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Retreat Center Category: Ayahuasca
TierraMítica is a healing center situated in the beautiful unspoiled Fasaquihui gorge 39 kms from Tarapoto, Peru. It is envisioned to be the permanent home of our main programs: The Mythic Voyage & Embrace the Medicine. Offering you an Ayahuasca retreat that bridges the ancient wisdom of the indigenous Shipibo healers with Western culture and understanding.
If you are at a point in your life where you are no longer satisfied to live an ordinary life, however comfortable it may be – if you know that you would not want the rest of your life to be similar to what you have already lived – if you wish to dive all the way into your subconscious, confronting old wounds – if you have decided to deal with all the fears and anxieties that impede you from connecting with your mythical self – if you feel restricted from living your life to your full potential – if you are looking for a new vision for your life, then the Mythic Voyage into the soul is your next adventure.
The Mythic Voyage
The Mythic Voyage is not a typical Ayahuasca retreat. Taking into consideration the cultural differences between western mentalities and indigenous traditions as well as the complexities of contemporary lives and social pressures, it approaches healing from a holistic perspective. It deals with the reactions of the physical body, the emotional body, the energetic, the philosophical, the chemical, the symbolic and the intellectual at the same time so that the effects of the medicine create changes on all levels. Thus the teachings of the Grandmother establish themselves on all dimensions in order to achieve a permanent transformation towards a life of happiness, inspiration, open heart and new, exciting vision for our lives. It also provides a simple, concrete blueprint for incorporating our new vision into our lives in a cellular rather than just a mental level. It is not for the faint hearted or those who just wish to have an interesting experience.
Embrace the Medicine
A 6 or 11 day Ayahuasca retreat, offering perceptual transformation, emotional healing and a discovery of the energy world and all its magic with full guidance and support. Healing with the pure essence of the Ayahuasca tradition, the Shipibo people. In a hidden paradise with the most gourmet Ayahuasca diet, in beautiful jungle surroundings, with enthusiastic and loving people, a safe environment, art, surprises, this is what Embrace the Medicin is about.
We also offer specially designed 11 day Dietas and cleansing programs (including 4 Ayahuasca ceremonies) using special dieting and the vast pharmacy of the jungle and ancient knowledge of the healing qualities of hundreds of jungle plants and roots. Dietas are custom designed for you by maestro Ruben, an Ayahuasquero and Herbalista coming from generations of healers with his intimate knowledge of the effects and the healing qualities to the body and the soul of the huge range of medicine plants available in the jungle. Read more about the Shipibo Your process is helped by healthy organic food, fresh tropical fruit and juices, medicine plants and jungle teas, yoga, meditation, shamanic practices and exercises in intention, various therapies and workshops.
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: AyahuascaMedicine content :
Ayahuasca and ChacrunaMedicine preparation:
The traditional Shipibo preparation involves a ritualistic visit to the depths of the jungle (involving an 8 hour walk) in order to find the oldest and thickest Ayahuasca vines during a full moon. It is necessary to climb the symbiotic tree from which the vine supports itself and to cut from the top, secondary vines in order to avoid harming the grandmother. The pieces of vine are then carried to the village and held in blessing until sufficient leaves of the chacruna are gathered and cleaned and the brew is prepared during the days of the next full moon during a special ceremony of intent and respect, asking the grandmother to provide its essence and soul to the brew. Sections of the Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi ) are then mashed and macerated using a wooden club and boiled with leaves from the Chucruna or Chacruna plant (Psychotria Viridis). It is boiled through the night adding water from a pure source continuously reducing it until everything has been liquefied and has achieved a honey like consistency. A little vinegar is also added to aid dissolution of the mixture but there are no remnants of it in the final brew or tea since it boils away. The resulting brew contains the powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and MAO inhibiting harmala alkaloids, which are necessary to make the DMT orally active. The brew is then purified by blowing mapacho smoke on it with holy intention.
Ceremony detailsPlace of ceremony: The Mythic Voyage is both a symbolic and a literal voyage since each ceremony is performed outdoor (unless weather conditions do not permit it so we use the central ceremony maloca). under the full moon & the brightness of the stars. Every ceremony is heProps etc. used during the ceremony: Our ceremonies are performed in the ancient tradition of the Shipibo. 1 male Maestro & several female maestras singing their magical ikaros to help guide you and the Ayahuasca journey. Real Shamans, real tradition, real magic.
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More about the accomodation and food:
Accommodation and all meals are included in the price for all programs, Dietas and retreats. It is shared accomodation during the workshops as we believe connecting as a human family creates a more positive energy & togetherness during the process. Private lodging is available for people who wish to come a few days before a program or stay a few days longer, guests who just wish to come and experience the atmosphere, energy and events of TierraMítica as well as companions of guests who are participating in a program. You can find costs & info here:
We pride ourselves on having the most gourmet Ayahuasca diet on offer! We do not believe in deprivation and provide food that is nutritious & within the guidelines of the Ayahuasca diet to ensure more comfort during ceremony days. We bake fresh breads every day, lean protein, fresh fruit juices, salads and much much more. We love to cook!