I attended at Trip to Colombia with El Mundo Magico at the end of July 2015. This was the most amazing experience of my life even before I went. There were some issues with the inter country airline who cancelled the original flight, Francesco was very helpful to make sure that everything was reworked to go one day later and stay a day longer. The very first day of arrival we were met by our hosts including Taita Victoriano, one of our Shamans and Gabriel, who was part of the family we stayed with. They greeted us with open arms and appeared to be very happy that we were there with them. Everybody made me feel like I was a part of their family. They were very warm and loving the entire trip to me. Each day our group went to an amazing new location to be explored and the first day we went to this place called the End of the World, which I think took most people in our group about 2 and a half or more hours and took me probably an hour extra due to me being out of condition for such a long upward hike; however I was not left alone, Taita Victoriano stay with me to make sure that I was OK and even cleared some energy block and unbalancing that I had along the way. Taita Laureano the father of Victoriano was 108, he went with us on some of our hikes and was very involved with each person on a personal level. The day after each ceremony we all met as a group and each of the Shamans took the time to address and talk with each one of us. They shared a lot about their selves as well as the Siona people. They were very insightful about life and shared their views openly. I felt comfortable asking any questions and the answers were in-depth and insightful.
When I decide it is time for me to do a trip like this I view it as school where we are both the student and teacher, I felt that both Taita Laureano and Victoriano were amazing teachers and were willing when needed to be the student as well facilitating the moving forward of a person. I am very appreciative of both of them The group itself was amazing in that each person helped out the other in communication with the shamans and other people. Everybody was willing to help the other work on whatever each of us was there to do. It was very comfortable and uncomfortable at time due to having to deal with something to move forward that I didn’t like to have to see or deal with for that matter. However; when you decide to do a trip like this it is always to move yourself forward, therefore learning and growing can be uncomfortable at time. It is much easier to be able to do with people that you may not know, however feel very comfortable with and this is how I felt with the group of people I was with.
Gabriel and his family were amazing in that not only did they all treat us like one of their own family member; they make sure that each person was taken care of and wanted for nothing. I am a very laid back person and want to interact with people; I felt that everybody was a part of my family that I never even knew I had. I was able to interact with everybody as if they had been my friends for such a long time.The food was amazing everything was very fresh like it had just been picked or just fished out of the water. I am a vegetarian and they went out of their way to make sure that the food was prepared to meet my needs.
I have been on trips like this before in Peru; however this one was the most amazing!!!! I can’t wait to get back to such a loving group of people!!! I would recommend this trip before I would recommend any other trip to work with a Shaman. I will never be able to express how much gratitude and appreciation to everyone who was a part of my amazing trip. Thank You Thank You Francesco & Igni for this amazing opportunity!!!!
Tammie Roitman, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA