Inner Mastery Waterford
Reviewed by John Deveraeux a year ago
This place is completely dangerous and I say this as a person with years of experience attending spiritual retreats and of taking plant medicines. The woman running this organisation is a business woman. Her only interest is money, and as much of it as she can get out of you as possible. Nobody on the premises that in charge appears to be in anyway trained in facilitating (as they call it) - when it should be called “holding the space“ - the space where people need to be guided through their inner journey on plant medicine & brought back safely. These plant medicines are not to be messed around with and handed out like drugs so that people can dance and scream and vomit and freak out, all while the “facilitator” plays more or less pop music on Spotify and dances around with her soulless eyes, pretending to care. I saw people seriously ill but the people in charge actively discouraged anyone from helping them, saying it was their repressed trauma that needed to come out & more or less condemned any act of friendship unless it was organised and sanctioned by them. If people want to leave, they are almost forced not to. The coercion and manipulation that goes on is disgusting. There are ABSOLUTELY no Covid regulations being adhered to in this house. People are coming from all over the country to gather (20 and 30 in a room, in close contact, with bodily fluids everywhere). I personally know people who developed psychiatric issues since they left their “retreat”. That’s because it’s not a retreat. The people who enjoy inner mastery waterford are people who take other types of drugs and they are there for a similar experience, misinterpreting what they are doing as healing. Vulnerable and being exploited by these absolute charletons. SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN
Visited Saturday, August 29th 2020
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Disturbing reports associated with Ayahuasca International
Ayahuasca International (originally Ayahuasca Internacional) is also known as Inner Mastery International S.L.U.
Important: Always look for motivations and many recommendations prior to choosing who to drink with!
For reports and resources concerning activities from disrespectful to unethical to downright horrible, see the following links:
- Official ICEERS statement: Cofán speaking out against Varela’s activities and they say he has had absolutely NO training through them, nor any of his facilitators with Ayahuasca International; that he forged documents and has lied about many associations, such as having any sort of blessing from this indigenous group of true Colombian shamans or their peoples.
- Sexual abuse testimony, and reported unorthodox practices with his small daughter around often; Cofán speaking out about his illegitmacy, as he claims to have been blessed and trained by these people; Varela’s own psychologist, who sounded a bit unorthodox himself, reportedly pushing for sexual exploration as well, is said to no longer be by Varela’s side due to Varela’s lack of ethics.
- Very interesting article detailing many astounding and unsafe practices of Varela, such as oﬀering the tea to everyone without any sort of screening or preparation, has highly advertised an illegal practice for monetary gain, including discounts for children; it is questioned where he sources his brew and whether it is in fact ayahuasca; certainly Varela’s commercial efforts are terrible for sustainability of these sacred medicines.