ayhuasca

AYAHUASCA  and YOGA HEALING RETREAT IN THE AMAZON


11 11 11

6th November to 29th November 2011


An opportunity of a lifetime for deep inner exploration and healing

A journey to the heart of the rainforest living in a traditional SHIPIBO HOUSE in  PERU.

with a family who understand the plants of the forest.


An experience with personal attention for growth and transformation.

Madre AYAWASKA is a teacher plant
and careful preparation needs to be undertaken to prepare for this journey.

PLEASE email wendyjryan@aol.com and write a letter saying why you want to make this journey and your intention and your journey so far, thank you.


the outline-


to fly to LIMA  6th November 2011

STAYING TWO NIGHTS IN LIMA

IF flying from UK we can fly together, if flying from another country please advise of flight times and I will arrange for a taxi to meet you at airport to travel to the hostal in LIMA.
The hostal has shared rooms and its own kitchen and internet.
I will arrange taxi to local inca market, additional very small cost, and a day trip to the nasca lines can be arranged at additional cost, though you may prefer rest and see things close to the hostal.

Staying in the artistic area of LIMA called BARRANCO

Here it is possible to visit a small shop to buy Agua Florida water, paolo santo
and Traditional Peruvian Medicines.
There is also an artisan market and people offering hair braiding, and local food.

We will be 200 metres from the beach and possible visit Miraflores
for Inca Market selling Alpaca blankets and traditional goods. Although it is warm in the jungle I advise buying a wonderful alpaca blanket to keep you warm in the ceremonies, and there are many other wonderful items at very reasonable prices.

FLY TO IQUITOS
Tuesday 8th November 2011
Fly together to IQUITOS

Please give me your full name and passport details and dob and my friend in PERU will book the cheapest flights for us.
 I will then let you know cost and money can be paid via moneygram or bank transfer.

THE HEART OF THE AMAZON

WHERE  we will be met by our hosts the family will be waiting at the airport to greet us, and taken to a simple hostal in Iquitos town
close to the main square. Here you will be able to see the rooms are furnished with SHIPIBO
embroideries.

We can breakfast at a local caf overlooking the river and go early to the market, shops and Belen. Wednesday will be spent in Iquitos, you will have a chance to visit the fascinating area of Belen, this area is very poor so great care needs to be taken, so wear your scruffy clothes, no jewelry, and hide money in a money belt and uses a simple purse with only small change in it. We will also visit my friends AMAZONIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOP where you can buy rattles for the ceremonial work and traditional crafts.

THURSDAY morning we will set off by boat to CASA SHIPIBO.

Please bring a water bottle and take it home again with you.

The journey on the river to casa shipibo will be in a small boat possibly with hammocks
for comfort, toilet facilities will mean peeing on the banks of the river.
In PERU it is always good to carry a toilet roll in your hand luggage.

We will arrive at the CASA in the evening and be greeted by the family.

THE RETREAT at CASA SHIPIBO

The first ceremony will be on 11 11 11 to open the retreat.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU OBSERVE THE DIETA STRICTLY FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS CEREMONY.

To begin the retreat we will open sacred space and create a healing ceremony
space for our stay at the house, setting a clear intention for the retreat.

On the first day I usually take gifts which gets shared by the whole village, you may wish to bring small items with you, as these are so appreciated.

Clothes, pens, pencils, toothbrushes, flipflops, notebooks, string, torches, anything is greatly appreciated.

You will get to experience the community of the forest people.

Leaves and herbs will be gathered from the forest
that are used for cleansing and preparing for the ayawaska ceremonies.

these are tradition flower baths,

A DIETA or forest diet will be followed,
And this will include
FRESH FISH, fruits, vegetables, soups, eggs
and rice.

The RETREAT will include 8 ceremonies with AYAHUASCA
that usually start after dark and continue into the night.

We will also gather and cook the ayawaska together, singing icarios
And blessing it.

The ceremonies will include ICARIOS which are sacred songs
and you will be supported totally by myself, a SHIPIBO shaman
 and the family who have been drinking since the age of two.

Kavi is one of the oldest women shipibo women in the amazon,
and is a very gentle kind wise presence.

