Cultivated with sacred prayer and ancient traditions, the plant medicine Jurema is our central sacrament.
We are the Ashram de la Madre Divina, and our mission is to share the wisdom of Jurema plant medicine with seekers from all over the world…
Meet the Keeper of the Medicine - Swami Shyamanand Saraswati
Swami Shyamanand Saraswati, also known as Guru Ji, is a Hinduist Guru as well as a Shaman of the Amazonian tribe Piaroa.
For over 25 years Guru Ji has been healing with the traditions of Hindu Vedic philosophy.
During the past 10 years, he has been learning the wisdom of the entheogen Jurema and the Amazon Shamanic tradition.
Fusing the faith of Hinduism with the power of Amazonian plant medicines, Guru Ji works with people from all over the world to bring deep spiritual healing and exploration of consciousness in a safe setting.
Today, we have the opportunity to host international seekers at our ashram for spiritual retreats.
The Jurema Medicine
In contrast to the popularity of Ayahuasca, the Jurema medicine has been almost forgotten to time.
Used by shamans in the Amazon for thousands of years, and known to Mayan and Aztec shamans, the knowledge of Jurema existed only by word-of-mouth. When European settlers started colonizing the Amazonian tribes, the wisdom of Jurema almost vanished from the Earth.
By working with Jurema for the last 10 years, Guru Ji was able to learn and revive this lost tradition.
Jurema is one of the holiest plant medicines on our planet Earth. It is different from Ayahuasca in that it contains more love energy, much stronger visions, and the purge process is not so violent.
Guru Ji has been working with this medicine for 10 years, and most recently has perfected the brew into the ideal alchemy.
As far as we know, there is no other master serving the specific brew that is made by Guru Ji. It is truly a divine gift to be able to share this ancient tradition with wisdom seekers all over the world.
All of our retreats include one Jurema ceremony. This entheogen brings intense spiritual experiences in the astral world and the shedding of negative thought patterns.
We invite you to learn more about this once-lost, now-revived medicine gifted to humanity by Mother Earth.
Feeling stuck in life?Get our Free 5-Step Guide on making
the best choices for your
We all encounter forks in the road where we need to make a decision that could change the next 5 years of our life… for better or worse.
Maybe you need to switch careers. Or move to a new city. Or leave a relationship that no longer serves you.
How do you make that choice?
Don’t rely on friends and family for advice. They might love you, but they don’t know what’s best for your life… only you do!