Come and sit in conversation with a Whidbey Island family as they share stories of their recent excursion to the Amazon jungle of Peru from three points of view: father, bonus mom (or stepmom) and son. Their experience of an intensive plant medicine diet included five Ayahuasca ceremonies over a two week period. It delivered unique healing experiences. In our conversation we will tackle questions such as: What seeps through the mind as we step into the unknown? How important is a Shaman in this healing work? What are Master Plants and why take them? Why is a strict diet pre, during and post ceremonies necessary? What are Icaros and what is their significance? What was the significance of this particular retreat center?
Jeffrey Wayne Wood (father): author of “Beneath this Crown of Thorns” is a freelance writer, poet, integrative health consultant, and motivational speaker. He holds certifications in Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counseling, Hypnotherapy, is an Avatar Wizard through Star’s Edge International as well as a Wizard level practitioner with Matrix Energetics. Other formal trainings include Neuromuscular Integration, Past Life Regression, and Jungian based inner work facilitation.
Christi Landrum (bonus mom) holds a degree in Psychology from San Jose State University. She is a certified Transformational Life Coach and holds multiple certifications in the healing arts. She has immersed herself in the study of human behavior and healing through various modalities including Jungian based inner work processes, shamanic tools, sacred ritual and ceremony, yoga, meditation, breath work and touch therapy.
Ian Wood (son) has traveled the world as a professional snowboarder, film producer, Alaskan fisherman and most importantly a seeker of the common bonds that bring diverse cultures together. A strong connection to nature led Ian back to personal work through realizing the need for inner work as a foundation for global transformation. His eco-friendly efforts have been celebrated in industry publications around the world, spreading the word of conscious living, footprint awareness teamed with reduction, while embracing and engaging nature.