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I become the naked Godhead. I am sheer energy. I am nothing. There is no conceptual mind. There is no grasping or aversion. There is no clinging and thus there is no suffering. There is just the “isness” of the eternal now.”  – Flora Lintern

Listen to an interview with entrepreneur and spiritual business leader Jeffrey Slayter about the Terra Incognita Awakening retreats. http://jeffreyslayter.com/blog/the-evolutionary-entrepreneur-ayahuasca-dmt-toad/

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     YOUR PRIVATE INVITATION TO AWAKEN

  A 5- day neuroshamanism program to  nurture your true potential

We invite you to remember who,

and what you really are.

If you accept this call, it will transform your life and your understanding 

of your essence, and your true purpose.

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This is your invitation to join an exclusive group of people on a life changing journey to Mexico, where you will awaken your mind, body and soul with meditation, yoga, neurofeedback and medicine from the Bufo Alvarius toad, the entheogen 5-MeO-DMT. Through the shamanic cultivation of ancient energetic modalities and modern technology, we will help you awaken your full potential to create a profound paradigm shift.

As a truth seeker, you strive to know yourself, to understand your reality, and to rejoin the true awareness of an alive and intelligent universe. By looking within you can find not just answers, but peace and reconnection.

You know that the world is abundant, and that energy is the true currency of these times. You can feel the world changing, and a call within yourself to reflect that change as well. You are hungry for this revelation of truth.

WHO THIS IS FOR:

  • Seekers that hunger to know their true self (‘Awakening’)
  • Those with an open mind
  • People who have experience with meditation, self-inquiry, or plant medicines,
  • Or people that have never altered their consciousness but are brave enough to open to the full spectrum available
  • Those who wish to take their new state to make a difference in the world
  • Those who seriously are ready for change on a core, deep level

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR:

  • Those who are happy to remain asleep
  • People that do not want to grow or be challenged
  • People not open to travel
  • Those who think they know what reality is already
  • Those not ready to join a group experience and let go of boundaries

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS PROGRAM?

  • A breakthrough experience that redefines your understanding of who and what you truly are
  • A letting go of limiting belief systems
  • A taste of ego death and rebirth and the realization of eternity
  • A redefinition of the life and your place in it
  • An understanding and training in your body,  brainwave states, the ego, and unity consciousness
  • An appreciation of the true interconnectedness and joy of life

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My name is Rak Razam, Director of Terra Incognita, and I know that this is a time of awakening. What does that mean? How does it feel? How will your awakening help the world’s awakening? 

As an author, filmmaker and shamanic facilitator I have helped guide people for the last ten years who are interested in knowing themselves to reconnect to their inner being through shamanic earth medicines tribal cultures have used for millennia. You can see some of my latest work here:  www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.comom

As Director of Terra Incognita, I also help our organization explore consciousness, neuroscience and train the brain to naturally access deeper states of mind. Terra Incognita is dedicated to understanding the nexus between consciousness and spirituality using cutting-edge EEG technology to map brain states and existing software and data management systems to make sense of the data we collect. See: www.terra-incognita-project.org

By supporting deep medicine work with meditation, yoga and the science of biofeedback, Terra Incognita has married the ancient with the modern, mysticism and science to reveal our full potential, a modality we call neuroshamanism.

We will empower you to know yourself. To know your body and how the ancient science of yoga supports your divine temple. To know your mind and the flow of thoughts, to be skilled in simple meditation techniques to rebalance, and to support this with modern neurofeedback technology to feel those pathways within yourself.

We will teach you the correct role of the ego in serving your full being. We will assist you to listen with your heart, to open your feeling pathways to go deeper and deeper into Source itself with the most powerful of sacred medicines, 5-MeO-DMT. This substance occurs naturally in the human brain and in the plant and animal kingdom, and appears to be nature’s built-in key to the higher realms of being.

We guarantee you that this retreat will be a transformation of who you are and help to reveal your true nature and Source connection. What is the value of that? It is what people spend lifetimes searching for. We provide the safely held space for that realization, and ongoing support to integrate the experience into your life.

Many shamanic medicines like ayahuasca, san pedro, kambo and more are becoming accessible in the West, and the Bufo Alvarius toad/5-MeO-DMT use is on the rise as well. Unlike a single experience we offer this retreat as a launching pad and a container over 5 days and 5 nights to fully assist your integration of the experience.

The toad medicine is also scarce and with the increase in demand pressure is on the toads and their habitat. We source our medicine ethically and donate back to resource management groups, ensuring viability and sustainability.

