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Welcome to the Tucson Ayahuasca Community!

We are a unique and heart-centered group of people that embrace alternative healing methods through medicinal plant medicines, particularly Ayahuasca. Our community is a safe and supportive environment for individuals committed to expanding their knowledge of the Ayahuasca experience both inside and outside of ceremony. We welcome those who wish to learn, investigate and explore their consciousness with an open mind and free spirit. We also welcome those willing to question conventional thinking, ask questions while exploring the answers. We oppose the dogma, elitism, and pseudoscience that often plague discussions around this sacred and healing medicina.

We are a community for those who have had prior experiences with the medicina, for those who consider themselves to be novices and/or the just plain curious exploring deeper methods for their healing. With that said, we are so glad you are here! As we unite, we will sharing our experiences for deeper integration as well as share information about what to expect before, during and after a journey with Mother Ayahuasca. We will also be discussing the different terminology used for the ancient medicinal practice as well as ceremony preparation, icaros and dieta.

Good to Know Facts:

Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) is a vine of the jungle, which grows in the entire Amazonia, from Columbia to Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Guyana. It is known to and respected by all indigenous peoples as a healing plant or master “teacher plant” and represents the basis of their traditional medicines.

Ayahuasca is boiled together with the leaves of a shrub called “Chacruna” (Psychotria viridis), giving a brew or sacred drink of psychoactive character that is consumed in a ritual ceremony leading to reflection and cleansing. This brew, named also Ayahuasca, has been used for more than 5,000 years by the shamans of the Amazon as a way to reach amplified states of consciousness.

The psychoactive effects of Ayahuasca can be attributed to Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a substance that is produced by our own body and is responsible for our nocturnal dreams. According to the healers Chacruna is in charge of “painting the visions” whereas the Ayahuasca plant is the one teaching beyond those visions.

The term Ayahuasca is derived from the Quechua words “aya ” meaning soul or spirit and “huasca” meaning rope or vine. This is translated as the cord of the dead or the vine of the soul and is considered to be a drink used by the initiated ones to communicate with the world of the spirits. This brew is considered to be the foundation of the magical-spiritual connection of more than 75 ethnic groups of the Upper and Lower Amazonia.

Ayahuasca and Yage mean the same thing. It is a psychoactive brew that contains DMT that gives people enlightening experiences that has the ability to invoke life transformation. However, it's important to note that it is not for everyone, but when we are ready to receive her, she has an innate ability to call us to her. When we are being called to her, we know from the deepest depths of our core that it's time to commune with her.

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine that, when approached with respect and pure intention, is a wonderful teacher and healer. Ayahuasca is a strong cleansing medicine on all levels of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The process is one of letting go of what is not serving us on our journey here. The resulting clarity helps us move forward in our life's purpose. The focus of the process is often healing of wounds such as abandonment, rejection, unworthiness as well as healing the physical, emotional and mental results of these wounds. This medicine is also known as an entheogen. It deepens our connection with the Divine both within us as well as within all of existence. You will receive guidance tailored individually for you. Your safety and care throughout the process is the highest priority.

We are all learning and we look forward to getting to know everyone!

Upcoming events (5)

Ayahuasca Preparation & Integration For Sexual Abuse Trauma Survivors

ABOUT YOUR HOST DANIELLE MCFARLIN: Growing up in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, Danielle McFarlin was inspired to use her own journey through abuse and disempowerment to create a new framework for viewing the effects on both men and women in our present day "rape culture." Nine months before the #metoo movement went viral, she stood on stage and shared her story. Her TEDxTucson talk, From Victim to Warrior (watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLpuyCtvP74), proposes to serve as a beacon of hope for those who think their life is irreparable, showing them instead, through her own words, how, with courageous and deep self-inquiry, they can shine their own light on the path to healing and wholeness. McFarlin's work aims to create a safe foundation for those who have kept their stories of abuse and shame buried in the shadows. ABOUT THIS GROUP: This is a safe place for both men and women to share, explore, and grow. This group is particular for those preparing to go to the medicine or have sat with the medicine and needing to tend to this particular wound. The group is kept small (no more the 9 participants). This group will meet 1 Xs a month and additional and individual support can be received on an appointment basis. If you have any questions please do not reach out ! Link will be released the morning of event. We are honored to have Danielle McFarlin to be contributing to our group!

Restoring your Animist Heart-4 part online series

Online event

4 session Healing and Personal Decolonization Series with Quynn Red Mountain (LIVE ONLINE) Dates: 4 Saturdays- July 25 August 8 and 22, September 12 10am-11:30am P/MST Many seek plant medicine to assist with heart and ancestry healing, so we can fully come home to ourselves in this world. There is much healing to do to fully decolonize our minds and hearts, and this workshop series is offered to assist in your journey of restoring your Animist (Earth honoring) Self. All ancestors through the generations have experienced trauma, and then passed it along in actions and attitudes. The more you know about why, the more you can integrate those lost, confused, doubtful, angry or sad parts so you can be at peace with your Self and be able to show up more fully in the world. What parts of you are ready to “come home” so you can more beautifully move in the direction of your “Soul’s Call”. Which ancestors who are “like you” want to be reclaimed by you? There are two general forms of Soul Loss/Wounds, experienced by many sensitive people. Multi-Generational Soul Wounds and PTSD from Trauma experienced in one’s life. Both are uniquely damaging to the human essence, and shamanic tools can assist sensitive people in healing/soothing/tending each individually or mixed with each other. Together, we contemplate and explore the subjects explored in the workshop in focus. In each live session, Quynn guides you within yourself to ask questions, set intentions, and be curious as you connect with Spiritual Teachers and Guides for answers and help you need NOW. Quynn’s drumbeats will help you part the veil, where you can see a different perspective, and ask guidance about your heart, Self, your Life, your Calling, your Healing, and your Soul. This 4 session series (every two weeks) highlights important areas related to Restoring your personal Soul and the Animist Soul of your lineage from the confines of patriarchy and monotheistic religion. The 4 live meetings (online) include guidance and ceremony regarding the subject at hand, as well as rhythmic introspective journeys, meditations and sharing to connect with one’s Ancestors for direct guidance. Session One-Listening to the Spirits of Colonization in my body Session Two-Forgiving/Balancing/Restoring my Mother and Father Lines Session Three-Reconnecting with the non-human People in my life Session Four-Reanimating my Guiding Matrilineal Ancestresses and Goddesses Each session is recorded for anyone who must miss one or more of the sessions. ~Quynn Red Mountain is your Guide~ Quynn was taught by her Spirit Guides how to journey and connect within, and now helps others connect with their Spirit World in their unique way. Requested donation is $10-20 per session. If $10 is too much due to under or unemployment, offer what you can. You can send digital support to @earthwebmedia in venmo or [masked] in paypal. RSVP to see link.

Integration Circle

Online event

Integration can take many forms, different for each individual: introspection and self-healing, therapy, sharing with supportive community, somatic practices like yoga and dance, meditation, breath work, creative expressions like art and music, etc. Integration assists to deepen, clarify, and ground a profound experience by giving voice to it; external affirmation and reflection of one’s extraordinary experiences; finding kindred spirits making a similar (their own) journey; finding inspiration in others’ stories; connecting with resources for personal growth; opportunities to experiment with different ways of relating in a safe, accepting, and compassionate container; develop deep, long-term relationships crucial to happiness and personal development. Description of the circle: Each circle will start out with a review of guidelines and confidentiality, a brief introduction of the circle's topic and focus, a mindfulness practice and/or meditation, sharing of experiences, and closing of circle and short meditation. Below is a more descriptive version of what to expect from the meetup and the guidelines. Suggested donation for the circle is $5-15 dollars. ******************************************************************************* PLEASE READ: Group guidelines, expectations, and gentle reminders: -In order to maintain a safe and supportive it is imperative you are respectful of what is shared in the circle and adhere to the confidentiality rule. -Keep in mind that this circle is not intended to replace professional mental health services. Conveniently, we have a hand out ready for you of mental health professionals who are comfortable discussing Ayahuasca and other psychedelic friendly topics. -Disclaimer: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities, the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances, or partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire them.

Restoring your Animist Heart-4 part online series

Online event

4 session Healing and Personal Decolonization Series with Quynn Red Mountain (LIVE ONLINE) Dates: 4 Saturdays- July 25 August 8 and 22, September 12 10am-11:30am P/MST Many seek plant medicine to assist with heart and ancestry healing, so we can fully come home to ourselves in this world. There is much healing to do to fully decolonize our minds and hearts, and this workshop series is offered to assist in your journey of restoring your Animist (Earth honoring) Self. All ancestors through the generations have experienced trauma, and then passed it along in actions and attitudes. The more you know about why, the more you can integrate those lost, confused, doubtful, angry or sad parts so you can be at peace with your Self and be able to show up more fully in the world. What parts of you are ready to “come home” so you can more beautifully move in the direction of your “Soul’s Call”. Which ancestors who are “like you” want to be reclaimed by you? There are two general forms of Soul Loss/Wounds, experienced by many sensitive people. Multi-Generational Soul Wounds and PTSD from Trauma experienced in one’s life. Both are uniquely damaging to the human essence, and shamanic tools can assist sensitive people in healing/soothing/tending each individually or mixed with each other. Together, we contemplate and explore the subjects explored in the workshop in focus. In each live session, Quynn guides you within yourself to ask questions, set intentions, and be curious as you connect with Spiritual Teachers and Guides for answers and help you need NOW. Quynn’s drumbeats will help you part the veil, where you can see a different perspective, and ask guidance about your heart, Self, your Life, your Calling, your Healing, and your Soul. This 4 session series (every two weeks) highlights important areas related to Restoring your personal Soul and the Animist Soul of your lineage from the confines of patriarchy and monotheistic religion. The 4 live meetings (online) include guidance and ceremony regarding the subject at hand, as well as rhythmic introspective journeys, meditations and sharing to connect with one’s Ancestors for direct guidance. Session One-Listening to the Spirits of Colonization in my body Session Two-Forgiving/Balancing/Restoring my Mother and Father Lines Session Three-Reconnecting with the non-human People in my life Session Four-Reanimating my Guiding Matrilineal Ancestresses and Goddesses Each session is recorded for anyone who must miss one or more of the sessions. ~Quynn Red Mountain is your Guide~ Quynn was taught by her Spirit Guides how to journey and connect within, and now helps others connect with their Spirit World in their unique way. Requested donation is $10-20 per session. If $10 is too much due to under or unemployment, offer what you can. You can send digital support to @earthwebmedia in venmo or [masked] in paypal. RSVP to see link.

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