טקסים וחניכה עם הצמח השמאני טבק 18-20 /10

  • Merav Artzi Merav Artzi
  • במרכז תל אביב ובאזור חיפה
  • Oct 14 - Nov 7, 2018 (25 days)
  • טקס טבק 250 ש׳׳ח, שלושה טקסים 650 ש׳׳ח, דיאטה של טבק 2700 ש׳׳ח

About This Event

על צמח הטבק -  Nicotiana Rustica  

״הארכיטקט של הבריאה שלח את הטבק כדי למלא את מקומו בקרב בני האדם. דרך העישון בני האדם דיברו עם אלוהים״ (מתוך המיתולוגיה של שבט הקאריר)  

צמחים בודדים הם בעלי חשיבות בתרבות השמאנית של דרום אמריקה כצמח הטבק. הוא נחשב למורה ומדריך לעולם הרוחות ולידע הקוסמי, כמביא ברכה ובעיקר כצמח מגן. בקרב הילידים והמרפאים של האמזונס הטבק נחשב לצמח קדוש, ומיתוסים רבים של בריאה נקשרו סביבו. הוא נקרא בחיבה הסבא של הצמחים - הצמח שממנו צצו כל הצמחים. 

הטבק נחשב לתרופה אוניברסלית, והוא משמש את המרפא או השמאן אצל רוב קבוצות הילידים. המרפאים משתמשים בחליטה מעלי הטבק לניקוי אנרגטי ופיזי חזק, כדי לקדם חלומות נבואיים, וכרגולטור מגן של הגוף האנרגטי. בתרבות האמזונס לכל צורת חיים יש רוח, כולל לצמחים. רוחות הצמחים יכולות ללמד בני אדם איך לחיות בהרמוניה עם עצמם ועם הסביבה, ובכך להביא לריפוי.

טקסי טבק

טקס של טבק הוא ניקוי פיזי ואנרגטי חזק. המשתתפים שותים חליטה מעלי הטבק (אין חובה לעשן). זן הטבק נקרא ניקוטיאנה רוסטיקה ומגיע ישירות מהג׳ונגל של פרו. זהו לא הטבק שמשמש לסיגריות מסחריות, אלא זן פראי ופוטנטי, אורגני ונטול כימיקלים, מאותו המקור של אנשי הרפואה המקומיים. הטבק אינו צמח פסיכדלי שמעורר חזיונות. משתתפים בטקס טבק חווים בדרך כלל תחושה של נוכחות בגוף וברגע. הטבק הוא צמח מקרקע. הוא עובד כדי להחזיר אותנו אל הגוף ולחבר אותנו אל הלב, האינטואיציה, והאני הגבוה. 

אם החלטת להשתתף בטקס טבק בוא בראש ובלב פתוחים. התייחס לעבודה עם הצמח בכבוד, באמון ובצניעות. הטקס מאתגר, והוא יבחן את העוצמה שבך, את העמידות והסבלנות. הוא יבחן את האומץ ומערך האמונות שלך. זהו חלק מהאתגר והניסיון שהטקס מציע. הטבק בודק את כוח הרצון שלנו. הוא גורם לנו לפקפק באמונותינו, וכאשר אנחנו משחררים תבניות ואמונות, התשובות שחיפשנו מתבהרות. הטראומה שאחזנו מתרככת, הפחד מתגמד, והמהות של מי שאנחנו מובאת אל האור. 

לא יהיו שני טקסים זהים, ומשתתפים שונים באותו הטקס יחוו חוויות שונות. חליטת הטבק מעודדת ניקוי רעלים בכל הרמות. הקאה והטלת צואה שכיחות. השחרור יכול לבוא לידי ביטוי גם דרך הזעה, רעידות, צחוק, בכי, או כל דרך שבה הגוף מנקה את עצמו. יתכן שתחושי חוסר נוחות לפרקים. קבלה של התהליך עוזרת מאוד בהתמודדות. המחשבות עלולות לנדוד למחוזות של פחד, אושר עילאי, של זכרונות מהעבר. כאשר אנו נאחזים בשליטה, ההתנסות יכולה להרגיש כעומדת להכריע אותנו. אבל למעשה, היא לא. אם נשמור על שלווה וידיעה שהכל בסדר זה יעזור באופן משמעותי. העצה הכי טובה שקבלתי לפני הטקס הראשון שלי היא העצה שאני נותנת לאחרים כיום, והיא שהטבק תמיד נותן לנו את מה שאנו צריכים ויכולים להכיל. טוב לזכור זאת ברגעים קשים -  הצמח נותן לך בדיוק את מה שאת צריכה ברגע זה, ועליך פשוט להרשות לזה להיות. לשחרר שליטה בתוך החוויה, להתמסר, ולהתבונן בה מתוך ידיעה שהכל קורה כפי שהוא אמור לקרות.

