En Esperando: The Search for Ayahuasca

I’m not going to tell you what I saw when I took Ayahuasca. Alien spirits, impossible geometric realms or, most significant of all, a giant snake, slithering towards you. While in their proper context, such descriptions can be illuminating, for the most part, I think they risk being distractions. Psychedelic fodder to fuel the desire […]

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Mountain Pose: Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga had floated around the periphery of my life for a while. I can remember taking classes at Australian music festivals after nights of partying. For post-session recovery, there’s nothing better. My first regular practice came when I moved back home in 2016, when I would go to the suburban studio with mum. Travelling later […]

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Sweating It Out: The Temazcal

“Will you enter the Temazcal?” I had been asked the question more than once at Vive Piuki Mapu (Read about it here). The Temazcal – a small, igloo-like structure – had been simply constructed with tarpaulin over a bent-branch frame the day before. I knew that a ceremony involving steam was to take place there, but […]

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