After struggling with addiction, Carlos Tanner heeded the call to sit with grandmother ayahuasca in Peru, knowing this would be his path of healing. Shortly after that, he was invited to move into a shaman's home and apprenticed with him for 4 years. This eventually led him to start the Ayahuasca Foundation in 2009, offering retreats and educational training programs within the Shipibo lineage.
In this conversation, we explore some nuanced and complex topics, including:
The misunderstanding we have around the concept of “tradition”
Understanding trauma from a shamanic perspective
How ceremony acts as a catalyst for enhancing consciousness
Do these sacred plant medicines discriminate between skin color and language spoken?
The placebo effect and the role that consciousness plays in the healing process
How consciousness profoundly influences our experience of reality
The understanding of trauma from a shamanic perspective
How we have forgotten that we are inherently a part of nature