Condor & Eagle Medicine

Sharing the same sky to rise collective consciousness. The choice is ours. The time is now.

San Diego —  October 2022, 6-9 and 10-16

3-day/3 nights or 6-Day/6-nights Retreat for Growth, Transformation & Healing with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Bufo Alvarius and more

Led by international facilitator Frédéric Cherri.

The Prophecy of Eagle and Condor

For this unique retreat we summon the guardian spirits of Condor and Eagle, powerful figures in the shamanic medicine wheel.

In the Amazon rainforest an ancient Indian prophecy warns of humankind splitting into two people.

The people of the Condor would live in harmony with the earth. Their gentle and feminine path would be guided by feeling and intuition. When the earth felt pain, they would feel it too. They would seek to live in peace with the planet.

The people of the Eagle would be conquerors. They would dominate the land and everything upon it, walking the masculine path. They would be strong, powerful, and intelligent. They would have great talent for destruction. They would use their power to kill, destroy, and enslave everything in their path. But they could not feel the pain of others.

We can harness the intelligence of the Eagle to invent a new way of being that connects humankind, that distribute resources to the vulnerable and maintain a healthy balance.

We can cultivate the compassion of the Condor to transform our hearts and to act with courage to relieve it.

We have the ability to come together to awaken our collective conscience. The choice is ours. The time is now.

Then, after 500 years, humankind would face a crossroads. If the people of the Eagle continued to dominate the earth, the transformation will be further suffering and pain.

Or the Eagle and Condor could learn to fly together across the sky to create new level of consciousness for humankind. Then, humankind could live with intention, intelligence, and wisdom – impacting seven generations in the future.

Some believe that humankind has already reached this crossroad, that now is the time to fulfil the prophecy, to awaken our consciousness. It’s up to us to act and ensure that a higher consciousness is allowed to arise.

Is it possible for humankind to transform? Can we embrace empathy and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature?

We have the opportunity to innovate, to reimagine our way of being and our relation to nature. Ancestral medicines are here to support this transition. They all demonstrate that we are one with nature.

Details, Dates, Fees, & Venue

A unique experience, a glorious retreat center and a unique opportunity to grow, heal and transform with the Earth medicines of Ayahuasca, San Pedro cactus, Bufo Alvarius, Kambo and more.

Depending on your time and resources, you can select one of our two retreats (3-Day or 6-Day) or combine both for a deeper experience.

This is a unique experience carefully crafted with a variety of ancestral medicines, presented and served by an entheogen expert, extensively trained in the art form of preparing, serving and integrating the experience. This event will allow for a deeper understanding of how these teaching medicines work, their healing powers and how they pollinate one another.

Each ceremony will be first prepared carefully then, followed by integration sessions allowing you to make the most of the experience. All in a traditional approach, in nature settings and the comfort of a stunning retreat centre.

The 3-day retreat, for first-timers and adepts alike, will offer a great introduction to the magic of sacred medicines with a total of 4 ceremonies.

During the 6-day retreat, on top of 10 ceremonies, Frédéric will also share the tools of the shaman, the tools to help you shift your perceptual understanding of reality and find new ways of knowing that can inform all aspects of our lives, help you make in-spired decisions and tap into new levels of creativity and purpose.

In this immersive retreat you will also be given the rare opportunity to undertake the Munay-Ki rites. Based on initiatory practices of the shamans of the Andes and the Amazon, the Munay-Ki are nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power. They are energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past – the genetic and karmic inheritance we are born with. They transform and enable us to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently.

And finally, we will share a Cacao ceremony. Cacao is the medecine of the heart.

P.S. You will also find exquisitely gifted Practitioners of Reiki and Masssage whilst on the retreats. To be arranged on site and paid directly to the Practitioner.  

