Ayahuasca is known in the Amazon jungle as “la purga” (the purge) and is essentially a medicine that cleanses one on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The process is one of healing and letting go of what no longer is helpful for our journey on this planet and the resulting clarity that allows us to see what is the next step ahead for us. The energy of the medicine supports this process and helps one reconnect with one’s deepest truths and sense of purpose. Ayahuasca is a very powerful medicine and, when approached with respect and a pure intention, is a most wonderful healer and teacher.
The brew offered at the Ayaruna Center contains Cielo Ayahuasca, Huambisa, Tobacco, Chiric Sanango, Cielo Piripiri, Altaruna, Canelilla, but NO Datura.
At the Ayaruna Center the focus of the work with this medicine, as well as with San Pedro, is often the healing of wounds such as rejection and abandonment, and the release of the emotional, mental, and physical manifestations of such wounds. Other aspects of this work are the deepening of the connection with the Divine within and outside ourselves and the learning of the ancestral wisdom connected with the use of these medicines. The process is tailored for each participant individually with the awareness that this is a very powerful and yet delicate process. The emphasis is on physical and emotional safety, and plenty of support is provided before, during, and after each ceremony.
Logistics of our Ayahuasca ceremonies
On the day of the ceremony, the participants can eat until 9:30 AM and then fast for the rest of the day (water is allowed). At 1 pm there is an extensive talk about this medicine and the ceremony ahead and then the participants spend the rest of the day calm. The ceremony begins at 5:30 pm and lasts 4 to 5 hours.
The morning after the ceremony, we meet to share our experiences and thus begin to facilitate the integration process.
The Ayahuasca brew served at the Ayaruna Center is prepared in Iquitos under the supervision of Don Francisco Montes and contains Cielo Ayahuasca, Huambisa, Tobacco, Chiric sanango Cielo Piripiri, Altaruna, Canelilla but NOT Datura/Toe ‘.