We invite you to heal, to let go, to remember and to love.

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WHO ARE WE?

Terra Incognita is an NGO dedicated to understanding the nexus between consciousness and spirituality using cutting-edge EEG technology to map brain states and existing software and data management systems to make sense of the data we collect.

We explore and collect data on altered states of consciousness, especially the tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT, which is legal in Mexico and many other countries worldwide. 5MEO catalyzes a non-dual or unity state of consciousness, and has been utilized by many indigenous cultures throughout Mesoamerica.

We have a not-for-profit NGO science R&D arm that profits from the retreats goes towards supporting: www.terra-incognita-project.org

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Over the course of 5 days and 5 nights  you will experience :

  • Insight meditation techniques to facilitate self-inquiry
  • Daily yoga and awareness exercises to honor and awaken the body
  • Neural entrainment with our EEG technology to recognize and anchor states of mind within yourself
  • A specially crafted journey to introduce you to these techniques and to the Bufo Alvarius toad medicine itself
  • We will then support you in deepening your process, and in giving context and understanding to your physical and psychic blossoming.
  • Deep integration of the peak experiences will be anchored, allowing you to embody the wisdom you learn and to remember the truth revealed.
  • Group ritual and individual initiation

Nothing will ever be the same. This is your time. This is your opportunity.

STEP 1.   DEPARTURE

Are you ready to answer the call from deep within?

In the months before the retreat, our trained facilitators will connect with you for a one-on-one consultation process. We will work together to understand you and where you are at on your path, whatever limitations or blockages may be holding you back, and engage you in a process of asking the questions of self-inquiry to set you on the path.

  • We will create a sense of who we are, and establish rapport with you to feel informed and safe in the process of our retreat
  • We will establish a safe medical container for you by understanding your health and wellbeing
  • We will answer any questions you have about our Awakening process and provide reading materials, videos and media to support your understanding

Preparation

The inner work we do on this retreat is best supported by a healthy body and mind.  Toad medicine has less dietary restrictions, though we urge you to eat well and if possible follow a clean diet to energize your body and reduce energetic blockages for the work ahead.

We all know how stressful Western work culture can be, but the act of focusing on your purification is a sign of commitment and refining your energy for the activation it will encounter. Try to decrease alcohol, recreational drugs, caffeine and sugar to retain your vital energy in the week before the retreat.

In our screening process we will discuss any medical issues or concerns you might have, and any medications you are on. There are certain precautions with medications like SSRIs and any MAO-inhibitors to avoid in conjunction with this experience. Toad medicine is the strongest earth-based medicine for re-connecting consciousness available, and it is not for the weak of heart (mentally or literally), nor for those with pre-existing medical complaints or a history of mental imbalance or psychological problems. Our trained facilitators will support you through the program and we require you to be honest with us about your medical history so we can better support you.

STEP 2.  INITIATION

We will guide you on this intensive process of inner and outer transformation.

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  • 5 days and 5 nights at private mansion near Cancun, Mexico.
  • Intensive awakening program with toad medicine, meditation, yoga, mindfulness and neurofeedback training
  • Daily discussions and workshops

Our 5 day program will entail a full, unity breakthrough and deep integration sessions followed up by gentle reinforcement of the medicine and support modalities. You will be supported through the love and grace of the facilitators, as well as the EEG neurofeedback technology to learn how to allow and anchor states of consciousness and states of feeling within yourself.

Group size is limited to 7 to ensure one-on-one monitoring and guidance by our trained facilitators.

The subject of meditation, neurofeedback and toad medicine is multi-leveled and profound, and our facilitators will be most happy to discuss the intricacies with you as part of the initiation process. Every effort will be dedicated to you personally, and as part of the group, to understand your needs and essence, and to nurture that to its full potential. You will be met. You will be held. You will be reflected and understood.

Over the course of the 5 days we will partake of the toad medicine three times, once as a full breakthrough session in which you will be fully supported in letting go and rejoining the non-dual state; secondly as a follow up to re-anchor the energetic activation; and lastly as a gentle exercise as part of a group session to remember, reseal and release.

There will be daily yoga and Insight meditation classes with full instruction for beginners and inspiration for advanced yogis, to support you body and mind to get the most from the toad medicine.

You will also have a hand-crafted EEG neurofeedback session to get to know the different levels of your own mind and how to release into deeper states of being.

You will be in a private retreat setting, no photos or video are allowed without the express consent of all subjects, and your anonymity is protected.