חליטת הטבק אוספת ומנקה את הגוף מליחה, רעלים וטפילים, בעיקר מהדם, מהמעיים, מהקיבה ומהסינוסים. ברמה האנרגטית הצמח מניע אנרגיה תקועה, ומסייע לשחרר תבניות ואמונות רגשיות ומנטליות שלא משרתות אותנו. הטבק נותן כוח, שקט פנימי ובהירות מחשבתית, כדי שנוכל להגשים ולממש את עצמנו בחיי היום יום. לטבק יש יכולת לקרב אותנו למי שאנחנו, לאמת הפנימית שלנו, למה שתמיד היה, למה שהוא, ותמיד יהיה.

חניכה של טבק / דיאטה עם ״Master Plants״

החניכה, שנקראת בפרו ״דיאטה״, היא הדרך שבה המרפא המסורתי מכונן מערכת יחסים עם בני ברית מעולם הצומח על מנ ללמוד מהם. בדרך כלל מדובר בעצים גדולים, שיחים או צמחים בעלי איכויות מרפאות, שנקראים על ידי הילידים ״רופאים״ ו״מורים״ - ״Master Plants״. הצמחים המורים הם בעלי תכונות וסגולות ריפוי שונות, וכל אחד מהם יכול לעזור לנו להטמיע את האיכויות והערכים היחודיים שהוא מקדם. כל הצמחים המורים מחברים אותנו לשדה של ריפוי ולידע הקוסמי. הצמחים מלמדים את מה שהם מקיימים בעצמם - איך לחיות בהרמוניה, שלום ואיזון עם עצמנו ועם הסביבה.

חניכה של טבק נמשכת שבעה לילות. במהלך כל לילה מתקיים טקס אישי של שתיית טבק בחלל פרטי. במשך היום המשתתפים נחים ואוכלים תזונה קלה שמבוססת על ירקות ופירות. כדי להוציא את המירב מהתהליך, מומלץ לכל אחד להשאר בבידוד, ככל האפשר. כמו כן מומלץ להמנע מיחסי מין, כולל מאוננות, על מנת לשמור על הכוחות ולתעל את האנרגיה לטובת התהליך. התנאים נועדו לאפשר למשתתפים לעבור ניקוי רעלים עמוק בכל הרמות - פיזית, רגשית ומנטלית, להחליש את הפעילות המחשבתית הרגילה ולפתוח את הערוצים הרוחניים.אני נוכחת בכל שלבי התהליך כדי להחזיק חלל אוהב ובטוח, לתת לכם מכוחי ולחלוק מניסיוני, כדי שתוכלו לצלוח את התהליך באופן מיטבי. 

על דרך העבודה שלי

אני עובדת בעמק הקדוש של האינקה, בעיירה פסטורלית בהרים בשם אורובמבה, שנמצאת כשעה ועשר דקות מהעיר הגדולה קוסקו. הדיאטות מתנהלות בבית כפרי מפנק ונוח עם גישה למסלולי הליכה, מפלי מים ואתרים ארכיאולוגים.

המשתתפים מתגוררים בחדר פרטי ולרשותם סלון מרווח, מקלחות חמות ואח גדול שמחמם את הבית בחורף.

כאשר מטופל מגיע אלי אנחנו משוחחים, ואני עושה איבחון. בהתאם לכך אני ממליצה על הצמחים שכדאי לעבוד איתם ועל אורך הטיפול.

במהלך הטיפול אני שמה דגש על תזונה בריאה, מזינה וטעימה, ועל ניקוי גוף וניקוי אנרגטי שתומך בתהליך. אני משלבת אמבטיות צמחים, טבילה במעיינות חמים וביקור במקומות של עוצמה בטבע, בהם ניתן להטעין את מצבורי האנרגיה ולנהל טקסים שבהם מתחברים לאלמנטים של הטבע.

הדיאטות מתאימות לטיפול בדיכאון, מאניה דיפרסיה, התמכרויות, טראומה, בלבול וחוסר כיוון, קשיים באינטגרציה של עבודה עם צמחים מורים כמו איואסקה וסן פדרו. הן מתאימות גם למי שרוצה להתחבר לקסם של עולם הצמחים, ולהפתח לעולם חדש. אני מציעה גם חניכה שמאנית - למידה עם צמחים מורים (Master Plants), שמתאימה שרוצה ללמוד להיות מרפא עם התמחות בטבק. 

תפישת העולם השמאנית היא הוליסטית. לפיה, מחלה מתחילה ברמה של הרוח. טראומה, כאשר היא איננה מעובדת כראוי ברמה המנטלית-רגשית, יכולה לגרום לחסימה אנרגטית שבהמשך עלולה להתבטא בגוף הפיזי. בעוד שטיפול הרבליסטי יתאים צמח לתסמינים פיזיים, טיפול שמאני יחפש את השורש הרוחני לבעיה. כשזו תטופל, הגוף יוכל להתפנות לרפוי עצמי. מתוך חיבור לתבונה הפנימית האינטואיטיבית של המטפל והמטופל, הצמחים המתאימים לתהליך מגלים את עצמם, ״קוראים״ לעבודה עמם, דרך תובנות, מטאפורות וחלומות. בחירה שמאנית של צמח קשורה להשפעתו הייחודית על התהליך הייחודי של מטופל ייחודי, ולכן היא מתרחקת מהגדרה מוחלטת וקבועה של סגולות רפואיות. 

