David is the founder of Munay Medicine, he provides pre and post Ayahuasca and San Pedro counselling and facilitates group discussions about plant medicine experiences.
David has been a highly successful Bid and Programme Director. He has worked at senior levels for several blue chip companies, won large complex bids and delivered multi-discipline programmes. However David did not get any personal satisfaction from what he was doing and he asked himself very seriously, "there must be more to life than this."
A few weeks later he discovered there was, as one morning he became "one with the universe". He has had many deep and profound "altered states of consciousness", and this before he discovered the plant medicines.
These experiences led David into Buddhism, he attended The Buddhist Society of Manchester for over 12 years, where he was trained in and now teaches meditation. During this period he experienced the wonderful blissful state of Nirvana. His interest in the unconsciousness mind lead him into one to one therapy with Hypnosis, Past Life and Soul Regression. He is also a trained NLP Master Practitioner and Usui Reiki Master Trainer. David coined the term “Quantum Reiki” as he adds the vibration (tones) of the chakra’s and includes an Inca energy healing technique that he considers are very powerful.
David certainly knows, from his own personal experience, that there is a lot more to life than most understand and that was before he discovered Ayahuasca. Plant medicines took his understanding of consciousness several stages further. Ayahuasca was a personal challenge as all his life he had been "anti-drug," however both his research and experience told him the propaganda about psychedelics was just that. The facts are somewhat different and rarely discussed in mainstream media.
After David's first Ayahuasca experience in Europe he travelled to Peru where he discovered San Pedro and other medicines. He also found the spiritual guidance of Inca Andean Cosmology, that he says "is so similar to Buddhism".
David also says "the plants are a short cut to many years of dedicated meditation, they provide deep insights into the unconscious mind and higher realms of reality”.
David also has interests in Quantum Physics, Neuroscience and Cellular microbiology, all of which he says are leading back to the same place, consciousness.
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Jodi Wilson December 09, 2015
I attended a retreat with David Walton and am so thankful to have met such an amazing man. He is gentle and caring, yet humorous and makes me laugh often. He's one of those people who you feel is a close friend after just meeting him. I believe it's his loving energy he gives off. It also doesn't hurt that he's full of the most interesting experiences that kept me so engaged in everything he had to say. I believe we can all learn something from David.
Dainora Dirmeikyte November 18, 2015
I met David a few years back when I fell seriously ill with what was later for described as: "a rare and aggressive stage 4 cancer". It is evident that David is a very intuitive, open-minded and conscientious person, who radiates a lot of positive energy. David inspired and empowered me to start my self-healing, and did it effortlessly. Intelligent, unassuming , a constant inspiration, David is the one and only soul doctor I have ever met!
Eleanor Waller November 10, 2015
I have had the pleasure of knowing Dave for over 20 years and as I reflect on that time, three words which represent him spring to mind; laughter, kindness and trust. Dave has always had the ability to make me laugh and make difficult times that bit lighter. I know that his heart is filled with kindness and I have trusted him with some of my deepest and most personal feelings, all of which have been accepted without judgement. Dave is certainly a special man and seems to know what you are thinking before you say it. I have always enjoyed taking guidance from him and I can't wait to see him again.
Alexandra Salkova McKenzie October 21, 2015
Beautiful resort, magical energies, life changing experiences - and this is only the beginning of an adventure. David is the perfect person to discuss most spiritual, extraordinary and "out of this world" experiences, along with the practical support and help. David provides safe environment to one's journey and I always felt comfortable to share my experiences. David gently guides and shares insights as one will much appreciate it during personal awakening. Thank you David :)
Owen Mckenzie October 21, 2015
David provided a safe and secure environment to experience the wonders of plant medicine. Staying at Munay was very different from other retreats wit all the modern facilities available. I would highly recommend a retreat withDavid for the initiated and uninitiated alike. Thank you David.
Cibele March October 20, 2015
David and I met over a year ago in Peru. We were part of an amazing group of people who shared many transformative experiences involving Sapo, San Pedro and Ayahuasca. From day one, David was organically elected the father-to-all, wise go-to friend of the group. He is both an intelligent and intuitive person, his presence is calming. David is the guide/friend who has the skills and the desire to help you get the most of your self-learning journey with the plant medicines.
Carol Talbot October 20, 2015
It takes a lot of courage to walk into the unknown and create a sacred space where trans-formative experiences can happen. David Walton has done just that by literally stepping into a new way of being and creating Munay Medicine in the Sacred Valley in Peru. You can go to many places in South America and experience powerful indigenous medicine…and what do you do with those insights and experiences as you return to the western world? David is caring and intuitive, and has extensive experience in coaching and guiding people that allows them to make sense and integrate their experiences in ways that bring them to a deeper sense of understanding and fulfillment.
Zubia Hawcroft October 19, 2015
David is a highly intuitive, sensitive and knowledgeable individually. Retreat takes the time to help you understand yourself and your true potential. Life changing! I cannot recommend this highly enough.
Zulf Ali October 15, 2015
As a self proclaimed enlightened soul, the realization that I am not that enlightened at all seem to be repeating cycle. Search and find, search and find, then get lost, search and find again and again. Then came David Walton, or as I call him "Guru Dave". He is a wise and powerful soul that really sees you, knows you, and is totally present. Does not try and impress with his depth of knowledge (which is vast both worldly and other worldly), I felt his joy and his presence immediately. Being a c level senior guy, spirituality seems at odds with my fast paced corporate life. The tension between the material and spiritual has weighed heavily throughout my life. Search and find, lost again....you know what I mean :-) David not only got me, he got my challenge, he spend most of his career doing corporate stuff and had found the way to balance, lucky for me he has decided to teach and share the path in a way that has transformed my life. He is without doubt a guide of the highest order. Find him, learn from him, five stars do not do him justice.
Hadi Nassar October 15, 2015
I was suffering from jet lag, a headache and excessive tiredness, I was due to catch another flight in a few hours and did not have the energy. I knew that missing the flight would cause problems for others but I really felt awful. David came to see a friend of mine and noticed I wasn’t feeling well. He just spoke to me, he put me into a light trance and took all the symptoms away. Within 20 minutes I was up and preparing for my flight. I didn’t think it would have been possible. I remember him saying that I would get a really good night’s sleep that night and I did. The following morning I felt so refreshed, full of energy and ready for any challenge to face. I would certainly recommend David
Daniela Walker October 15, 2015
The place, the people, the all over experience was just amazing! You have a bit of everything there, magical feeling of the Sacret Valley, peace and quiet, very intense experiences with yourself...and the most important, great support from knowledgeable people with loving hearts! I definitely recommend this place! Thank you, David!!!!
Colin McKeown October 15, 2015
I have never met anyone like David who can get inside one's head to help identify deeply embedded issues and carefully help to teach you how to begin the journey of self healing. I first experienced his natural abilities several years ago where he helped me to deal with the passing of my father who, despite it being some time since his death, still preyed heavily on my mind. He helped me to draw on the positives to help me deal with the situation and then provided me with the mental tools to deal with the pressure and challenges relating to my professional life as a company director. I am pleased to say that I still use these techniques today and they have helped me deal with several significant events since, ensuring a far more positive outcome when compared to my previous outlook on life when faced with similar situations. A top man, expert in his field and also a thoroughly nice person to be supported by.
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