In the morning following the ceremonies
we will be able to share and discuss the healing of the night before.

during the day there will be time to rest and additional healing and support
is always available.

There will be daily meditations and relaxation

You will have your own simple room, and your washing will be done in the river.


MEDICINE WALKS IN THE FOREST

We will take walks to gather medicines in the forest
learn about the plants and cook the medicines in the kitchen of the house.

we may gather fresh coconut and drink the milk, gather uno de gato
fresh coca and many strengthening plants that the forest has to offer.

TRIPS BY BOAT

ON the river to gather camu camu full of vitamin c and highly nuturing fruits such as , fresh coconut, fresh guava and other native fruits.

YOGA and MEDITATION

Each morning before breakfast I will offer a yoga class
including astanga vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga.
If you have a neti pot for cleansing please bring it with you and your YOGA MAT.

MASSAGE AND REIKI

Will be available each week.
and BREATHWORK THERAPY as required.

during your stay at the house you will see how the traditional artwork is made.

You will be able to buy many arts and crafts at the house, and see how they are made.
You will be able to have non permanent ayawaska tattoos
made with tinto naturelle, ink from seed pods from the forest.
these are healing drawings on the body.

It is possible that you may be invited to a village party before we leave and sample local fruits and hospitality before we leave the forest.

We will have a SHARING CIRCLE and time to integrate the deep work, and the healing that the forest gives us.

We will have a closing ceremony, and thank all the helping spirits
of the house and the forest. And the wonderful people that live there.

Saturday 26th nov  we leave by boat for IQUITOS

We usually leave the house very early in the morning
for the journey back to IQUITOS.
AS we arrive back we will stay in the same hostal
( evening meals in IQUITOS not inc in price )

SUNDAY 27TH NOV
visit to AMAZONIAN BUTTERFLY and ANIMAL SANCTUARY
( additional very small cost )
The sanctuary is a small boat ride away
and home to a jaguar, many " naughty monkeys "
that will massage your head, if you in return groom them.
Beautiful butterflies and other native creatures.
We will aim to arrive as early as possible it opens at 9 am, and is the best time to see the butterflies, you will also be taught about their life cycles and be able to take photos.


Travel to the airport by motorcycle RICKSHAW taxi
fly to LIMA Monday 28th November 2011
the flight to LIMA will be arranged as a morning flight so you can connect with an evening flight out of LIMA.
LIMA airport is very comfortable, with good food and interesting shops, there is a luggage deposit so it is possible to take a taxi into lima if there is a big gap between flights, though it takes about an hour to get from the airport into lima if you wish to do so.

Please Advise on your shoe size so wellington boots will be at the house on your arrival.
you will need a waterproof money belt, for your passport.
flip flops or crocs, as leather rots in the jungle.

Below full details of dietary preparation
and things to bring with you.

It is also possible to buy the shipibo medicine cloths at the house.

THE cost includes-

ACCOMODATIONS, TAXI AND TRANSFERS TO ACCOMODATION
CEREMONIES, HEALINGS, YOGA, REIKI, BREATHWORK, MASSAGE.
FOOD, accommodation and ceremonies AT CASA SHIPIBO.
 BREAKFAST in LIMA .

THE cost does not include -
VISIT to BUTTERFLY PARK  and BELEN.
Evening meals in IQUITOS and LIMA
travel to MIRAFLORES OR INCA MARKET for shopping.
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FLIGHTS
WE WILL BOOK THE CHEAPEST FLIGHT FOR YOU RETURN FROM LIMA TO IQUITOS AND IQUITOS LIMA AND I WILL ADVISE YOU OF THIS ASAP AND YOU CAN PAY BY MONEYGRAM OR BANK TRANSFER.



Also please let me know if you happy to share a room in LIMA.
The room in Iquitos MAY be shared and have a shower.
If you wish a single room this will be at extra cost, please advise.
AT CASA SHIPIBO you have your own room
The accomodation is decorated with SHIPIBO artwork, and your bed
covered in a medicine healing cloth, with a mosquito net, and lighting is by small kerosine lantern.
( advisable to bring some small candles, and a lighter for your room and an additional blanket)

There is no electric, running water, telephone or internet at the house.
River water is carried to the house each day,
and it is safe to drink boiled water from the kettle in the kitchen.