לצד הטבק אני עובדת עם צמחים כמו קמלונגה, אחו מאצ׳ו, רוסאסיסה, אחו סאצ׳ה, ועצים כמו אייאומה, ציריק סאננגו, בג׳אקו כספי. הם מסייעים בניקוי של אנרגיה שלילית, מחשבות שליליות, העברה בין דורית קארמטית, ומועילים לחיזוק מנטלי ולבהירות מחשבתית. כל עץ מרפא ומחזק איברים אחרים בגוף הפיזי והאנרגטי. העצים מחברים אותנו למימדים אחרים, ומעבירים ידע ספציפי שייחודי להם. הדיאטה מסייעת בפתיחת ערוצים רוחניים. כל הצמחים הם ערוצים לאור הבריאה ולידע הקוסמי.

קצת עלי

מירב ארצי, מרפאה בצמחים של האמזונס עם התמחות בטבק. 

עזבתי את ישראל בגיל צעיר כדי ללמוד אומנות באירופה. במשך 15 שנים חייתי באמסטרדם, שם סיימתי תואר שני באומנות פלסטית וגרתי בקהילה של אומנים ופעילים פוליטיים בסקווט. לפרו הגעתי לראשונה ב-2009, במהלך מסע בדרום אמריקה. שמעתי על השמאניזם באמזונס ועל צמח האיואסקה והחלטתי לנסוע. העבודה עם האיוואסקה הוותה שער לעולם המופלא של צמחי המרפא של האמאזונס.אני חיה מעל שמונה שנים בפרו, מתוכן שבע שנים באיקיטוס, בג׳ונגל האמזונס. באיקיטוס עברתי הכשרה מסורתית ארוכה כמרפאה עם התמחות בטבק אצל מרפא וטבקרו מקומי בשם ארנסטו גארסיה טורס. כמרפאה אני עובדת עם מגוון רחב של מטופלים. אני מטפלת בבעיות הורמונליות, התמכרויות, התנהגות כפייתית, מאניה דיפרסיה, טראומה, אינטגרציה ועוד. בנוסף אני מעבירה חניכות שמאניות עם ״צמחים מורים״, ומכשירה תלמידים שמעוניינים ללמוד לרפא עם טבק. 

צמח הטבק הוא התרופה של ליבי ואני כאן כדי לחלוק את התרופה הזו עם העולם. אתם מוזמנים באהבה לקחת חלק, וגם לשאול שאלות - 

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Venue Highlights

Located in the beautiful Sacred vally of the Incas in a pastoral town called Urubamba away from the tourist.
The work is held in small groups and individual sessions with attention to the personal needs and goals of each participant.

Accommodations

Privet rooms with a privete bathroom

Directions

The neerest airport is Cusco airport. From there you have taxi or a bus to Urubamba.

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  • Wayne Bevan   July 09, 2019

      Master Plant Diets

    I've known and have been working with Merav intermittently for over a year. I've overlapped with many clients and have watched the transformation of their personal narratives. Merav provides comprehensive treatments for serious participants using authentic master plant protocols for deep physical, emotional and spiritual ailments. Working mostly in silence during dietas, Merav gauges very well the Goldilocks zone between protective reassuring guidance and allowing participants to be in their own introspective healing space to manage the sensitivities and vulnerabilities of such dietas. Her personal stories of healing and training are fascinating and very much part of the beautifully interwoven character of her conscientious approach and rich style of the treatments that are offered. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Merav for those who require specialised treatments for very personal requirements. I have and intend to continue honoring the expertise and graceful patience of one of the great tobacco maestras. Many thanks.

  • Adya Kalika   June 26, 2019

      Tobacco diet

    I recently did a tobacco diet with Merav and experienced a very solid and caring frequency that allowed me to go as deep as i wanted and needed. She was there for me each evening, to share my experience, and reflected back to me gently and deeply. I felt i had a sincere escort to allow me to pass through my own process to connect to myself and the spirit of the tobacco.

  • Michael & Adya Or   June 26, 2019

      Professional and loving tobacco treatment

    I did a tobacco treatment with Merav two times, both of them were very meaningful. The tobacco cleaned profound and deep issues of my life that blocked my path for many years. And Merav was very loving, professional and caring, to provide the perfect sacred space for this process.