 

What’s included

3-Day (3 nights) Retreat

  • 1 San Pedro ceremony (Day)
  • 1 Ayahuasca ceremony (with optional Yopo if available)
  • 1 Bufo Alvarius ceremony
  • 1 Kambo Cleanse ceremony
  • Rapéh - Shamanic snuff
  • Preparation & Integration
  • Ancestral medicine explained
  • Ancestral lineage clearing
  • Totem animal work
  • Navigation of entheogen space
  • Drum Journeys
  • Preparation & Integration
  • Tools to extend integration

6-Day Retreat

  • 2 San Pedro ceremonies (Day/Night)
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 2 Bufo Alvarius ceremonies
  • 1 Kambo Cleanse ceremony
  • Rapéh - Shamanic snuff
  • Preparation & Integration
  • Shamanic tools, creating an altar, and sacred space, entering altered states of awareness without medicine
  • ***Munai Ki Rites (energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past – the genetic and karmic inheritance we are born with)
  • Cacao Ceremony - Heart Medicine
  • Earth Mandala
  • Ancestral medicine explained
  • Ancestral lineage clearing
  • Totem animal work
  • Navigation of entheogen space
  • Drum Journeys
  • Tools to extend integration

The Earth Medicines we will work with

San Pedro (Peruvian cactus)

Because it is a bit gentler than many of the other plant teachers, Huachuma has earned the nickname “The Grandfather” around the medicine community — Make no mistake though, San Pedro can produce as deep visions as any other entheogenic, Ayahuasca, Buffo Alvarius or Psilocybin mushrooms. However it is overall less intimidating, less jarring and more loving than many other plant teachers. — His main personality is two-fold: heart-opener...

Ayahuasca (Amazonian brew)

The Grandmother Ayahuasca is certainly to be respected as its strong spirit unfolds our minds and hearts to other realities and otherworldly experiences. It is a bright and convoluted teaching that will take you on a radiant journey. The teaching is also focused on the powers of the Intangible, it's residing spirits and the alliances we can make within those realms. The mission and personality of Ayahuasca is to educate and broaden our perception, to reform old limiting patterns, to ...

Bufo Alvarius (Mexican Toad)

Sapo (Bufo Alvarius) is the master of non-duality. It will show you what holds the cosmos. With practice it will also lead you to realise the mystical yet revealing link there is between the 'void' and it's purpose for our dayly-living. The experience of non-duality is counter-intuitively very practical as it allows us to live from the source, free from the hindrances of mundanity...

Kambo (Amazonian tree frog)

Kambocito, Kampu or Kambo has the propeties to reset your entire Immune system. It is very useful in our current times. It will also help you recode DNA. It works beautifully in preparation or as an adjuvent of other medicines. It's use is to be approached with respect, and trust in your Practitioner is paramount... We currently offer Kambo in almost all our retreats as it...

Yopo, sacred snuff, Venezuela

Yopo is known to be one of the most sacred medicines of all the Americas. One of the remarkable powers of Yopo is that it momentarily obliterates the mask or "ego" that we interpret everyday life with. It also immerses...

Rapé (Rapéh) Sacred Tobacco snuff

Rapé is a fine, light-colored powder containing tobacco and other medicinal and sacred plants, including tree bark ashes, leaves, seeds, and various herbs. Once collected, the components are pulverized with a pestle and filtered, The result is a fine powder blown into the nose.
Rapé brings you into a state of acute attention and awareness. The mind becomes calmer, negativity clears and emotional tensions are released. Participants often feel more grounded during the experience, allowing them to clear up confusions...

Your retreat: Day-by Day

For the 3-day retreat please note to arrive on site around 4pm on the 6th of October  to allow us to start on time on the 7th in the morning.

For the 6-day retreat please note to arrive on site around 4pm on the 10th of October to allow us to start on time on the 11th in the morning.

The energy of every retreat is unique and changes can be made in accordance with how the energy is moving. The retreat offers a series of ceremonies spread over six (6) days, the final day is for departures.
Any questions, please contact us!  in English, French or Spanish

3-Day Retreat

October 6

4pm: Arrival
7pm: Dinner

October 7

8am: Opening & Preparation
9-4pm: San Pedro ceremony
7pm: Dinner

October 8

7am: Teas, juices
8am: Kambo cleanse
9am: Integration
11am: Brunch
1-8pm Rest
9pm-3am: Ayahuasca and Yopo ceremony

October 9

11am: Light breakfast and Integration
12am-3pm: Bufo Alvarius
4pm: Integration
6pm: Dinner
8pm: Departure

