Year: 2019

Ayahuasca vs Iboga vs Ibogaine

How to determine if Ayahuasca, Iboga, or Ibogaine is what you need All plant medicines are not created equal. There’s a lot of confusion about each plant’s superhero powers, especially when it comes to Ayahuasca and Iboga. If you’re feeling the calling and need some serious healing but don’t know the difference between Iboga, Ibogaine, and Ayahuasca, or which plant to turn to for the help you need most, this article will give you the info required to make the best decision possible. First, some context, and full disclosure. I have been drinking Ayahuasca for 14 years, and I completed a comprehensive 10 year apprenticeship with several Shipibo Maestros. I have a deep, unbreakable, mad-love relationship with this divine technology, so I can speak with a shred of authority about when and where to use her. Iboga and Ibogaine have been in my field of awareness even longer than Aya, but I have never partaken in either. My amazing powerhouse partner, however, is alive because of Ibogaine, and is an executive at a clinic in …

What It’s Like to be an Ayahuasca Shaman

Succumbing to the intensity of feeling every conceivable emotion throughout the unpredictable expansion of Ayahuasca, every time she is consumed. Letting one’s eyesight transform into portals of a kaleidoscopic landscape, where you decipher the flow and disturbances of each human frame that sits in circle around you. Honoring the epic, insanely sacred responsibility of creating spiritual and physical safety for every being that surrenders themselves into your loving care. Holding court over a tribe of spiritual warriors, expressing the bravery of doing the deep, frightful inner work that allows each being to witness and integrate their shadows and their superheroes. Being the guide, the protector, the tone-setter. Working with the spirit world in sacred partnership. Developing unbreakable bonds with guides, totems, and guardians. Holding space for humans experiencing the horror and glory of an ego death and inevitable rebirth. Bringing them out the other side with grace and love. Managing freak outs, egoic projections, and all manner of outbursts. Knowing that everything is always unequivocally OK. When you lead Ayahuasca ceremonies, this is all just another …

Art of Ayahuasca at 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference

Coming up this May 31st in Girona Spain is the World Ayahuasca Conference. The Conference gives a platform to Indigenous healers such as Manari Ushigua, ethnobotanists such as Terrence Mckenna, anthropologists such as Jeremy Narby, and many others to gather and share their work, thoughts and direction for our Earth’s Sacred Plants and the lessons they offer us. Psychoactive plants were not always demonized and considered dangerous…. This demonization came primarily with European colonialism when it grabbed the America’s. For other cultures, these plants have been held sacred for hundreds if not thousands of years. Traces of substance, artwork and paraphernalia have been found in ancient sites from the Americas to Egypt. Just recently traces of Ayahuasca were found in a shaman pouch carbon dated at over 1000 years old. These teacher plants were held in the highest esteem and usually reserved for the Priests and Priestesses. Today in indigenous societies the plants are still primarily taken by priests and curanderos. The psychedelic tourism and recreational use of these powerful plants is to be discouraged. Used with reverence these plants connect us to our Higher …