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Medicinal Plant Directory

Medicinal Plant Directory

A listing of important medicinal plants used in Amazon curanderismo with detailed descriptions of their appearance, chemical content, specific use, and preparation. There are over 60,000 species of plants in the Amazon Rainforest, so this list doesn’t even begin to touch the surface, but it is a good start…

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The Ayahuasca Museum

The Ayahuasca Museum

Located in downtown Iquitos, Peru, the Ayahuasca Museum will quickly become the most intriguing and most visited tourist attraction in the region. High quality interactice displays will educate the public about the benefits of natural medicine and the power available to us through our own personal spiritual evolution…

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Ayahuasca Foundation Membership

Ayahuasca Foundation Membership

Become a Member of the Foundation!  Show Your Support and Get Involved… Ayahuasca Foundation Members receive discounts on all purchases of Foundation items, including retreats, courses, and seminars. Members also receive email updates and special online offers, as well as greater access to the directory information. A free gift will be sent to each member [...]

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Program Directory

Program Directory

This directory is here to help people who wish to come down and experience ayahuasca and the magic of plant spirit medicine.  A new ayahuasca ‘industry’ has emerged and it can be difficult to decide which program to choose.  Of course, we feel the programs and courses offered by the Ayahuasca Foundation are the most [...]

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Receiving Treatment from a Curandero

Receiving Treatment from a Curandero

As ayahuasca continues to spread around the world, with ceremonies happening in nearly every city of every country, curanderismo continues to be a mysterious and often misunderstood science of indigenous wisdom. So what does it mean to receive treatment from a curandero?

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La Dieta

La Dieta

La Dieta is the name given to the particular diet followed during treatment as well as during learning experiences like the Ayahuasca Initiation Course offered by the Ayahuasca Foundation. The diet is usually free from all stimulation, allowing the participant to increase their sensitivity to light, sound, smells, feelings, and thoughts…

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Healing Ceremonies

Healing Ceremonies

An Ayahuasca Healing Ceremony is an opportunity to take part in your own healing.  A ceremony involves meeting at around 7pm and finding a spot to sit and settle in. It is important to arrive before the ceremony begins, out of respect for the curandero. After some introductions if necessary and perhaps some small talk, [...]

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Plant Spirits

What to Expect the First Time

I am often asked what drinking ayahuasca is like, not only by people who know very little about it but also by people who have read about it or have seen videos about it but have yet to try it. I usually respond that it is a lot like asking someone what sex is like [...]

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Making Ayahuasca

Making Ayahuasca

The process to make ayahuasca varies from curandero to curandero, and even from batch to batch.  The greatest differences are in the admixture plants used in addition to the ayahuasca.  The shipibo, for example, only use chacruna and ayahuasca in their brews.  Others use a variety of plants in addition to chacruna, like ajo sacha, [...]

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Donations

Donations

We Need Your Help to make this dream a reality. The ideas are constantly flowing through from the spiritual dimension, and directions are being followed. Please consider helping us achieve our goal, the reeducation of spiritual wisdom throughout the world. The Ayahuasca Foundation joins in the intentions of so many other organizations now forming to [...]

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