Choosing Between an Ayahuasca Retreat and an Ayahuasca Ceremony

Traditionally brewed Ayahuasca is composed of only two plants; the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of either the chacruna (Psychotria viridis) or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana) bush. They are cooked together in water over a wood fire by the healer close to where the Caapi vine was found and harvested.  Ayahuasca that contains other plants […]

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10 Daily Routines to Prepare for Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Implementing these daily practices in the weeks leading up to your Ayahuasca ceremony or Ayahuasca retreat will make it more probable that you receive the healing that you are seeking.  Getting into these positive routines will also help you integrate your Ayahuasca experience into your daily life after ceremony.     Connect with Nature:  Ayahuasca […]

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How To Choose a Safe Ayahuasca Ceremony

Before we review the steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of having a safe Ayahuasca ceremony, we should understand that until very recently, Ayahuasca (caapi banisteriopsis) was used exclusively by Amazonian communities.  The plant never left the jungle. It was administered by a Ayahuasca shaman (taita) who earned the trust of […]

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Ayahuasca Diet

Ayahuasca Ceremony Pre-Diet When we hear the call of Ayahuasca and the sacred medicines and actively decide to participate in a Ayahuasca ceremony or medicinal retreat, one of the main concerns that participants have is the “Ayahuasca diet”. There are so many different opinions and recommendations floating around the Internet these days that it can […]

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The Man By The Fire

    Ryan was a sacred medicine retreat participant with the Eagle Condor Alliance in September of 2015.  He wrote this article following his experience:     As long as I can remember I’ve been a cynic, a hard-headed rationalist who dealt with reality in terms of objective facts. I’ve always detested religion, laughed at the […]

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A Night With Ayahuasca

Writing about Ayahuasca, or Yagé, and my experiences with the master medicinal plants has proven to be an intimidating and stilted process. Words do not do justice to the depth of feeling evoked by an Ayahuasca experience with the Cofan healers of the Colombian Amazon, and at times I have felt that any attempt to […]

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