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Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 2): Amazonian Feminism

A dear sister & Ayahuasquera (female practitioner of Ayahuasca), once told me that the reason she began hosting all women’s Ayahuasca ceremonies was because the medicine told her that there were certain things women could heal from only in the presence of other women: grief issues surrounding childbirth woman to woman competition sexual trauma sexual identity Though these elements of woman may not feel applied … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 2): Amazonian Feminism

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Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 1): Gateway into a Personal Journey

My journey with Ayahuasca began slightly over 5 years ago but, looking back, it feels like a lifetime ago that that journey began. It was an instantaneous re-connection to something ancient within myself, but familiar to the soul. Like many people in the modern New Age of Ayahuasca culture, my first time was in the states. But since then my journey has evolved into a … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 1): Gateway into a Personal Journey

The Ceremony of Water

Water. It is one of the sacred 4 (or 5) elements to which all of life is dependent. Our waters run in rivers, oceans, rain falls from the sky, our bodies themselves are comprised of 50-65% (we are born with a higher percentage, decreasing with age) water, and life as we know it would not exist without Her. She is known as Mama Oshun, Venus, Mama Cocha, … Continue reading The Ceremony of Water

Orphaned Vines

According to Jon Miller Weisberger, through his studies with the Secoya and Huaorani (Sometimes spelled “Waorani”) peoples of Ecuador, there is a concept in these Ayahuasca lineages known as “Orphaned Vines”. Orphaned Vines are vines of Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) that have lost their traditional care of elders, traditional growing practices in the jungle, and have lost their energy connections to the ancient sources of of Life … Continue reading Orphaned Vines