Down to Earth

Zac Efron and Darin Olien visit the Ayahuasca Foundation and receive plant treatments in an episode of the Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron.

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Transforming Trauma with Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca ceremonies provide the optimal environment to remember the roots of our traumas, and the power to pull those roots and liberate ourselves from the suffering caused by those traumas.

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Noya Rao Dieta – You Are Now a Tree

In the Shipibo tradition medicinal plants have spirits. Some plants spirits are good and some bad but most contain both. Noya Rao is all good, all light, all love. Because the tree produces light from within, it casts no shadow.

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Drinking Ayahuasca in Ceremony with a Curandero is Better

A well trained curandero possesses the tools and abilities to create and maintain the set and setting for profound healing in a ceremony, assisted by a team of plant spirit doctors, ancestral advisors, and the participants themselves.

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Why Ayahuasca in the Amazon is better than Anywhere Else

Over centuries or even millennia a symbiotic relationship has formed between humans, plants, and the rainforest itself, which is why drinking ayahuasca in its home environment is different than anywhere else in the world.

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What is a ‘dieta’ in the Ayahuasca Tradition?

Whereas ayahuasca forms the foundation of the indigenous plant medicine traditions of the Western Amazon, the dieta plays a crucial role in building upon that foundation by developing close relationships with the spirits of plants.

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The Riosbo Construction Project

I received an unusual email in October of 2013.  It was an offer to fund the construction of an ayahuasca research center, provided I would head up the project.  If I refused, then there would be no project.  It might seem like a slam dunk decision.  How could I say no?

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Soul School

One important concept that I have learned in my work with ayahuasca is that people’s souls are not all on the same level.  Similar to children growing up, who are in different grade levels, so, too, are our souls, in fact our current life is like the grade level of our soul.

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