A Sacred Teacher Plant
Ayahuasca is an ancient medicine for the soul. An Ayahuasca ceremony makes it possible to make a deep inner journey that can greatly support you in your life. It helps you with insights, awakening, healing of the past or pain in the present and help develop a greater self-esteem.
Ayahuasca is an entheogenic (= in contact with God) beverage that has been used by the people of the Amazon for thousands of years. It is known for the strong healing and visionary powers for body and mind and has become very popular in recent decades.
According to the traditions of the Amazon, Ayahuasca is a plant teacher, affiliated with Mother Earth and deserves a deep respect. It is NOT a party drug in particular.
Also, Ayahuasca is used as a sacrament in a ritual setting with contemporary Brazilian churches such as the Santo Daime church and the Unio Vegetal.
Ayahuasca is used worldwide by successful healers, therapists and shamans. It can be made in several ways, all of which vegetarian, with the same two basic ingredients: DMT (dimethyltryptamine) and a MAO inhibitor (monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitor). DMT is a body-like substance, created by your pineal gland. Various combinations are used: b. Caapi or peganum harmala as MAO inhibitor. For the DMT we usually use chacruna, jurema, rainbow tree or chalipon
I work with the combination Peganum Harmala (Syrian Rue) and Jurema (Mimosa Hostilis)
During an Ayahuasca ceremony you can confront yourself and look at fears, insecurities and trauma. You can improve points to yourself, and to people you love. It may be that during the trip nausea, vomiting or diarrhea occurs; This is part of the cleaning process. But it certainly is not always like that.
The Ayahuasca ceremonies take place in a safe and confidential environment, in a place where you can rest and open your heart safely. In the middle of nature, on a mountain in Andalucia, which makes the experience very special.
On average, the Ayahuasca Session takes about 4-8 hours. Upon arrival we make the acquaintance and after about an hour we start with the ceremony. You drink Ayahuasca twice in the evening.
First the pegamum harmala and about a quarter of an hour later the Jurema. After about 2.5 hours we offer you the opportunity to drink a 2nd time. At the very end you will be offered a light meal and you will be taken to your acomodation.
The drink has been ceremonially used for thousands of years as a medicine for body and soul by the people of the Amazon. Ayahuasca has a strong cleansing, healing and visionary effect. We often refer to Madre Ayahuasca (Mother Ayahuasca), because many people experience the energy of Ayahuasca as a loving and feminine energy
The active ingredients are dimethyltryptamine (DMT, a body substance) and monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitor (an MAO inhibitor).
Using Ayahuasca changes your state of consciousness, making your inner perception very strong. You gain access to deeper layers of your consciousness, making it possible to reflect in a very intense way on yourself and on your life until now. This goes deeper than the average therapy, because during your journey things can reveal what you were not aware of or could not be aware of. That what you have accepted for truth so far can turn out to be quite different. Ayahuasca makes you aware of who you really are.
At every ceremony you will be accompanied by a ceremony leader. You are not left alone. There are several supervisors at a group ceremony. In general, a ceremony is very quiet. Ayahuasca gives you a deeply introverted process. If you have a question or need help, I’ll be there for you.
There are two types of shamans working with the holy plant medicines: the Curandero and the Ayahuasca Facilitator
A Curandero is a medicine man who has a lot of knowledge of different master plants and medicinal brews. In many cases he or she is living and working in the jungle of South America. A Curandero is also conducting Ayahuasca ceremonies and is using different master plants as additive medicines in combination with the ceremonies. He is also singing icaro’s to heal the participants. He or she is a medicine man, not a psychotherapist.
An Ayahuasca Facilitator is also conducting ceremonies with holy plants like Jurema, Syrian Rue, Peyote, Iboga or San Pedro and sometimes he is also using Tobacco as an additive or for a start of the ceremony
An Ayahuasca Facilitator is guiding the processes of the participants with music or with his own songs. He is a psychotherapist with a lot of knowledge of healing traumas and healing psychological patterns. He is a modern shaman, he or she is capable to indicate the psychological processes of the participants
An Ayahuasca Facilitator is a person who is conducting Ayahuasca ceremonies or is giving one on one ayahuasca sessions.
It is now the time that we are going to help the holy medicines to come back in the world to become more awaken and concious.
In all these cases we strongly advise against the use of Ayahuasca:
Severe kidney disease, unstable diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, severe neurological disorders, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, for example angina pectoris, cerebral haemorrhages and stroke, a factual or expected phaeochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal glands), blood dyscrasia (abnormal blood cells).
Severe unstable mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis and borderline.
Ayahuasca contains an MAO inhibitor and can not be combined with certain medications. Examples include antidepressants, beta blockers and blood pressure reducers.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Do not use Ayahuasca if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have kept to the dietary requirements and do not take medication, technically you can not get stuck in your ayahuasca experience because your body always completely reduces the DMT from the Ayahuasca after a certain number of hours.
You are always completely sober. It can sometimes be that in the days that follow you are in an elevated state of consciousness because you have raised your vibration and sometimes have to land again.
In addition, the Ayahuasca enters into a process with you. It helps to feel and heal your unresolved feelings. Sometimes it is because of this that some things first seem to become slightly worse. This is normal. Even though it is sometimes difficult, it is a good thing because there is really something happening now. You are in a process to solve things.
It is certainly possible that people start to vomit or get diarrhea during a ceremony. Usually that has to do with things inside you coming free, releasing.
In addition to your mattress, you also get a small bucket in case you need it. Good preparation is also important. You will receive a list before the ceremony that states what you can and can not eat.
You also can not get stuck in your experience, because your body always completely reduces the DMT from the Ayahuasca after a certain number of hours. You are always completely sober after your session.
It can sometimes be that in the days that follow you are in an elevated state of consciousness because you have raised your vibration and sometimes have to land again.
In addition, the Ayahuasca enters into a process with you. It helps you to feel and heal your unresolved feelings. Sometimes it is because of this that some things first seem to become slightly worse. This is normal. Even though it is sometimes difficult, you are in a process to solve things.
The week after the ceremony you can sometimes have to deal with a little more emotion and processing. After that first week, many things often fall into place and everything comes to rest again.
The use of Ayahuasca goes back thousands of years. Indian tribes in South America were the first to use the plant medicine. The West only learned about the plant medicine in 1908. Nowadays it used legally in religious context around the world. As far as is known now, Ayahuasca is not addictive both physically and mentally.
The Ayahuasca journey is described as too intense to do too often.