Why Dive into the World of Ancestral Medicines? Embarking on an Entheogenic Adventure:

Therapist, shamanic practitioner, retreat & workshop leader, ceremonialist and speaker.

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In a world filled with stress, monotony, and a longing for something more, many adventurous souls are daring to explore the realm of ancestral medicines. Picture this: a wild and transformative journey with substances like Ayahuasca, Huachuma, and Bufo Alvarius, where personal growth meets ancient wisdom. In this article, we're diving head first into the quirky world of entheogenic experiences and why you might just want to take the plunge!


I was recently asked if SpiritRivers offers some ‘Try before you buy’ options, and that question came from an old friend of mine with a natural curiosity about something she had never done before. It felt to me it was important to set the record straight for that person and that it may also benefit others. So here was my response:

“Oh, boy! Embarking on a journey with Ancestral Sacred Teaching Medicines is no walk in the park, my friend. It demands some serious dedication from the brave souls who dare to venture forth. Seriously, it’s not for the faint of heart.

First things first, you need to figure out WHY you want to undertake this mind-bending adventure. Is it a burning desire to grow, heal, transform, or maybe even reclaim who you truly are? Or perhaps it’s your way of giving a big ol’ middle finger to the unsatisfactory responses of the modern world. Either way, there are plenty of paths to choose from, like a buffet of cosmic options.

Now, let’s talk about these “Teaching Medicines.” Trust me, they earned that name for a reason. These substances aren’t your average over-the-counter pills. No, sir! They’re here to teach you a thing or two. So, before you dive headfirst, do your homework and find out what exactly they’re all about. A little research never hurt nobody.

Oh, and setting a clear INTENTION is key. No one’s a bystander in these retreats, my friend. You can’t just show up out of curiosity or to check it off your trendy to-do list. These medicines will have you begging for mercy, but in the most transformative way possible. It’s not about doing Ayahuasca; it’s about being utterly and completely “done” by Ayahuasca. Capisce?

But listen, Ancestral Medicines aren’t for everyone. They have a way of calling you, like a siren’s song. Have you felt that calling, my curious friend? It’s like a cosmic tap on the shoulder, whispering, “Hey, you! Yeah, you! Come and see what I’ve got in store for you.”

I could keep going, but let me tell you straight up, there’s no window shopping, no try before you buy, none of that nonsense. I mean, I hope my previous ramblings gave you a bit of insight into what you’re getting yourself into. The commitment and cost might seem steep, but trust me, the results are worth it. Like a million-fold worth it. Just ask the testimonials on my website. They’ll spill their guts about the value of the work YOU undertake in these retreats.

So, my friend, strap on your courage, take a deep breath, and get ready for a journey that will rock your world and then some. It’s gonna be a wild ride, but hey, life’s too short for anything less, right?”

Here is a bit more about it. 

1. Unveiling the Veil of Perception:

Ever wondered what lies beyond the mundane? An entheogenic journey with ancestral medicines can shatter the shackles of ordinary perception. Wave goodbye to the mundane and say hello to an extraordinary adventure where reality transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, cosmic insights, and mind-bending revelations. Brace yourself for a trip that will redefine the limits of your imagination!

2. Leave Your Baggage Behind:

Ready to lighten your emotional load? Ancestral medicines offer a one-way ticket to emotional liberation. They have a knack for unearthing buried emotions, ancient traumas, and unprocessed baggage that have been weighing you down for far too long. Get ready to embark on a profound inner excavation, unearthing emotions you didn’t even know were buried. It’s like spring cleaning for your soul!

3. Rewriting Life’s Script:

Feel like life needs a major rewrite? An entheogenic journey can be the plot twist you’ve been waiting for. As you surrender to the cosmic dance of Ayahuasca, Huachuma, or Bufo Alvarius, get ready to receive profound insights into the mysteries of your existence. Discover hidden talents, unleash your creativity, and tap into a wellspring of inspiration that will have you rewriting the script of your life with a big, bold pen.

4. Dancing with the Sacred:

Step onto the dance floor of the divine! Ancestral medicines allow you to boogie with the sacred in ways you’ve never imagined. From the rhythmic chants of an Ayahuasca ceremony to the cosmic melodies of a Huachuma journey, these entheogenic experiences open the gateway to spiritual realms, where unity, interconnectedness, and cosmic giggles abound. Get ready to waltz with the cosmos!

5. It’s a Rollercoaster, Baby:

Looking for a thrill ride like no other? Strap in for an entheogenic rollercoaster that will have your heart pounding and your mind racing. Ayahuasca, Huachuma, and Bufo Alvarius are no ordinary joyrides; they offer mind-altering adventures that challenge your preconceptions and expand your consciousness. Hang on tight, because this is one wild ride you won’t soon forget!

6. Join the Tribe of Awakened Souls:

Entheogenic journeys have the power to connect you with a global tribe of awakened souls. From the jungles of Peru to the deserts of Mexico, seekers from all walks of life are drawn to these ancestral medicines, forming a tapestry of shared experiences, collective growth, and endless stories around the campfire. Embrace the camaraderie and dive into a community that understands the wild and wonderful world of entheogens.


If you’re up for an adventure of cosmic proportions, ancestral medicines like Ayahuasca, Huachuma, and Bufo Alvarius are waiting to take you on a mind-bending journey. Pack your sense of wonder, leave your expectations behind, and get ready to explore the realms beyond the ordinary. Brace yourself for emotional liberation, spiritual revelations, and a good dose of laughter along the way. Are you ready to embark on an entheogenic that will transform your life in ways you never thought possible? Let the magic begin!