Seeking the Medicine – Colombia – November 28 – Dec 7

In 2 weeks (nov 28) I’ll be traveling to Colombia to seek the wild foods, medicines, culture, and shamanic practices within these sacred lands.

It will be my first time to explore a jungle habitat, and I’m very excited to meet new plant valle del sibundoyfriends. For the last few months I have been compiling a list of potential edible wild foods and medicines in the area. I will soon post up a working list of some of the plants I hope to visit with.

As I seek many forms of medicine in the jungle, market place, and with traditions, I’ll be blogging and filming along the way – Stay tuned for more of that!

We are headed from Cali to Pasto, with the goal towards into Valle Del Sibundoy in the Putomayo region to hopefully forage a connection and work with a very special shaman that has been recommended by a friend. Sibundoy still retains its traditions and language and is known as the cultural capital of Putumayo. Around the area there are apparently several sculptures of the plant mixture ayahuasca (yagé).

sibundoy

Do you have any resources or connections in these areas? Be in touch!

If you are interested to help these journeys become better documented, better preserved, and more interactive, please consider helping the mission of return to nature by making any donation through paypal to Dan@returntonature.us

Heres a Blog on an Elaborated Itinerary, Packing List, and Working Plants List

-Dan

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About Dan

Dan De Lion is an earth herbalist, forager, musician, and teacher. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars and brings a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and earth-based way – Check out more at www.returntonature.us.
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3 Responses to Seeking the Medicine – Colombia – November 28 – Dec 7

  1. Dan says:

    Colombia Return to Nature update: 11- 17-2014 – the way is clearing. We are working out the logistics with a guide, we are to bring him sage, cedar, copal, and other medicinal herbs. The general itinerary for this journey can be seen on my website at the link below. – In reading a few articles online I enjoyed this quote. “Taita Lorenzo Morales, who appeared to be the most respected of the shamans in the group, in a prayer before the ceremony had instructed us all to think on God. Victoria said it would save me 10 years of therapy. Håkon, a Norwegian psychologist friend, said I would need therapy afterwards.” (from http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/24/spirit-tripping-with-colombian-shamans.html)

  2. Dan says:

    A note from our guide from Pasto into Sibundoy, to the village where we will meet with a shaman-

    “Consider it arranged. I’ll be your guide and translator those days.
    Make sure you call me before you leave, you can take the nightbus or
    early morning bus. Ass you please, I will call Pastora or Domingo
    himself tomorrow, they know me.

  3. Dan says:

    Heres a great story from the ancient traditions on the importance of making offerings to all our relations. Hopefully we will meet up with this mutual friend in the video, who knows the plants, and that he will take us on a plant walk.

    “This is the story of how we got corn, and about making offerings. And, the best offering of the world is to plant” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoS3cioXnUU

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