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New Life Ayahuasca Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 115 reviews
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Amazing!

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After spending a week here at the retreat all I can say is that I had an amazing time. The food was very high quality, fresh and interesting and following the correct diet needed. The property is stunning with large clean areas inside and out to mingle with other guests or the private rooms with private bathrooms and large and airy and very comfortable. There is hiking trails, a large swimming pool and hot ub which were very nice. The ceremony’s were very good, strong medicine and done in an authentic way as is done in Peru. My first time drinking Ayahuascha and I definitely picked the right place, only 8 people per ceremony which is perfect for what I wanted. The owners Matt and Jeanae were very friendly and helpful with everything and a big shout out to Drew who helps out, had some great chats with him and he’s very funny

Great for First Timers

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My wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending five days with Matt and Jeanae at New Life Ayahuasca. This was our first experience with ayahuasca. In my opinion, I couldn't have found a better place to experience our first set of ayahuasca journeys. Matt is a great shaman that guided me through one of the most meaningful introspective journeys of my life. This is a memory that I will always cherish and I owe him and his wife my thanks. Additionally, I was fortunate to go through this journey with a small group of other people also attending. My wife and I formed strong bonds with these people as we went through our own personal journeys as a group. It was great to be able to reflect on what we each learned through the rituals and to support each other. I look forward to returning to NLA when the time is right.

Best Healing Experience Ever

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I hardly know where to start … Everything about my trip to New Life Iboga / Ayahuasca in Costa Rica was wonderful from the medicines, the location/property, the hosts, the food, the cats, it was all amazing! Jeanae and Matt are phenomenal hosts and wonderful cooks. The house was large, clean, and had great views. The room they provided to me was perfect for my two weeks stay. The food was great - I’m a foodie – and I loved all the fresh, healthy home cooked meals they made! The trails around the property had beautiful views and I was able to see beautiful wildlife like the Blue Morpho Cota Rican butterfly and monkeys! For several years I had contemplated participating in taking iboga for spiritual healing reasons. This past year my life brought some major life challenges that propelled me forward in taking the leap to try both iboga and ayahuasca – and I also had Kamboo to make it a trifecta of healing medicines! And Oh Boy - I am so glad that I did! It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! The journey changed my life and continues to positively change my life. I had researched several centers to visit, but I am so glad I decided to go down this journey at New Life Iboga /Ayahuasca. I hope to one day return and participate in more Ayahuasca ceremonies! I know one day I will re-enter the Ayahuasca world again! Going through the Ayahuasca in the first week really helped strip away my ego and open me up to heal on a deeper level. Some of my questions were answered through Ayahuasca, but Iboga showed me some deep-rooted parts of myself that needed to be addressed. Jeanae and Matt helped facilitate the interpretation of my visions and experiences by having me work with therapist Brian Murphy. Brian was great and very insightful. I am very grateful for this to be part of the experience. The ceremonies that Jeanae and Matt conducted were great. They both played instruments and put their heart and soul into the experience. For the Iboga ceremony they had a small community of friends that participated which enrichened the experience. After going through this journey, and returning to the states, I had the most amazing sense and feeling of peace that I have never had before. It has taken work to continue this sense of peace, but now I know it - so it is easier to return to this peace. A million Thank Yous to Jeanae and Matt for all that you did for me and continue to do for others! You are truly a blessing to this earth! One of the visions I had during iboga was seeing Jeanae and Matt being given to the earth as gifts from the gods! Thank you again for everything! I pray that all the good you are doing comes back to you a million fold. And I pray all your wishes and dreams will come true – I know they will:) Much love and blessings to you:)
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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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