Surrogate Dietas & Ceremonies
The challenges presented by 2020 combined with the ease of modern communication technology have opened a unique opportunity to reclaim a foundational aspect of ancestral Shipibo healing.
In the not too distant past, a first step of deep healing for many Shipibo patients would involve distance healing via ayahuasca ceremonies and surrogate dietas held by a highly skilled and extensively trained Onanya (Shipibo healer, meaning “one who has wisdom”) or Meraya (highest level Shipibo healer, who sadly no longer exist in this day and age).
This is a process in which a healer would drink ayahuasca and then connect with the patient in question through their intention. Whilst in a visionary space in ayahuasca ceremonies, the healer is then able to identify energetic blockages and clear heavy energies through the use of powerful ikaros (the songs of the plants). It is the plant spirits that reach into the taproots of trauma, clearing energetic blockages, then bringing energetic alignment and illumination. This approach lies at the core of the Shipibo healing tradition – whether in person or by distance.
This is a practice that master healers (maestros or maestras) can develop over many decades of communion with plants and guidance from their own teachers. It requires a considerable amount of training, concentration, and commitment, both from the healer and the surrogate who is carrying out the dieta on behalf of the patient.
The Ancestral Art of Distance Healing
The process of dieting is not for the faint of heart and the rigorous nature of what can arise in a dieta can be a roadblock for many people who may not be ready energetically/mentally/physically for the difficult process. Other people may not have the time or resources to travel to a skilled maestro/a for a diet in person.
Maestro José and a team of five other Shipibo maestros are ready to revive this tradition. They understand the power of surrogate healing and recognize the world is in need of this system now more than ever before. Many of us are unable to travel at this time and some of us are unable to make the journey to Peru even under “normal” travel circumstances.
Surrogate dietas offer an opportunity for deep and powerful healing on mental, emotional, energetic, and soul levels. They also offer you the advantage of continuing to attend to your day to day life responsibilities and receive the work of the maestro whilst staying at home.
During a surrogate dieta, the surrogate essentially assumes your energetic imprint and consumes a specific master plant on your behalf, whilst receiving ikaros from the maestro (José) in regular ayahuasca ceremonies.
Throughout the process, the surrogate follows the protocol of a standard plant dieta which involves abstinence from alcohol, sexual activity, most foods, social interaction, conflict or negative thinking, and much more. Surrogate dietas are typically carried out for two or four weeks, depending on the severity of energetic blockages and misalignments in the system of the participant.
When “normal” ayahuasca ceremonies and plant dietas are carried out, heavy energies are released which are experienced physically, emotionally and/or psychologically by the participant. However, during a surrogate dieta, the vast majority of this processing aspect is carried out on your behalf by the surrogate.
How The Surrogate Dieta Works
For those with serious physical illness, the surrogate dieta can help you to restore faith in yourself, in plant medicines, in life, and in God/Universal Consciousness/Spirit for your healing. It can raise you energetically, mentally, emotionally to be strong, vibrant, and stable. This process can also give you the strength and will power to perhaps go to the jungle to do a diet to potentially treat physical illness.
During a surrogate dieta, you may experience medicine dreams (vivid, symbolic, metaphoric) and other internal processes. Some people may experience minimal physical responses such as light nausea and light emotional or mental challenges. In the vast majority of patients, these healing effects are not overwhelming in any way and may not even be noticeable. Typically, you will slowly and subtly begin to feel better and more peaceful as the diet process continues and especially once it is complete.
Surrogate dieta: 2 weeks – master plant dieta held by maestro José through a surrogate. Includes diagnosis, deep cleanse, realignment of body & mind, illumination of path & purpose, energetic maintenance, preparation for future work with ayahuasca, healing to tap roots of personal trauma, energetic realignment, etc. Healing is completed through approximately 6 ceremonies and a surrogate: $1,000
Surrogate dieta: 4 weeks – for deepest work and complex cases, may reach into ancestral traumas as well. The necessity and usefulness of this can be determined in concert with maestro José at the time of your consultation call and after the first ceremonies in the dieta: $2,000
All payments are considered commitment and are non-refundable. We ask for your your patience and faith in the process.
For all DIETA offerings, each participant will receive:
* 2 video calls with maestro José and facilitator: 20 minute initial video consultation, 20-minute call at completion of diet
* Email contact throughout the dieta with the facilitator and calls if necessary
* A dedicated surrogate selected by maestro José who will receive the plants and diet in your stead
For Basic Cleanse & Clear Offering
* 20-minute initial video consultation call with maestro José and facilitator
* Follow-up video call with facilitator after the 3-ceremonies. Facilitator will relay any feedback/information shared by maestro José
* Email contact with facilitator throughout the process
For more information and to register for distance healing, please send an email to [email protected]. Please include your name and brief summary of your intentions for seeking healing work. A facilitator will be in touch with you to answer your questions and to register for upcoming distance ceremonies or surrogate dieta.