2018 Calendar of Events

 

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Choque Chinchay

SPIRITQUEST SHAMANIC SANCTUARY

CHAVIN  RENAISSANCE©

“blending the ancient sacred plant technology of the Amazon and Andes

into a Whole greater than the sum of the parts”

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Extraordinary Shamanic Spiritual and Healing Retreats and Pilgrimages

Dedicated to Holistic Healing and Higher Consciousness

masterfully conducted in Peru by don Choque Chinchay since 1995

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“Superlative authentic traditional Peruvian sacred plant shamanism for sincere seekers of healing, truth, and higher consciousness”


2018 Calendar of Events

Choque Chinchay

SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary

Shamanic Spiritual and Healing Retreats in Perú

dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness

Dates may be subject to change.  Please complete registration before making your travel reservations.

Contact us for information, retreat cost, and registration instructions.

updated 29 March 2018

 


RETREAT SUMMARY

What is included:  comfortable and secure licensed lodging at SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary in the Peruvian Amazon, all-you-can-eat organic dieta meals, airport pickup, shamanic orientation and instruction, personal consultation, guided sacred plant ceremonies, flower baths following ayahuasca ceremonies, personalized healing, and enriching integrative activities with nature and indigenous people of the Amazon.

 What is not included: airfare, personal purchases, and tips (optional)

If you are interested in participating in a SpiritQuest shamanic retreat, please send a personal introduction and statement of intention requesting more information, registration cost and application questionnaire to  spiritquest.sanctuary@gmail.com

Dates may be subject to change. Please receive your acceptance and complete registration before making your travel reservations.


 JANUARY

Ayahuasca Odyssey of New Beginnings
a shamanic revival celebration of Life, Spirit, Healing and Transformation with five deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony.
January 6-16, 2018 ~ 10 days/nights with 7 ceremonies (5 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú
January 16-23, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

 FEBRUARY

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

February 11-19, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

February 19-26, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

MARCH

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

March 11-19, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

March 19-26, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

NO RETREATS IN APRIL OR MAY

 JUNE

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

June 10-18, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon

with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

June 18-25, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

 JULY

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

July 15-23, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

July 23-30, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

AUGUST

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

August 12-20, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

August 20-27, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

SEPTEMBER

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony

September 9-17, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

September 17-24, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

 OCTOBER

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony.

October 14-22, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

October 22-29, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

 NOVEMBER

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants
with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony.

November 12-20, 2018 ~ 8 days/nights with six ceremonies (4 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú

November 20-27, 2018 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

DECEMBER

CHAVIN RENAISSANCE©
December Solstice Listening to the Sacred Plants of Peruvian Antiquity
Ayahuasca ~ Bobinsana ~ Huachuma ~ Vilca
with three deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies a heart-opening Bobinsana ceremony and a profoundly enlightening Chavin Huachuma Mesada ceremony with the sacred Vilca, the ancient visionary bridge between Life, Death, and Rebirth

December 09-19, 2018 ~ 10 days/nights with (3 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho/1 Huachuma/1 Vilca ritual)

2019

JANUARY

Ayahuasca Odyssey of New Beginnings
a shamanic revival celebration of Life, Spirit, Healing and Transformation with four deeply healing Ayahuasca ceremonies, a mapacho sacred tobacco ceremony, and a heart-opening Bobinsana dream ceremony.
January 6-14, 2019 ~ 10 days/nights with 7 ceremonies (5 ayahuasca/1 bobinsana/1 mapacho)

Chavín Renaissance ©
Huachuma Mesada Initiation of the Three Worlds In the Amazon
with three profoundly enlightening huachuma mesada ceremonies integrating the three shamanic worlds of the anaconda (water), the jaguar (earth), and the eagle (air) in the ancient Chavín style, with a singado ritual of purification and clarity, and in the third mesada, the ultimate journey, an ineffable ritual of Life, Death, and Rebirth with the sacred visionary Vilca snuff of ancient Perú
January 14-21, 2019 ~ 7 days/nights with five ceremonies (3 huachuma mesadas/1 singado/1 vilca ritual)

 RETREAT SUMMARY

What is included:  comfortable and secure licensed lodging at SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary in the Peruvian Amazon, all-you-can-eat organic dieta meals, airport pickup, shamanic orientation and instruction, personal shamanic consultation, sacred plant ceremonies, flower baths following ayahuasca ceremonies, personalized healing, and enriching integrative activities with nature and indigenous people of the Amazon.

