Saturday, December 26, 2015

Quick Note on Taking People Out to the Jungle

I was involved with a discussion group about the need to try to be prepared when you take people to the jungle, particularly for something like ayahuasca. This was a note I posted. No big deal, but i know I'll lose that thread and want to remember this. Here's what I wrote:
       I take people out to the jungle. I've been doing it since 1998. At first I took them to my teacher, Julio. He died in 2007, and my team and I decided that his son Jairo should take over the space. My group is with me five days before we drink ayahuasca. Maybe 20 percent are not permitted for various reasons. I have six of us watching a max of 12 people; but I've got 5 more within 20 yards if we need them.I've got 3 more within 100 yards if we really need them. And I'm still scared to death that something will go wrong! Stuff happens in the jungle and you have to be prepared. Planning will never suffice because what you plan for will never occur. But the act of planning gives you a shot at taking care of things should shit rain down. And while I do not want to jinx myself, I always want my guests to be in the best possible hands. Yes, there are still septic spiders, poisonous snakes, cayman, electric eels, vampire bats and a host of bad things. The trick is to try to minimize those bad things from happening.  


sad13mae said...

'When us your next ayahausca tour to the amazon?

sad13mae said...

When will your next trip to the Amazon be?

Peter Gorman said...

I have one starting a week from Saturday, on Jan. 9; after that, next trips are June and July 2016. I think specific dates are on my website
Thanks for asking

Alamojo said...

Way to be, Peter! :-) Look at the fiasco that just went down at Phoenix Ayahuasca. That was an obvious case it seems to me, of negligence / malfeasance on the part of the operators / hosts. Good to read that you are really looking after your people properly. Under the circumstances that you provide, even in the very rare instance of a carefully screened person freaking out, the situation can be handled nicely. Keep up the good work, brother!