  • Amy G   June 09, 2019

      Beautiful safe space with love and grounding support

    Merav is a dear friend and inspiring practioner with a genuine connection to plants and tobacco. I have experience of other ceremonies in the Sacred Valley working with the Master Plants and facilitating in ceremonies too, so am familiar with the setting and considerations of holding sacred space. Merav took time to explain about the medicine, the history, her personal experience and journey with the plants and she ensures that you understand well her guidance and responses to your questions, also that you are comfortable in preparation for ceremony. My first Tobacco ceremony with Merav was gentle, grounding and I felt the benefits of heightened sensitivity and emotional connection to myself extend into the next days. Merav conducts her ceremonies with love, compassion and embodies the strong grounding spirit of tobacco. I felt safe, comfortable and able to be myself, openly in her presence. I am grateful for all that she shared to make my whole experience one I would not hesitate to repeat with her in future. Thank you sister, best wishes.

  • Alex Dorado   June 07, 2019

      Responsible and Nourishing Medicine Woman

    With 8 years experience studying plant medicine in the jungle (beside just tobacco), she gives personal diagnoses and personal care. This way she directs you individually to meet yourself in a nourishing space. Whether it's in her home or in a retreat center, the environment she provides is always chosen with care and deliberation, ensuring a tranquil and fruitful progress for your medicine journey.

  • Orly Friedman   November 28, 2018

      Ceremony with merav

    I had few ceremonies with merav, each one was a great experience that revealed new inlightments, thoughts anderstanding of my self and my way in life. I felt cleaner and clearer after each one. I had quality time with my self most of the times and sometimes we , the group conected and sang together. Merav is super professional and Sensitive. Protecting and guiding. My heart opened up and still ❤

  • Hagit aaronsohn   October 18, 2018

      Profrssional, sincere, humble and kind medicine woman!

    I did two diets with Merav and stayed at her place for a whole month. I had arrived to her place straight from Israel, visiting south america for the first time. Merav have made my landing & acclimatization so easy and welcoming. Her hopitality is really great. She really cares for your well being and helping you in everyway to get around. She shares her knowledge and likes in a fun and generous way. We have had beautiful walks in the nature surrounding her home, and even travelled togather to more far places. It was really a healing time being with her. The diets themselves were very profound. I felt very secure and safe to deal with very deep issues. I felt Merav really knows the work and does it in a very integrated and humble way, which makes it all very natural and trust worthy. I felt that besides being a good healer with many different tools she shares, she is also a teacher who shares her knowledge and helps you develop your own tools for recovery. I really appreciate her professional and kind attitude and I deeply recommend her treatments.

  • Hagit aaronsohn   October 18, 2018

      Profrssional, sincere, humble and kind medicine woman!

    I did two diets with Merav and stayed at her place for a whole month. I had arrived to her place straight from Israel, visiting south america for the first time. Merav have made my landing & acclimatization so easy and welcoming. Her hopitality is really great. She really cares for your well being and helping you in everyway to get around. She shares her knowledge and likes in a fun and generous way. We have had beautiful walks in the nature surrounding her home, and even travelled togather to more far places. It was really a healing time being with her. The diets themselves were very profound. I felt very secure and safe to deal with very deep issues. I felt Merav really knows the work and does it in a very integrated and humble way, which makes it all very natural and trust worthy. I felt that besides being a good healer with many different tools she shares, she is also a teacher who shares her knowledge and helps you develop your own tools for recovery. I really appreciate her professional and kind attitude and I deeply recommend her treatments.

  • Ron Portnoy   September 28, 2018

      Recommending !

    Merav is a true healer, sensitive, caring, compassionate, she has true wisdom and experience with all kind of plant medicines. I have done a dieta with merav, she is taking care for all of your needs during your work. Besides the dieta merav is a wonderful teacher & person. If you want to deepen your knowledge in plant medicine, she is the one

  • Yonatan estrella   September 25, 2018

      Tobacco ceremony

    Merav is a true healer. Compassionate, warm, relaxed and straight forward, the ceremonial atmosphere that she creates enabled me to feel completely safe while receiving Tobacco. She had helped me to do precious healing work, and her singing and prayer truly nourished me throughout the way. I felt noticeably better after a Tobacco ceremony with Merav, which was a powerful yet pleasantly sane cleanse - her medicine helped me to gain clarity and strength. Ceremony with Merav was an important milestone in integrating other plant medicine work that I have partaken in. The next days, I felt finally grounded and free.

  • Anne   September 17, 2018

      Grandfather tobacco

    Completed a tobacco diet with Merav in sacred valley earlier this year. It was a deeply insightful experience, I received a lot of clear guidance on my life path. Merav is a very intuitive lady very committed to her work as a healer. I found it really useful to talk though my experiences. Merav held a very safe space for me to reflect and understand the echoes of my soul. Her home is set in the most tranquil of settings, she so thoughtfully and lovingly prepared food, attuning to my needs. Her relationship with the plants and food is really inspirational. She really works directly with the plant spirit, intuitively divining what my unique needs were. She also really listened to what my inner voice had to say and really built my confidence in my own intuition and sensitives. It was so beautiful to relate, walk the mountain roads, with streams at our side and talk with Merav. A very definite gift. I value her friendship and gifts and insights she graciously shares. The final ceremony was so beautifully prepared for. I felt throughout the diet, I had connected deeply with my lineage and my life and left with a much deep resolution on the strengths and gifts I can bring to the world. As well as a beautiful friend. With love and gratitude. Anne

  • Linda Nguyen   September 02, 2018

      Thank you Merav!