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STEP 3.  RETURN

As part of the bell curve of our 5 day retreat, gently departing from the known into deeper and deeper levels of consciousness itself, and the full immersive breakthrough toad medicine 5-MeO-DMT experience, we will spend time helping integrate and embody back into yourself, and who you may become.

The last day of retreat will ensure you have the crucial psychological support, the physical structure, and the conscious understanding to integrate your breakthrough awakening experience.

You will also have access to longer term support and guidance after the retreat itself, in the form of integration sessions and contact, Skype and phone calls, and the presence of the network of peers that have gone on the journey with you.

Every effort will be maintained to support you in an ongoing process of integration of this most powerful self-knowing, and how to apply that in your life, career and spiritual journey to become the full potential person you have it in yourself to be.

I invite you to share full presence and be guided with compassion along the path of your awakening medicine journey.   

 –  Rak, Facilitator

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WHAT IS THE BUFO ALVARIUS TOAD?

The Bufo Alvarius toad is a psychoactive toad found in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Its skin and venom and the toad’s parotoid glands produce the 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin for which the toad is known; both of these chemicals belong to the family of hallucinogenic tryptamines.  5-MeO-DMT may be safely smoked and is powerfully psychoactive. After inhalation the user usually experiences a warm sensation, euphoria, and strong spiritual activation and interconnection to non-dual states of mind.

We ethically source the toad medicine from the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, and we ensure that the toads are treated fairly in the process of harvesting the medicine from their glands, and that they are returned to nature unharmed. The toad medicine is legal in Mexico.

The Bufo toad is a different creature from the Phylomedusa Bicolor frog that the Kambo venom is extracted from and is also used in other shamanic cultures. We do not use kambo frog secretion and this is very different medicine.

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WHAT IS 5-MeO-DMT?

While it’s function is not fully understood, DMT is produced endogenously in our brains and is found in throughout the animal and plant kingdoms. Its powerful psychedelic effects reliably cause ‘mystical experiences’, especially when imbibed from earth-based medicines with high natural concentrations.

It also has many health benefits on the body flushing clean blockages and supporting immunomodulation capacity. Traditional and indigenous plant and earth-based shamanism using DMT rich sources are not legal in many parts of the world.

5-MeO-DMT engenders a full immersion into the non-dual or unity state of consciousness reported by meditators, mystics, and other shamanic practitioners in cultures all across the world. It is endogenous to the human brain, and present in the Bufo Alvarius toad.

  • Personal Stories: 5-MeO-DMT Experiences

http://the-nexian.me/home/experience-reports/119-the-toad-and-the-jaguar-profound-5-meo-dmt-experiences

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WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?

Brainwaves shape your reality. You have your very own signature brain wave activity, unique to you. It has a rhythm and pattern. Knowing how to identify your brainwave state is the first step in consciously shifting it. All of our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are rooted in the communication between neurons. Naturally occurring brain chemicals influence our moods but there is also an electrical component associated with brain wave frequency that is worth exploring. Our brainwave state controls our ability to focus and many other important functions in our lives.

Knowing how to identify your brainwave state is the first step in empowering you to consciously shift these patterns as needed throughout the day. You have your very own signature brain wave activity. It has a rhythm and pattern – and it incorporates Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta frequencies at varying levels over the course of a day as your brain modulates them to match your activities. Our neurofeedback sessions, mixed with yogic techniques, mudras and sound-light installations, can help enable your understanding of your brain frequencies and to start the process of learning to control them.

Read more:  http://upliftconnect.com/brainwaves/

SOME BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Translated from the Thai teachings of Phra Dhammadhirarajamahamuni (Jodok Nyanasiddhi PDh. 9) In the Tipitaka, the word “anekasahassa” is used, which means that cultivating Vipassana insight has literally thousands of benefits, thus making it impossible to list them all. The following is but a short list of examples of the benefits of Vipassana-style meditation.

1. It brings one closer to the truth, both conceptually and experientially, on a deeper level, for instance understanding mind, matter, the three characteristics, rapture, happiness, etc. as they really are.

2. It gives the mind stronger motivation, effort, patience, insight and concentration than before.

3. It makes the mind able to sacrifice much more for the greater good of all, working without worrying about fatigue, happy to work, just the opposite of before practicing meditation.

4. It allows one to explain the truth much better and in greater precision than before, because one is able to explain theory, practice and fruition, each being more profound than the last, just like the great ocean.

5. It improves recollection and memory, allowing one to memorize things well, not forgetting or confusing things that one has committed to memory.

6. It means the cultivation of morality, concentration, compassion and wisdom according to the Buddha’s teaching.

7. It means following the middle way, the eightfold noble path.

8. It makes one insightful, understanding the fundamentals of reality, and understanding the fundamentals of everyday life better than before.

