Calca, Cusco, Perú
After I figured I wanted to do Ayahuasca, me and my friend opted for Sapan Inka. The picture of Erik and Nilda inspired confidence for me, and when I realized they only take 4 people at a time it gave me a good feeling they are not just doing this for money.
We headed out for Cusco and they arranged to pick us up at the hostel. Erik really takes his time, preparing us as a group and also having private conversations with each of us. It felt like a really important step before going in.
The first night I think I was anticipating too much too quickly and started being impatient when I saw that it was not working, it did not kick in until after the ceremony.I had a hard time after and the effects came on pretty strong. I had some negative visions and an overall negative experience.. I did not take it as such though as I figured Ayahuasca was showing me what I needed to see to prepare me for the other nights. The next day I did not feel too good and I was not having my world view changed.
Erik takes the time after each sessions (in the morning) to review what happened. This was really helpful to me.
The second evening I went in with a much more positive attitude. It was a much more positive experience. I had some of my issues tackled and I felt much better the next day.
But nothing, and I mean nothing could have prepared me for the last night. At that point we we’re only two, me and my friend. When we went up to the ceremony room, we had Erik and Nilda, and a guest shaman and his two apprentices. There we’re 5 of them for only two of us. I could not believe what I was seing and felt very humbled and honored at the same time. Without going into details, It was the most amazing experience of my life. Everything from past to present to future we’re addressed in that session. I never felt anything like it. It was also the longest night of my life. It felt like it would never end. The next day I felt fantastic and my vision was so clear.
I am so grateful for having been there and I will be forever grateful to Erik and Nilda. They have a big heart and they really care, they are true healers.