Shamanic practice holds that living in accordance with nature is medicine, and that people are capable of receiving wisdom,
healing and knowledge through working in symbiotic relationship with the earth, plants and trees. In keeping with this tradition, the Curanderos of the Amazon have a long history of using ayahuasca in ceremonial practice; in the Andes Mountains of South America, the priests use San Pedro, and in
Mexico and the Southwestern United States, shamanic practice often centers around the use of peyote and psilocybin mushrooms.
Here in Hawai’i, we find it healing and significant to partake of the ancient, psychotropic plant teachers of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands in their original habitat -- in the middle of the world’s largest ocean, the ocean named after "Peace."
Although our brew is comparable to ayahuasca, the plants we use are gentler and less physical. Our ceremonies are not to imitate those of Peru; rather, they are a unique, ceremonial opportunity for people to experience and celebrate the Master Plant teachers of Hawaii and this part of the world -- in the native locale in which the plants have been breathing, growing, rooting, propagating, and contributing to indigenous rituals and ceremonies for over a thousand years.
With the assistance of Hawaiian and Pacific Island psychoactive plants that teach, people can receive insights about themselves and their Divine nature. This is the within self, which is otherwise often perceived as being separate and external as "other." We offer our sacred, indigenous, organically-grown plants in our HANDS-ON SESSIONS and in group ceremonies to open the opportunity for healing, personal growth, and the experience of sacred plant interaction in an accessible, well-groomed, upcountry, Hawaiian jungle setting.
By accessing a super conscious state, with the enhancement of these entheogens (literally, "becoming one with divine"), those that partake of these sacred plants generally receive visions of the energetic world. Traditionally, they have been used for over a thousand years to glean inner knowledge and wisdom — in other words, the ability to “know oneself.”
"It was a subtle yet powerful medicine. I Look forward to doing it again." -- B.K.
Ceremonies take place every Sunday evening at 5:30 PM . (Minimum circle size = 2; maximum = 8 .) All participants are required to submit for pre-approval an APPLICATION FORM, WAIVER, color head shot and copy of a photo ID. We also offer a 2-DAY PROGRAM, which includes a private 2-hour one-on-one session with Shaman and a 3-DAY PROGRAM which includes the ceremony + private 2- hour session + all-day private or semi-private ECO-ADVENTURE / MYSTIC TOUR. ADVANCED PLANNING IS ADVISED. SPACE TENDS TO FILL SUDDENLY, PROHIBITING LAST MINUTE ADD-ONS.
SACRED PLANT CEREMONY LOGISTICS
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Sacred plant teachers are not suitable for everyone as they are contraindicated with certain medications and health issues. To ensure that all participants are informed and prepared for this work, an application package and consent/ waiver form must be filled out by all new guests, and by anyone who has not sat with us in a year or longer.