Ayahuasca is an Amazonian indigenous brew, traditionally used for shamanic, spiritual and healing purposes. This entheogenic* tea, also known as ‘Vine of the Soul’ is used largely as a religious sacrament. For many indigenous people of the Amazon, ayahuasca is integral to ritual practices, myths, cosmologies, art, music, and other cultural aspects of their life.

Beyond the shamanic context

From this shamanistic context arose several religious traditions in Brasil, like the União do Vegetal, the Barquinha and the Santo Daime. The most well- known and widest spread is the Santo Daime, a mixture between shamanism, Christianity, Spiritism and Umbanda, an Afro-Brazilian religion with strong African roots.

The Netherlands
All over the world, the use of ayahuasca is growing very fast and since the beginning of the 90’s, many thousands of people in Holland took ayahuasca or Daime** for the first time in their life.

*   entheogenic; connect with your inner God
** Daime is the name of Ayahuasca within the Santo Daime tradition

image: Alex Grey - The chapel of sacred mirrors

The information on this website is not meant to recommend the use of ayahuasca nor do we pretend that ayahuasca will be good for you. Ayahuasca is for everybody but not everybody is for ayahuasca. The decision to drink ayahuasca is very personal and should always be taken with care and only by Yourself!!


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June 1 - 11, 2021
9-day retreat in the Atlantic Rainforest,
Brazil (postponed)