CHAKAPITA

Sacred Spiritual Journeys in the South of Ecuador

 

Sacred Plants

Huachuma

Huachuma is a masculine spirit plant, also known as Ahuacoya and San Pedro.  Some people say that this name is related to the Apostle Peter, because he holds the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.  This plant has been used by the Indians of the Andes of South America for millennia.  The active ingredient is mescaline. The spirit of the grandfather Huachuma is very generous.  Like all power plants, the journey depends very much on the current lifestyle and state of mind of the people participating.  It is also very important that a clean diet is followed whilst using this traditional medicine, to detoxify the physical body for true healing of the soul.

Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a teacher plant with a feminine spirit, known as ‘Grandmother Ayahuasca’.  Sometimes we can experience the vision of a young or old woman, depending on the age of the plant that has been prepared.  The spirit is in direct relationship with the wisdom of the snake.  Visions of the jaguar or anaconda are common, as these are the sacred spirits of the forest, known to the natives as the Arutam.  Ayahuasca is like a big snake that carries the memories of life.   It is known as the vine of souls and has been used for thousands of years by the people of the Amazon to cure physical, mental and emotional illnesses by taking the participants on a journey to altered states of consciousness for healing.  Like all power plants, the healing depends on the willingness of the participant to make the changes shown by the medicine, commitment to healing and the severity of the disease. It is also very important that a clean diet is followed whilst using this traditional medicine, to detoxify the physical body for true healing of the soul.

Wilka

Wilka is considered to be the most sacred of all power plants.  During the times of the Incas Wilka was used as their sacred medicine.   It was used only by the privileged class of the Incas and was not accessible to all people. 

This female spirit presents herself as a young mother and has the virtues of curing terminal diseases and very strong addictions. The journey with Wilka offers the chance of rebirth by showing changes that are necessary in the life to become a better people.  During a journey with Wilka, it is very common to see geometric visions, typical of a mathematics lesson! Reason being, the spirit of the plant is very precise and strict! Mama Wilka proposes a commitment to improve all aspects of our lives and this we can experience when we know the essence of true love.