The Volcanic Water Ceremony will be the first ceremony of your retreat and with it will start your commitment for the day of your ceremony with the sacred medicine Ayahuasca and San Pedro that will last for the rest of your life.
The medicinal water comes from volcanoes that means it comes from Mother Earth - Pachamama. She gives us this healing water to help cleanse our body condition (detox).
That is why this ceremony is also grateful and will that will begin your journey of discovery and personal transformation.
If you are not based in Cusco, we request that you arrive at least one day ahead of your retreat, so that you are able to participate in a volcanic water cleanse before your first ceremony. We will provide you with volcanic waters at your hostel/hotel the day before your retreat.
This water is sourced from the Quisachata volcano in the San Pedro región of the Andes and has been traditionally drunk to flush out toxins and residual illnesses from the body. The positive detox effects of the detox will last up to 6 months after your cleanse.
Aside than the many positive health benefits of the volcanic cleanse, we specifically use the cleanse for our retreats as it has proven to be incredibly effective at removing toxins, which would otherwise need to be expelled from the body by Ayahuasca through purging (vomiting). By expelling any toxins before your ceremony, particularly for those drinking Ayahuasca for the first time, you will be able to focus more on your visions, mental, psychological and spiritual work of Ayahuasca during the ceremony(ies).
Consuming the Volcanic Waters: The cleansing process lasts from 1- 3 hours, and the waters have a diarectic effect, as the unwanted toxins are expelled from the body. During the cleanse you may feel nauseous, experience mild stomach cramps, headaches or a feel a little light-headed or slightly cold. These systems however are normal and are only temporary.
The water has a lightly-salted, mineral taste, and a natural, mild mineral odor, so so it is not difficult to consume. On average people need approximately 8-12 glasses to complete the cleanse, depending on general diet, level of nutrition, lifestyle and toxicity levels.
Common ailments which the volcanic water can assist with:
- Stomach ailments
- Intestinal parasites
- Kidney stones
- Gastritis and oral higiene
Chemical Analysis of the volcanic waters:
|Total hardness (general mineral content (mg/L)||2240|
|Turbidity ( FTU )||1|
|Total Alkalinity (mg / L )||260|
|Calcium ( mg / L )||592|
|Total Acidity (mg / L ) CO2||25|
|Magnesium ( mg / L )||182|
|Clorides ( mg / L ) Cl||551|
|Sodium ( mg / L )||238|
|Sulfates ( mg / L ) CaSO4||2690|
|Potassium ( mg / L)||45|
|Phosphates ( mg / L ) HPO4||1|
|Iron (mg / L )||3|
|Fluorine (mg / L)||1,5|
|Conectivity ( Us / Cm)||6500|
|Dissolved Solids (mg / L )||6600|