Ayahuasca Vision Quest

A Profound Journey with the Sacred Medicine into Silence and Introspection

What lies behind the curtain? …Who am I?…What is my purpose? Come and connect with the answers that lie in the Beyond, and join us by the River for this intensive and profound journey of Consciousness and Healing.

The Vision Quest is held over a few days and nights at a special camp beside the River. We totally immerse ourselves into nature, the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca, the Elements and our inner and individual quest.

We are all in silence, each person has their personal and shaded spot in the forest or by the river  where they sit during the day, we have a central fire area where the main Guide sits and gives Medicine and aid to who needs. The drinking of the  Ayahuasca occurs throughout the day, usually 2-3 times, as needed. There is one evening where the group drinks also during the night During these days only certain fruits, coconuts and yuca root is eaten.

During the days on the river we, the facilitators, remain watching over and assisting participants as needed. Everyone sleeps around the fire at night.

After this journey we make a sweat lodge ceremony to cleanse, purify and welcome in and ground our new received vision and intentions.

By the guidance of the Plant Spirit, SOL Circle developed this unique retreat,  for this deeper connection and fusion of worlds to be able to occur, and also as an opportunity for a person to seek guidance and direction for their life. This may come through in a variety of ways. For each person it becomes unique. You also experience yourself strengthening through being on your own with the sacred spirit.

“For days before vision quest, the group at Sound of Light had been anticipating the time when we would each find our perch in the forest with nothing but ourselves, water, and the guidance of plant medicine ayahuasca. The solitude and simplicity in nature would stretch us beyond our current relationship with ayahuasca, stripping us down to our essence in more ways than one.

We each found our place along the River Diamante where we would be immersed in nature. My spot was a green womb of palm leaves, shading me from the brightness of the sun, best avoided after drinking the sacred ayahuasca tea grown on the land. We were asked to make ourselves a bed of greenery, perhaps placing a yoga mat on top, and bringing with us the bare minimum needed for existence, leaving behind food, books, and phones. This would be our home for the next 72 hours. Each of us were assigned a helper who stood vigil just down the path, ready to offer support and blessings as needed.

Ayayhuasca vision quest began as a family, encircling the fire, singing and dancing our way into the medicine as we drank the sacred brew. Released to scatter to our private places in the forest, we were asked to avoid speaking to one another, descending into silence. Each found his or her way with the medicine, undulating between soaring ecstasy and the shadowy depths of humanity. Many experienced bonds with the animal and plant kingdom on their journeys — a lizard came regularly to remind me to breathe in the most overwhelming of moments. When the time would come for the next serving of tea, the beating of the drums would call us back to the fire circle, a band of pilgrims weaving their way through the forest to their tribe.”

The next Forest Vision Quests are scheduled for:

29 January – 10 February 2020

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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.