You may wish to bring a box of tea bags to share.
You are staying in a traditional SHIPIBO HOME and will be made most welcome.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let me know.

blessings, 
wendy



HELPFUL ADVICE
IF YOU HAVE NEVER VISITED SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE PLEASE DO NOT COME IN YOUR BEST CLOTHES, LEAVE ALL FANCY EXPENSIVE ITEMS AT HOME, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MONEY BELT, AND A CHEAP SMALL PURSE FOR COINS.

ALSO PLEASE ONLY BRING ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND TOILETRIES, DO NOT BRING CHEMICALS PLEASE, AND ALL RUBBISH NEEDS TO BE CARRIED BACK TO IQUITOS. Thank you, lets keep the rainforest clean.

BRING CEREMONY CLOTHES

It is advisable to bring layers of clothing,
In natural fabrics, don't wear leather in the jungle it ROTS,
You may wish to bring a silk mummy bag which is insect repellant
your bed will have a mosquito net

There is no electric so camera will need batteries
bring travel plug adapter for mobile phone as will work in iquitos but not at the retreat.

Keep money in moneybelt- bring US $ in small notes

THERE are cash til machines in IQUITOS though they sometimes don’t work, last year travellers cheques were a nightmare as the computers go down due to the weather and they cant be cashed.
SO you need bring some cash, with you.



THINGS TO BRING

           Flip flops
            waterproof rain poncho (lightweight)
            warm layer
            Sun/rain hat
            sunglasses
            2 pair of  cotton pants / suitable for yoga- light weight or quick-dry
            pair walking shorts
            1 light long sleeve shirt + 2-4 short sleeve shirts or T-shirts
            pair of socks, leg warmers and underwear
            sleeping and traveling clothes
            bathing suit
            Ceremony clothes
            Sarong
             Moneybelt


        RAINFOREST AND RIVER

           light day pack or light canvas bag
            one liter water bottle or small  reuseable water carrier
            ziplock / plastic bags to protect belongings from moisture and water
            digital camera (a good point-and-shoot camera is recommended)
            Small lightweight AA-cell flashlight with extra batteries.
            Or wind up solar torch
            sunscreen
            insect repellent
            journal and pens

           Optional items

            compact inflatable sitting cushion
            journal and pens and/or tape recorder and tapes for personal notes
            small binoculars
            sewing kit
   
          personal mp3 player (iPod or cd player)

          you may wish bring gifts -

 crayons, paper, balloons, clothing for children in the village.
      
             Personal Items 
 
         Toiletries 
          one soft toilet roll
          candle and few night lights
           Dental care items 
           lip balm
           comb/brush
           personal soap and shampoo (biodegradable)
           light wash cloth
           towel
          white dress / skirt or blouse for ceremonies
           lightweight blanket
           you may wish to bring a yoga mat

bring small first aid provisions.

        Health Preparations and Precautions

   see your PRACTISE NURSE FOR TRAVEL IMMUNISATIONS ETC.
           sunscreen for maximum ultraviolet protection - the equatorial sun is strong!
           personal medications and vitamins
          anti-diarrheal medication - Motril is effective in most cases. Brief travelers' diarrhea is sometimes experienced upon arrival
          as the system adjusts to new climate and foods. This generally passes in 24 hours as one  acclimates to tropical conditions.
         
         compact personal first aid kit with topical antibiotic ointment (bacitracin, neosporin), benadryl cream, band aids, alcohol sterile wipes,
         gauze, adhesive tape, etc.
        essential oils- citronella, lavender, tea tree oil
        Tea tree oil balm - good for itching and bites
        tetanus vaccination - make sure it is up to date.

new page....
      PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE AND MALARIA