6-Day Retreat

October 10

4pm: Arrivals
7pm: Dinner

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October 11

8am: Opening & Preparation
9-4pm: San Pedro ceremony
7pm: Dinner

October 12

7am: Teas, juices
8am: Kambo cleanse
9am: Integration
11am: Brunch
1-8pm Rest
9pm-3am: Ayahuasca ceremony

October 13

11am: Light breakfast and Integration
12am-4pm: Bufo Alvarius
4pm: Munay-Ki Rites
6pm: Dinner
8pm: Cacao Ceremony

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October 14

7am: Teas, juices
8am: Kambo cleanse
9am: Integration
11am: Brunch
1-8pm Rest
9pm-3am: San Pedro night ceremony

October 15

3am-11am: Rest
11am: Lunch
12:20-3pm: Shamanic Process work
3-9pm: Rest
9pm-3am: Ayahuasca  ceremony

October 16

11am: Teas, Juices and Integration
1pm-5pm: Bufo Alvarius
6pm: Dinner
8pm: Departure

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Please note that the retreat fee or both the 3-day and 6-day retreat does not include board (Accommodation and meals). This needs to be arranged AND PAID  DIRECTLY to the retreat center. Please contact us for the venue details. Our retreat centre offers a wide choice of rooms in single or double-occupancy.

3-DAY (3 nights) retreat: 6-9 October
The fee for the 3-Day retret retreat is $780 per person. 

Board cost from $230 to $560 per person (single or double occupancy) to be arranged with the retreat centre.
Note: Arrival times are on the 6th of October from 5pm onward to allow us to start on time the day after on the 7th.  

6-DAY retreat: 10-16 October
The fee for the 6-Day retret retreat is $1480 per person. 

Board cost from … 
Note: Arrival times are on the 10th of October from 5pm onward to allow us to start on time the day after on
the 11th.  

You can lock your space into this retreat by paying a deposit of $500 USD directly to SpiritRivers, using the button below. The balance is to be paid 3 weeks prior to the start of the retreat by fund transfer or Zelle. 

Board needs to be arranged with our venue directly. Please contact us for the venue details.

Payment options: Cash on site or online below by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute).
Contact Us with any question by email in English, French or Spanish.

Your guide on the journey

Welcome! my name is Frédéric Cherri,
therapist, teacher, ceremonialist, coach, and ... sometimes shaman

People sometimes call me a shaman. Although I’m comfortable with what the title means and although I perform some of the tasks covered in that definition, this title is mostly ‘given’ by others based on the results the person acquires in their community. A shaman never calls himself or herself a shaman. I’m mostly, and most humbly, a therapist of 30yrs clinical practice and tutoring in the field of trauma, immune disorders and perinatal issues. I've also trained intensely for the last 25 yrs in the shamanic arts and dedicated a lot of my time to live and study with indigenous communities in many parts of the world. I’m finally an entrepreneur, a retreat leader, a program teacher, a ceremonialist, a shamanic practitioner, an entheogen integration specialist and a personal coach. Years of study and practice on the path of workshop facilitation, field research and clinical & therapeutic work have led me to believe we can heal anything.

I'm aware of being a bit of an odd ball in the realm of ancestral medicines as I've trained in a variety of ancestral medicines and with a variety of different traditions. A medicine man or woman usually is a one-medicine specialist, and trains in one sole tradition. I, on the other hand, have answered the call from many of these remarkable medicines and travelled wide and far to different jungles and mountains to work and study with varied first-people communities of this planet. I only work with medicines who have clearly called me. I believe there is a need for people like me to help bridge and disseminate to a western audience the extraordinary wisdom of the first nations who share these medicines.
Shamanic work and one of it’s mysterious and exciting aspects, the realm of plant or earth medicine, brings many answers to the unresolved issues of modern medicine or psychology.

I have dedicated my life to supporting others’ journey, growth and transformation and I would be delighted to answer your questions more directly via an informal Zoom or Whatsapp chat. Schedule a free call here. Or leave me a message on whatsapp +52 998 354 2178

Munay-Ki Ritesand Cacao ceremonies Facilitator

Meagan Kempfer

Contact Meagan on +1 (720) 841-6618

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