One of the most powerful medicines in existence, Ayahuasca has been used for Millenia by the indigenous tribes of the Upper Amazon. In its base form, this potent brew consists of just two ingredients; the Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis Caapi) and the Chacruna leaf (Psychotria viridis). The name ‘Ayahuasca’ means ‘vine of the soul’ and its purpose is to grant the person who drinks it access to otherwise invisible realms. 

Think of it as a tuner which can change the frequency of an instrument— that instrument being our consciousness. 

With the help of this multidimensional portal, the ceremonial space is experienced as an empty canvas filled with the contents of our inner worlds — an infinite screen displaying the projection of the totality of our consciousness. 

‘Ancestral Melodies’ - visionary artwork by Luis Tamani

This vast landscape is experienced through visions, sounds, insights, vibrations, sensations and feelings. 

By journeying inwards in a guided, spiritually secure space, we are able to dive deep into the layers of our psyche, memory, energetic reality, emotional world and the soul for the purpose of spiritual growth and healing. Just like gardening, in ceremony we can actively sort through the complexity of our inner realms with intention and awareness. Releasing destructive thoughts, false belief systems, toxic emotions and negative energies is like pulling out weeds and getting rid of parasites in order to clear the land for new growth. 

Our innate wisdom now has space to manifest, and from here we transform. 

Clearing our inner landscapes allows us to cultivate new realities. When consciously communing with the self, one is able to transmute the unloved, unrecognised aspects of his being into higher awareness and wholeness. By shedding light into the unconscious, that which previously was hidden, now is authentically met. In this manner Ayahuasca guides us to re-experience trauma memories objectively through a broader perspective — and thus the painful sense of victimhood is released. Letting go of resentment allows us to open our heart once more and heal our inner child. 

The Ayahuasca brew, ready to serve.

Ceremonial use of Ayahuasca with a trained and initiated healer opens the possibility for several spiritual operations, including soul retrieval. 

Because the medicine of Ayahuasca works beyond the limits of time and space, it allows us to journey into the moments of our lives where overbearingly painful experiences caused parts of the soul to escape — known as soul loss. These spiritual wounds cause one to create many masks, psychological defence mechanisms and dysfunctional behaviours like addiction.  By consciously identifying the birth of any reoccurring negative thought forms and belief systems we carry— like “I am not loved” or “this world is a bad place and I am not safe” — we can pinpoint the trauma and the root of the soul loss. From this place of higher awareness, with the help of the medicine, one can rewrite the negative thought forms with love and call the fragmented parts of the soul back home. Modern brain imaging has already scientifically proven that Ayahuasca is able to rewire the neural connections of our brains.

Ayahuasca can also awaken us to heal the wounds and burdens of our ancestors which get passed down to us through the bloodline. 

Until healed, these unresolved issues may continue to negatively affect the subconscious from generation to generation, for example as sleeping problems, fertility issues, unidentified fear or anger. It is not uncommon for people to encounter beautiful serpents in their visions of Ayahuasca, like the two coiling strands of our DNA.

Ayahuasca is often referred to as ‘Mother’ or ‘La Madre’ because of the loving and nurturing quality of her spirit. 

Another way she helps us heal is by revealing long forgotten, positive memories — for example the times we were deeply loved and cared for, but for some reason were unable to feel it. Through visionary experiences, she can take us on a journey to the true essence of our spirit, and remind us of the interconnectedness of each other and the entire Universe. These insights manifest as newfound creativity, security and sense of purpose in life. 

With proper preparation and ceremonial use, this ancient medicine has been shown to significantly improve and in many cases heal all manner of psychological, physical and energetic issues. 

The Ayahuasca vine growing in the Peruvian Amazon.


Tobacco is affectionately known as ‘Abuelo’ or ‘The Grandfather’. 

We are not talking about the tobacco most Westerners are familiar with - this is a different plant altogether. Nicotiana Rustica is one of the most sacred plants to many indigenous cultures around the world, and for good reason. Once cured and dried, Tobacco can either be cut into smokable “Mapacho”, pulverised or infused with water. When smoked, this powerful plant can be used to clear a space or a person of negative, unwanted energies, especially in a ceremonial context. When snorted as liquid or powder, Tobacco will produce an immediate sense of clarity and grounding. 

Tobacco ceremonies, where a stronger concentration of the liquid is drunk, are a very powerful way to cleanse the physical and energetic bodies. 

These guided ceremonies invoke the tough, yet unconditional love of the Grandfather. Upon drinking, Tobacco will begin working on one or more chakras (energy centres of the body). For example, experiencing sensations around the throat chakra during ceremony means that the medicine is working on issues and blockages related to communication and authentic self-expression. 

Tobacco will oftentimes take the participant to the root of their fears, insecurities and the destructive element of the ego, known as ‘the saboteur’. 

Once negative elements have been addressed and cleared, many people describe a feeling of heart opening, renewed confidence and clarity. 

Although not considered psychedelic, Tobacco is a very strong medicine in its own right and can induce visions and altered states of consciousness, leading to profound healing. For this reason, multiple ceremonies or Tobacco retreats can be a superb alternative for those who are unable or not ready to participate in Ayahuasca ceremonies. 

Because of its excellent cleansing properties, Tobacco is also a very effective preparation for Ayahuasca.

The flowering Nicotiana Rustica plant.


Kambo is a peptide rich secretion, ethically collected from the giant monkey tree frog, found in the Amazon jungle.

A supremely effective cleanser and intelligent medicine, Kambo has the ability to literally scan your physical and energetic bodies. 

It pinpoints manifest and dormant areas of dis-ease, and clears out all manner of toxins from the internal organs, lymph and blood. Kambo also opens and removes blockages, both emotionally, physically and mentally - especially helping to break free from negative patterns and addictions. It is common to experience Kambo activating specific chakras and cleanse their corresponding biological systems.

This medicine has earned a reputation as a powerful treatment for chronic pain and drug dependance. Research conducted since the 1980s has shown the chemical makeup of Kambo to contain short chains of amino acids, known as peptides. These affect gastrointestinal muscles and blood circulation as well as stimulate the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland in the brain. Two of the Kambo peptides are Dermorphin and Deltorphin which are potent opioid peptides many times stronger than Morphine, but without any negative side effects. 

The properties of Kambo peptides make it a promising treatment for the following conditions:



Depression and Anxiety

Blood Circulation Problems

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Deeply Rooted Toxins

Fever and Infections

Organ Diseases

Fertility Problems

Chronic Pain


The Giant Monkey Tree frog, also known as ‘Kambo’


Icaros are sacred healing songs and songs of prayer. 

These songs are personal tools of the healer, used in ceremony to transmit the living, healing frequencies of the plants and spirits. The vibration of the medicine song can work as a surgeon’s knife performing complex spiritual operations, as a stethoscope enhancing energetic diagnosis and as a purgative, for example. 

Icaros are also fundamental in guiding a person through their ceremony, creating a beacon to follow home or a comforting blanket in the midst of sometimes overwhelmingly powerful experiences.

Some Icaros can sound like chants, others can be sweeping, emotive melodies. We sing our Icaros in a variety of different languages: Shipibo, Quichua, Spanish and Finnish. To the person getting treatment, it is not important that they understand the words being sung - they will feel the energy.

A Shipibo Manta with geometric patterns representing Icaros.

Plant Baths

Before ceremony, we like to make a plant bath with local fragrant herbs and flowers, in order to cleanse our auric fields. The beautiful aromatic energies of the plants also invite joy and harmony on our journey.


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