Ayahuasca Ceremony

We work with the Sacred Medicine brew of Ayahuasca within the container of a sacred and intentional-focused Ceremony that combines ritual, song and prayer. The ceremony offers us a space to do our spiritual work with the Medicine.

Ayahuasca is a spirit-plant, a great Healer and Teacher that is accelerating the process of our human awakening to a more conscious and loving state, for the good of all beings. We believe that by intentionally and humbly working with ayahuasca we will improve our life experience.

This doesn’t mean that ayahuasca is a magical cure for any woe, illness or ailment.

It can however help us open the doors of perception, to understanding and discovery but what we do with these insights is entirely our own decision and responsibility. In the sacred space of the medicine we may receive great insight and it is through the practice of constant present awareness that we manifest changes in our lives.

The path of awakening can be incredibly proliferant and at the same time challenging as it brings us many lessons and opportunities for transformation. It is also joyful and rewarding as our consciousness grows and we see our desired changes manifesting. With trust in our inner light we will guide our own way into the beyond and every step will be worthwhile.

About the Ceremony Setting

We invite participants to feel comfortable and relaxed in the space. Before any ceremony begins, practicalities are discussed and sometimes intentions are shared.

We create a sacred ceremonial space where all participants wear white and sit in circle and sing throughout the night. We call this our work or really it is our spiritual work for we become active participants in the journey of our own self-transformation. During this work we call for healing and consciousness, we invite in energies that can aid us. We follow certain rituals and traditions, we use crystals, candles and sacred herbs inside the space.

The night is normally divided into four parts. We drink 2-3 times in a ceremony. We open the sacred space through the invocation of prayers. During the first and second part we sit in circle, we participate in singing and we meditate being in silence. The third part is spent listening to a specially compiled meditation of universal music. This time is for resting and gives people space for entering deeper into their individual and personal process. The final part of the Ceremony is in the morning with the first light, we come together again in circle, to sing, to balance and bring everyone back into union. The closing of the ceremony in the morning is a special alchemy that brings much clarity and completion to any process of the night. The Ceremony is closed with prayers and thanks.

We have the lights on for part of the night so that you can participate in the songs with us. Usually by the second glass we move to candlelight as everyone goes deeper into their personal process.

We don’t work in the total dark. We generally have a sound system in the space to enhance the sound expansion experience, good sound is a very important part of the ceremony. The session space is focused around the music that is being created during the night.

The experience of the Ritual is one that brings oneself closer to one’s essence and the Higher Self. A lot can be received in one night of this work, if the person is open in mind and heart to the experience.

The Ayahuasca can have and may not always have, a profound cleaning effect in the body. This release of energy within us may come out as crying, shaking, laughter, vomit, mild diarrhea. We welcome this cleansing and remind participants to be open for it and not fear or reject it for it is part of the healing process and offers a great opportunity for release for things known or unknown within us.

Purification and cleansing of body, mind, and spirit in an ayahuasca ceremony can be the beginning of a process of profound personal and spiritual discovery and transformation. This process may continue and develop, even if one never drinks ayahuasca again. A seed of consciousness gets planted within us.

The Songs

The special songs we sing are our keys to the Temple of Teachings of the Sacred Spirit.

Our songs originate from across the world. Many are from the various Santo Daime communities of the Amazon, Brazil as well as bhajans and mantras from India and songs of the heart received from all over the world. Most of the songs have been received by people who take part in these rituals and connect to its Source. We sing in English, Hebrew, Spanish, Sanskrit and Brazilian Portuguese.

We are not part of any single religion but rather we connect to the Source as One and respect the many forms and names it has. Our work has its roots in the Santo Daime tradition, and is a fusion of the shamanic practices of the forest and the eastern teachings of meditation, self-awareness and human development. We are guided in this sacred space by the Divine Light, our instruments and our voices acting as our vehicle to the Astral Heights, carrying our intentions, prayers and affirmations.

Care of Participants

It is our SOL way to always take good care of participants throughout the night. We give the space for each one to pass their individual process and parallel we are there for you if you need any assistance.

We try to always include an integration sharing circle after ceremony. We open a space to hear about each other’s experience and often this brings the picture of the journey into clearer focus for everyone.

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SOL Circle hosts sacred plant medicine retreats in the jungle of Costa Rica. We have a beautiful hosting center, embraced by the forest and blessed with pure waters. We live here as a heart-centered community by the principles of truth, simplicity and love. We look forward to welcoming you and supporting you through your Ayahuasca experience. Many retreats also include sweat lodge purification ceremonies with San Pedro. Our retreats offer the opportunity for a transformative getaway, a spiritual self-awakening and healing for your mind, body and soul.