30. January – 02. February
I have had an incredible 3 days here. I first heard about Ayahuasca when I read Amazon Beaning about 8 years ago and was fascinated by this ancient ritual. This is my third visit to the Amazon but the first time I have the chance to try it. Originally I was apprehensive as I am traveling alone and didn’t want to risk getting into a vulnerable state with strangers in the middle of nowhere. I am enormously grateful to my Aussie friends Curtis and Kate for telling me about Percy’s centre here and recommending him. I have been so well looked after throughout my stay.
My stay here included 2 ceremonies- both with slightly different experiences-although both extremely memorable and powerful. The first night, it wasn’t until I have drunk a second cup that the visions started to flow. The whole experience was made of scattered thoughts, images and sounds, sometimes almost incoherent. My mind seemed to randomly jump from one to the next, like a rollercoaster turning abruptly and moving on in a new direction and velocity.
I felt very calm and relaxed throughout, just lying back and letting the visions flow over me. Time seemed to slow, almost grind, to a half. I remember checking my watch a couple of times and what had felt like hour long intervals were only 5 minutes!
Percy’s incessant chanting and my visions seemed to play along to the same beat and tone. It truly felt like Percy was conducting my experience. At one point I felt a tingly energy grip and pulse its way through the lower part of my body, washing through like a wave. The second ceremony hit me much more powerfully and required only one cup. This experience was even more mind blowing (literally!) and felt like the intensity had been upped a couple of notches on my previous experience. Whereas last time I seemed to be aware of who and where I was, this time I was really drifting in and out of consciousness, having to repeatedly question myself and try to remember when I was – which was difficult at times! This one was quite a rough ride, but thrilling indeed. Although uncomfortable at times. I never felt distressed or in danger. Percy and Karoll’s reasoning voices were always there to put me back at ease.
I will take a lot away with me from my experience here. It really feels like my brain has had a much needed spring clean! I feel incredible refreshed and at peace. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. It is truly eye opening. I am sure I will come back again in the future.
Final words to Percy and Karoll…they have been amazing hosts. Percy is enormously skilled in his work and is doing the world an amazing service in keeping this ancient tradition alive.
Karoll, thanks so much for being a beacon and calming hand throughout. I will never forget my experiences here. Big thanks again to both of you!!!
United Kingdom (but living in Ireland)
p.s BRUCE PERRY needs to come back here again and have another shot!!!!