       Though malaria is not a high risk for visits to the Peruvian Amazon of a few weeks,  consideration of preventative measures is wise.
        The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends either mefloquine (Lariam) or Malarone as the malaria risk preventatives of choice.
       Malarone is taken daily while Lariam is taken only once weekly.   Unpleasant side-effects are rare, and neither Lariam nor malarone show any special
       contraindications when taken in conjunction with Ayahuasca.
        Doxycycline is NOT recommended as a malaria preventative in conjunction with Ayahuasca.
        B-complex vitamins commenced three days before arrival may reduce frequency of insect bites.
        Bring an effective insect repellent. The standard recommended repellent is DEET (30-35%) which is not considered hazardous in short term use.
        DEET is much more effective and lasts longer per application than the alternatives.
        Grapfruit seed extract is reputed to offer protection agains insect bites and malaria.
        Skin So Soft lotion is an effective insect repellent for many people and is pleasant and safe to use.
        Jungle Juice Insect Repellent manufactured by NutriBiotic contains clove oil, lemon oil, and peppermint oil but no harsh or toxic chemicals.
        It must be re-applied more often than DEET, but is entirely organic and safe with no known harmful effects. Other organic repellents
        contain citronella which is also effective. These can be found in sporting goods stores, alternative health stores, and many pharmacies.
       Yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, cholera, and typhoid vaccinations are NOT needed unless you plan travel to more remote jungle destinations.
       One is highly unlikely to contact any of these diseases during a month or so in Peru.
     
        Climate Data for Locations in Peru
        http://www.limaperunet.com/climateall.html



The DIETA


The closer you get to the DIETA  the better, however aim to be getting towards this so that a few days before travel you are eating brown rice, sweet potato, broccoli and salad. With porridge and honey for breakfast, substitute rice dream for milk.

AMAZONIAN RETREAT
PRECAUTIONS and PREPARATION -

AS we get closer-

Cut out all processed foods
No caffeine
No fried foods
No pork
No cheese
No smoked fish
No pickles
No soy sauce
No yeast extract
No sugar

It is important to begin a cleansing diet reducing all processed food, if you begin now, and do it gradually, it will be easier. As you introduce more fruit, and brown rice and vegetables, will help so that
in the week before we go your diet should be following the guidelines.
Add fresh green herbs, fresh sprouts and or salad to your diet.

The week before travel it is essential to be eating as simply as possible.

THE week before
- NO  CHEESE.
NO MARMITE, SOY SAUCE, PICKLES, ADVOCADOS, NO SALT, NO SUGAR, NO ALCOHOL. NO DRIED FRUIT.

EAT lots of fresh fruit, salad( not over ripe bananas, minimal raspberries.) rice, quinoa, broccoli, sweet potato, fresh pineapple, porridge, honey.

You may wish to have WHEAT GRASS, SPIRULINA and or CHLORELLA to your diet to assist your preparation.

    ✓    Please could you let me know if you are on any medication, and if you have been on any medication in the last 12 months   
    ✓    Please let me know any allergies, any medical history.  
   
    ✓    Please let me know if you have ever had any episodes of psychosis, or psychiatric care ?  
   
    ✓    Have you taken any anti-depressants in the last 12 months? 

I have added this additional info written by a healer in IQUITOS that you may find useful.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE INFO on medications.

These drugs and medications are known to cause dangerous side effects when taken in conjunction with Ayahuasca. Use of these substances should be discontinued and sufficient clearance time should be allowed before consumption of Ayahuasca. If in doubt, consult your physician.

I.    Any medicine containing MAO inhibitors (neural enzyme monoamine oxidase) or SSRI's, i.e. antidepressants such as Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, etc. These can cause a 'serotonin syndrome' involving elevated blood pressure, coma and possibly death when taken in combination with Ayahuasca.  It is recommended that such medications be suspended under a physician's guidance at least six weeks prior to taking Ayahuasca.  Some medications may clear the system sufficiently in less time.  Consult your physician to be sure.  St. John's wort should also be suspended in advance of work with Ayahuasca.  Many patients have found it unnecessary to resume such medications after treatment with Ayahuasca (see "Ayahuasca and Serotonin Normalization; the UDV Study").

