What Medicines Do You Work With?
Well, that depends on how you define medicine. I suppose, what you really want to know is if we offer Ayahuasca... which we don't. But the use of Plant Medicine goes much deeper and farther than you may realize.
Firstly, nearly everything we do is tied to Plant Medicine in some way. The herbs we use in our curated meals, the 'holy waters' we use for cleansing, the smoke blends that we apply in ceremony... all of these are their own Plant Medicine. And we are careful in our sourcing and crafting of each and every one - many of which are cultivated or wildcrafted directly from the land we live on.
But, to get more to the point, we also incorporate more traditional ceremonial medicines as part of our rituals and healings, such as:
Cacao - cacao is a ceremonial medicine derived from the coco bean in it's purest form. It is a deeply loving, heart opening, and euphoric medicine that unites you with the heart of Mother Earth; opening your heart chakra and elevating your creative consciousness with a feeling of expansive and ecstatic connection.
Kambo - Kambo is a traditional healing ritual that calls on the medicine of giant monkey tree frog to induce a multi-level purification process that detoxifies and reboots the immune system, releases stagnant emotions, and eradicates negative energy held within your body.
Hapè - Hapè is a medicinal snuff used widely in the amazon for a range of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Different varieties have different uses... from openning the heart, to reducing migraines, to making you invisible to dark energy.
Yopo - Yopo is a specific type of Hapè with visionary qualities that is particularly powerful when taken in ceremony. (It's also legal in every state except for Louisiana... don't ask me why.)
Los Niños - Niños are a wild-growing fungus native to all of the Americas, with potent curative properties for the mind, body, and spirit. When taken medicinally, Los Niños induce a deeply introspective healing process that effects every level of your being.
Sananga - Sananga is a unique and powerful healing ally that is applied as eye drops. Shaman's in the amazon insist that Sanaga will heal any and all ocular disorders, as well as increase night-vision, cleanse negative energy, increase good luck, and awaken a person's spiritual insight and vision.
Osha - Also called Lovage or Bear Medicine, Osha is an amazing American medicine that calls on the light and elevations of our sacred moutnains for blessing and protection both physically and energetically. By activating our higher heart, Osha allows us to connect deeply, with out attachment or codependence. It is a beautiful, lifting, and loving medicine that is amazing in or out of ceremony.
Mapacho - Mapacho is a wild sacred tobacco that is used for it's cleansing and grounding properties. Used to 'blow away' heavy or stagnant energies as well as carry out prayers to the ears of Spirit. As a grandfather medicine, Mapacho brings a uniquely compassionate and balancing masculine energy into ceremony.
These represent a small fraction of the medicines we use, but are an integral part of our ceremonies.