PRECAUTIONS WITH AYAHUASCA.
A degrading message for “gullible” seekers from a renowned person in the Ayahuasca world.
According to the anthropologist and Catalan writer J.M. Fericgla, the greatest danger for Ayahuasca is us. By us, I’m referring to the organization I founded: AYAHUASCA INTERNATIONAL. You can check it on what he posted on his Facebook page:
ACCORDING TO DON FERICGLA AYAHUASCA TAKERS ARE “WEAK AND GULLIBLE” (likely to be deceived)
On December 3rd, 2015 Josep M. Fericgla (one of the reference ayahuasquero in Spain and one of the greatest researchers on Ayahuasca) posted on his Facebook page an article about PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WITH AYAHUASCA, What is the greatest of dangers? Here is what he wrote:
“The greatest dangers are the sessions promoted by individuals bathed in pure stupidity with dangerous delusions of divinity, aiming at saving the body and soul of the weak and gullible falling into their networks based on Ayahuasca sessions at €300 without actual knowledge on the subject. Businesses such as ‘Ayahuasca International’, with numerous Facebook profiles, are a danger for unwary people and serious therapists organizing sessions with total discretion, knowledge and responsibility. Serious things must be done in serious ways.”
This short paragraph clearly shows the alarming low level of comprehension of the supposedly “references in the Ayahuasca world”, who although they have university degrees and an entire career, cannot guarantee a minimum of common sense; these people dedicate their time in criticizing without evidence or factual basis, treating the general public, interested in experiencing Ayahuasca, as fools. Instilling fear in those who might attend activities not organized by him. Fericgla thus defines himself as “discrete, responsible and a man of knowledge” he speaks as a great sage father, serious and caring, saving his weak and gullible children from misfortune, as if they were stupid and couldn’t realize that there were manipulating networks in the world of Ayahuasca. This means offering oneself as a preventive saviour alerting and warning others who may fall into something dangerous. We are facing a new type of delirium… Preventive Salvation Delirium (PSD) aiming at saving those with the MEDIAMARK syndrome (“I’m not stupid”) because if people are stupid, we must warn them that there are some smart people who will deceive and/or defraud them.
Let me take this wonderful opportunity to tell all solutions, answers, healing, personal growth or transcendence seekers, that you have the right to go wherever you want and to more economical possibilities, even at Don Fericgla’s, or wherever your mind or heart resonate. Some people rationalize in order to make a decision, but others feel; everyone is in his moment and has the intuitive or instinctive intelligence needed to make every decision without having to resort to any counselling service from someone suffering from “PSD”. I remember that tyrannies are efficient in scaring people and offering them protection or solution in exchange for something, an ancient artefact. It’s a subtle way to manipulate and trap.
When a person already has fear in his body, he blocks himself and loses freedom. It’s very enriching to have all kinds of offers, some more expensive others cheaper, some more superficial others deeper, more or less successful depending on what we are looking for; therefore, deciding where to go to have a precise experience such as taking Ayahuasca, is part of the wonderful evolutionary game in which the most valuable thing is to recover freedom… to decide, to be, to make mistakes, to learn and express what we feel.
Furthermore I also want to take this opportunity to send a message in favour of the blessed social networks. We are criticized for having tens of Facebook pages, and this criticism casually comes from a Facebook page, strange contradiction. There are hundreds of respected shamans publishing their ceremonies worldwide on Facebook, there are thousands of serious and respectable companies doing so, then what is Fericgla referring to when he says that serious work cannot be promoted in an unserious way? On the other hand, I am not a serious man (thanks to the creation), rather the contrary, but I love doing things with the seriousness required for each situation. And I can assure you that Facebook is serious. So serious that over 20 people are dedicated to it in our organization. This informative work on a social level has the ability to bring our texts to more than 1 million people a month. A fantastic communication medium that enabled us to establish contact with millions of people around the world. That’s a serious and respectable thing. At least that’s how we consider everything we publish, the illustrations and images we design. Because we believe that social media users, even with fake profiles, are human beings deserving and needing the same as everyone else.
I just sent a personal message to Don Fericgla to organize a public meeting so he can show that those coming to our Ayahuasca retreats are UNWARY, or for him to apologize, which would do very well to the image laundering needed by the AYAHUASQUERO MARKET dedicating much of its energy on attacking this international organization, outperforming all other organizations together that until now have been operating with pseudo discretion, knowledge and responsibility. For me the sum of these three words results in: FEAR.
MY JOB IS TO ACT FROM FREEDOM, DEDICATION AND LOVE. THE UNION OF THESE THREE WORDS PRODUCES SOMETHING NEW, FULL OF CREATIVITY, ENTHUSIASM AND WISDOM. THIS IS WHAT “GULLIBLE” PEOPLE WHO HAVE “FALLEN” IN OUR NETWORK ARE EXPERIENCING.
I agree with Fericgla that the work I offer is VERY DANGEROUS, especially for those who want to live in fear, go on sleeping, snoring in the comfort of the safe and familiar.
CLARIFICATION: By the way, the cost of our sessions including a 24-hour care, accommodation, all meals, therapies and high quality Ayahuasca is €175 and not €300 as mentioned by Fericgla. And, of course, many people pay less or do not pay because they can’t; this is part of our economic policy.
Here I am, ready to continue dialoguing, discussing or exchanging healing ideas.
Alberto José Varela