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We are honored to hold space for you and your healing journey. Below are details on the sacred medicines.
Kambo is a substance that comes from frog secretion and is a traditional healing and ritual purging method that, for many indigenous cultures in the Amazon, is used as an immunity-boosting medicine. Known in Portuguese as the “vaccine of the forest,” it has also gained renown outside of the Amazon as a powerful treatment for chronic pain and drug dependence.
The qualities and benefits of this medicine are being researched my big pharma for cancer and many other ailments. However, in the forest it was not used as such. It was mainly used to create keen night sight, reduce hunger and help with the hunt. In the Western world it was discovered in the mid 80’s with the first documented treatment by Peter Gorman.
Since then the healing treatments have been served all over the Western world. There are over 35 active bio peptides in Kambo that with directly with the human immune system. The human body immediately recognizes this medicine and it goes to work on the body within minutes of application.
It is applied by a trained Practitioner with small Gates, or topical burns to just the epidermis layer of the skin. Then the Medicine is mixed in the Sacred way and applied as Points to the Gates.
The Shamanic Practitioner holds ceremonial space for the client while the medicine does the Work. It is an incredibly powerful and purgatory medicine. The organs of the liver, pancreas and small intestine enter into a severe detoxification process and these toxins and bile are dumped into the stomach where they are purged out. Kambo had been know to even remove heavy metals in La Purga.
Kambo (frog medicine) utilizes the toxins or the ‘frog sweat’ secretions extracted from the giant monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor). These monkey frogs are native to the Amazon forest. The frogs are never harmed in the process and they are widely revered in the native Matses culture.
The healing power of this frog is incredible. Kambo has gained popularity. Great news, Kambo is a legal practice across the US, and therefore its practice in Texas is not illegal. It is also not psychedelic and the client stays fully present in the body.
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Hapé is a very sacred tobacco snuff, made by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Hapé, or rapé,’ is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is grown and made in deep reverence for the Sacred tobacco plant and for Mother Earth. It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals and Mother Nature, it is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul. Hapé is made with small tobacco leaves NOT grown for commercialization and is Non GMO. It does not include commercial tobacco with high amounts of nicotine, thus it has none of the negative properties that commercial cigarettes or tobacco products have.
Tobacco is a very powerful plant, that has the power to heal, and when abused, it can kill and cause detrimental harm. In this way it is a plant that is very revered by the Native people, and is said to be a Grandfather medicine, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry our prayers to Creator.
This sacred medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process made in a ceremonial way, out of various Amazonian healing medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands.
While rapé is often made of several Amazonian plants, the core of most rapé snuffs is the tobacco species Nicotiana rustica. This Amazonian tobacco, also known as mapacho, is used extensively in tribal rituals and is much stronger than N. tabacum, the type of tobacco found in cigarettes.
In addition to the tobacco, rapé usually includes the alkaline ashes of other plants such as cinnamon, tonka bean, clover, banana peel, or mint, but many shamans keep the exact ingredients of their particular rapé a secret.
The tobacco and other ingredients are ground into a fine powder, which is then blown or snorted high into each of the nostril cavities through a ceremonial pipe made of bone or bamboo.
It is ideal at first to utilize this medicine while being Served with a two-person pipe and an experienced shaman or practitioner administering the snuff. After you are more experienced with the facilitation, there are also pipes designed for use by one person for yourself. Both styles of pipes are available at Ceremony.
Rapé is a cleansing medicine, and has many different blends so the effects after taking it vary, you may experience a huge buzzing feeling, like when you eat a whole bit of Wasabi, which you feel in your third eye, crown chakra and pineal gland. Sometimes stronger Hapé have deeper side effects such as vomiting, sweating, and diarrhea.
Although this is an admittedly uncomfortable part of the experience, some people say the pain is an integral part of the spiritual and physical cleansing process. By purging deep-seated toxins you come out of the experience feeling calmer, more focused, and more in line with your true self.
This sacred medicine comes from many indigenous tribes.
This medicine is still used by many tribes in the heart of the Amazon, but its benefits are reaching the rest of the world as these tribes open up ceremonies to outsiders and train those who are interested in the administration of the eye drops. Sananga can be offered in conjunction with Ayahuasca or Kambo or as a stand-alone treatment. Sananga shows powerful potential to treat a spectrum of physical and psychospiritual illnesses:
The human eye is a particularly sensitive organ, which means a sananga ceremony can be painful. These sacred, shamanic eye drops cause an intense burning that usually lasts a few minutes, but experienced practitioners say this pain is an important part of the healing process. Shamans advise you to breathe deeply into the intensity to gain the most from its benefits—it is by leaning into the pain that you can cleanse not only your eyes but your mind and spirit, as well. This medicine can be known to open the third eye and crown chakras.
Once the pain leaves and the sananga is no longer in your body, you’re left with a feeling of intense clarity of purpose and an immense sense of relaxation. Because of its cleansing properties, Sanaga is often used in preparation for an ayahuasca or Plant Medicine ceremony.
For traditional Amazonian tribespeople, Sananga is a powerful eye medicine used to sharpen night vision. For modern seekers of spiritual healing, however, Sananga is often used as a precursor to ayahuasca ceremonies by the Kaxinawa and Matsés tribes of Brazil, these powerful eye drops have a healing power that’s more energetic than physical, and that has the capacity to increase spiritual insight in the minds of those who use it. Sananga is a potent medicine.
