Master Teacher Plants
For the Foundationz team, sacred healing plants have been a central modality for much of our transformation, and as such, we are highly bonded through our experiences together. Plant medicines are not the way themselves, but they act more like fingers of wisdom pointing to the stars.
British Columbia is where Mushrooms, our native teacher plant grows. Mushrooms ( Psilocybin ) were the first plant to provide guidance for me when I first started to feel called to pursue a spiritual life. It was from these teachings that I first realized the construct of the ego and/or identity and was able to observe the conceptual framework from which we build our self image and define who we think we are.
More important then anything though, Mushrooms were the first to teach me that Love is an abundance, and the true meaning of loving without conditions.
Within a few years, I was called and guided to Peru to begin working with Master Teacher Plants, such as Ayahuasca, and Huachuma ( San Pedro Cactus ). Amongst the many lessons, it was from these teaching where I begin learning about deep presence, the unity of all conscious organisms, and the consciousness of all things in the natural world. This inner study has changed my life and the way I will forever perceive reality. One small step in the infinite process of waking up to the beauty that lies within all things.
The origins of Spirit, Mind, Biology, The Universal Love, and the evolution of consciousness is now my focal examination, and the purpose for my life Journey.
With Endless Love
Brad Samuels :)
Below are some beautiful educational video's about both the listed Master Plants, as well as a link to
SpiritQuest Sanctuary at biopark.org. If you should feel called, the sanctuary is the highest integrity institution I has ever see in my life so far.
Huachuma (San Pedro) is a very serotonergic, heart-opening, heart consciousness medicine. Huachuma is timeless, universal, and accessible to those who bring the right intention and a good, open heart to it.
Huachuma is a fast-growing cactus that is native to the Andes of Peru and Ecuador. In its natural environment, Huachuma grows up to 20 feet high and is multi-branched. Huachuma contains a number of psychoactive alkaloids, including Mescaline. Mescaline is also found in Peyote.
The mirror eventually arrives with Huachuma. It's the mirror of unvarnished truth, although that defies explanation and perhaps you'll have to experience that for yourself.
Huachuma has been used throughout history by many ancient pre-Columbian civilizations of the Peruvian coast and central Andes. For more than 4,000 years, the Huachuma ceremony has been a continuous tradition in Peru to the present day.
"You Don't go to heaven,
You realize it"
SPIRIT QUEST SANCTUARY
We are dedicated to the healing of the Earth and all humanity by helping those who seek to attain deep personal cleansing, holistic healing, rebirth of the spirit, and higher consciousness.
SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants healing retreats are distinguished by our decades of experience and demonstrated skill in the Shamanic arts, consummate professionalism, impeccable integrity, and compassionate and responsible care for the well-being of those entrusted to us.
Our service is to facilitate holistic healing, profound spiritual realization, dynamic personal empowerment, and enduring positive life transformation for those who seek it.
Our intention and mission is to be a dynamic and viable positive influence in the collective healing of all humanity and Mother Earth. One human spirit at a time. We intend to be a positive influence in the joining of ancient and modern cultures to prepare for the challenges and blessings of the Renaissance of Consciousness which is at hand.
Our invitation is to you, if you feel a calling to our work.
"In order to be of service, one must first be fit for service"
"Ayahuasca is a sacred plant modality that presents itself as a difficult path lined with tests. The tests go specifically to your weaknesses. The whole point is to strengthen your weaknesses and grow from that point on, turning those weaknesses into strengths. That results in an exponentially fast pace of personal development and evolution of consciousness. That process is facilitated as much by how you do it, where you do it, and why you do it as by the plant itself."
- Don Howard
Boiled down to one word, Ayahuasca is about confrontation. You will have an experience dialed up for you – both during the ceremonies and outside of the ceremonies – that will confront you. It will challenge you. It will test you. It may take you through your deepest fears, or take you through various areas in your life that you have been avoiding or procrastinating but deep down you know you need to address these items. You may have relatively successfully suppressed these areas through much of your life, but they are still wielding a negative influence.
"My intention is to, with deep love and gratitude, experience the vast interconnected truth of God, that is within al things, all around us, all loving, and ever present"
Bradley Samuels :)