The Grandfather of the Plants
The Medicine Yopo comes from the Venezuelan Amazon and is in the
Piaroa language known as Ñua (Yopo) and Tuipa (Caapi).
This exceptional medicine from the ancestral lands of the indigenous piaroa
people is characterized by its impressive visionary properties and its enormous
virtue as a power tool to penetrate deep into our psyches in an efficient way.
It is taken in deep meditation - Traditionally this rituals are used to connect
with the spirit world to receive healing and spiritual growth.
Now in September, we have Rufino with us for the very first time. He is a
Huottoja Shaman who is the eldest son and direct student of the greatly respected
grandfather Bolivar of the the tribe. Rufino will guide us through an entire Yopo
ceremony of 6- 9 hours, which includes the vibrational chants, water prayers and