Huachuma: Earth Mesada

Be sure to read part 1, if you have not already. After experiencing the Huachuma Water Mesada and enjoying one of the best days of my life, I was really looking forward to what was still to come. The Earth Mesada was next. This ceremony celebrated Pachamama, our Mother Earth. Don Howard told us to […]

Huachuma: Water Mesada

After my Ayahuasca retreat came to an end, the second half of my 15-day retreat at Spirit Quest Sanctuary was about to begin. I would soon start working with the sacred plant, Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus) in 3 shamanic ceremonies. Whereas, I brought plenty of expectations with me to the Ayahuasca retreat, I really didn’t […]

Ayahuasca In The Amazon: Learning To Love Myself (Part 3)

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2, if you haven’t yet. Bobinsana Ceremony In addition to four Ayahuasca ceremonies, we were given an additional, very special ceremony. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to partake in a Bobinsana Heart Opening ceremony. As described on the Spirit Quest website, “In the Peruvian Amazon, An […]

Ayahuasca In The Amazon: Learning To Love Myself (Part 2)

If you have not yet read part 1, you can find it here. Ceremony #2 My second Ayahuasca ceremony was very different than my first. I mentioned in my previous post, how my first experience, working with the plant, was quite mild. The medicine came on much stronger this time. However, it still wasn’t the […]

Surrounded By Sand: Huacachina

I made a quick stop in the desert oasis of Huacachina, which is very near the Peruvian city of Ica. Huacachina is considered an adventure destination, as it is known for it’s dune buggy and sand boarding tours. I had been told that Banana’s Adventure hostel is the best place to stay in Huacachina and […]

Out On The Highest Lake In The World: Lake Titicaca

I found myself spending the night in a private room, on the top floor of a lakefront hotel, overlooking the highest lake in the world. All for $6 a night. I had heard that Copacabana on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca is much nicer than Puno on the Peruvian side, so that’s where I […]