But I get far more out of the experience when I set an intention.
Instead, we carefully select only the models who have that rare combination of style, personality and panache to turn an ordinary evening into one of the most memorable and extraordinary moments of your life.
Feel the magic, be part of the action and enjoy the show!
As the shamans often say, if you bring no intention to the ceremony, you may see a pretty light show and colors and not much else.
In truth, the first time I drank I felt it was worth the price of flying to Peru just for what I saw in the first 15 minutes.
If you can’t find the red tape, always turn your flashlight on under your shirt.
You just need enough light to navigate your way to the bathroom or whatnot. I also bring a hard case for my eyeglasses and I put this along with other sundry items like my cell phone (which is turned off completely) and keys in a cloth bag.
(Now you see why not a lot of young people in South America are apprentice shamans…) Anyway, I practiced abstinence and had powerful visions my first time. I imagine one of the most neglected areas of preparation among people traveling from busy industrial society to ayahuasca retreat centres is the simple act of paying attention, by which I mean noticing () your mood, what’s around you, nature, and so on. You don’t have to think of it in those terms, if you don’t care to.
I’ll never know what would have happened otherwise, but I imagine my experience could have been less. I don’t understand people who finish a work deadline, jump on a plane and drink ayahuasca the next day. Okay, so the big day has arrived and you’re in some ayahuasca retreat having eaten super-healthy vegan food for weeks and weeks, avoided alcohol and had no sex for what seems like forever. I quite like it, but then I like the Lord of the Rings movies, so finding out there really is a spirit world is quite cool in my books.
I also bring a water bottle and a thermos bottle in that contains Amazon bark tea that I buy from