Ayahuasca: Notes for Beginners

When it comes to the world of Ayahuasca, it is no little matter when it comes to any and all aspects encompassed in the topic and experience in a journey. With everything that comes with it, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed especially when it comes to the experience itself when it comes to people who are new to it all. So whether it be coming to us or heading to South America, there is a few tips that can help a person during such an experience. So when it comes to wherever you are, there are a few things to keep in mind that can help you through the experience. First and foremost: If you have psychedelic experience, toss that out: Despite Ayahuasca having hallucinogenic properties, people

Ayahuasca: Myths and Misconceptions

When it comes to the world of Ayahuasca, there is a blend of information of there when it comes to the sacrament everyone refers to as Ayahuasca. However, like everything else among the mix of information in this world, there are also misconceptions and misinformation abroad too. So as an attempt to combat such, this article and it's possible follow ups will be created as a means to help clear up the tainted information out there. So welcome one and all may it be useful to those new and even those who are seasoned in the world of Ayahuasca. So to begin this, the infamous notion of all. Ayahuasca Comes from the B. Caapi vine: While often synonymous with Ayahuasca, it is often a common notion

Shamanism: The Difference Between Contemporary and Traditionalists

When it comes to the people who seek a ceremony, there are always going to be questions asked about what it is that makes us different than a traditional shaman. That when it comes to such, people are always going to ask why we do things the way we do or why is it we don't do things like traditionalists. And that is fine to ask why, for like life, there are different paths and ways of meeting the same end goal and none makes anyone greater or lesser than the next. However, with that being said: there is a clear line difference between the two. There is a fine line between what makes these two very different, but neither is lesser or greater than the other in terms of "authenticity" if you wi

Shaman vs Sorcerer

It is easy for the uneducated to use these terms interchangably but nothing could be further from the truth A “Shaman” is an individual who uses pragmatic tools to accomplish a positive spiritual purpose such as healing and growth. A “Sorcerer” is one who uses pragmatic tools to accomplish a negative or selfish spiritual purpose, such as gaining illegitimately at the expense of others or causing damage or harm or feeding on the energy of others. This kind of person is also, in many places, called a “Brujo” (pronounced Broo – HO) Some people in the spiritual realm, including my first teacher, start out as Shamans and move into full-blown Sorcery sooner or later. Let’s also be clear that at th


It's that time of year again, and again we have Gift Certificates available for both Private and Group Ceremonies. They are the perfect gift to give that spiritually evolving person, or that person in need of healing in your life. When you purchase a Gift Certificate, it will be emailed to the PURCHASER so it may be given in person. So please send an email to Teri at Teri@ayaquest.org letting me know the name of the person for whom you are purchasing the Gift Certificate as well as your name and email so I can get it to you to give when you are ready. If you would like one for Kambo or Membership instead, we can do those as well, just send us an email letting us know what you need and

Color and it's affects on those around

When it comes to the world around us, one thing a person rarely gives thought to is color. But then again, with the world around us being nothing but a constant barrage of such, who ever really does give such a thought? Well, despite being in a tidal wave of color and information and a constant barraging of the senses, there is some science behind color and how they affect us as a whole. That there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the choices we make in our daily lives. So without further ado: a brief entry into the world of color and how it affects us. When it comes to our daily lives, the thing we often give the least thought to is something that actually plays a decent roll in

Comfrey: A Plant of Topical Value

Disclaimer: This article is meant to be for the discussion of and the medicinal uses of a plant and not medical advise. Those who choose to test run such is doing so at their own discretion. It isn't recommended to just go out and grab plants to test with if you aren't an experienced hiker or botanist or know what you are doing. It also is not advised to use in the instance of a serious medical emergency or as a treatment for underlying conditions. You have been warned. When it comes to this plant, the name Comfrey encompasses a number of different plants under the genus Symphytum, but generally those that fall into such serve virtually the same purpose in the world of herbalism. Hailing fro

Sananga: Advice for newcomers

When it comes to the world of shamanism, there are many different avenues and materials one can take hold of and work with. Here at Aya Quest, we have been recently working with eye drops known as Sananga, and it has come to my attention that a lot of people who come through our doors and read through their paperwork often ask about it. So I've decided to take the liberty to explain this in the hopes that this may clear up some of the questions and curiosity that follows when people read about it in some of the options addable to the ceremony. However, before it is to note that like anything else applied to the eyes: If you wear contacts, you're going to want to take them out ahead of time.

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