Tobacco & Sacred Vine – Working with these two master teacher plants is an advanced level dieta workshop and is only available to those who have completed a dieta with us before. Thus, we take the dieter into a deeper understanding of the shamanic dieta process to facilitate a next-level relationship with these plants. It also requires three Saturdays at the Maloca, with two separate initiations and one closing ceremony.
Wild tobacco from the Amazon, also called mapacho, was the first plant spirit to enter into an intimate relationship with the shamans of old. Without tobacco, we would not be able to commune with any of the wise and powerful healing beings from the plant kingdom. It is the bridge that brings you into relation with nature. It is the visible prayer that carries your intentions of healing to the ears of the spirits. It is the medicine that grounds, centers, and attunes the human nervous system with the subtle frequencies of the plants so that profound connection can be made.
This dieta starts with two weeks of dedicated meditation with tobacco. When used ceremonially, the smoke is not inhaled into the lungs. It is only taken into the mouth and blown out with prayer and intention. In fact, it never even needs to be burned or smoked, but can be held in the palm of the hand while connecting to its spirit to complete a successful dieta.
The sacred vine of the Amazon holds many profound teachings. It is the key that opens the door to the realm of nature, the plants, animals, and shamanic ancestor spirits that carry the wisdom and magic of this tradition. Once tobacco builds our bridge, the sacred vine opens the door and acts as our tour guide. We enter into the deepest of relationships with nature and with ourselves.
Tobacco & Sacred Vine Dieta Dates:
Opening Ceremony/Tobacco Initiation: Saturday, September 19th (10am – 11am)
Sacred Vine Initiation: Saturday, October 3rd (10am – 11am)
Closing Ceremony: Saturday, October 17th (10am – 11am)
Payment & Reservation:
$595 (Deposits and reservations will be provided via a private link to those who have completed a dieta with us).