9. It allows one to realize supramundane reality, not being stuck in mere concepts and constructs of the mind

10. It enables an understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings and shines light on the illusion of separation

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YOGA

During your daily yoga session, yogis will be brought into deep states of stillness in order to utilize expanded fields of awareness already arising within the high vibratory communal consciousness of the retreat environment. Using breathwork, chanting, asana (yogic postures and movement), meditation and sound healing, we will harness and channel the resonant vibration, unifying energetic states and creating a yoga ceremony that will unify, align, and harmonize, leaving us feeling connected, refreshed, energized, and deeply purified.

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ACCOMMODATION

You will be staying at a private mansion in Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The retreat is a short distance from Cancun Airport, in the lush beach environment of Tulum. Rated as one of the top 5 beaches in the world with miles of white sandy beach and turquoise blue water.

The space has private beach access and the healing energy of nature, and offers a private and exclusive sanctuary to unwind, unravel, and let yourself open to the mysteries that will be revealed.

You will be nurtured with the best organic food as we provide a temple which is lush and comfortable, upscale, and supports the body while we entrain the mind. You will be nourished by the sand and the sea, with time to reconnect to the ocean and the land, the sun and the spirit.

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FOOD

Food is medicine, and our retreat will be serviced by a dedicated chef serving local seasonal produce and organic food to nourish the body and soul. With a menu designed to nourish and cleanse, all dishes are prepared with natural local ingredients and served with lots of love!

Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables with enough protein to keep you grounded in your power. The low fat diet consists of all local chemical free food. Fresh caught grilled fish, organic chicken, fresh fruit such as mango, papaya, and pineapple. A variety of delicious signature salads that incorporate jicama, pumpkin seeds, and chia and leave you satisfied, yet lighter and cleaner.

Your individual dietary requirements will be deliciously catered to. We believe a great amount of your diet should come from fresh foods to feel truly vibrant. In this way we allow the body’s flourishing wisdom to return.

If you have any special dietary requirements simply speak to our Program Director and we will be happy to accommodate you.

PROGRAM DATES

 

Saturday July 8th – Wednesday July 12th, 2017

Invest in a 5 day retreat from the world, from your definitions of yourself, your commitments and expectations. 5 days of time here will literally result in a lifetime of benefits of knowing yourself more, and the world you inhabit.

We invite you to join this exclusive retreat which will be curated with other like-minded souls, with a balance of men and women on the same path as you, to develop your own being and potential.

You will have the opportunity to partake of the structured retreat program we have devised to learn skills and potentials within yourself, and to take the time out you need when you need to do nothing, which is itself a form of integration.

Walk along the lush beach, breathe in the fresh sea-salt air, re-meet nature. We will have discussions for the mind, body work for the flesh, and lessons for the soul. We invite you to meet the frameworks we have created, and also understand the deep and transformative nature of the work may require your own time and space to grow and anchor.

You will be supported at every step of this journey. You are not alone. We are growing together.

Arrival: Saturday July 8th

Departure: Thursday July 13th

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

FLIGHTS

The closest international airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Visitors to Mexico may have to obtain a visa, or pay entry or exit fees. 65 countries are exempt from a formal visa requirement, including the USA, Australia and Europe. For full details see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Mexico

Mexico is in CST (Central Standard Time) UTC/GMT – 6 hours, the same timezone as East Coast USA.

INVESTMENT

This 5 day awakening program is an exclusive opportunity to partake of a transformative retreat that awakens you to your full potential.

Spaces are extremely limited and we curate the group dynamic for maximum effect interpersonally and individually. The places are limited to 7 participants with three facilitators present to ensure your personal attention and development, and to maximize your growth.

The cost for the 5 days and 5 night retreat is:  US $5,000.

This reflects the unique and rare opportunity on offer, the scarcity of the medicine, the attention and skill of the facilitators gathered for your awakening, and the powerful blend of modalities and the program being offered to transform your being and reveal your full potential. These awakenings retreats will be only be available once or at most twice each year, and so we invite you to step up and experience them for yourself.

All profits after costs for these retreats goes back to the science and development NGO of Terra Incognita, to support our research into neuroscience and ways we can enable these pathways to be understood, taught and shared for the advancement of all. Tax deductible donations to the 501c3 arm of the Terra Incognita Project can be made here:  http://terra-incognita-project.org/donate/

A portion of you retreat cost/donation may be tax deductible, contact our Program Director for more information.