    Merav is an amazing Tabaquera and wonderful ally to have on your medicine journey. She has a strong presence, nurturing nature, and powerful icaros. I would strongly recommend her. During all my medicine journeys with her I have always felt safe and trust her with any friend or family member. I can say this because I’ve had family members experience powerful healing and transformation. Thank you Merav for your fierce love of scared medicine and your service to the greater good.

  • Yotam Ben Dror   July 24, 2018

      Deep cleansing, grounding, empowering and crown chakra opening experience with Merav

    I attended a Tobacco ceremony Merav held in Israel with 4 more attendees. I have to say that I felt super protected with the way Merav held the space and frequency and had the opportunity to really surrender, go inside and work together with the mapacho and my physical, mental, emotional and astral bodies. I got great gifts for life in this ceremony and will always remember it. Merav work within the realms of the spirits of Tobacco, other medicinal plants, light beings and angels is inspiring and unique, a true connection and cooperation where real healing is channeled and deep rooted inside where it's needed most. Highly recommended!

  • Chris Coll-Beswick   July 21, 2018

      Caring Heart, Powerful Healer

    It was so amazing to work with Marev. It was my first time in the Sacred Valley and Marev made me feel very welcomed. I really appreciated and valued the way Merav worked. Her approach was refreshing and really enhanced my dieta experience, compared to my previous dieta experiences in the more challenging jungles of Iquitos. Her presence and kind honest nature made me feel incredibly supported through my dieta. I feel the safe and secure container Merav created enabled me to work with and heal deep patterns and believes, I may not of been able to access in a different setting under a different person. Merav mixture of deep wisdom and caring nuture was a powerful guide through a very challenging process. In addition to her wonderful personality, her cooking will make you feel so loved and the beautiful peaceful Oasis of her garden will make you not want to leave, especially when you relax in the hammock!!! I am really grateful I got to work with Merav and I definitely recommend her for those seeking authentic and powerful experiences. Truly an amazing opportunity to work with someone real and true to what they do :)

  • Yulia   July 19, 2018

      Merav is a wonderful healer!

    I did a plant diet with Merav of Camalonga and Aho Macho. After my experience with plant medicine such as Huachuma and Ayahuasca, I found that this diet with Merav worked in a much needed gentle way, on a very subtle level. The challenge lay in the inevitable confrontation with myself, where I could not escape into the throes of a plant ceremony. The diet, and even more so Merav's wisdom, support and loving approach, helped me a great deal with depression and enabled me to see the light from the dark place I was finding myself in. Merav's house is a beautiful safe haven, and every meal was a delicious creation from the best local ingredients:)) Finally, I am forever grateful for the bond and friendship that came out of it - what a precious gift!

  • Janneke   July 16, 2018

      A Sanadora from the heart!

    Deeply grateful that Merav And I crossed each other path... I did Tabacco ceremonies and a dieta with her. From the Tabacco ceremonies she did a very resonating diagnose for me what would be best for my healing... from there I did a dieta with 2 plants with her and that was exactly what I needed. Merav inspires me, she is a true Sanadora/ healer with a pure heart, strong intuition, very passionate and knowledgeable in what she does. She guides and hold space with love, humbleness and authenticity... Truly grateful for my healing with Merav and the beautiful Plants! This woman has a place in my heart!

  • Anna Gavrilova   July 15, 2018

      Она стала моим Хранителем ❤️❤️❤️

    Я встретилась с Мерав в очень не простой период своей жизни, переломный. Она восстанавливала меня после не очень корректно прошедшей Ауяски. Меня пришлось "очищать" во всех смыслах и балансировать. В её прекрасном, живописно расположенном доме я пробыла неделю; до гор можно было дотронуться рукой, а в саду медитировать в раздумьях у Небольшого горного ручья.. После бережной, тонко подобранном травотерапии и По настоящему сердечного участия- я смогла вернуться на "большую европейскую цивилизованную землю" уже способным жить дальше человеком. Мерав, я считаю своим Хранителем 💚🙏🏻, И это бесценно, спасибо!!!

  • Ana Margarida Pereira   July 15, 2018

      Incredible Mapacho dieta

    My husband and I did our Mapacho dietas with Merav. They were both life changing experiences, it gave us both important basic tools for our work with other sacred medicines and influenced very positively our lives. We only have good things to say about the tabaccera Merav, she is strong and gentle, extremely focused. Her icaros in Hebrew are incredibly powerful. She was a great example for us and we thank her for that.

