A Place to Find Your Path
and Touch the Heart of Existence
A day lived without love is a wasted day.
But is it different to live without a Vision?
In essence, any day of the week, month, and year presents an equal opportunity to live consciously, fully aware, and engaged with the gift of life. Any moment is a gateway to presence and wisdom. But for most people, this is only true in theory. In practice, living under the daily pressure of the modern world, no time is left for anything but getting some rest so you can start a marathon again tomorrow. Life, which is an incredible miracle, has become only about survival and a burden for so many. This depressing reality has created a marketplace for so-called spiritual teachers and healers who claim to have a cure.
Plant-teachers are the gateway to the world of Spirit. Plant medicine is a tool that can easily bypass words, concepts, and belief systems - all of which, at best, can serve as road signs and, at worse, as gatekeepers. This is why sacred plants are feared and have been suppressed. They democratize consciousness and allow for a direct spiritual connection to the Divine. They open up your doors of perception and allow you to see yourself and the Universe with fresh and unbiased eyes. In this wordless space you can find an abundance of healing energy that is as full of insights as the ocean is full of fish. This ocean is neutral water where you can fish with your mind all you want. No one owns it. Dare to enter and claim your place in the Cosmos.
Working with both Ayahuasca and Huachuma is beneficial. Each plant teacher does its own work and provides different angles through which you can see yourself and find healing. They both can lead you to equilibrium and unity that results in inner peace and well-being. Clarity is a direct path to healing and change.
Do not wait until you find the time. You may never find it. Make the time and do the things you want to do. We don't know what the 21st year of the 21st century has in store for us. It might be as difficult year as 2020 and travel restrictions might still be in place. However, if travel becomes possible, do not wait any longer. A window of opportunity is not static and you don't know when will it present itself again.
Plant medicine shamanism is for sincere and mature people who understand the value of a direct spiritual experience. We offer powerful, heart-touching Huachuma (San Pedro) and Ayahuasca ceremonies under professional shamanic guidance in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Our time spent together on the medicine is a valuable interaction that often yields healing and understanding. Each new ceremony is a continuation of the previous one, building towards healing and expansion of consciousness. Although even one ceremony can have a positive impact on your life, giving yourself more time and respecting the process is more beneficial.
Take a spiritual vacation from the mundane and profane to find what is special and sacred!
Under the expert guidance of local curandero Don Juan, Huachuma Wasi offers Ayahuasca retreats at our center in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. This is an excellent opportunity to connect to the ancient medicine tradition of the rainforest and experience the profound synergy between the two great teacher plants of South American shamanism, Ayahuasca and Huachuma.
Located in Calca, the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, our retreat center consists of two big houses, each having private rooms for our guests. We have a good Wi-Fi connection, hot showers, comfortable beds and a lovely garden to make you feel at home. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Andes, the Huachuma Wasi is an inspiring, comfortable place to relax, enjoy and think creatively. This is an ideal place to learn and integrate the huachuma experience during your stay.
Sergey Baranov is the founder of Huachuma Wasi, a shamanic healing center in the Sacred Valley, which is open all year round to receive guests and spiritual seekers. Sergey’s work with Huachuma is an intimate and personal encounter with an ancient stream of healing energies as opposed to mass-market “mystical’’ tourism.
Sergey’s spiritual path has become his means of livelihood. By doing what he loves he introduces people to an ancient healing sacrament, that grows naturally in the high Andean environment in which he has made his home.
Sergey is the author of The Cactus Of Sanity, PATH: Seeking Truth in a World of Lies and The Mescaline Confession: Breaking Through the Walls of Delusion. His writing chronicles the spiritual search which lead him to the mountains of Peru to work with the sacred Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus and the perspective he has gained from over ten years of ongoing shamanic work.
For people interested in shamanism, and specifically the work we do at Huachuma Wasi, we highly recommend reading his books.