Find the place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. ~Joseph Campbell
The hero’s journey calls each of us, and when that call becomes loud enough to drown out the fears and doubts which hold us back, we can take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. When we make this bold move, life becomes the adventure we always knew it should be, and every moment becomes an opportunity to learn more, laugh more, feel more, and love more.
We are pleased to now offer connections to and bookings with our friends who work with shamanic plant medicines in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Gabon, Africa.
Ayahuasca or Yagé
From the of Upper Amazon rainforest in South America, the Secoya people maintain the divine heritage of God’s Multi-Colored People, the world’s longest surviving, non-syncretic tradition of spiritual development with the plant medicine Yagé.
The incomparable medicine tradition of the Secoya is accessible to seekers via the lifetime work of ethnobotanist and conservationist Jonathon Miller-Weisberger. Having lived with elder Secoya shaman in the Amazon for many years, he has become a torch-bearer of this rich cultural tradition, preparing and serving this sacred brew with the blessing of the living Secoya elders. His immense knowledge of plants and their ceremonial usage is detailed in his essential book, Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon.
In the rainforests of ecuatorial West Africa, the wisdom tradition of the Bwiti uses the sacramental plant medicine Iboga to awaken the soul and connect with the knowledge of our ancestors.
Gary Cook is the founder of Iboga Wellness Center in Costa Rica where he shares this life-changing spiritual tradition. Carefully trained by a 10th generation Bwiti shaman, Gary’s wisdom, selflessness and radiant love are the grounding forces which create a profoundly transformative space to experience life-changing journeys into the spirit realms. He has traveled to Africa many times, now patiently working with people of all walks of life who seek truth, clarity, understanding, self-love, peace, purpose and happiness.
- 8 day spiritual retreats in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are available monthly. Complete event details and registration information can be found HERE.