  • Sunchild Wanderer   July 15, 2018

      Such a powerful yet loving woman and curandera

    I did a Rosasisa & Camalonga dirt with Merav. She totally connected well with my needs, because since I may have not chosen flowers.. it was just what I needed!! She is so humble and really won’t stop until she connects whith the root cause of the issue that you truly want to work on, combining on her chinese medicine knowledge. Her food is deliciuous, truly food is medicine with her!

  • sarah sherman   July 15, 2018

      Powerful & Transformative

    Tobacco is so beautiful. Tobacco is so powerful. It can get into the deepest places of trauma and help transform them. My ceremony with Merav was beautiful, deep work. I felt safe and protected and her relationship with this master plant is amazing. Thank you.

  • Florian Sekula   June 23, 2018

      A wonderful healer and friend

    After working extensively with ayahuasca and huachuma and feeling less and less grounded I was led to doing a dieta with mapacho at Merav's beautiful house a little outside of Urubamba. Merav not only provided a safe and loving environment to step into a deep process of healing but also offered wise and compassionate support whenever it was needed. Her great wisdom about medicinal plants, spirituality and the western mind makes her a much needed guide and bridge between indigenous healing methods and the sicknesses of our culture. I am very grateful to have found such an infinitely patient and humble healer and teacher which I will surely continue to work with in the future. Thank you Merav!

  • Gemini Adams   August 06, 2017

      Incredible healer, incredible heart ......

    I came to Peru to work at a treatment center in the jungle with an intuitive message that I'd be going to the Sacred Valley to work with a female healer. Sure enough ..... through a series of synchronistic events Merav's name came to me a few times. I knew I was being called to work with Mapacho but wasn't brave enough to work with an indiginious shaman where the language barrier would be an issue. However, it became clear during the dieta that this wasn't the only language influence. For me personally there was something extremely powerful about dieting with a women, who understood my trials and tribulations, could speak the inner language of womanhood while I was seeking to deepen my relationship with this more masculine plant and my wounding in relation to men. What an incredible journey it was. She nurtured when needed and nudged when it was necessary. I didn't go with any specific ailments, but I had seen how much she nourished those who did. The dieta wasn't overly challenging for me, although there were a couple of moments, and she was right there by my side when needed. Her knowledge, deep wisdom and dedication to healing others is what really shone through. And, the benefit of being surrounded by beautiful mountains, crisp fresh air, here delicious cooking and very cute dogs really aided this, particularly as it was my first forray into the world of isolation diets. She has a real gift. Thank you Merav!

  • Martina Chvatalova   July 09, 2017

      A life changing experience

    I was lucky to experience a private retreat with Merav. It took place in a little village called Llanchama surrounded by the jungle, about an hour off Iquitos. We spent a week in that little paradise. We only ate fruits and vegetables. Every night there was a shamanic ceremony during which Merav sang healing songs and I had to drink a medicine that Merav prepared for me. My diet was based on Ajo Macho (male garlic). During the day I had to fulfil various spiritual tasks, I practiced yoga, mediation and we also swam in the Nanay river. I could never remember my dreams, but during the diet I had a very vivid, sometimes magical dreams that I remembered and each morning I discussed them with Merav. The diet helped me to clean my body, my mind, to connect with my spirituality and to get rid off some negative memories. I was also able to forgive myself for the bad things that I have done, and to forget other people that somehow hurt me in the past. Merav is an experienced and empathic healer. I felt great in her company and trusted her completely. It was indeed a life changing experience that I can strongly recommend to everyone.

  • Noelia Albanesi   July 07, 2017

      Amor de persona

    Conocí a Merav en 2015 en Iquitos. Volví a visitarla en 2016. En ambas oportunidades tuvimos charlas y recomendaciones sobre puntos a trabajar que fueron acertados. Sin dudas es una mujer que sabe lo que hace. Sensible, clara, experimentada, dispuesta a ayudar y brindar su saber. Una maestra.

  • Caden Middleton   June 04, 2017

      A wonderful, loving and and compassionate healer

    I not sure where to begin with my expression of gratitude for Merav. What a wonderful, wonderful women who has helped guide me along my journey of healing and compassion. I met Merav the first time that I went to Peru and new as soon as I met her she was the Shaman for me. I had the incredible opportunity to live with Merav for three months as I was working with the plant medicines of the Amazon. I also had the blessing of meeting many other Shaman's on my journey and can say with all of my heart that she is one of the best... I think of my experiences we shared together on a daily basis. I plan on returning in June of 2018 to continue my training and healing and can't wait to see her again. Merav, thank you so, so very much for the things that you taught me. If you are looking for a healer, look no further than Merav. Much love.