 What is not included: airfare, personal purchases, and tips (optional)


If you are interested in participating in our work, please send a personal introduction and statement of intention requesting information, registration cost and application materials to   spiritquest.sanctuary@gmail.com

SpiritQuest Shamanic Sanctuary

Rió Momón San Andres

Punchana, Peru


THE NATURE OF OUR WORK

SpiritQuest shamanic retreats are professionally facilitated intensive courses in traditional Peruvian sacred plant shamanism intended to heal and enhance your personal life experience and help define your contribution to the emerging collective consciousness.   We have conducted these shamanic healing and instructional programs in Peru since 1995, much longer than any others in this area.

Our work is wholly dedicated in service to holistic healing and higher consciousness.   We practice authentic Peruvian sacred plant shamanism.  We don’t do ‘tours’ and we are not engaged in ‘psychedelic tourism’, a pejorative concept in conflict with the purpose and principles of authentic curanderismo (shamanic healing).

Serious work with the sacred plants is not a casual recreational pursuit.  It is not a ‘drug’ experience.   It is difficult and challenging holistic work requiring serious preparation and intention leading to dramatic positive benefits in ones’ life.  Our work is not about ‘experience’ alone, it is about results.  If you are a tourist just looking for a novel vacation experience, a drug trip, or ‘adventure’ tourism, look somewhere else.  That’s not what we do.

We practice genuine traditional archaic shamanism through the timeless lens of Amazonian-Andean cosmology. We employ ancient sacred plant technology originating thousands of years ago, dedicated to the highest principles of shamanism which are holistic healing and evolution of consciousness.  It is not about ‘power’… it is instead about healing, clarity, strength, transformation, unification, and service.  If that resonates with your intention, then perhaps we are a good match.

To help assure your safety and compatibility with our work, a written application screening questionnaire is required and terms of participation apply.  We wish to share our traditional shamanic plant medicine knowledge, skills, and opportunities with mature and seriously focused individuals.

Your personal safety and positive results are always our highest priority.

OUR RETREATS

SpiritQuest retreats are well organized and wisely facilitated to foster harmony and compassion in the group dynamic while preserving space for personal privacy and integration as needed.  Your personal safety and wellbeing is our highest priority.  We have safety and emergency protocols in place and our operation is in full compliance withl all Peruvian licensing and safety requirements.  Five members of our staff are medically certified in emergency first aid and CPR.  We do everything possible to assure that you are  safe and protected at all times.

SpiritQuest ayahuasca ceremonies are conducted by four maestros assisted by four to six ceremonial aides.  This provides a superb healer/patient ratio for whatever special attention may be needed.  I personally facilitate all SpiritQuest ceremonies.   Authentic shamanic healing is highly personal and we make every effort to see that everyone receives all the personal attention needed in or out of ceremony.

Our group size typically ranges from fifteen to twenty-five people, occasionally more or less.  Standard lodging is double occupancy.  A few single rooms are available on a first-registered basis.

Our unique multi-disciplinary trans-cultural foundation provides a superb bridge between modern western and traditional shamanic culture and world view.   We combine shamanic traditionalism with contemporary professionalism to create an unparalleled opportunity for this work. .  Our retreat ambience is spiritual in focus but not religious, relaxed and non-dogmatic, yet appropriately focused to nurture thoughtful intention, concentration, and integration.  We cultivate a positive, mature group dynamic respectful of free will and all paths of higher consciousness.