The Retreat Ceremony facilitators are Lisa Ware Aiylah Valkyrie or Jamie Ray Divine Sight. They both are incredible Space Holders and together are doing the Work for the Highest Good with over 20+ years of combined experience with Plant Medicine. They are Lightworkers and have a long list of experience with a history of Plant Medicine, Shamamic Journey Work, Massage Therapy, Music as Medicine, Life and Health Coaching, Reiki, Shamanic Energy Healing and community leadership.
The format for the Circle is structured in a way that feels sacred, safe yet open, fluid yet well practiced, and deeply ingrained in the lineage of our Ancestors. The Ceremony is specifically held for the intention of healing, and connecting to Something Greater than ourselves. The Healing Circle is a safe and sacred container for our personal experience, with the assistance of our Guides, Angels, Archangels, Master Teachers, Spirit Animals and our Ancestors. The Facilitators are mere Channels for the Divine Work. During Ceremony they rely on and utilize the wisdom of the Teachers and the Sacred Plants to intuitively guide the journey.
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Our Healing Retreat Ceremonies are facilitated by Medicine Women and reserved for attendance by specifically the female gender, ages 18 and up. This decision is made by the Facilitators, and the intention is to help our participants feel safe, to journey more fluidly and deeply all while being held by the Divine.
You must Please book a consultation before booking the Retreat Ceremony, if you have not yet had a private chat with Lisa Ware Aiylah Valkyrie or Jamie Ray Divine Sight about the journey book your chat now with the link above!
Some women enjoy attending as a participant and some may come as a space holder or ‘Sitter’. These women are Sitters and are Medicine Women in their own right. They do not partake on a Plant Medicine journey, yet stay at the edges of the circle, holding space and attending to the Ceremony participants. They may play instruments, drum, chant, sing, offer tissues, assistance to the restroom, help during purging and many other roles. They also help with food prep or kitchen duties. If you are called to be a Sitter please let the hosts know your intention.
We set up a vegan potluck in the Studio Cabin, or in the main kitchen beforehand, let the hosts know if you want to help with the food.
Ceremonial Whites are traditionally worn, optional. Many past participants in Ceremony have been called to bring a gift for the hosts or the Land, or both, such as a plant, feather, sacred object or a crystal.
You will want to bring whatever you will need to be comfortable outdoors. It is also traditional to set up items for community Altar. We will build/assemble our circle outside and the altar will be set up together before we sit for Ceremony; it will be taken down before the Closing Ceremony. No electronic devices will be allowed at the ceremony, even if you use it for your light, so please bring an actual flashlight. Electronic devices are not only a distraction for you and your sisters, they also emit a potentially disruptive frequency.
We are a LEAVE NO TRACE event, see lnt.org for details.
Camp/Glamp: BYO Tent, your glamping/camping equipment & bedding
Cabin Group Stay with the Tribe: You will be sleeping indoors, bedding and double high air mattresses are provided. BYO pillow and blanket.
Main House Private Rooms: You will have your own room and own bed, some private bath, some shared bath.
If you feel that talking to someone about your experience would be helpful, reach out for therapy or spiritual counsel for an integration session with one of our leaders. Most often we offer a video chat decompression session the week after Ceremony for the participants, hosted by the facilitators.
During a psychedelic experience, many people have intimate realizations about themselves, their relationships, and their bad patterns or habits. The word “realization” sounds incredibly internal and low-impact compared to what a psychedelic experience actually can be, which researchers liken to a major, life-changing event.
Some spiritual practices mentioned in the resource Psychedelic Healing include yoga, meditation, chanting, and prayer and Reiki. The meditative state evoked by these practices can quiet our minds and help us see what we really want out of life.
Journaling can be a helpful exercise both during or immediately after a psychedelic experience.
Whatever you write, if you find that writing has been helpful, don’t stop—make it a daily ritual. Many people have credited important breakthroughs to free-writing exercises. Philosopher, meditation practitioner, and Eastern philosophy advocate Alan Watts is quoted saying, “Once you get the message, hang up the telephone.” Psychedelics can provide you profound and important understanding, but that they can only take you so far.. It’s only after you ‘hang up the phone’ that the real work of personal and spiritual development begins.
A special dieta is recommended before sitting in ceremony. Three days to three weeks or more, depending on the depth of your intention and your personal choice. Foods recommended for dieta are vegan and vegetarian. There are many ways to go about creating your own personal dieta, following are some important guidelines that our facilitators have practiced over the years.
First of all, your intention is the most important part about ceremony. You must have a clean vessel in order to facilitate a journey. Purging will happen, and it happens in many different ways for many different people. This includes throwing up, peeing, some deeper medicine experiences initiate the bowels to move, as well, however less common. To help create the space in your Four Bodies to connect to Source we recommend starting with the physical body. This includes removing meat, processed foods, packaged foods, low energy, low frequency foods, sodas, heavily caffeinated drinks, and the likes. Choose foods and drinks that resonate at a high frequency such as:
This is a ceremonial plant used for making a Sacred, delectable and amazingly lovely elixir.
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