Kauyumari, the blue deer god, in an act of compassion transforms itself into an edible peyote to teach us the path of ancestral knowledge and love. This is an all night ceremony guided by Tatewari -grandfather fire- and hosted by the huichol marakame shamans. Get tickets and more info below.
Date: Feb 11
Time: 9pm - til the morning
(Leader of Jaguar Ceremony)
Lila started his mystical path as a small child after surviving a lightning strike. He began his apprenticeship with the shamanic leader of the area since he was seven years old and completed initiation as a medicine man by age fourteen. His father introduced him to the Wirikuta Peyote pilgrimage since he was ten, as well as into the Teonanacatl –sacred mushroom- “velada”.
He has built a close relationship with A’i (Cofan) communities from the putumayo region of the amazon from which he apprenticed and received the way of Yagé (Ayahuasca). Lilawas also initiated into Bwiti Iboga in central Africa with the pygmy peoples and is now considered an initiation father. He has also been vision-questing and sun-dancing for years with important Lakota chiefs such as Crow-Dog.
Lately, Lila has found many of the contemporary answers to shamanism, meditation, and healing in transpersonal psychotherapy where he has apprenticed from psychiatrists Claudio Naranjo and Stanislav Grof. In the academic world he has been studying consciousness, psychopathology and psychopharmacology concentrating on schizophrenia and suicide, and has been working on FDA approved psychedelic assisted psychotherapy research with the multidisciplinary association for psychedelic studies (MAPS).
THE A'I COFAN PEOPLE
(Leaders of Ayahuasca Ceremony)
The A’i Cofan people live in five reservations around the Colombian and Ecuadorian amazon. Oral history of surrounding tribes point to the Cofan as the original knowledge holders of the ayahuasca brew technology; their relationship with this medicine begins in small drops since the day they are born.
TAITA DAVID QUETA
(Leader of Ayahuasca Ceremony)
Taita David Queta is the son and principal spiritual inheritor of Taita Querubin, one of the main spiritual chiefs of the Amazon tribes. His history is tainted by the fight for the preservation of the culture and territories of his people.
(Leader of Ayahuasca Ceremony)
Grandmother Tntn, is a medicine woman, protector of the ancestral weave and of the feminine wisdom of her tribe. She is a leader in her community, mother of ten, and carrier of a legendary ayahuasca lineage.
WIXARITARI HUICHOL SHAMANS
(Leaders of Peyote Ceremony)
The wixaritari huichol shamans are coming from the sierra madre of northern Mexico. They have a very ancient relationship with the blue deer. Some of their peyote ceremonial sites have 15,000 years of history according to carbon dating from the ashes from their sacred fireplaces.
Etxiecame, our elder passed away recently but his daughter Citaima (Corn strands) and her husband Maxa (Deer) will join us.
David and Gabriela from Poamo will accompany the shaman’s chants with their devotional music.
Uma, Julien, Alev, and Jeremy will be making sure that everyone is feeling comfortable and has all the hands on help they may need to journey peacefully into the heart.