- 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?
“This brew took a very definite hold of me in a way I hadn’t quite experienced before.
The jungle around me took on a beautiful, crisp glow. Things seemed to pulse and flow in a rhythm that I was part of. I could have stayed in this silent state for eternity.”