Ayahuasca Blog

Ayahuasca Blog

The Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Blog has articles about  safe practices, spirituality, integrating the ayahuasca experience, and other relevant topics. The blog will also cover many of the techniques that we teach during the retreats. We intend to provide information that will assist people on their spiritual path and in their journey with ayahuasca.

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Spirit Vine is a trans-denominational ayahuasca retreat center open to people from all over the world who are looking for a safe ayahuasca retreat experience.

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by @amargi.life

How does Ayahuasca affect the Brain?

I’m Ozel Christo – meditation nerd and previous Spirit Vine retreat participant. I love combining science with psychedelics, meditation and tantra. I was genuinely curious. It is believed by many that taking ayahuasca can catalyze an enlightenment experience or “kundalini

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astral zen form

What is Zen?

What is zen? Zen is defined as a state of calm where actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. The term comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word Chan – with roots to the Indian practice

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What is Dharma? Dharma vs Karma

To people without some knowledge of the religions of India, it’s easy enough to think that dharma is something a little like karma. But actually, although the two concepts do link together, they are very different indeed… Plus, what dharma

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Ayahuasca Vine

Ayahuasca Contraindications

Ayahuasca is a brew from the forests of South America and made from the leaves of the Chacruna plant and the bark of the Caapi vine. It is known for its visionary and healing properties. It was traditionally used for

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What Is Metaphysics?

Metaphysics is defined as a branch of philosophy – the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language – that examines relationships between potential and actual, mind and matter, and substance and attribute. The

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Spiritual Healing During An Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ayahuasca is a visionary brew, an entheogen prepared from the ayahuasca vine and chacruna leaves that grow predominantly in regions of South America. In recent years the reputation of life-altering experiences undergone during ayahuasca ceremonies has caused an increasing number

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What Is Metacognition?

What is metacognition? The term is derived from the Greek root word meta – meaning beyond and the Latin word cognoscere meaning getting to know – combined with cognition, the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience,

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Self Discipline

How To Develop Self Discipline

What is self-discipline? This frequently asked question can be answered simply with the statement that it’s the ability to control emotions and overcome weaknesses. But the meaning goes much deeper than this – self-control is a sign of inner strength

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Mandala Sacred Geometry

What Is Sacred Geometry?

What is sacred geometry? It can be understood as a recognition of pattern – a complex system of symbols and structures relating to space, time, and form. Viewing these basic patterns of existence is perceived as sacred. Sacred geometry is

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Spirit Vine COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: 5th May 2021

In light of the global situation, we are establishing new guidelines to ensure that we provide the maximum amount of safety to all participants who attend the retreats.

We will be following the guidelines provided by the Brazilian government which you can find below, and adding any necessary precautions suitable for the retreats.

In the Itacare area, where we are located, there are very low number of COVID cases.

We will update this section when new information is available.
Content listed here is subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Brazilian Government Recommendations for COVID-19

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water;
  • if water and soap are not available or when hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be used;
  • Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others;
  • Wear a mask, that covers your nose, mouth and chin;
  • Practice respiratory hygiene;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Be aware of the situation of your destination and follow the guidelines of local public health authorities;
  • Avoid spaces that are closed, crowded or involve close contact;
  • Monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms and, if you feel unwell:
    – seek medical attention;
    – stay self-isolated as recommended by local health authorities.

Anyone who wants to enter in Brazil must present a negative Covid RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight or a negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours of boarding the flight. 

Travelers must also fill out an affidavit 24 hours before departure acknowledging the health measures that must be complied with during the period that they will remain in the country. You can find the affidavit here.

Prior to leaving Brazil, depending on the requirements of your destination country, you may be required to present an RT-PCR or Antigen test. If you need a PCR test we recommend you to budget the required time of 6 hours to take the test and get the results at Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport. Antigen test can be taken in the town of Itacare near our center before you go to the airport.

Please note that Itacare and Ilheus do not have RT-PCR testing centers.

Spirit Vine Guidelines for COVID-19

We are requiring all participants and staff to provide a valid Covid-19 test prior to entering the center. The Antigen test is only valid for 24 hours and PCR test is only valid for 72 hours. A valid negative test result must be sent by email prior to entering the center.