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The Spiritual Benefits of Ayahuasca

The Spiritual Benefits of AyahuascaPeople come to experience Ayahuasca for many reasons, but the spiritual benefits of Ayahuasca are often overlooked. Listed below are some of the spiritual benefits associated with Ayahuasca:

Self-love

Ayahuasca can help you to learn to love yourself. The journey to wellness and healing starts with learning to forgive yourself for misdeeds.

Everyone has things they’ve done that they wish they hadn’t. Things they never tell anyone and don’t know how to forgive themselves for. Ayahuasca can reveal yourself to you, lay you bare so-to-speak, and help you to learn self-forgiveness.Read More

Medicinal Plants of the Amazon

Medicinal Plants of the AmazonAyahuasca is a drink brewed from several native plants, and the composition of any one batch depends on the skill and experience of the shaman. Most often, however, the brew contains at least Psychotria viridis, which contains DMT (dimethyltryptamine) and Banisteriopsis caapi, which contains an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Ayahuasca has been used as a strong medicine for centuries by indigenous people

What most don’t realize, however, is that there are several other interesting medicinal plants from the Amazon that we know about and countless others that haven’t been discovered yet. Lets take a brief look at some of those plants.Read More

Ayahuasca Shows Promise for Treating Eating Disorders

Ayahuasca Shows Promise for Treating Eating DisordersEating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are very serious and notoriously difficult to treat. These disorders affect about five percent of the general population in developed countries and are characterized by strange eating habits, low weight, disturbed body image and obsession with the person’s body shape and weight.

The current treatments for eating disorders in modern medicine are not considered particularly effective, and there is not good evidence that one type of treatment is even better than any other treatment. In cases where treatments are somewhat effective, there is a high rate of relapse.Read More

What to See in Peru

As you may already know, we offer five- and six-night stays at our retreat near Iquitos for those wishing to explore Ayahuasca. However, if you’re coming this far, why not explore other things in Peru before or after your visit here?

Iquitos is the closest city, and it’s a fascinating port city to visit by itself. But Peru has so much to offer. Take advantage of being here to see some of it. Here are some ideas.Read More

3 Things to Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Experience

3 Things to Know Before Your First Ayahuasca ExperienceObviously, we spend a lot of time prepping our guests for what to expect before they come to our retreat. For those who are not in contact with us yet, here are some things that we think are important for you to know before trying Ayahuasca for the first time.

Ayahuasca is Not a Magic and Instant Solution to Everything

Some people think they will arrive fresh off the plane, try Ayahuasca and then go home with all their problems solved. It’s not that simple. There is preparation required before arriving, and there are some habits we recommend for after you go home including dietary changes and exercises in self-discovery in order to get the most out of your experience.Read More

Can Ayahuasca Heighten Your Creativity?

Can Ayahuasca Heighten Your Creativity?

The short answer is yes, it probably can.

A study in 2016 showed that Ayahuasca increased the participants’ creative divergent thinking. The concept of psychedelic drugs being used by artists for creative purposes is not new. Studying creativity with scientific methods stemming from the use of Ayahuasca is the new part.

Divergent thinking is like free-flow thinking or thinking “outside the box.” It’s the opposite of convergent thinking which is following predictable and logical steps to arrive at an answer. Divergent thinking allows for novel solutions to problems.Read More

Ayahuasca: Current Research News

We’ve mentioned before that we are strong supporters of Ayahuasca Research. In fact, we created our own scholarship award.

There are all kinds of research studies happening right now, and we wanted to share with you the latest news.

  1. United Kingdom

Researchers from the University of Exeter, looking at data from 96,000 people worldwide concluded that Ayahuasca has a great therapeutic potential for treating psychiatric disorders including alcoholism and depression. Here in Peru, we already knew that, but it’s nice for the scientific community to notice.Read More

Easy Ways to Add Exercise and Nature to Your Life

Easy Ways to Add Exercise and Nature to Your LifeA couple of things that we think are really important to incorporate into your life are exercise and nature. Exercise in nature is even better. Exercise is good for every part of you. There’s strong science supporting that assertion. And being in nature is very valuable for you, too. There’s even some good scientific evidence for that, as well. So, here are some tips to make it easy to incorporate these things into your life.

Walk Your Pet

You may not enjoy walking (at first anyway) but your pet will. Walk your dog. Even cats can be trained to walk on a leash. Don’t have a pet? Then get one, a rescue animal preferably, which is a giant karmic good deed.Read More

Post-Retreat Recommendations Part 2

Ayahuasca Post Retreat Recommendations

In our first group of recommendations for after you go home from one our retreats, we talked about diet, emotions, exercise, and nature. But we have more recommendations for you as get over the shock of returning to your former life.

We want you to continue with integrating what you learned here into your new and better self. So, here is our next set of recommendations to continue with your healing process.

Find Some

You will feel better if you can talk about your new goals and new meaning with others. Try to find some people you can talk to and hang out with. Everyone feels better when they can share their life experiences with others.Read More

Post-Retreat Recommendations Part 1

Ayahuasca Post-Retreat Recommendations If you’ve had the good fortune to attend one of our retreats, we have some recommendations for you for when you get home. Our retreat and your Ayahuasca journey may have stirred up a lot of emotions, and we’d like to help you with that. Here are some suggestions to help your continued healing process which started here.

Diet

If at all possible, we like to you continue with the diet you followed with us for at least a couple of weeks. This means avoiding fatty foods, salt, and sugar. Avoid heavily processed foods, meat, and opt for fresh fruits and vegetables. This is good for your body and your mind as you internalize the lessons learned here.Read More

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