Ayahuasca & The True Purpose Of Plant Medicine w/ Zach Poitra
By Jay Campbell
November 11th, 2019
Ayahuasca is one of the most soul-changing, healing and consciousness-shifting substances known to man.
It is well-known for its visionary aspect, but it also has incredible healing properties when it comes to setting our hearts and souls free of pain, trauma and emotional suffering.
What is the passage of purification that takes place when we start taking Ayahuasca?
What can we expect to experience when we’re on it?
What is the true purpose of Ayahuasca, not the highly mainstream and commodified messaging we hear?
On this episode, we’re joined by Amazonian shamanism and Ayahuasca practitioner, Zach Poitra.
He shares on the power of Ayahuasca in the spiritual journey.
Ayahuasca is an amplifier, it brings to the surface emotions and experiences that we’ve suppressed. Her priorities are to clean, heal and teach. -Zach Poitra
At the start of the show, Zach Poitra talked about how he got started, and the journey he took that brought him to his first encounter with Ayahuasca. Next, we talked about how Ayahuasca works, the kinds of conditions it treats, and the experiences one can have when they take it. We discussed how to prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for an Ayahuasca experience. We also talked about the difference between using Ayahuasca as a medicine and as a sacrament.
We also discussed;
- Why Peru is the place where many people experience increased consciousness.
- The plant-medicine diet protocol and Shamanic dieting
- The commodification on plant medicine
- The importance of thinking multi-dimensionally
Zach began drinking Ayahuasca in 2009. At that time he was working in Finance and while he was successful, he found himself very dissatisfied and depressed. He knew that something was “off”. After some searching via other modalities, he decided to take a trip to Peru and attend a 9 day Ayahuasca & shamanic dieta retreat. Zach moved to Jenaro Hererra in 2010 and stayed in Peru until mid 2014. Upon his arrival to Jenaro Hererra, Zach began drinking Ayahuasca and doing shamanic plant dietas with the Galindo family. Zach’s main teachers were Maestro Gumercindo Galindo and Maestro Don Roldan Galindo (Gumercindo’s father).
In 2011 the Galindo family and Zach opened an Ayahuasca retreat center, La Familia Medicina. La Familia Medicina conducted Ayahuasca and shamanic plant dieta retreats from 2011 to mid 2014. In late 2013, Maestro Gumercindo Galindo gave Zach the title of “Maestro”. Visit https://www.ayahuascafamily.com/ for more information or send an email to [email protected]ahuascafamily.com.