If ayahuasca is coming for you, nudging you to imbibe, then a safe and wise choice is a visit to Parign Hak (Grandma’s Place) with Jessica.
A small group of us (4 only) left Cusco with Jessica and (via a lovely one night stop at the Qeros Communidad Nativa) and took the motorised canoe to Parign Hak (Grandma’s Place). At that point it was clear to us that we were family for the duration of the stay.
This is low-key, no bullshit, true trans-personal, trans-cultural experience. Some aspects that appealed to me:
* I felt welcomed, contained, accepted for the way I am
* The food was simple and delicious, cooked under the watchful eye of Gloria
* The cottages and conference room have a delicious humble feel
* The maloca, tucked away further into the jungle, is a sweet piece of mystery
* Jessica has hard-won wisdom and a deep understanding of ayahuasca and ceremony
* The jungle is magical and our forays into it and along the river added a depth to the ceremonies.
I have come back to Australia grateful, humbled, opened to the possibilities of ayahuasca, refocused back to the essentials of life, blown away by plant intelligence.