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Transform and heal yourself deep in the Amazon Jungle with this retreat in Peru, set amongst the backdrop of the Shipibo-Conibo tribes who have used traditional ceremony 'Icaros' and the master plant teacher of ayahuasca as psychic tools and portholes to access the human soul. Every ceremony steps up on the previous one in an ever deeper dive into the soul, an ever higher flight into greatness, and fulfillment of your forgotten mythical potential and the power of your intention.
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
Anyone between the ages of 10 and 65 years are welcome as participants.
Participating children under the ages of 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Special arrangements can be made for a private room, but this is by request only and for an additional charge per night. Please contact Sacred Mythic Journeys for more information. However, in order to maximize the experience for all retreat participants, Sacred Mythic Journeys recommends highly that everybody uses the carefully selected shared accommodations.
Sacred Mythic Journeys always use a selection of reputable and comfortable shared accommodations, as to maintain a family and creative team atmosphere throughout your experience. Individual lodgings and rooms will therefore usually be shared by no more than between two and four people at a time, with shared bathroom and shower facilities.
This retreat will take place in very authentic and simple down-to-earth settings, amidst the spiraling rivers, waterfalls, and wild jungles of Amazon rainforest in Peru. You will also be introduced to the tradition of Shipibo-Conibo village in its traditional modern day form.
The Shipibo-Conibo of the Amazonian rainforest live in the 21st century while still keeping one foot in the past spanning back millennia. Many of their shamanic traditions are still practiced such as ayahuasca healing ceremonies. Iqaros (sacred chants) have inspired artistic tradition and decorative designs found in their clothing, pottery, tools, and textiles.
The Shipibo-Conibo hold the ayahuasca ceremony as art, so, although there are male Curanderos, it is the women that most often are chosen for the ancestral Icaros to be transmitted and they are the main performers at the ceremonies, transmitting through their magical ceremonial songs their nurturing feminine mother energy, their souls, and hearts.
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 your journey on this planet and the resulting clarity that allows you to see what the next step is ahead for you.
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, it is a most wonderful healer and teacher. The jungle is the perfect environment to drink the ayahuasca brew because you are close to where the plants live and therefore where there is the greatest level of support, nurturing, and absorption ability of all the plants and earth.
The jungle, even without the ceremony, is an ideal place to shed heavy energies the way the anaconda sheds its skin and to receive the fundamental healing properties of “nature’s pharmacy” on every level of your being.
Meet, introductions, and team briefing in Pucallpa.
Hike to local waterfalls and sacred power spots to cleanse and purify yourself ready for the journey ahead.
Travel a full day by boat to the remote indigenous Shipibo-Conibo village destination.
There will be indigenous Shipibo-Conibo village official welcome. Source the ayahuasca tea medicine ingredients yourself from the jungle.
Cook up and prepare the medicine yourself and be ready for your deep shamanic plant medicine work together.
Day of silence, flower baths, and unique Shipibo-Conibo massages.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day one.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day two.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day three.
Sharing, relaxation, and integration day.
Return to Pucallpa by boat.
Heart energy medicine workshop day one.
Heart energy medicine workshop day two.
Foundational AcroYoga expression workshop and celebration dinner.
Please book your flight to arrive at FAP Captain David Abensur Rengifo International Airport (PCL). Sacred Mythic Journeys recommend you to arrive a day early and stay at a hotel or hostel so to relax and recharge before the start of your journey or retreat. On the first day of the journey or retreat, you will meet in one pre-designated location that Sacred Mythic Journeys will confirm with you nearer to your retreat starting date.
Maximum 14 persons.
Sacred Mythic Journeys do not require you to wear any specific type of clothing or color during your shamanic plant medicine ceremonies. Sacred Mythic Journeys do however recommend that you come to ceremony in loose, comfortable, clean clothing, and be sure to have something warm as it can get cold. Having a headscarf or beanie handy can also be useful for managing your energy and warmth during the night.
You are advised to bring light summer clothes for warm weather such as shorts, underwear, T-shirts, pants, and swimming suit. For cold nights, please bring thick warm clothes such as fleece, socks, thermal underwear, gloves, hat wind jacket (water resistant with hood).
Please also bring long fast drying pants, rain poncho, a sun hat, sunglasses, strong trekking shoes or boots, sandals or flip flops, flashlight, camera or personal music player, suncream or sunblock, insect repellent, first aid kit, notebook and pens, warm sleeping bag, comfortable roll mat, travel pillow, extra thin warm lightweight blanket, and an open mind and an open heart.
10% of your total contribution goes to Sacred Mythic Journeys’ non-profit organization’s projects.
No vaccinations are mandatory or necessary to travel to Peru. Malaria is not an issue in the country, and malaria pills will make you feel ill with no real benefit. Normal health precautions as in any other country are all that is necessary to enjoy Peru without any health issues.
Shamanic plant medicines like ayahuasca (banisteriopsis caapi) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in the form of harmine and harmaline. Please consult your medical advisor if you are taking medications which may affect your serotonin levels (known as serotonin selective re-uptake inhibitors or SSRIs) as the combination of MAOIs and SSRIs can lead to higher levels of serotonin in the body.
