Shipibo Master Plant Dieta
- Psychonauta Foundation
- Nauta, Iquitos, Perú
- Oct 27 - Nov 9, 2018 (14 days)
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO DIET IN TRADITIONAL STYLE, IN A VERY SMALL GROUP, GUIDED BY SHIPIBO HEALERS IN FAMILY FOREST SETTING
Leading the diet is an experienced healer and amazing singer from Shipibo tribe, Matilda. Soft, loving feminine energy, very melodic icaros, picked from many, many curanderos we worked with and tested over the course of last years. She will work with you directly, this is completely different from group ceremonies with dozens of people you may have experienced. She will be accompanied by two other healers, Pedro, strong masculine energy, old shaman with decades of experience and many rare techniques under his belt, as well as his partner Celia, with beautiful range of very melodic icaros.
The concept of the dieta in Shipibo and some other Amazonian cultures is learning directly from the plant you are dieting, receiving messages in order to heal oneself, learn about reality, and learn tools of medicinal work, especially healing songs called icaros. It requires a lot of determination and sacrifice, and is for people dedicated to make a change in their life and in lifes of others. By silencing your mind, switching out external distractions, chaotic energies of everyday life, you can be still enough to hear subtle message, in your dreams, visions or in the forest surrounding you, the teaching from the plants. This is how shamans of these traditions learn.
Specific plants have their characteristics, some are better for opening heart and emotions, some give you a solid center and strength, defence against hardships of life, some make you more focused, able to do what you want but so far only claimed you want, including leaving your addictions. Some can heal stomach problems, rheumatism, depression. You should specify your intentions when applying, and the healer will choose one appropriate. Some are hard to find, so we need to know in advance.
The initial dietas are two weeks long. These are good for simpler plants, big trees require 3, 6 or more months. Don't be deceived by offers of dieting powerful trees in some places during 10 days, it is not enough to make a proper connection.
The cost is 850 USD for two weeks. It includes food, lodging, service and translation, plants you diet and 4 private ceremonies. There will be just a few persons participating, we never go beyond 5, but usually even less. The place is secured by advance of 200 USD.
We set our price very moderately, to enable access for people with limited budget. At the same time we pay same kind of money to the healer she would get working with big groups. This is our effort to revive traditional Shipibo ways of learning and create intimate experience for you. The modest profit goes for people assisting you in the diet process and development of the place, as well as protecting the forest disappearing quickly near the towns of Amazon. We are not wasting money for luxuries, the whole point is to be immersed in simplicity of nature. You will be dieting in private tambo, jungle hut protected from insects, without electricity, running water.
The diet food is without salt, sugar, spices, oil, no fruits, very limited vegetables. You are suggested not to read, use internet, instead to focus inside, meditate, do yoga. This is your plant based vipassana, and, we stress again, sacrifice, way to change and learn.
We prefer people with specific intentions, especially health issues they would like to work with, both psychological and physical. It may be also being on the crossroads, seeking new direction in life. This is something dieta is very good for, by stepping out of your ordinary daily trance you may gain new perspective, more clear than just be a weekend trip to a suburban ayahuasca ceremony.
Alongside the Shipibo healers, leading this event is Światosław Wojtkowiak ( Mundo )
Almost 20 years on a long and twisted path of exploration of magic, primordial beliefs, traditional cultures, shamanism and spirituality of the world. From Rastafarian camps in Jamaica, voodoo in Haiti and Africa, desert traditions of healing with trance, in Maghreb, Ethiopia, Pakistan, shamanism of Mongolia, Africa, Pakistan, mysticism of Indian subcontinent, transformative Sufi rites on three continents, Bwiti initiation in Cameroon, finally culminating in Amazon and Andes, learning its traditional medicine, sampling various sources of knowledge of the world and inspiration, understanding of self and bringing others safely through paths scouted before. Worked with shamans in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, gringos, mestizos and tribes : Shipibo, Siona, Cofan, Tsachilas, Kamsa, Achuar, Kichwa, Witoto.
Traveler, journalist, guide, practitioner. Studying in the Amazon since 2013, including nearly three years of unbroken practice, with shamans from remote communities as well in large clinics and centres working with patients from all around the world, seeking solutions to their problems. Interested in issues of depression, trauma, attachments, drug addictions and unblocking of life purpose. Specializes in entheogenic plants used in the local tradition. Primal, ancient shamanism reinterpreted through body, breath and own, unique experience for the moment of NOW, improvisation, syncretism, song woven continually, rooted in ancient past and in various cultures with fruits here and for each case individually.
This is a genuine and caring community of people with deep knowledge of medicine, man, and nature. Beautifully situated in both the jungle and in the mountains they work closely with the locals and the land. My stay was very healing, and not the least tremendously fun! I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who are looking for real transformation to check it out, and also consider a longer stay. Dabao Lu
Venue HighlightsWe realize our dream, living and working in the deep Amazon forest, near plants, close to nature, close to the local healers' community. We deeply believe in the power of medicine. We came to this piece of land in 2015, slowly and prudently built houses and infrastructure, so as to least interfere with the forest we found at the beginning. We designed the whole resort with the idea of deep work with plants during diets in the shipibo tradition.
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