- Kealakekua, Hawaii
Here, at one of the planet’s 10 major vortices, there exists an almost palpable intersection between the surface of the earth and its planetary light body. At this vibrant location, a predisposition for inter-dimensional experience creates a “star gate” or portal, at which prayers and intentions made here are broadcast into the world and beyond.
If you are looking to experience a nature-based entheogen (psychoactive substance that induces a spiritual experience aimed at, literally, “becoming one with God”), Hawaii and the Southwest Pacific Rim host a variety of indigenous, Master Plants (plants that teach), which have been used for thousands of years in spiritual rituals and sacred ceremonies. Our ceremonies do not pretend to imitate the Amazon.
Rather, we invite you to join us on the island of Hawaii to enjoy and celebrate the native magical plants that live here in the middle of the world’s largest ocean, the ocean named after Peace. These psychoactive plant teachers have been growing in the surrounding Pacific jungles and have been breathing, propagating, rooting themselves and contributing to indigenous sacred rituals and ceremonies since ancient times. Furthermore, depending on where you are in the world, it is often more convenient — and a heck of a lot more relaxing — to come to Hawaii than it is to travel to South America.
Every Sunday evening, starting at 4 PM and lasting for several hours, Muaisa Hale Pule (“As I Aum” Sanctuary) offers Master Plant circles in upcountry Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. These ceremonies do not attempt to imitate or recreate Peru. Rather, they are a ceremonial opportunity, led by authentic, recognized shamans, who personally prepare psychoactive brews for people to interact with the entheogenic plant teachers of Hawaii and the Southwest Pacific Rim — on location, in the plants’ native habitat.
After all, one of the central tenants of working with Master Plants is to experience yourself as being one with nature and as an integral part of the surrounding natural world. What better place to connect to All That IS and to experience a greater sense of “being” and contentment than Hawaii?
With an open mind and an open heart there is a lot to be gained from this experience. The whole process is medicine and medicine is not always pleasant to take. Truly facing the parts of yourself that need to be healed isn’t easy but Shaman wants you to get it. I was aware that I’m creating my own reality conceptually but this needed to be hammered in so that I can stop feeling like a victim of my environment and circumstances and start emitting my own frequency. At the airport for my flight back home I was looking around at all the people and a child started screaming and crying and I felt myself sinking back into victim mode, thinking about how much I dislike people and being here. Then as I was standing there with everything I had just gone through fresh in my mind, I said I am sending all of these people around me love and I imagined that vibration emanating from my heart center in waves. In that instant the child stopped crying and I felt relief. The task now is to remember the lessons and do the work and don’t stop.
JUST WHAT I NEEDED — What an incredibly blessed and sacred experience hosted by two amazing shamans! The setting touched me immediately upon arriving, and it is already having an impact on how I am living the rest of my life. I am grateful from the bottom of my being for such an extraordinary event, for such a sacred gift, for so much love and kindness, for the shamans who went out of their way to accommodate those of us who were present, for the stimulating and educational conversation that followed the ceremony, and for Muaisa Hale Pule’s service to this world. What is offered here is truly magical. I have experienced deep healing.