A mixed bag really! Part Three
Reviewed by Alabaster Jones a year ago
So in a nutshell the pros are: Nice participants, a chance to get involved in some group therapy, great vegan food, access to aya, bufo, kambo etc, easy to get to location and the mystery that the cosmos may present itself to you (which the Bufo did deliver on).
The cons are: Smug occasionally arrogant facilitators, terrible beige music , huge egos, spandex bottoms, inexperience, cultish tendencies and behaviours, very costly for what is essentially a bunk bed, some vegetables and some drugs, regular sale pitches to become a facilitator yourself, no medical practitioners present except for once and that person was a participant who had paid to be there and lots of other small and slightly irksome things that aren’t really worth mentioning. The issue with the Child being present is a tricky one. He is a lovely well-mannered and helpful boy who is clearly very much loved, well looked after and is very happy indeed. It may not be a conventional upbringing but I personally don’t have much of an issue with that. I never once thought that he was not in a safe place. I know that there are many people who will disagree and that is fine too. I’m not here to judge and don’t feel the need to. If I had any advice to offer after my experience with Inner Mastery it would be this. Ayahuasca is cheap and easy to make. It would cost around £50 to make between 10 to 20 portions (depending on what hits the spot for you). If you have a group of friends whom you trust and are prepared to share the experience with you, then you would be as prepared as you would be at an inner Mastery retreat but with better music and more manageable egos (hopefully) than you’d experience. I wouldn’t say to people to avoid Inner Mastery, but I would say that you are your own best therapist and if you use these medicines carefully you can achieve great things without having to subscribe to an organisations philosophy. Do your research and trust your own judgment and most of all be safe!
Visited Thursday, December 27th 2018