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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 111 reviews
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From a First-Timer

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I went to New Life Ayahuasca having never traveled internationally by myself, didn’t know a single person and had never done any type of plant medicines. The entire experience was life changing! From the second I arrived, I felt my fears melt away. Matt and Jeanae welcomed all of us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. The house was amazing! It’s in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature. I saw monkeys, parrots and some other animals I didn’t even know existed. You get your own room and your own bathroom. This is perfect if you need a little alone time. Most of the other places don’t offer that and the ones that do, are expensive. The food was nutritious and really good. The ceremonies were beautiful, and they are held in a safe environment. Matt helped me prepare for the ceremonies and I felt like he really cared about helping and listening to me. That’s a big deal when you’re doing something that you’ve never done before. We got to do yoga with Jeanae, who is a wonderful teacher. I met some amazing people at New Life and I felt like we all connected. Everyone was so friendly and they were easy to talk to. The groups are a little smaller which in my opinion, is the way to go. Having experienced all that I did, I would have felt very overwhelmed if I was at a retreat with 10 +. I won’t speak much about the medicine because each experience is different for each person. My experience is hard to put into words. It’s been about a month and I’m discovering new things about life and myself every day. That may sound cliche, but it’s so true. I’m not the same person I was when I arrived, and I mean that in a good way. Going to New Life Ayahuasca was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My intuition guided me here and now I understand why. I highly recommend this place! I’ll be back for sure. Thank you Matt & Jeanae!

Feel the Love

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One of the most deep and profound experiences of my life. Matt is the real deal and an amazing healer. Jeanne is his perfect counterpart. From their delicious, farm to table, nutritious meals to their multiple plant medicine healing modalities, and amazing icaros, they work to massage away any emotional or physical difficulties that might be ailing you. They do so in such a grounded and wholesome way. The love and warmth is palpable. I left brighter, happier and more connected to nature and the cosmos.

Follow-Up Review

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This is my second review of New Life Ayahuasca. NLA is a wonderful and at times a magical place. Those of you who have never taken the medicine might roll your eyes at my use of the term ‘magical’. That’s OK, just try it and see. Matt and Jeanae have created a safe and caring environment in which one can grow. For those who hear the call of Ayahuasca, the medicine can bring about amazing personal transformations. I am not the same man who first went to New Life a year and a half ago. Then, I was a damaged man who was haunted by a a rough childhood. I was prone to depression and quick to take offense. While I was good at my job, I wasn’t well liked because of my quick temper. Now, after three retreats, I am a changed man. My baseline is ‘happy’ and I nearly always feel content, which is not something most people can say these days. I am much less into myself and I care more about others, especially my family. I am less combative, more creative, and have an easier time seeing other people’s points of view. I feel lucky to be me and I feel gratitude every day. As a result, people like me much more which, of course makes me happier. It is a virtuous cycle. On an objective level, my EQ score has improved dramatically. Of course, this is just my experience. I cannot know what Ayahuasca will do for you. For me, though, it has changed my life – dramatically – and for the better.
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The Third Eye


Pineal Gland

pineal_glandThe Pineal Gland, also known as the ‘third eye’, is a small (8mm) reddish-grey endocrine gland located near the center of the brain between the two hemispheres at the same level as our eyes. Its shape resembles a pine cone, from which its name is derived. The pineal gland is responsible for producing 2 crucial hormones: Melatonin – which is regulates our sleep/wake cycles and Serotonin – which is the primary contributor to feelings of happiness and well-being. The pineal gland also works with the hypothalamus gland which influences the body’s hunger, thirst, biological clock and sexual desire. The pineal gland develops most between the ages of 1 and 3 and then begins a slow calcification process in which the gland shrinks in size. Descartes (1662AD) referred to the Pineal Gland as the “seat of the soul” and it is credited for being the key between the physical and spiritual worlds as well as being a portal to consciousness.

The Third Eye

The Pineal gland, which has been referred to as the ‘third eye’ for thousands of years is actually photosensitive (can see light), has retinal tissue composed of photoreceptors (rods and cones) inside it’s interior lining and is even wired into the visual cortex of the brain – literally making it a third eye inside of our brains, but it also provides perceptions beyond just ordinary sight. The third eye is what allows us to connect and communicate in the spiritual realm. It is often associated with visions, clairvoyance, precognition, and out-of-body experiences.

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Buddha

Historically, ancient cultures and religions have represented the pineal gland and its importance through symbolism in art. From Egyptians, to Christians, to Hindus and Buddhists, representations of the Pineal gland and the third eye can be seen all over the world. Hinduism and Buddhism use the third eye as symbolism of enlightenment. Hindu tradition associates the third eye with the ajna, or brow, chakra. In Taoism and many traditional Chinese religious, “third eye training” involves focusing attention on the point between the eyebrows with the eyes closed. At the Vatican in Rome, there is a huge pine cone which represents the pineal gland. In Egyptian art we see the eye of Horus. Even on the U.S dollar bill we see the ‘all seeing eye’ – which is another representation of the third eye. What all these things have in common is that they represent ‘enlightenment’ or a higher form of consciousness where we are able to see truth.

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Left: Pineal Gland Right: Eye of Horus

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Pinecone in Vatican City, Rome

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Hindu representation of the third eye

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Cambodian Shiva with third eye

The pineal gland is said to be the place responsible for secretion of DMT at the time of birth and death – causing the out-of-body experiences and mystical visions often reported by those that have had a near death experience. DMT, referred to as ‘the spirit molecule’ for its ability to produce intensely spiritual experiences and profound insights into one’s life and consciousness, is the active ingredient in ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is an entheogen that has been used in South America for thousands of years as a means of spiritual healing which produces visions with reoccurring themes for most users. It is also interesting to note the similarity of the structure of the molecules of melatonin, serotonin and DMT which are all produced by the pineal gland.

With the third eye and the pineal gland being revered by cultures all over the world and its association with DMT production, it’s easy to see why the pineal gland is so important when considering spiritual growth, consciousness, awareness and personal growth.

Activation

aya1All of us have the ability to activate and use our ‘third eye’. We often use it without being aware through the process of intuition. The Pineal Gland can be activated in a variety of ways including meditation, chanting and yoga but by far the most effect method of activating the pineal gland is through the use of DMT or ayahuasca.

Calcification

stop fluorideUnfortunately, the pineal gland becomes calcified from heavy metals and fluoride which can restrict is biological function in regards to production of melatonin and serotonin but pineal calcification can also inhibit its spiritual function. Fluoride, which is present in most drinking water and food, is the primary cause of pineal gland calcification. The third eye acts as a magnet for the fluoride as it enters our bloodstream and can lead to depressions and impaired IQ.

By 1951 Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service under the guise of being a method of preventative dental care. The knowledge attained through pineal gland activation is a threat to government as it encourages individual thinking and questioning of things we have are taught to accept until we see the truth through consciousness or enlightenment.

Decalcifying your Third Eye

Avoiding fluoride in drinking water. Remove the use of pesticides, fungicides, mercury, and other toxins from your diet. Avoiding using sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Reduce meat and dairy. Try an alkaline diet. Pineal decalcification can be also be achieved through the same means of activating it. An open third eye brings clarity, concentration, perspicuity, bliss, decisiveness, vivid or lucid dreams, better sleep, enhanced imagination and a deeper intuition. Use of DMT or ayahuasca are the best ways to rapidly decalcify the pineal gland. DMT activation in the pineal gland through ayahuasca use also helps the gland produce more of its own DMT while in its natural state.

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