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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 71 reviews
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An incredible experience

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I run my own startup in Japan and decided to make a trip out to Costa Rica to try ayahuasca. Mainly out of curiosity, and some personal-development issues I wanted to work on. This was my first ayahuasca experience. Everything I read beforehand pointed to he importance of putting yourself in a great environment (especially the first time) and with a shaman or guide that you can trust. I was super happy with the experience at New Life. I can personally vouch for both Matt and Jeanea who run it — they are wonderful people and have a beautiful, secluded retreat. You're surrounded with a small group of like-minded people so it's intimate, but you don't have to socialize the whole time and can enjoy a lot of quiet/personal space. Also, there is a badass swimming pool and some of the best cooking I have ever had. Honestly, I would pay to stay at their place even if they didn’t have ayahuasca — it’s that good. A little bit more about the actual trip: Taking ayahuasca isn’t some tourist attraction like seeing the Eiffel Tower or visiting the petting zoo— this is the real deal. It isn’t even like a fun mushroom trip. It’s a lot more difficult than that, but it can be very eye-opening. I definitely recommend having an "intention" or point of focus for each ceremony is highly recommended so you can have maintain a sense of purpose. Ayahuasca will transport your mind to a whole different dimension, make you think you’re a tree frog, and kill your ego 1000 times over. It will crush you and bring you back to life. Really, it will put you through the gauntlet, but it's well worth it. Can't wait to make another trip out in a year from now. :)

Incredible experience thanks to NLA

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Jeanae and Matt were fantastic hosts, the food was excellent, preparations were very thorough, the facility was beautiful and relaxing & Matt was fantastic at leading the ceremony. (I was blown away by his shamanic ability) "Trying to explain Ayahuasca to someone is like: a cat momentarily entering a human's body, then attempting to explain that experience to another cat via meows and paw gestures." (Something a friend at NLA said to me) If you've never done Ayahuasca, you really have no idea what to expect. If you have done Ayahuasca, you still don't fully know what to expect. You might have some control of the trip, you might have no control whatsoever. What you can control is the setting, and (at least for me,) the setting will greatly influence how meaningful, worthwhile and comfortable the trip will be. I can't think of a better setting than NLA. During the beautiful yet terrifying and incredibly trying experience of a full-on Ayahuasca trip, it was very helpful to remember where I was and who was looking out for me in those moments when I was able to come up for a brief breath of reality.

Amazing and relaxing time!

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I was very comfortable in all ways, I was able to relax and focus on myself. Jeanae and Matt were very caring, welcoming and friendly. The place, people and environment was beautiful. I wouldn't change anything about my experience. I am overjoyed that I got to spend my first experience with Jeanae and Matt. They answered any questions I had and made the entire experience enjoyable and fulfilling.
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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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