In my own experience, plants of power became profound teachers on my path. I see them as earth’s sacred technology to help us awaken, reconnecting with the spirit world and divine creation. I understood that the awakening journey has many levels, thresholds and paths. It’s just not about one path or another. Ultimately “truth is a pathless land” as Krishnamurti said. The whole spectrum of the human experience is wider than our ordinary consciousness can grasp. One of those thresholds for me were plants of power. After more than 20 years of exploring that world in Peru, I clearly see the importance of true and sincere respect for those initiations and ceremonies with plants of power. They have the potential to open ourselves up into the remembrance of our own power, a power of creation but also a power of destruction. That power has a lot impact in human life. To keep that power in balance and aligned to the sacred divine will, we need to learn how to be respons-able, how to respond to trails, thresholds and challenges in life while dealing the matrix of control of this world. Working with these plants of power, I have been seen people experience great realizations, healing and awakenings, but also many by-passings and traps. It so easy to blame the plant of our own limitations or weakness, or to say that the “plant told me” what to do (“spiritual downloads”). The purpose of taking plant medicine is to remember your own power, your own inner medicine, inner “technology”, and inner healer; not depending on the “medicine” to keep walking your path in an embodiment way on earth.
“The basic story of the hero journey involves giving up where you are, going into the realm of adventure, coming to some kind of symbolically rendered realization, and then returning to the field of normal life. I think the shaman’s crisis is the most vivid and interesting example of the call in real life. Typically the young person is walking alone on the ocean shore or in the mountains or in the forest, and hears an unearthly music; this music then is accompanied by some kind of visionary visitation, which amounts to summons.” Joseph Campbell
Walking the path of plants of power is very narrow, like walking the edge of a knife. Many other spiritual teachings, healing, visions and insights came along the path. I have experienced diverse journeys since 1998 exploring medicine plants and training in the jungle and andes of Peru. I saw also the other/dark side of those practices. There is a very thin line between use and abuse when it comes to such powerful tools. That line becomes even more narrow when we start to awaken to a higher/deeper understanding and state of being/doing. I came to the realization that plants of power are doorways but not the path itself. I understood the initiation aspect to work with them in the journey of human existence. I also understood that those plants of power are on earth for everyone, but not everyone is for those plants. There is a whole movement of people in this day and age who are giving so much power to those plants and it is actually creating the opposite effect. Creating a whole industry and tourism around it; huge healing center businesses, retreats, dietas, etc. I understand on the basic level the intention to support and help others to awaken/heal – to share this “science” to more people, etc. But people are starting to confuse the real purpose of these plants. Even in indigenous tribes in the amazon, infected by this artificial system of control which has been programming millions of people into this artificial reality and paradigm, are abusing of these plants because of the profit of a pseudo shamanic tourism. Competing and hurting each other, even in parallel dimensions. One huge realization came very clear thought out these years in my own individual work is that, humans on earth are interacting with other multidimensional beings. Beings which are supporting in transcendental ways and other beings manipulating humans as food. A human farm on earth. I wrote about this realization in this article http://fredclarkealvarez.com/hyper-dimensional-revelations/
Time later the book the Active Side of Infinity resonated with me when Don Juan explained the rol of the predator to Carlos. This is a quote of the book: “We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The Predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so… I have been beating around the bush all this time, insinuating to you that something is holding us prisoner. Indeed we are held prisoner! “This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico … They took us over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them.” “No, no, no, no,”