WHY SPIRITUAL TOURS?
If you want to make a decition on how to spend our vacation is an importaant one.
- I want to travel with like-minded people.
- I wnat to learn more about myself and my possibilities.
- I would love to travel, give some things back and be in service.
- I wish to connect with other cultures and spiritual traditions.
- I am going throgh mayor life changes and use clarity.
- I have stress in my life and need to rest and be pampered.
- I vave tried conventional healing methods and I want spiritual healing.
Our Earth`s sacred sites have been designed by seekers before us for the porpose of fostering divine consciousness and the experience of enlightenment. Each sacred site act as a mirror to reflect the limitation society and our own minds have placed upon our true expression. The self-awareness gained on a spiritual retreat is special and unique for each wayfarer and is perfect, a gift from the infinite within each of us. On a spiritual journey we have the oportunity to encounter our authentic self, integrity,clarity of mind and true porpose.
In the end, the most important adventure of al lis the path to self-realization and the discovery of our divine nature, To be happy inside us first. It is this internal happinessand learning to cultivate the truth of who we really are that is revealed to us on a spiritual retreat. These sacred journey support us by cultivating and invironment of unconditional love,unencumbered by the judgment and illusions of our society.
The magic of these experiences involves the oppotunity to enter a dream of peace and unconditional love, so you can envision how life can be when you are living from infinite consciousness.
Having the ability to see from another point of view, fron another level of consciousness, will encourage you to make healthier life choices that you can:
- Connect deeply with earth`s sacred and nature.
- Make heart-felt connections with new friends.
- Explore the mistery of the most beatiful sacred and power place on earth.
- Come home rested with a new perspective and with gratitude for life.
- Gain clarity open your mental limitations that prevent the expression of our true potential and porpose.
“ when we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us that we don`t know ourselves. Cool,unlying life will rush in.”
San Pedro is a name given by Christians to this cactus after the colonial period in South America, specifically the Andes mountains areas. San Pedro refers to a Christian saint who holds the keys to the Gates of Heaven. This cactus plant teacher has been named appropriately for its powerful and expansive energy. Yet another name attributed to San Pedro cactus is Grandfather Wisdom.
It is not unusual for San Pedro cactus to grow as high as 20 – 25 feet high, with many branches reaching straight upward toward the sky. It is a normal looking cactus, with the typical green color one would think a cactus would have, and blooms once per year.
Some of the indigenous names for San Pedro are huachuma, chuma, and wachuma. Huachuma is one of the most common names used and a shaman who works with Huachuma is called a Huachumero. This is an important path for a young budding shaman to pursue, who will eventually become a Maestro (Master) Huachumero.
Huachuma is considered the greatest of all the plant teachers on the South American continent. South American shamans (Huachumeros) use this plant medicine to traverse the dimensions and meet beings in the spirit worlds. It is not unusual for people to have out of body experiences with San Pedro plant medicine.
Huachuma (San Pedro cactus) has a long history of shamanic use, specifically by the shamans in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Ecuador. It is easy to cultivate and grows at the high altitudes of the Andes plentifully. Andean tribes have used San Pedro for decision making, healing, spiritual guidance and travel in the other dimensions, as well as for maintaining balance in the physical world.
Even today, Huachuma (San Pedro cactus) is used by the indigenous of both Andes and the coasts in both Peru and Ecuador. To this day, the San Pedro Mesa Ceremony is a ceremony that is still used. This entails an altar which is used to place an object that symbolizes something important to the person participating in the ceremony, who wishes to attain guidance and wisdom about a specific matter or situation, healing of an illness, or simply for attaining higher consciousness.
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Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic drink made from the stem of the ayahuasca vine, Banisteriopsis caapi. The ayahuasca drink is sometimes, but rarely, made from the ayahuasca vine alone; almost invariably other plants are added. These additional ingredients are most often the leaves of any of three compañeros, companion plants — the shrub chacruna, Psychotria viridis; the closely related shrub sameruca, Psychotria carthaginensis; or a vine variously called ocoyagé, chalipanga, chagraponga, and huambisa, Diplopterys cabrerana.
Additional plants may be added to this basic two- or three-plant mixture. One report lists 55 different plant species that have reportedly been used as ayahuasca “admixture plants,” and another lists more than 120. Whatever plants the drink may have in addition to ayahuasca, the drink is still called ayahuasca.
The term ayahuasca is in the Quechua language. The word huasca is the usual Quechua term for any species of vine. The word aya refers to something like a separable soul, and thus, also, to the spirit of a dead person — hence the two common English translations, “vine of the soul” and “vine of the dead.” The wordayahuasca can apparently have either connotation, depending largely on cultural context. Quechua speakers in Canelos or on the Napo, as well as the mestizo shamans with whom I have worked, translate the word into Spanish as soga del alma, vine of the soul; people on the Bajo Urubamba often translate the word as soga de muerto, vine of the dead, based on a local association of the jungle generally, and ayahuasca in particular, with a malicious ghost called a bone demon, which seeks to eat people, or kill them through violent sexual intercourse.
The Quechua term ayahuasca is used primarily in present-day Perú and Ecuador; in Colombia the common term for both the vine and the drink is the Tukano term yagé or yajé. There are many additional words for ayahuasca in other indigenous languages; Luis Eduardo Luna has listed 42 of them.
The ritual use of ayahuasca is a common thread linking the religion and spirituality of almost all the indigenous peoples of the Upper Amazon, including the mestizo population; it seems probable that the shamanic practices of most of the Upper Amazon — Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia — form a single religious culture area.
(Brew récipe& Ayahuasca tea preparation)
Ayahuasca tea is a combination of different plants. It is not just one plant, like the San Pedro recipe, which is the cactus by itself, with nothing else mixed in. Ayahuasca brew is a more complicated tea recipe, and brewing and preparation takes much time and patience.
The shamans usually need an entire day to prepare Ayahuasca tea medicine. They might need to continue into the night depending on how long they decide to brew the Ayahuasca recipe. It is brewed in a large pot over an open fire, with prayer and intention, which is another important ingredient. This is divine medicine, after all, that is meant for healing and transformation. Sometimes the ingredients are prepared separately in different pots and then mixed together later. It depends on the shaman and how he or she prefers to prepare the Ayahuasca recipe.
Ingredients of Ayahuasca Recipe:
Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi)
This is the actual vine that is the core part of the Ayahuasca tea, which is the actual medicine, while the additional ingredients which are the DMT containing parts of the brew, are considered “helpers.” Some shamans say that the truly powerful Ayahuasca tea is made from the very old vines that grow deep in the jungle and are very hard to get to, since there are no roads where these types of vines are.
Shamans say that these old vines have the most power. The old grandfather vines are as big as 6-10 inches in diameter, but you will see most often the vines used are about 3-5 inches wide in diameter. These too have quite potent medicine, so it is not absolutely necessary to have the old grandfather vines in order to create powerful medicine. The different types of Ayahuasca vines are yellow (heaven, “cielo”) or black (thunder, “trueno”) Ayahuasca vine, and the black is considered the most potent, but some people don’t notice the difference.
Also known as mimosa hostilis, these are fresh leaves, finely shredded.
ocoyagé (Diplopterys cabrerana=Banisteriopsisrusbyana*)
Also known as chagropanga, huambisa, chaliponga, these too are leaves, ground into a powder.
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