II.   Sedatives, tranquilizers, antihistamines, narcotics, amphetamines, asarone/calamus, tryptophan (high doses), tyrosine (high doses), phenelanine (high doses), macromerine, decongestants, allergy medications, cold medications, diet pills, methylphemidate, asthma-inhalers, meperidine, levopoda, dopamine, carbamazipine, some antihypertensive medications, sympathomimetic amines (acting directly and/or indirectly), including pseudoephedrine and ephedrine.

III.  Do not drink fermented alcohol or use drugs such as MDMA (ecstacy), cocaine, heroin, XTC, 2CB, mescaline and/or other phenethylamines within two days of ceremony.

If you use any of these substances, or take any prescribed drugs, please let me know  All information is held in strict confidentiality and is required to insure your safety and welfare.



AYAWASKA IN THE AMAZON

    Ayahuasca presents at least three potentially beneficial therapeutic and personal growth applications.


   The normal course is one of personal challenge and struggle punctuated by flashes of agony and ecstacy as one works through the process of purgation and renewal. Physical discomfort is common and one often is besieged by inescapable images and thoughts of matters and issues one would prefer to avoid. This forced confrontation brings catharsis, and eventually closure to many of the psychological burdens most of us carry with us in our lives.

  
    Those familiar with Ayahuasca know that the lasting benefits begin to unfold after the immediate and most profound effects of the drink have passed. For days, weeks and months afterward, the blessings of Ayahuasca will be received, one step at a time, if one is receptive and attentive to the life lessons revealed. These blessings manifest in many ways, specific to the varied human needs presented to the medicine.

        Among the positive processes initiated by the Ayahuasca cleansing experience are:

            Catharsis.Catharsis is precipitated on the physical level as a vehicle for cleansing and detoxification. Spiritual catharsis occurs at a deeper level as Ayahuasca purges negativity, toxins, personal "baggage" and "garbage" accumulated through one's lifetime.  The pace and depth of this process depends greatly on the willingness of the individual to surrender ego and pride to achieve the blessings of cleansing and rebirth.

            Abreaction.Abreaction is a process of regression back to the situation or source of a problem or trauma. This process allows one to relive the experience to gain new understanding and insights enabling resolution or closure. The frequent result is a liberation from guilt or fear or whatever psycho-spiritual forces might have bound the individual previously. The process often results in candid re-evaluation of one's life course with strong tendency and resolution to pursue positive changes to improve one's life with renewed purpose and mission.

            Spiritual Realization.  Most people who experience Ayahuasca in a positive and nurturing environment report some sort of spiritual experience. While these experiences certainly have a personalized aspect based on the individual's past experiences and attitude toward religion and spirituality, there is also a remarkably consistent nature and character to the Ayahuasca experience when undertaken in proper set and setting. The character of the experience, and especially the visionary icons encountered, are greatly influenced by the cultural context in which the experience occurs, and equally so by the specific plants used, regardless of their chemical composition.

            The quintessential Ayahuasca experience probably cannot be fully realized outside the natural and cultural environment of Amazonia. The reason is simple...all the inherently natural organic and cultural links are present.  Here the spiritual connection between the plants and the eco-cultural union which brought the unique brew into existence is strongest and most profound. That the Amazonian plants are endowed with a special magico-spiritual dimension in their natural habitat is evident to those who have experienced both in situ (in the natural habitat) and ex situ (outside the natural habitat) types of Ayahuasca experiences.  This is not to say, of course, that highly beneficial personal results cannot be achieved using Ayahuasca in other circumstances.

            Holistic Healing.  Ayahuasca has the noted capability to accomplish often seemingly-miraculous healing of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Not every person comes to this medicine with the same needs. The magic of Ayahuasca rests in its ability to find, focus, diagnose and heal the causes of one's personal problems or illness as well as the symptoms. The cleansing and healing is deep, to the core, and is therefore likely to have a lasting positive effect on the patient.

             A time-honored aspect of seriously focused work with Ayahuasca is a special diet serving to cleanse and prepare the body, mind, and spirit to open widely to the positive healing energy of Mother Ayahuasca.  There is considerable variation in details of the diet as practiced in the Peruvian Amazon by many vegetalistas and curanderos.  Therefore these comments should be understood to reflect the general commonalities of "la dieta" and not construed to be absolute in all details.

