Zoe Seven (a.k.a. zoe7) has been researching consciousness for over ten years and was the first to combine entheogens and mind machines. This research revealed ingesting entheogens during specific mind machine induced brain states – theta, REM, or delta sleep – produced drastically different experiences than if taken independently of each other. Zoe Seven is the author of Into The Void, Exploring Consciousness, Hyperspace & Beyond with Brain Technology Devices, Psychedelics and Altered Mind-States (2001) and Back From The Void, A Modern-day Shaman’s Odyssey Continues (2005), the first two volumes of his on going trilogy dealing with the altered states of consciousness, shamanism and magic.
The Ayahuasca Healing Retreats have been created by Silvia Polivoy, a licensed clinical psychologist, who, having worked and trained with Peruvian and Mexican shamans, recognized the immense contemporary worth of these ancient traditions. The central tenet of her retreats isself-empowerment. Participants focus on how to access hidden resources of inner strength and personal power that stem from the shaman that is within us all: the higher self. The experience of the sessions can be challenging for some. Much of our sometimes cumbersome psychological armament can be – for the time of the session – dismantled. What Silvia recognized is that, if she could create a framework of loving encouragement, retreat participants would be able to better direct their own healing and self-exploration as well as do much more powerful inner work.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, Carolynne (Wawa Quilla) is a good friend of mine
Have you been feeling a pull or urge to travel to Peru and Bolivia? Do you feel a connection to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca or the Amazon? Have you felt a calling to work with teaching plants? Are you ready for a journey to experience the magnificence of your inner self? If you feel any of these things, then I invite you to join me for a unique spiritual journey to the feminine energy vortex of the Andes Mountains. This energy vortex is within the Andean Triangle, which is marked by Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Amazon. Following the path of an ancient pilgrimage, we will activate and open the crystal force within each of us by connecting to the powerful energies of Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Amazon. You will have an opportunity to mediate in temples and sacred sites thousands of years old. You will participate in transformative ceremonies conducted by highly respected local shamans, including the “Guardian” Shaman of Machu Picchu. You will have the opportunity to work with sacred healing plants. You will see and experience the energy of places that most ordinary tourist do not see. By embarking on this journey you will also be helping the impoverished isolated communities around Machu Picchu, as a portion of the proceeds from this trip will go to the non-profit organization SS Manamach Ong.
Centre for Contemporary Shamanism with Leo Rutherford & Howard G. Charing
“Eagle’s Wing Centre for Contemporary Shamanism founded in 1985 by Leo Rutherford, holds workshops, courses, practitioner training in the UK and abroad. We also organise journeys of self discovery, empowerment and vision to the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon to work with indigenous healers and shamans and participate in their ceremonies and teachings.”
Offering international participants the opportunity of first-hand exploration of the rainforest heritage, through transformative journeys and expeditions focused on traditional cultural, religious and healing practises accompanied by the direct investigation of the ethnobotany of the area.
The Samara Foundation
By attuning more to the energy of Life we become more and more aware of our own purpose and the role we have to play in the evolution of our planet as our subtle feelings guide us towards the action which is most beneficial for us and those around us. The result of such action is experienced as deep peace, happiness and contentment. Modern-day Shamanism presents us with ways of connecting more with the energy of Life – with the consciousness of the planet as a whole organism – enabling us to consciously play our role in the grand Divine comedy whilst maintaining an awareness of the bigger picture.