  • John Breitbart   May 14, 2017

      Profound Dieta Journey

    I met Merav in Iquitos, Peru and was blessed to be guided in a Tobacco ceremony with her there before heading to the Sacred Valley. After a beautiful and healing experience, I later joined her again for a 7 day Tobacco dieta in Urubamba. It was a deep and profound journey inward and I am beyond grateful for her guidance and protection throughout. Her Tobacco medicine is powerfully strong and intense but nicely balanced by her calm and nurturing spirit. I came through after the week feeling more clear and focused than any prior point in my life. So much programming and conditioning had been released liberating me from patterns that were clouding my judgment. One of the most healing experiences of my life by far <3

  • Josh G   May 05, 2017

      Amazing healer and tobaquera

    Words cannot describe just how amazing of a healer and person Merav Artzi is. I came to her in the midst of a major health crisis and there was no limit to the care and assistance she gave me. I have never met someone with so much patience in my life and my issues have taken me to a lot of healers.. Merav was able to safely get me off the sleeping medication I was on and transition me to natural herbs and foods to help my issues while we did a tobacco diet followed by an ajo macho diet. I am forever grateful to Merav for her help and care during my tough times and can highly recommend her to anyone in search of an amazing and well rounded natural healer.

  • Valentina Gorbacheva   March 23, 2017

      endless love for tobacco and Merav!

    I have known Merav for about 2 years. I met her in Iquitos. My friend invited me to meet her as I heard that she does tobacco ceremonies. So we met and just chatted about medicine, her work, got to know each other..She is very centred, wise and very grounded person. Lots of knowledge. She told me about the diets she did and they way it was done, which was very important to me. She studied with a well known master in Iquitos. Tobacco is a serious medicine and you need to pick your tabacero wisely. I trusted myself and Merav so few weeks later I came for my first ceremony. After I drank the tea I knew I made the right choice and it was 100% confirmed after ceremony was finished. Merav is a great healer. Her ikaros and connection to the medicine is out of this world! We also did a diagnose prior ceremony so we would know what we need to work on. Since then I had 2 more ceremonies with tabacco and Merav in Iquitos, and then she moved to Cuzco. Oh well.. If you are seeking for a deep spiritual healing and cleanse of your body and soul, remove blockages , be more grounded and find your centre- tabacco is a great healer and Merav is a truly wonderful person to introduce you to it. I believe that the work she does is pure, comes from her heart with lots of love and care.

  • Zuzana Selva   March 07, 2017

      healer with a big heart

    I've know Merav for 5 years, apart from personally experiencing her healing work in tobacco ceremonies (which were for sure a big part of my healing process), I've had a chance to witness her working with other people and seeing them going through life changing experiences. Merav has beautiful connection with the medicine, guiding you with love and compassion through your process. She is very intuitive and caring, has wide knowledge about plants, herbs, nutrition and natural supplements. I feel blessed she is my dear friend.

  • Jørgen Einarson Dretvik   March 01, 2017

      Thank U Merav

    I meet Merav Artzi trough a friend, and after talking and her givin me a diagnosis I could tell that a week with her and the tobacoo plant was just what I needed. She was just so spot on conserning my condition. During our week with the plant I had amazin experiences through dreams and insights, and every day I had talks with Merav about what happened to me. She is a great listener and she has an ability to but symbols and metaphores into context. And I felt she had the role as a interpreter between me and the plant, helping me too understand its language and the way it was communicating with me, and also how I could use the information that it was giving me. As the week went by we got deeper and deeper into the medicine and I feelt more and more that I could completly give my trust to Merav and the whole prosess I was getttin into, and I was able to share absolutely everything and anything that came up in me, wich was extremly healing in it self (to feel that kind of trust). And this is something that still stays with me at all times. I give my all to support Merav and her work with Tobacoo.....Always..... Blessings from Norway :) Jørgen

  • Anna   February 28, 2017

      Tabaccera de corazón

    After some deep experiences with Ayahuasca, I really needed to ground myself, that’s when Merav appeared. From the first meeting, I felt lots of concentration, clarity and sharpness in her. We did 3 diets together and each time it helped me to root more and more. Tabacco is such a beautiful medicine, connecting one with the Earth, teaching to be present here and now. Merav has a deep connection with Tobacco, during the diet, her presence and guidance are very precious, helping one to understand better the language of the plants. Thank you sister for this experiences, your gentle care and all the sharing !

  • Tereza Tydlitátová   February 27, 2017

      A meeting out of time * just in time

    I was sitting in a cafe on the edge of a crazy and beautiful city of Iquitos watching the jungle, wondering how I am going to find out what might be the next step for me. It was a long way to get to this cafe and all this place was far different from what I expected to arrive in. I was excited I made it here, but confused and worried because I couldn’t feel the direction so well anymore from this point. I could see many possibilities floating, popping up and jumping on me from all different sides in this amazon capital, but none of them really felt like mine to continue with. Almost everybody talked about medicine all around as if it was something you can buy easily on every corner like a refresco. It seemed strange to me. I felt the medicine was here, I was watching the amazing Itaya river and the sea of trees in front of me, there just seemed to be many other things around, some confusion happening and it was making me confused as well. That was when I first met Merav. She looked like she did not belong to this place and yet was grown together with it at the same time. She talked about medicine as well, when I asked her. But her energy was different and there was some shine through that resonated somewhere distant with me. I gave my trust to this lady and asked her to see me and give me medicine. Looking back I thank God for this meeting. Merav, through her work with plants, helped me as a guide in a very fragile point on my way, in a very confusing and confused place, that I wasn’t prepared for. She helped me as a guide on different levels. Through her work she helped me to reconnect better back to myself and be able to feel and understand through experience Tobacoo and plants let me enter, that I can continue, If I choose to, and how in that point in my life. Which happened to be a very important one for me. There is a lot of gratitude, love and respect in my heart for Merav, dear friend.

