A guest post by Jacob Khan
“You know those times in life when going gets tough? All of a sudden there is no meaning for living. There is no juice, no passion or energy to continue living. What do you do when times are hard physically, mentally and spiritually? Do you give up on life or do you continue to hope that you will find the remedy you were looking for? I chose the second option because I never give up and let failure be my final option!
I’ve always dreamed of taking a new adventure into an unknown territory, away from home, leaving it all behind. I read somewhere once that it is only when we’re willing to let go of it all, all of our attachments, worries, fears, that we are able to go on the adventure that is waiting for us. That’s exactly what I did. I left my business, my family, and my friends; I ignored my fears and my big fat ego and traveled to the heart of the Amazon to meet a shaman named Scott Petersen. I found out about him via the internet and through the word of mouth from a few of my good friends.
After I did some research on Shamanism and talked to a number of people who have experienced the Shamanic healing medicine, everyone seemed to vote for Refugio Altiplano as the finest place where real authentic healing is done. I heard so many good things from enough people that I thought I should give this a shot. It was one of the best decisions of my life. I can see why people consider Refugio as the real place for authentic shamanic healing in Iquitos, Peru.
There are many places in Iquitos to experience the Shamanic healing experience and I’m glad that I’m not one of those people that ended up corrupted in the hands of the wild and wicked shaman that’s out there just to get rich off of you. You really have to be careful where you choose to go and do your research beforehand. Don’t just rely on online reviews, find someone who is has been in Peru and has done Ayahuasca. I have had friends who ended up in the hands of the wrong Shaman and they were terrified during their trance and got no help from the Shaman at all. It’s sad to hear stories like these, make sure you do not become somebody else’s cautionary tale!
When I got to Scott’s retreat center Refugio Altiplano…there were just no words for it. I was so excited; it felt I finally found the elusive thing I have always been looking for. It was my personal Mecca, a place where I was able to feel deeply content. I was surrounded by the exotic natural Amazon rain forest with its high natural levels of oxygen. It felt like the best place on earth…
My journey started August of 2010, I have been doing Ayahuasca since last year and there is so much I can share about this amazing sacred jungle medicine that came into my life when I first visited Refugio Altiplano. Since then my life has been wild, adventurous, fun filled, exciting and refreshing; those are the things that make life worth living! Our life can be a fun filled adventure or it can be never-ending misery. Don’t choose misery! Choose to get the help you need and live life to the fullest!
To give you a glimpse of what goes on there I’ll share with you my first days experience in Refugio Altiplano. When I arrived the staff was really nice friendly with me and escorted me to my personal jungle home. When I arrived at the home I was really surprised because I thought I was going to sleep in some house with bunch of other people. Instead I was shown a surprisingly huge house, almost like a mini jungle mansion that was just for me. The house had unexpected modern amenities such as high quality Western style restrooms and furniture. I also enjoyed the privacy of my jungle home so that I could meditate quietly and enjoy a lot of “me” time.
The homes in Refugio are blended with South American style and Western comfort doing an extraordinary job at making foreigners feel comfortable in the jungle. It was a pleasant surprise to be able to turn on a light, take a warm shower at the end of an invigorating day and see the Amazon rain forest just outside. On top of all this the food was exceptional! They serve fresh lean proteins, fruits and vegetables every day. I was also pleased to see that they were able to work with my requests to customize my diet to suit my needs.
If you are ready to take the adventure of a lifetime in the Amazonian jungle and would like to find a place that offers nothing but the best jungle excursions and offers Shamanic healing medicine then take a few minutes of your time to visit their website at http://www.refugioaltiplano.org. Also feel free to contact me by my email “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you would like more information about Refugio Altiplano and the Shamanic healing medicine. I look forward to hearing from you…”
Refugio Altiplano and the Shamanic Healing Natural Medicine
A guest post by Jacob Khan
Bill Grimes here, reporting from Iquitos Peru for the Captain’s Blog.