Chad – Los Angeles, U.S.A.

I first went to Peru in 2012 seeking the experience that I eventually got from Dreamglade. The medicine used at Dreamglade isn’t typical “gringo” medicine used at some other centers; it is authentic, realistic ayahuasca. To be honest, it’s not for the faint of heart, but if you’re reading these reviews I’m sure you’ve realized traveling thousands of miles to the Amazon Rain forest to drink magic jungle juice with shamans and strangers isn’t for the non-adventurous.

That said: I don’t think ever in my life have I been shown the love, compassion, and support for MY journey like I experienced at Dreamglade. Stacy, Drew and Estella (hi, guys 🙂 ) sincerely care about the journey that YOU are on. They are with you every step of the way to discuss what you are going through and help guide you through the inner dialog/ shamanic visions that you WILL be having after these ceremonies/ experiences. I can’t express enough how much they care about you, seemingly a stranger. Money does not play a part into the equation… once you see the grounds you’ll ask yourself, as I did, “How the hell do they pull this off for what I’m paying?”. The answer is simple: They aren’t worried about monetary gain. The mission of Stacy, Drew and Estella is to offer you support, understanding and compassion through the healing process. And, believe me, that’s what this is about.

I mentioned the medicine is legit. With the help of the medicine and the people mentioned I discovered so much about, not only myself, but my place in this universe. My “purpose” I guess you can say. You may be reading this thinking how “hokey” it sounds… I thought the same at one time.

But, I have never been more connected with my feelings nor have I had this understanding of what feelings actually are… they are just feelings! And it’s okay to feel them! You don’t have to identify with them and have them be the cause/ reason/ dictation for your actions. I have a firm understanding of what my Ego is and how it can be detrimental to the simple peaceful act of “being”.

Dreamglade has helped me understand our connectedness with everything in the universe. As Carl Sagan has put so much more eloquently than this: We are all stardust. I have this core belief, which had never existed in me, that we are really all connected to this universe, to the things in it, and to each other. Everything is made of the same molecules and atoms. Every living thing runs on DNA and RNA. In essence God is not “out there”, but dwells within each of us.

This place has helped me realize that I am not my anger, bitterness, resentment… “We aren’t our

goddamn bank accounts” (Chuck Palahniuk anyone?)… There is more to life than what the matrix would have us believe.

All of that said… expect to do work. While at the center and coming back to our pre-described “reality”. It isn’t going to just happen. You have to want to heal. Coming back to the “real world” you have to take the tools and skills that Ayahuasca has shown you, that the boys at Dreamglade have helped you process and see the usefulness, then apply those skills to your situations in real life. It doesn’t happen over night. And I’m not going to lie to you and say it’s easy. The path to spirituality and simply being a “good person” in every situation is hard… and that may not be what you’re seeking. I wasn’t, but it’s a gift I was shown and I’m not going to let slip away.

So, if you want an authentic shamanic experience, to learn things about yourself that you’ve never thought possible or that may be hidden by the muck of daily routine and monotony, if you want to be surrounded by people who care about YOU and what YOU’RE going through go to Dreamglade. The grounds are beautiful as are the people running the place and it’s much more affordable than most other retreats out there. Affordable does not equate to lack of services of compassion… the guys there just don’t give a shit about making a buck… Dreamglade isn’t about that. I’m glad I found this place and these people and I will be back sooner than later.

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