Review for Ayahuasca International • Inner Mastery International
Fantastic experience. Life changing and beautiful
Reviewed by Kristina Reinertsen 5 months ago
Wonderful people, highly skilled in both psychedelics and integration. Highly recommended. We all had a wonderful experience at the retreat, and both the therapists and the other participants felt like family. Loving atmosphere and very responsible personnel.
Participants in ceremony: 7
Facilitators in ceremony: 3
Participants per Facilitator: 2.3333333333333335
Follow up integration
Visited Wednesday, November 24th 2021
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Disturbing reports associated with Ayahuasca International
Alberto José Varela and 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.