  • Brian Mac Kay   February 24, 2017

      Good that you are here

    I came to Iquitos in 2013 to do Ayahuasca after probably 60 years of up and down depression and all that entailed for me .I met Mirav for the first time when a friend asked me to accompany him to a consultation with a Curandera / tabaquera that he was thinking of doing a tobacco ceremony with. While listening to Mirav talking with my friend in a very serious, confident and professional manner I felt clearly that he had found exactly the right person to be doing healing work with . I have done tobacco ceremony as well as numerous other medicinal plant ceremonies with Mirav and have felt the healing qualities of the medicinal plants as well as the energy, sensitivity and insight Mirav brought to guide me in every one . I can not speak highly enough to Mirav,s knowledge and dedication to her calling as a Curandera / Tabaquera and have recommended her to many others over the years .I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking healing with traditional plant medicine

  • Nathaniel Paul Foucher   February 22, 2017

      Just what i needed

    Working with tobacco through Merav was one of the most powerful and deep healing experiences I've ever had. I was looking for something to clean me out physically and energetically in order to aid and help my own personal transformational process. I got so much more. I was never aware of the degree and intensity of my own emotional frequencies until much of it was brought up to the surface and released through the tobacco ceremonies. Huge amounts of anxiety, fear, negativity, and physical toxins all came out and made it so much easier for me to deal with the core issues that are the source of my personal challenges. Merav's knowledge and support was central to my own process. I was continuously amazed by her intuitive capability and insights into my own state of being and always seemed to know what I was going through and what was needed to aid, benefit, and maximize my own process. Thank you Merav. The world is a better place with you in it following your hearts path.

  • Ben Aspill   February 21, 2017

      A genuine healer

    I met Merav while I was in Peru. She was and is a source of wisdom and guidance to me. I would definitely recomend Merav and her work if you are in any way drawn to working with plants or want to experience deep personal healing. Merav is incredibly knowledgeable, not only about traditional shamanism but nutrition and human psychology. She is incredibly dedicated to her path and the unique work she provides is done with personal care and integrity. 💖🌿🌈

  • Stevie Woodhouse   February 21, 2017

      Thankyou to Merav ❤

    I met Merav last year after having several recommendations from people I had met within the healing scene of Iquitos. Having a indepth consultation with Merav she discussed deep feelings of issues that I had been feeling... I had said very little to her but it had felt like she had read my mind... her consultation gave me allot of confidence that she knew what would be of help to me... under her recommendation we booked a pre-diet before I would be conciderd for Tabacco. I can only say that the most beautiful spiritual exsperiances happened during that week... luckily I was alone with Merav and we where able to connect on a 1-2-1 basis which allowed me to see how much knowledge Merav has in many areas of healing... we laughed and cried... it was a very special time for me... After a few weeks of rest I had another consultation with Merav and it was decided that we could go ahead with a duel diet to include some other powerful plants within the tabbacco diet... I felt could really trust Merav to take me into another healing week. During the next week "WE" went through some pretty amazing exsperiances & releases... Merav never left my side ! An exsperiance I'm sure we both would never forget... her kindness, compassion and empathy that comes from a place of knowing and hands on exsperiances within her own life, from me, she can only be respected and loved and I give you my recommendation whole heartedly.. to a beautiful soul and friend xxx big hugs xxx

  • Jarek Hajek   February 19, 2017

      True healing

    I have met Merav around 3 years ago in the end of 2013 and my life was never the same. I was never a very happy person. Negativity, fears, anger, judgment, anxiety, tiredness were my companions for the first 30 years of my life. I have never imagined that there could be something else, a way out. Never believed in anything. Not until I have met Merav and through her the Tobacco medicine. Thanks to an amazing healing of Tobacco and Merav herself I started to live for the first time in my life. Soon I realized that before, I was living surrounded by a dense cloud, through which I could not see the beauty of life. Thanks to Tobacco diet and Tobacco ceremonies, thanks to Merav and her approach of life, her vision of life, her unconditional love, her knowledge of nutritions and healthy eating habits I transformed my life.. She has set me on the path of self-love, self respect, healthy diet, positivity and self discovery which Im following ever since. So yes.. Im recommending Merav and Tobacco to everybody who is looking for healing and is serious about it. Merav has my full trust and respect, same as Tobacco.

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