Over the years, Dakota Wint, traveller, influencer and filmmaker, has visited different parts of the world and has witnessed the different traditions and taboos of the existing indigenous tribes which are still in practice. Dakota expedition includes places like India, the middle east, Oaxaca, Sonora, Mexico and many more.
One such expedition includes his visit to Peru. He has spent almost 6 months living among the Amazonian tribe called the Shipibo. Let me tell you more about The Shipibo’s. The Shipibo are a visionary shamanic and ritualistic group of people living in the remote jungles in different areas like Iquitos or Pulculpa. The Shipibo are the heirs to a mystical world of plant magic – having an extensive catalogue and knowledge of the medicinal plant species from their area, which are often referred to the jungle as their “Farmacia” or pharmacy. The Shipibo are best known for their ceremonial ritual with their medicine called “Oni” or is known as Ayahuasca to the world.
Ayahuasca is a Quecha word that means “the vine of souls” or “the vine of death” because most people experience what they can only describe as a hidden dimension of alien-or-spirit-like intelligence and visions of the astral world. Many people claim that even though they are from different cultural backgrounds, report meeting the same entities or having telepathic experiences. Dakota further says, he himself performed the 35 ceremonies with a Shipibo family of healers and can confirm that ” there is a hidden world lingering in the depths of our minds and this combination of plants, mostly being the Banisteriopsis Caapi (The Ayahuasca Vine) and the Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna DMT containing leaves). Sometimes the brew has other things added, but these are the main ingredients. Ayahuasca has the potential to be utilized for all sorts of benefits from overcoming depression, trauma or addictions.”
Dakota reveals having been exposed to a world that he didn’t know was possible outside mythology, the world of visionary Shamanism, after meeting the Amazonian tribe, the Shipibo. He could not stop himself from continuing this pilgrimage inward through the doorway and method of the plants mixed with how well Yoga compliments this path.
There are many more incredible awakening experiences Dakota has gained from his travels, both as a spiritualist’s as well as a globe-trotter’s point of view. He’s also delighted to be able to share the experiences of these native groups with the broader audience. In case you wish to know more about these stories, follow Dakota Wint on: