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Shamanic Plant Diets: Preparation, Engagement & Integration

  • Kathmandu Boutique 1844 Lincoln Boulevard Santa Monica, CA, 90404 United States (map)

A workshop with Javier Regueiro - Shamanic Practices Workshop Series


Amazonian plant diets have been used for millennia by the shamans of South America for various healing, educational and spiritual purposes. In recent years, more and more Westerners are drawn to learn the ways of the master plants and fly to the Amazon to engage with this sacred practice. In this talk Javier Regueiro will speak about the shamanic plant diet process, its benefits, and challenges. Shamanic plant diets are a process specific of the Amazon jungle shamanic tradition and they are engaged in for physical and non-physical healing and learning. The limits of what is available in terms of physical and non-physical healing is only limited by one's mind and the spiritual and psychological maturity of the individual engaging in it, but it is the most powerful healing and spiritual process Javier has ever engaged in. The many formats of this process will be explained, with emphasis on the more common format, which involves the daily ingestion of a decoction of the plant one is dieting accompanied by the ingestion of Ayahuasca every few days. Drawing from his extensive experience in the diet process for both personal healing and learning, Javier will share the knowledge he has gathered through dieting plants such as Ayahuasca, Tobacco, Datura, and Chakruna. Javier will furthermore present his two newly published books “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart” and address the importance of set and setting, preparation, and integration. Copies of both books will be available for purchase.

LOCATION: Kathmandu Boutique - event room in the back (guests receive 15% off all store items)

DATE: Thursday, September 14 2017
DOORS:Open 6:30 pm
Workshop & Q/A 7-9 pm

PRICE: $22.22 pre-purchased online, $27 at the door
Limited to 25 participants. 

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Speaker Bio: 
Javier Regueiro is a plant medicine person. In 2006 he created the Ayaruna Healing Center in Pisac, Peru, where he has lead hundreds of Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies, several healing retreats, and shamanic plant diets. He is a student of Don Francisco Montes, a medicine person of Capanahua descent, and is in the process of moving to the jungle outside Iquitos to continue his teacher's legacy and work. He is the author of “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”.

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Javier's books: 
"Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle" written by Javier Regueiro is available now on and through all major book distributors worldwide both in print and electronic formats.

A revised and expanded edition of the Ayahuasca book as well as a new book on San Pedro/Huachuma ( will be in bookstores worldwide Sep. 12, 2017.

Earlier Event: September 6
Community Psychedelic Integration Circle
Later Event: September 20
Community Psychedelic Integration Circle