      Most maestros recommend that one commence the diet at least three days before the first Ayahuasca ceremony and continue for two or three days after the last.
      Alcohol and pork should be abstained longer since they may have undesirable consequences when combined with Ayahuasca.

      Commonly shared characteristics of most vegetalista diets include abstinence from alcohol, sugar, salt, oils, pork, fat, and spices.  These substances may interfere with one's sensitivity and uptake of Ayahuasca so they are limited or abstained to heighten one's receptivity to the medicine.   Abstinence from sexual orgasm is also an integral part of this diet.  This is an important required for two reasons. First sexual abstinence conserves vital energy needed to engage the challenges Ayahuasca sometimes poses. Secondly temporary sexual abstinence from sexual activity and thoughts allows one to focus on the more profoundly spiritual dimensions of one's being.

      It is said in the Amazon that Ayahuasca has a jealous spirit.  This is a culture-bound concept which often seems strange to the  western mind.  How could a plant considered sacred also be jealous?  One has to step outside the usual human concept of jealousy to understand what is meant by this.  It simply means that the conscious spirit of Ayahuasca desires our undivided attention when in Her presence.  Temporary sexual abstinence might also be seen as an offering of one's higher intention to the Divine.   Human sexuality is a dynamic aspect of the human nature and spiritual experience

 Everything in the diet is a choice, and one answers only to themselves and the medicine in whatever decision they make.

      Pork is considered to be impure because of what pigs eat, and is not eaten by diligent Ayahuasca practitioners. Complete abstinence from pork and lard for at least two weeks prior to the first ceremony is strongly recommended and should continue for two weeks after the last ceremony.

      In the Peruvian Amazon, the most rigorous shamanic diet consists of small scaly fishes boiled with rice, plantains and yuca (manioc).  No salt, sugar, oil, aj (hot chili) or sexual activity is allowed during weeks or months of jungle isolation from the outside world. This is the diet undertaken by apprentices hoping to become shamans. It is difficult even for seasoned jungle people, and few succeed in keeping to it for more than a few weeks. The social and sexual segregation required is the primary reason so few diet for long periods. It is not necessary to enter this demanding dietary regimen to undertake personal cleansing and spiritual transformation with Ayahuasca under the guidance of shamanic healers (curanderos).

      In the initiatory diet for those seeking personal cleansing and healing, the diet is not as rigorous and may include light seasoning, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables.

      The holistic cleansing benefits and visionary experiences are greatly enriched by a commitment to the diet, for such reflects your personal INTENT, which is the most important personal factor in work with Ayahuasca.
( extracts from shaman otorongo blanco )




AMARU SACRED JOURNEYS  DISCLAIMER

ALL TRAVEL INSURANCE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. BY SIGNING THIS FORM
YOU ARE WAIVING ALL RIGHTS TO COMPENSATION IN CASE OF INJURY OR DEATH.

I understand that my participation in the ceremonies and this sacred journey is entirely voluntary, under my own free will and at my own risk.
I understand that no assurance guaranteeing my safety is being made and I agree to hold AMARU SACRED JOURNEYS,
 facilitators  & organisers
and property owners completely harmless of all liability if I sustain any injuries or death. By signing this waiver I agree to assume full responsibility for any injury or injuries both physical and mental that I may sustain by participating in this journey and ceremonies, and acknowledge that I am herewith being told that;-

    •    There is an inherent risk in some of the activities
    •    the ceremonies can produce frightening visions and purging
 
 WE THANK YOU TO SIGN THE DISCLAIMER FOR THE SACRED
JOURNEY  TO PERU AND AYNI INIPI CEREMONIES AND CEREMONIES WITH THE SHIPIBO IN THE AMAZON.

In signing this disclaimer you agree to accept full responsibility for your own safety, mental health and well being : you agree to following the
advice of the facilitators, and shamans for your well being.


 We thank you to read and sign this sacred journey / ceremony agreement form, in doing so you agree to the  sacred journey /ceremony guidelines, and accept that you understand  and agree to observe the SACREDNESS OF THE JOURNEY /CEREMONY and have followed  the preparation guidance.

