I want to thank you for helping me get to Ashi Meraya. I have just finished my 4 week retreat/pre-diet there and I feel wonderful. My experience has been amazing and I feel much better then I could have believed possible.
I went to Ashi Meraya with very little knowledge of what to expect. I had read a little about Ayahuasca and shamanism but had no real clear ideas of what would occur during my experience. The website El Mundo Magico is very informative, but I have learned early in life that what you read about something, and the expectations you build from that reading, is never what you experience. Don Heberto and Doña Ercilia are amazing healers.
Heberto really works with you to help heal you from whatever ails you. He develops and executes a very serious plan to help you make the most progress possible while you are at the center. During ceremony he works non-stop for hours trying to assist you in your journey with the Mother and sometimes, upon seeing him the next day, you could tell how much energy he used to help you, his non-stop singing and sacred gestures and rituals are truly powerful. Ercilia works very hard during ceremony as well and spends everyday attending to you in baths, rituals, and by just sharing her kind sweet energy. The true healing work has to be done by the individual though, something Heberto is very explicit in sharing with his patients. The shaman is the guide and the plant is the medicine, but the true healing work is done in the mind, and that is the responsibility of the patient.
All the workers at the center were extraordinarily helpful and caring the entire time I was there. All of the staff were a joy to meet and engage with and share this experience with over the last month. Everything was great for me and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I just wanted to thank you again for your help, I also heard that you got the place started, so thanks for that too.
I am going to recommend it to a great many of my friends, some for healing retreats and others, those who are interested, for longer shamanic learning.
Jeremy Martin, USA