Posts Tagged ‘Mayantuyacu’

Women’s Retreat at Mayantuyacu June 9th – 21st, 2017

Women’s Retreat at Mayantuyacu June 9th – 21st, 2017

Women’s Retreat at Mayantuyacu June 9th – 21st, 2017 With Susana Bustos, Ph.D. For over ten years I have been accompanying committed men and women into the heart of the Peruvian rainforest to work with Asháninkan healer and teacher Juan […]

So You Want to Converse with the Serpent? A Journey to Mayantuyacu

So You Want to Converse with the Serpent? A Journey to Mayantuyacu

Snakes have played an important role in my inner psycho-spiritual life, from the frequent snake-based nightmares that plagued my sleep as a child to far more interesting visions later on,

“I Am Not in Charge. The Spirits of Ayahuasca Are.” One Pilgrim’s Experience at Mayantuyacu

“I Am Not in Charge. The Spirits of Ayahuasca Are.” One Pilgrim’s Experience at Mayantuyacu

I am not in charge. The spirits of Ayahuasca are – big, powerful, monumental – like a mountain with a Sphinx on top – brown and green and jungle. Sharp edges, lightening-like patterns like native weavings – strong.

The City for Machines, the Jungle for Healing

The City for Machines, the Jungle for Healing

Back in 2004, when I was documenting the shamanistic practices of the Ashaninkan curandero Juan Flores for my book, The Jaguar that Roams the Mind, Flores had a saying that captured the nature of his healing work. Returning from the […]

Psychedelic Press UK Literary Review: The Jaguar That Roams the Mind

Psychedelic Press UK Literary Review: The Jaguar That Roams the Mind

“There are an increasing number of psychospiritual drug narratives that centre around ayahuasca and the Amazon, and while they all retain a great number of similar threads, Robert Tindall’s The Jaguar the Roams the Mind stands out from the crowd… […]

The Pilgrims’ Progress #1: Mayantuyacu

The Pilgrims’ Progress #1: Mayantuyacu

After seven years of residence in the California Bay Area, Susana and I have pulled up stakes and moved back to Peru, where we have been acclimatizing and settling down for about a month now. Our intention is to stay […]

Ayahuasca Matters: Interviews with Robert Tindall

Ayahuasca Matters: Interviews with Robert Tindall

“My take is “salvation” or “obtaining liberation,” in the Western sense, is clearly an import into Amazonian culture. Their concern is in how to walk the way of life and death, how to understand their world in greater depth. Juan […]