FAQ


First we would like to address that we are not a religion, we are an all inclusive church, we seek to provide personal growth and spirituality for everyone in our community regardless of their race, gender or sexual preference. Our aim to help our community grow in consciousness.

Is Ayahuasca safe?

Ayahuasca is exceptionally safe when used with responsible care. This involves adhering to stringent safety measures consistently, refraining from administering the medicine to individuals with medical conditions that are contraindicated, and having seasoned healers with extensive experience guiding the ceremonies.

Are there any contraindications to Ayahuasca?

Indeed, individuals diagnosed with conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder are not suitable candidates for ayahuasca. In adherence to our policy, we do not provide the medicine to individuals with these conditions due to the potential for triggering unwanted manic episodes. Our priority is to avoid exacerbating anyone's condition, even though we aspire to assist everyone.

For individuals with chronic epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart conditions, or diabetes, it is imperative to consult with us before reserving a retreat. Eligibility for participation is determined individually, taking into account each person's specific risk factors.

What happens in an ayahuasca ceremony?

For some, the Ayahuasca experience involves vivid visions, while others connect with the medicine on a physical level to receive healing. At times, visions can be overwhelming, and in such cases, the medicine may guide you through physical sensations like yawning, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking, crying, and sweating. It's crucial to understand that the medicine is working in a way that best suits your needs. All you need to do is breathe, relax your body, and allow the medicine to work its transformative magic.

Purging holds significant importance during the ceremony as it's considered a cleansing process. Different individuals experience various forms of purging, with some common ones including yawning, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking, crying, and sweating.

In addition to the shamans, you'll be supported by a dedicated team of facilitators who are extensively trained to assist you throughout each ceremony. If you require assistance, simply turn on your flashlight, and one of us will be there to help you.

What conditions can be treated with Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca is not a quick-fix, magical overnight remedy. Instead, it's a potent tool that has drawn spiritual seekers for its visionary properties and its potential to address a wide range of medical conditions affecting the mind, body, and spirit.

In traditional practices, it was the village shamans who consumed the ayahuasca brew and then, in a state of heightened awareness, diagnosed the "sober" patient. The plant spirit guided the shaman to identify the appropriate plants for medicinal use and outlined the treatment plan for healing.

In contemporary times, researchers are exploring these claims, some of which remain based on anecdotal evidence. There exists compelling support for the effectiveness of shamanic healing, particularly in addressing emotional, psychological, and physical conditions such as chronic depression, anxiety, addiction, alcoholism, trauma-related ailments, and experiences of sexual abuse, among others.

Do we offer private ceremonies?

Yes we offer Private Healings sessions by appointment only

Which types of Sacred Plant Medicines are employed by the church?

We utilize premium, unadulterated indigenous ancestral medicine sourced from the depths of the Brazilian jungles. Crafted by shamans in its native environment, this medicine is produced exclusively using the traditional master formula, free from any additives or alterations. The unwavering purity and quality of this Sacred Plant Medicine hold paramount importance in the healing processes we provide.

What is the duration of the Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies?

Each ceremony session spans approximately two to six hours, encompassing the administration of a dose of Sacred Plant Medicine, with an optional booster dose. Every Sacred Plant Medicine session includes prior preparation and subsequent psychotherapeutic integration the following morning.

What are required steps to participate in a ceremony?

To partake in any of our Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies, it's necessary to become a member of our church. Additionally, you will be required to complete specific intake forms on our website and engage in a discussion with our Spiritual Counselor before your arrival at our church for the ceremony.

I have a strong interest in plant medicine, but my understanding is that ayahuasca is not currently legal in the United States. Could you clarify how you are able to publicly advertise it?

We are a church, and as a church we do our ceremonies legally given that ayahuasca is our sacrament. We provide the community with personal development and spiritual growth through sacred natural plant medicine ceremonies. Ayahuasca is legal in the United Stated, it won a supreme court ruling in 2006 for religious use. Both plants are legal, it’s the DMT that’s not legal. We have filled for an exemption letter with the DEA for religious use.

Do I need any experience to participate?

No, you simply need to meet the criteria to participate. To assess your eligibility, please fill out the intake forms located at the top of our website.

What rape’ or hape’?

Rapé is a medicine that is blown up the nose, it is considered a Sacred Plant Medicine, primarily composed of various Amazonian plants. While it incorporates several botanical elements, the central component in most rapé snuffs is Nicotiana rustica, an Amazonian tobacco variety known as mapacho. This particular tobacco is widely utilized in tribal ceremonies and possesses a much higher potency than the commonly found in cigarettes.

In addition to tobacco, rapé typically contains alkaline ashes derived from various other plants, including cinnamon, tonka bean, clover, banana peel, mint, and various others.

What is sananga?

Sananga are eye drops, it stands as a traditional medicine deeply ingrained in the practices of Amazonian indigenous communities. These tribes have passed down the use of Sananga and various other Amazonian plant medicines across generations. Sananga serves a dual purpose in addressing both spiritual and physical ailments within these communities. Its applications range from enhancing concentration to purging distracting energies, often utilized as a preparatory ritual before embarking on a hunt.

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