Price includes:

  • 5 days of retreat in the lush accommodation space
  • Fresh raw and organic food to support your physical wellbeing
  • Daily meditation, yoga, mindfulness, private interviews, discussions
  • Vipassana style meditation techniques to know yourself
  • Daily yoga and awareness exercises to honor and awaken the body
  • Neural entrainment with our EEG technology to recognize and anchor states of mind within yourself
  • Three specially crafted journey to introduce you to these techniques and to the Bufo Alvarius toad medicine itself
  • Group ritual and individual initiation
  • Ongoing integration and orientation sessions
  • Ongoing support before and after the retreat
  • Pick up and drop off as arranged from Cancun airport to the retreat center

(All that’s not included is the price of international airfares)

PAYMENT PLANS/ WIRING INSTRUCTIONS

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) as that is the currency we are charged by the hotel, caterers, and other providers. 

  • A 50% deposit is due to reserve your exclusive place in the 7 spots available (US $2500).
  • Deposits and Full retreat prices can be paid to the bank account below. Please reference your name when wiring your payment. Speak with our Programs Director at:  programs@terra-incognita-project.org to help you make you deposit or full payment into our USA bank account. TERRA INCOGNITA PROJECT  is a 501c3 Not-for-profit corporation founded in California, Sept 9, 2015. EIN number: 47-5001833.  

CANCELATION POLICY

We understand things unforeseen things can happen, and we want to assure you that we can accommodate any last minute changes.  If you wish to cancel a booking please let us know as far in advance as possible. Upon this notice you will be given a refund /or credit for any payments received after cancelation fees are deducted. The cancelation fee is based on the total amount of your reservation and the date of the cancelation.

If you cancel 60 days or more before your arrival date, there is a 25% cancelation fee and you will be refunded the remaining balance. If you cancel 30 days or more before your arrival date, there is a 50% cancelation fee, and you will be refunded the remaining balance. If you wish to cancel within 30 days this will result in TOTAL loss of any payment received. Speak to the Program Director in regards to any extenuating circumstances. Credit may be given to attend future retreats.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

We are holding space in one of the most beautiful eco-boutique resorts in Tulum, the Amansala, where you can relax and reconnect by the sand and the sea while our unique meditation and medicine retreat is underway. There is also access to a sweat lodge, massages and high quality organic food for your stay.

The hotel and costs account for around 30% + of our estimated full budget, and  facilitators fees and costs (with three expert shamanic facilitators) another 25%. 10% of the net profits from the retreats will go towards conservation of the Bufo Alvarius Toad and the creation of a bio-region for its safety and breeding.

ALL other profits after costs go back into the research and development mission for Terra Incognita, a registered 501c3 NGO to explore tryptamines and consciousness. http://www.terra-incognita-project.org/donate

APPLICATION PROCESS:  PLEASE READ

These neuroshamanism retreats are a life-changing, soul-deepening experience that are not for everyone. You may have experience with meditation, self-inquiry, or plant medicines already, or you may be fresh to the journey. You know in yourself if this is something you are drawn to. You will be interviewed to ensure your readiness for this transformative experience. Not everyone who applies will be accepted. We are curating the optimal group to go through this collective journey together. To apply:

  1. If you are reading this you have been referred or forwarded this exclusive invitation by members of our network. You are welcome to discerningly share this private invitation with close friends who you think would be genuinely interested and ready.
  1. To qualify we will conduct an initial interview to meet you and let you meet us. We want to hear where you are on your path and how we might assist your awakening. Not everyone may be ready for this deep work, so please understand this is an invitation to journey with us, not a guarantee.
  1. The cost of our retreat is commensurate with the priceless, life-changing experience on offer, the sumptuous environment and the skill of our facilitators. The modalities we have blended are unique, sacred and powerful. What we are facilitating is both ancient, modern, and eternal.
  1. If accepted an initial deposit of US $2,500 (50%) will secure you one of the 7 exclusive spots on the retreat.

5MEO-LIGHT

 

Remember the clear light,

The pure clear white light

From which everything in the universe comes,

To which everything in the universe returns;

The original nature of your own mind.

The natural state of the universe unmanifest.

Let go into the clear light, trust it, merge with it.

It is your own true nature, it is home.

– The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

You can speak directly with the Program Director of the Terra Incognita Retreat and organize a one-on-one Skype information session at:

Email:  programs@terra-incognita-project.org

We look forward to meeting you in your potential, answering any questions you might have and helping facilitate your process of awakening.

  • We reserve the right to change any portion of the program and location as needs fit for the best flow of the retreat.