After an incredible second ceremony with Ayahuasca, I felt emotionally ready to move beyond forgiveness of myself and others. Next time I would be setting the intention to work on my fears of failure, success, rejection and judgement during my third and final ceremony of this retreat. I will also practice stillness again so that… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part V

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A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part IV

The following post is inspired by my work with Shamans and plant medicines in Peru. To catch up with my journey, check out Part I, Part II and Part III. And if you have any questions, or a story of your own to share, please comment below. December 14, 2015 Last night we participated in our second Ayahuasca… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part IV

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A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part III

This is the third in a series of articles inspired by my work with Shamans and plant medicines in Peru. Check out Part I and Part II so you’re up to speed, and feel free to comment below with any questions or to share your own journey. December 13, 2015 Yesterday after lunch many of us gathered around… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part III

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A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part II

This is the second installment inspired by my 10-night stay at the SpiritQuest Sanctuary in Peru, where I worked with Shamans and plant medicines. Part I can be found here. December 12, 2015 At the Sanctuary it is customary to have a day of rest and reflection after each Ayahuasca Ceremony. Last night was our first journey… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part II