Rainforest Plant Medicine Councils: An Experience with Ancient Amazonian Medicine for Self, Community & Planetary Renewal
About This Event
During the 3 scheduled Rainforest Medicine councils:
Jan. 6 - 16; Jan. 20 - 30; and Jan. 31 - Feb. 5, 2016
the Intentions are:
To Experience the prehistoric origins and vital importance of Plant Medicine Traditions from the Upper Amazon as taught and lived by the Secoya elders for centuries.
To provide an opportunity for renewal of body mind and spirit through rainforest plant medicine traditions that act as a catalyst for auspicious transformation and tangible human progress.
To make known the holistic indigenous ceremonial science of "God's Multicolored People" (translation of "Secoya"), under the tutelage of skilled Secoya wisdom keepers, the traditional elders, accomplished "torch bearers," and adepts of this sacred spiritual culture.
To experience tropical biodiversity in a remote rainforest wilderness and beach setting. Meet a pristine Pacific Ocean and the mighty rainforest ecosystems of the Osa Peninsula, where birds, plants and wildlife abound, sing and play.
To facilitate right livelihood by creating work opportunities for people in remote ecologically sensitive regions and raise funds for rainforest conservation and cultural heritage projects.
Tuition proceeds & sales of all traditional Secoya arts & crafs and ceremonial atire, as well as Pablo Amaringo visionary artreplicas, available at the event, will be channeled to rainforest projects overseen by the CCBD ((contact info blocked)), supporting traditional elder masters in the Amazon and a Marine Turtle Conservation Project on the Osa.
To be in the presence of Secoya elders from the Ecuadorian Amazon who come from a lineage of time-tested plant medicine knowledge
To welcome endless possibilities while changing the outer world from within
To have direct experience with rainforest plant medicine traditions
To meet mindful fellow travelers from our global community
To gift yourself with the opportunity with the help of an ancient amazonian medicine that has the potential to inspire quantum benefit changes in oneself, community, and planetary renewal
To be an agent of change
To be part of a fundraiser to preserve rainforest projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes
To take an intrepid inward journey
To give yourself an opportunity to shift fear to curiosity
To feel mindfulness and magic
To experience re-setting your mind
To magnify one's sense of wonderment (the beginning of wisdom, according to Socrates)
To come with a beginner's mind like a child with wonder in your eyes
To cease all expectations and you have everything
To expand one's guts and grace
To become a better friend to oneself