The group will gather in the evening and head to the Maloca. Each person will find their seat where they have access to pillows, blankets, and purge bucket.
Once everyone is settled in the candle lit Maloca, the Shaman passes around a cup of the medicine to each guest. Once everyone has drunk, the work begins with Gumercindo calling in La Mareación. (See the Calling In La Mareación video). The powerful medicine songs fill the Maloca and after 20-45 minutes the medicine takes hold. What happens for each guest during this time is completely unique to their experience, and needs. Some guests feel the medicine much stronger than others.
Towards the end of the ceremony Gumercindo begins individual blessings. During this time, guests sit at the front of the Maloca for a blessing involving specific medicine songs called for the guest.
Songs and Praise
After the blessings, Gume begins a series of traditional Pervian folk songs and original compositions. Accompanied by acoustic guitar the songs are different from the Icaros, but provide and powerful healing.
San Pedro Ceremony
While just as powerful as our Ayahuasca ceremony, the San Pedro ceremony operates on a different axis. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. after a night of fasting. The group gathers outdoors, and Bernhard explains how the ceremony will unfold. He then performs a brief ritual to start the day, and sings spiritual songs. The medicine is then distributed to each guest. After drinking the sacred medicine, each guests is free to roam about our facilities for the rest of the day. Guests should remain silent throughout the ceremony. Like Ayahuasca, the individual experience on the medicine varies for each guest. Bernhard will be present to assist your process with his endless wisdom and calming presence.