Shamanism & Ayahuasca

  • The Divine Feminine

    We are witnessing a global spiritual renaissance that is reawakening our connection to Mother Earth, and in the process, breaking the hold of patriarchal materialistic systems of control and the mechanistic worldview that disavows the sacred and the interconnection of all life. Working with Divine Feminine Energy The re-emergence of…

  • Our Planet

    Collectively, we are at the tipping point of enormous change. Our destiny appears poised between irreversibly destroying the environment and the air we breathe, and a spiritual awakening that transcends cultural, political and ethnic boundaries. The stakes are not just the survival and evolution of humanity but the evolution of…

  • Ayahuasca Shamanism

    History of Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant medicine that has been used for centuries, possibly thousands of years, by indigenous and more recently mestizo ayahuasca shamanic healers across the upper Amazon throughout Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. There are over 40 other names known for this sacred medicine, including caapi, natema, mihi and yage.…

  • Regenerative Ayahuasca Production

    The Temple has become a self-sufficient producer of ayahuasca, modelling a responsible and regenerative ayahuasca production method for this sacred medicine through incorporating the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) into our agroforestry systems on the Temple’s 300-hectare property. Our efforts seek to counter the trend of the over-harvesting of ayahuasca in…

  • Healing Trauma – Individual And Collective Transformation

    “Throughout recorded and oral history, it has been the task of the shaman, or tribal healer, to help restore balance and health to individuals and communities where it has been disrupted,” writes Peter Levine. “In contrast to Western medicine, which has taken its time in recognizing the debilitating effects of…

  • Addressing Root Causes with Ayahuasca

    Our natural human state is joyful, harmonious, and peaceful. However, for most people, deeply unconscious and long-suppressed fears, anger, and negative emotions drive our lives, causing us typically to “try to feel good.” Yet this very attempt is self-defeating and serves only to repress the pain we are carrying. Our…

  • Healing With Ayahuasca – Shadow Work

    The cornerstone of ayahuasca healing is shadow work: healing deep-seated emotional and psychological issues by bringing awareness to and rewriting negative patterns in your subconscious mind and clearing your energetic system of dense energies. An ayahuasca retreat at the Temple can be intense and often one of the most challenging…

  • Shipibo Energy Healing

    In ancient Hippocratic medicine, the patient was called asthenis, meaning a person who lacked strength or vital energy; the doctor was iatros, which means the healer who re-establishes the sthenos or vital energy in the person. The Onanya work directly with energy: identifying where there are blockages, if there is excess energy and where energy is…

  • Respecting Tradition

    Traditional Medicine of the Peruvian Amazon The foundation of our work at the Temple is traditional Amazonian medicine, practised by genuine and highly skilled indigenous Amazonian shamanic healers. We deeply honor and respect indigenous traditions, their tried and tested healing practices and the profound wisdom that has evolved over countless…

  • Plant Spirit Healing

    The last 40 years have seen a continual rise in people’s interest in traditional indigenous cultures that engage with the unseen forces of nature and the spirit beings that inhabit the astral/dreamtime dimension. Plant-spirit healing is a way of life as well as a modality of healing because it helps…

  • Amazonian Plants and Medicines

    The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, and 20 percent of the world’s fresh water and is home to over 150,000 species of plants, many of which are medicinal plants. The Amazon has been the richest biological incubator on the planet Earth for millennia. This…

  • Ikaros – Songs Of The Plants

    The main approach of the Onanya to remove negative energies is energy medicine that comes in the form of song – ikaros. Sound is a form of energy frequency (vibration) through which communication and healing can take place. As Pam Montgomery writes: “Everything in physical existence has a molecular structure…

  • Ayahuasca Tea – Ancient Medicine in the Modern World

    Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful and well-known natural entheogens known to man. The name ayahuasca comes from Quechua, a widely spoken South American language found throughout the Amazon: aya means “soul” or “spirits” and huasca means “vine.” The full name, therefore, means “vine of the soul” or “vine of the spirits.” It…

  • Does the Temple Offer Ayahuasca Tourism?

    The Temple is a traditional medicine healing center. We are not a ‘tripping’ or tourist center for experimenting with what some would pigeonhole as a hallucinogenic drug – we work exclusively with high-level Shipibo healers offering genuine, deep, traditional Amazonian shamanic healing. We welcome guests from all walks of life.…

Getting Here

The Temple of the Way of Light is located in the Amazon basin, in the Loreto region of Peru, a few hours journey by bus, boat, and hike from the city of Iquitos.
In order to come to the Temple you would need to fly into Iquitos International Airport in Iquitos, Peru. All flights to Iquitos are via Lima, Peru. We recommend booking your flights for one day before and after the start and end date of your retreat to first allow yourself time to acclimatize to the environment and then allow yourself ample travel time and time to reintegrate into the “mainstream” world once the retreat has ended.

**Please do not book flights or make any travel arrangements until your registration and medical information has been reviewed and you have been approved to attend a retreat.**

Each retreat group will be picked up on the first morning of the retreat at a designated pickup location in central Iquitos by one of our staff members and then travel to the Temple together from there. The group will be brought back into Iquitos after breakfast on the last morning of the retreat and will arrive in town by early afternoon (usually 2pm at the latest).

The price of a Temple retreat includes transportation from the group pickup place in Iquitos to the Temple on the first morning of the retreat and transportation back to Iquitos on the last morning of the retreat. The price does not include any flights, hotel costs, or transportation to the group pickup on the first morning
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  • 14 Days
    5 Ceremonies
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    $ 2,000

    Traditional Plant Dietas at Shipibo Rao

    We are honored to support Maestro Jose Lopez Sanchez and his healing center, Shipibo Rao. Maestro Jose runs 14-day dietas working in the Shipibo tradition.
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