An important aspect of preparing sacred medicine is the intent,
compassion, positive energy and prayers put into the
brew by the shaman. We employ a traditional protocol during this
process to support all our ceremony participants.


Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Iboga, are prepared by our shamans with a positive healing intent. It is our firm belief that sacred plant medicine must be prepared and brewed with love, respect, compassion and positive intention by Shamans, who maintain clear and balanced bio energetic spheres, for the higher states of healing to be transmitted to ceremony participants.


Ayahuasca brew

When making the final Ayahuasca brew, we use the Ayahuasca vine, the Chacruna leaf and Mapaccho. Using these three ingredients and water is not only the traditional way of making the Ayahuasca brew but it is also the safest. In our opinion, adding other plants to the Ayahuasca mixture such as ‘Toe’ or stronger DMT containing leaves such as ‘Bobisana’ is not necessary to have a very potent and healing experience.

However there may be other reasons to explore adding other stronger plants to the brew when one is experienced with sacred plant medicine. We offer stronger Ayahuasca mixtures and substances such as Yopo on our Divine Spark retreat program. Our San Pedro has only water added to it when we make the brew while our Iboga is sourced directly from Africa and is 35 – 55 years old. We grind this very finely with nothing else added to it, using vegetarian capsules. Our Kambo is specifically obtained by the healing team from reliable and trusted sources.


We include a two week dieta during our 17 day Divine Spark retreat. When, and if, student is ready towards the end of a dieta, we offer a ceremony with a brewed mixture of Ayahuasca, Bobisana, Toe and other healing plants in the same mixture. The shamans work with, what is known as, the higher self of a student to determine whether the student is ready to receive such a ceremony.  In Peru, we have observed that Toe is sometimes feared because it has been experienced in a negative way however preparation and education on energy management is necessary to properly understand this experience.

preparation for sacred medicine journey
  • Modern Ancient was a very different experience than my previous ceremonies, mainly because of the thorough preparation and the education about what’s happening to you on all levels. I love the group sharing, care and love they facilitated between us all. My experience with Iboga which was a new medicine for me, was incredible - more like a lifetime of therapy in one night! This also could have been because I ‘navigated’ in the way they advised us and undertook all preparation sent. I took bio-energy sessions for three months for my post integration and I would really recommend that for anyone because it was also like a deeper level of life coaching. I finally have more income and at the same time discovering my purpose in this lifetime with your loving support.
    TL, 35
    Designer - London, UK
  • I am blessed to have been looked after by such beautiful people and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. This is a very professional, knowledgeable, compassion and down to earth team, and it was obvious even from the decision following my one on one conversation to do more iboga and less ayahuasca (they explained the chakras to me and because of my energetic body and life issues I have going on) right through to the integration and coaching I had before and after ceremony. The attention to detail, small group and personalization is phenomenal, I felt so supported by everyone. I hope that they will continue with this level of quality as they grow and formalize the center in Peru because they will no doubt be the place of choice for this type of work. Also I had never been so interested in yoga before and now I am hooked on Kundalini and already feeling grounded into my physical body.
    LA, 32
    Accountant - New York, US
  • If you are not sure about Modern Ancient, call them and ask every question under the sun - like I did! and you will feel by speaking to them that they really care about you and what’s going on in your life. I feel a lot more confident in my spiritual path, and it was very refreshing to have this all explained to me in quite simple terms. The pain I had along my left leg and hamstring which came and went over the past few years has since disappeared and hasn’t returned! Also I was able to make the connection with the things I need to change to move forward. I’m happy I took this jump - thank you to Modern Ancient for making this an unforgettable experience.
    JT, 28
    Project Manager - New Jersey, US