About This Center

Our concept is to provide you with a comfortable living environment while you are working with Ayahuasca and San Pedro. The Ayahuasca Medicine House is located 30 minutes outside of Iquitos, Peru. The house was specifically built so you could relax: Tiled floors, ceiling and floor fans (electricity), huge kitchen at your disposal with gas stove and oven, fridge and freezer, even has an over worked juicer. You can purchase what you would like to eat in the nearby village and do your own cooking or share cooking with others. Or you can just eat in the open air market at the village for $2 dollars. As you wish. The bunkhouse has new beds and mattresses but most people prefer to just sleep in the ceremonial space which is 7.5 meters X 10 meters, all hardwood floor and screed in, floor to ceiling. Deep six jungle is just a couple meters away so at night you get all the jungle sounds of the frogs, birds, insects, etc.. The resident Shaman, Jose Navas, has some of the most incredible icaros you will ever hear and he's been a practicing ayahuasquero for 24 years and he grew up with Shamanism in his life from the time he was a child as his Mother is the Banco Shaman, Adela Navas, who, from time to time also works in ceremony with her son, Jose. $150 for the first week and $100 per week after that. Payment for ceremonies is paid directly to the Shaman Jose Navas, $50 dollars per ceremony. Prices are for your comfort as well. 

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  • Em Emski Fergie   February 09, 2019

      An experience that has carried on with me beyond my time with Mark, that I have continued to learn from

    I sat with Mark Thornberry in Peru late 2017 by chance. I had organised 2 weeks of ceremonies and had some less than desirable circumstances with the first ceremonial isn't I sat with for the first 2 ceremonies. Mark volunteered to take over which I happily accepted. Despite all the terrible stories you hear of people being taken advantage of in ceremonies oflver there, I had full trust in Mark and willingly went out into the jungle just him and I. Mark is like an encyclopedia when it comes to the spirit world. So much so that by the end of ceremonies I could not even retain everything he was telling me. Well, at least that's what I thought at the time. But over the past couple of years, so much of his knowledge has come through to me. He taught me so much about the correct way to sit in ceremony and tools for me to help myself. I had struggled to breakthrough with medicine the many times I'd sat with other prior to Mark. But in following ceremonies since sitting with Mark, something he taught me always comes to me for me to do in order to progress with my journeys. within ceremonies he puts more than 100% into his work and is so genuine and passionate about serving. I was fortunate enough to have such personalised ceremonies considering no-one else was booked in at the centre the time that I was with Mark. It was incredible, torturing, profound and challenging all at the same time. Mark not only empowered me through the ceremonies, but shared information and recommendations for numerous resources such as books, that I continue to read and have learnt enormous amounts from and that have changed the path that I am on dramatically. Without him, I wouldn't have the knoweledge and and resources that I do now. And after sitting with him, I feel I am also able to ascertain the authenticity of other ceremonialists when I discover they aren't familiar with much of Mark's knowledge which he so willingly shared with me. I am forever grateful to both Mark, and the universe for how we were bought together by what seemed like chance,. But that for anyone on this knows was not just by chance at all. thank you Mark. Hopefully one day I can return to Peru to continue working with you ????

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