Huachuma: Air Mesada

Be sure to read part 1 and part 2, if you haven’t already. After living in the Amazon jungle for two weeks, my spiritual journey with Spirit Quest Sanctuary was about to come to a close. It was time for our final Huachuma Mesada ceremony, The Air Mesada. We had been told that the medicine […]

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┬ápart 1 and part 2, if you haven’t yet. Bobinsana┬áCeremony 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 […]

Ayahuasca In The Amazon: Learning To Love Myself (Part 1)

The day I’d been waiting for finally arrived. I had been looking forward to working with the sacred plant, Ayahuasca, ever since I applied for this retreat, 6 months prior. I had just spent the past few days in Lima, preparing myself and creating my intentions for what was to come. You can read about […]