Our work is intended for seekers of healing, truth and new beginnings in their lives.  We are therefore appropriately selective in whom we accept to our work.  Participation is screened by written questionnaire for intention, attitude, safety factors, and compatibility with our style of work.  Not everyone is cut out for plant medicine work for various reasons, so we try to select people with compatible personal qualities and intentions.  Our vetting procedures also help to assure a smooth blend of kindred spirits willing to engage this work in a warm, cooperative and mutually supportive manner.  You  may arrive a stranger but you’ll likely leave with a new spiritual home and new friends for life.

We are seriously focused in our practice of “old-fashioned” traditional shamanism and would expect you to bring a respectful attitude and an open mind and heart if accepted.   Sincere and positive intention, willingness to trust, patience, perseverance, emotional maturity, and some work ethic are essential.

Serious work with the spirit plant medicines is holistic therapy which is challenging in many respects.  It is not an easy path at times, and real work is required to get the most from it.  That said, the benefits can be profoundly healing, transformative, and enduring, bringing new dimensions and a fresh start to your life.  It’s all about striving for reciprocity, the ancient Andean principle of ‘Ayni’, finding balance between what is received and what is given.

Authentic shamanic healing is highly personalized and we make sure everyone receives the personal guidance and attention needed to get the most from this work.

THE SHAMANIC FACULTY

Don Rober Acho Jarama, doña Eliana Acho, don Carlos Acho and don Howard Lawler comprise over 130 years combined experience in the practice of traditional shamanic sacred plant healing arts.  You’ll find more about us at www.biopark.org/peru/maestros.html .   Our mission and service is rooted in deep shamanic knowledge and skill attained over many decades combined with compassion, authenticity, and integrity.

Don Rober’s mastery of the art of Ayahuasca curanderismo is extraordinary, spanning over 60 years of diligent healing practice in the Lamista tradition of the upper Amazon.  He is a true ‘banco’ ayahuasquero.  A ‘banco’ is an elder maestro curandero who has mastered a shamanic art at the highest level.

Doña Eliana Acho is an accomplished curandera of lifelong experience, specializing in the plants camalonga and bobinsana.  She administers the enchanting baños de florescimiento (flower baths) which follow each ayahuasca ceremony.

Don Carlos Acho is the fourth generation of his family lineage in vegetalismo, the Amazonian plant healing art.  He is masterful in the preparation of the Ayahuasca medicine and in the conduction of the ceremonies.

Don Howard Lawler has studied and practiced archaic sacred plant shamanism of the Americas for over 52 years, focusing on the North American/Mexican traditional uses of peyote and teonanacatl (sacred mushrooms), the ancient metaphysical art of the huachuma (San Pedro) mesada, and ayahuasca curanderismo in the Peruvian Amazon.  He is a maestro huachumero in the original Chavin style and tradition of the ‘Mesa Nortena of Peru, and has studied and practiced indigenous and mestizo Ayahuasca curanderismo in the Peruvian Amazon for over twenty-five years. You’ll find more about him at www.biopark.org/peru/maestro.html and www.biopark.org/peru/team.html.

PODCASTS

Amber Lyon interviewed don Howard about Ayahuasca for her Reset.me podcast at http://reset.me/podcast/maestro-don-howard-lawler-explains-ayahausca/ .   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzYJnDrA35c .

Jonathan Waterlow interviewed don Howard about his life’s work in shamanism on his podcast Voices in the Dark at : https://voicesinthedark.world/the-shamans-path-don-howard-lawler-interview/

Mike Zaremba interviewed don Howard about shamanism on his podcast Vancouver Real at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhf6AjvuRXU&feature=youtu.be

MEDIA

For an insightful look inside our work, I invite you to view these excellent documentaries produced by Aubrey Marcus and Mitch Schultz (DMT: The Spirit Molecule) …

DRINK THE JUNGLE AYAHUASCA is about the Ayahuasca Listening to the Plants healing and higher consciousness retreats at SpiritQuest Sanctuary  … https://www.aubreymarcus.com/ayahuasca-documentary/

HUACHUMA is about the Huachuma Mesada Initiation at SpiritQuest Sanctuary … http://aubreymarcus.com/huachuma/

 SpiritQuest Sanctuary Mission Statement
“Your cup will runneth over at SpiritQuest Sanctuary … “

 

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