SSRI medications generally require four to six weeks to clear the body and should be reduced gradually.
You cannot take ayahuasca or other medicine plants if you are taking anti-depressants. It is important to consult with your doctor if you are taking any medication in order to ensure that there are no counter indications, and any prescription or non-prescription medicine such as antihistamines, dietary aids, amphetamines and their derivatives, and some herbal remedies (that is. those containing ephedrine, high levels of caffeine, or other stimulants) should be discontinued for at least a week prior to and following work with shamanic plant medicines like ayahuasca.
Please check with your herbalist or homeopath as even otherwise harmless herbs like St. John’s wort may not be suitable in combination with plant medicines like ayahuasca. Avoid all chemically-based recreational drugs, in particular MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine, speed, and heroin. Non-chemical recreational drugs such as marijuana and alcohol should also be discontinued for a period of at least one week before and after the retreat.
Plant medicines like ayahuasca and the strict diet that goes with them are not always ideal in combination with certain medical conditions (that is some stomach, heart, or colon problems). So, again, please check with your doctor and take his or her advice about participation. It is especially important to let Sacred Mythic Journeys know about any medical and health concerns and conditions you may have or have suffered from in the past.
Please be very careful in declaring any heart condition, including irregular heartbeat, arrhythmia, or any other problems. Please also do not hesitate to declare any drug and addiction problems, Sacred Mythic Journeys’ job is to help you, not to exclude you or judge you. It is also important to advise Sacred Mythic Journeys of any mental issues including clinical depression, bipolarism, and even other, milder conditions.
Everything can be healed with trust and intention, so please provide all relevant information so that Sacred Mythic Journeys can help you. Sacred Mythic Journeys need to know everything so that they can protect you and support you
For more information, ask your questions directly to Sacred Mythic Journeys, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.
Marc is the co-founder of Sacred Mythic Journeys and cosmic journey guide. After working and traveling in some very remote parts of the planet such as Tibet, Nepal, China, Tanzania, Thailand, Fiji, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, and Brazil as a scuba diving instructor, coral reef conservation project expedition leader, and keen surfer, skydiver and snowboarder, Marc realized truly with much more clarity where his life had been leading him all this time and what it had been preparing him for.
During your retreat, you will be served healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices, and herbal teas. Please start a cleansing diet as long as possible before your program starts, avoiding red meats, fats, sweets, all types of aged or cured foods, cheese, spices, ginger, and of course, alcohol and drugs. Besides a healthy cleansing and detox, it will enhance your intention and determination.
Included in your retreat package is a flower bath and Shipibo energy massage treatment.
" To work with such an present heart based family of souls has been both a privilege and a pleasure, I have spent a good few months trying to get to the bottom of a number of areas in my life and in one sacred mythic journey, san pedro and the heart energy medicine I have managed to unlock the potential in me I knew was present but was elusive until now, enlightened and feeling whole I am now moving forward so fast it almost seems unreal!Such insight and knowledge is not to be underestimated, I am eternally grateful for the loving guidance and teachings I have felt, I will never forget this time and can embrace the next stage of my life with renewed vigor and clarity! Sacred Mythic Journeys: Thank you You have all blown me away with your presence.So much love! Besos, Andrea "
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" I will try to find the proper words to express my feelings related to my experience with the Sacred Mythic Journey although it is difficult to express such a deep, intense and transformative experience. Today I am filled with immense gratitude to you/the universe/my spirit guides who I learned are all the same for this transformative experience. I feel a heart filled with gratitude and love.You have helped me open my heart to see and feel what love is all about. You have taught me how and where to look for and find love. You have shown me or helped me see who I really am and what my purpose is here at this time. What a tough but loving teacher you were!!! I will be grateful and indebted to you for ever.You were right when you said your work was worth thousands and maybe millions of dollars, I think your work is invaluable , it is priceless, YOUR worth does not have a price. You are sooo young and yet sooo old!!! I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work under your direction and be a recipient of your wisdom which is immense maybe as infinite as the sky you ordered for me that night.THANK YOU!!! I have never seen such a magical sight!! I feel different. I feel re-newed. I fell rebirthed. I feel like eating milky ways every day at 68 years of age thanks to your help.! :o) I will be grateful for a long , long, time. I hope to see you again soon. I want to work some more even though you are a tough teacher who make me work so hard.:o)Receive all my love and respect from a heart that has been opened and is filled with immense gratitude.Namaste! Love, peace, light!"
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" The experience I had with the sacred mythic journey cannot be compared to anything that happened in my whole life. I went so deep inside my soul and felt so much love that is hard to describe it in words, my mind cant really understand it. The way the team felt what I needed and conduced me really made the difference; I wouldnt get to the right point if they werent there.They all helped me see things that I was hiding my whole life and I can say that Im changing the course of it after everything I accessed there. I want to thank everybody who was apart of it, the Universe and all the energies that helped us there. Love Rafa. "
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