This includes all the dietary preparation,
A consent letter from your GP if you have any medical conditions
 You are responsible for obtaining Full Travel insurance
you are responsible for all vaccinations / anti malarias.
Bringing appropriate clothing / equipment for the jungle.


I................................................(sign)


witnessed.....................................................................(signed)

AS a witness I also have read and understand
 everything contained in this waiver.

agree that I fully understand the arduous nature of travel into
the AMAZON jungle,
and the intense nature of the PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT
In signing this I agree to waive all liability of the facilitators of this journey
and take full responsibility for my well being.

My signature indicates that I have read and understand everything contained in the waiver, that I agree not to bring any suit for damages
regardless of whether or not negligence can be demonstrated and that I
am releasing all parties associated with AMARU SACRED JOURNEYS
from any damages whatsover.By signing this form I also release any
photographs / video that may be used for promotional/ publication.
 
 date of sacred journey  and

ceremonies................................................................. .........
 
 full  name..................................................................... ...................
 
 address.................................................................. ..........................
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 ......................................................................... ................................
 
 mobile.....................................................landline...... ..................................email.............................
 
 
 emergency contact number /

 name.................................................
 
 relationship...................................number....................
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email -
 
 consent for amazonian tea
 
 I state that i am a consenting adult of 18 years and am participating
 in these ceremony and jouirney of my own free will. I understand that the traditional
 herbal tea is a sacrament that is part of the ceremony is made entirely
 from plant parts cooked in spring water, no artificial substance or any
 chemicals are added. The tea can be psycho-active in its effect, though
 not always, and can produce visions and anxiety. it can produce a
 purge, vomiting , sweating and shaking.
 
 contraindications
 
 I state that I am not or within the last three years been under
 psychiatric care and required any medication for such. I state that i
 have never had any episodes of psychosis. I state that i am not on any
 medication for depression, and have not taken within the last three
 months any ( MAOIS), or ( SSRIs ).
 These are monoamine oxidase inhibitors, serotonin uptake inhibitors,
 these include prozac, sarafem, zactin, nardil,parnate,marplan, and
 eldpyl.
 
 I also state that I have not consumed alcohol or any recreational drug
 within the last 48 hours.
 I also state that i have not consumed any st johns wort, and
 anthistamines. I also state that if i am under any other medical
 condition that may be of concern, i have informed the facilitators 
( asthma, high blood pressure, heart conditions, contagious infections)
 and that i agree to follow their guidance.
 
 I also state that i have followed the dietary guidelines, and have not
 consumed within the last 24 hours soy sauce, pork, ripe bananas,
 avocados, cheese, or marmite.
 
 ceremony guidelines
 
 for the duration of the ceremonies i agree to follow the directions of
 the facilitators in order to respect all the participants, and ensure
 the well being and safety of myself and others. I agree to be totally
 respectful and remain within the group space for the duration of each
 ceremony and stay within the camp until sacred space is closed and the
 ceremony ends on last day.
 
 
 I understand that any money paid is to cover the cost of organisation
 and expenses 
  I understand that the herbal tea is not for sale and is not to be used
 outside of the SACRED CEREMONIAL SETTING.
 
 discretion
 
 I agree to be discreet about the ceremony and totally respect the
 confidentiality of all the participants and facilitators, and not to
 talk about their "sharing's" with others. HONOURING all that is shared
 in the circle during the ceremony. I agree not to publish, broadcast,
 or put on the Internet any report about my experiences or that of any
 person in the ceremony.
 
 release
 
 i accept full responsibility for my own physical and psychological well
 being at all times. I release the facilitators, organisers, and owner
 of the premises / land of any mental, physical, harm sustained before,
 during , or after my participation in this ceremony and SACRED JOURNEY.
 
 
 signed...................................................................
 ..... date.....................................
 
 
 witnessed................................................................
 ......date........................................
 
 
 please list any medication taken in the last three
 months....................................................
 
 
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Please provide information of your plans in the unlikely event of death or injury occurring during this sacred journey the provisions you have made, who you would like contacting, and what you wish to be arranged.





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