It is not as easy (or as safe) as you might think to simply do a web search and find the right healing centre for you in Peru – or a shaman you can trust (see, for example, the case at Shimbre).
Ross has been visiting the Amazon and Andes since 1998 and has extensive experience of the area, the medicine, and the shamans who work there. He has also had to intervene with some of these shamans on occasion to protect their participants in ceremony by correcting a range of deficiencies, including (so-called) shamans breaking their diets, preparing weak and ineffective ayahuasca, confusing participant plant diets, making unwanted approaches to ceremonial participants, putting on a show instead of providing real healing, and conning or harming people in other ways.
Some of the warnings (and information on how to find a genuine shaman and healing centre are given in his book, Ayahuasca: The Vine of Souls.
On our trips we work with real shamans vouched for by Ross after years of research in Peru, working with a variety of healers, undertaking dietas and apprenticeships and running an ayahuasca healing centre of his own in Iquitos.
The intention of our shamans is to heal and be of service.
Nothing more. And nothing less.
Other unique features of our events include tutorials, seminars, workshops, healings and therapeutic sessions with Ross, indigenous rituals for blessings, purification and protection (such as the pago, limpia, and flower baths), and guided visits to sacred sites and other places of interest.