Bufo is a powerful psychoactive medicine that comes from the venom of the Bufo Alvarius toad, also known as the Sonoran Desert toad and the Colorado River toad. Although the venom consists of different compounds and varies between toads, the main compounds include 5-MeO DMT, bufothionine, and serotonin.
Anthropologists have found evidence to speculate that the Bufo Alvarius has been used in Mesoamerica since ancient times for its medicinal features. It wasn’t until 1983 that Bufo was rediscovered by researcher Ken Nelson. Bufo therefore doesn’t have a traditional lineage that has been passed down like other sacred medicines.
5-MeO DMT can also be found in various plants and animals, which has been used by indigenous peoples of South America for millenniums. Humans also naturally produce 5-MeO DMT, and can release it through breath work, meditation, dark retreats, and near death experiences.
Please note that Biosynthetic 5-MeO DMT can also be provided if you would like a ‘vegan’ form of the medicine, or do not want consume smoke, as it can be administered through other routes.
The Bufo experience
Bufo is vaporized and taken into the lungs, producing an intense psychedelic experience that is felt within 30 seconds. It is challenging to encapsulate the experience, as it is different for each person’s unique consciousness. In a full release dose, one’s consciousness will merge with source/universal consciousness, which is often felt like a death and rebirth. People often experience infinite and unconditional love and deep peace here, feeling like they have merged with God, the divine, or the universe. This is where 5-MeO gets its name ‘the God molecule’. During this time, there is a brief collapse of the Ego, a loss of space-time continuum, and one may start to release and purge stored energy from their body and mind. This can present itself in many ways, such as shaking, crying, acting out and completing a trauma response, movement, screaming, laughter, etc. The time in this space varies for everyone, but is typically be between 2-8 minutes.
Following this time, one’s consciousness will start having a more direct experience of their body, ego, emotions, and thoughts, allowing for more awareness of what they are experiencing. One may revisit past experiences with more love, compassion, or forgiveness, or may understand, rewrite, or reframe the event, allowing the fragmented parts of oneself to unite into our wholeness. One may also experience ‘downloads’, direct access of universal information and knowledge, gaining insight and clarity about oneself, relationships, and life, and can also facilitate a spiritual awakening. There is no hangover after the journey, and an afterglow is often experienced the following days and weeks.
Please note, that everyone’s experience is different. It is best to go in without expectation, so you can fully embrace your experience and be present with what is. Trust that whatever experience you receive is meant for you and is in full alignment with your intention. Although the journey does encompass a large part of the experience, integration is just as important and impactful, as healing, clarity, insight, the release of blockages, and unwinding of your true self can continue weeks, months, and years after your journey.
I encourage you to do your own research before making the decision to journey with Bufo. There are many resources, books, documentaries, podcasts to learn from.
Effects of Bufo
Bufo has been used to aid healing, neuroplasticity, and personal and spiritual growth. It has facilitated the unfolding of many intentions, such as clearing depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, and limiting belief systems. In removing these blockages, people often experience lasting improvements that come from connecting with their true self and healing themselves, which includes self love, authentic self expression, a deeper relationship with themselves, others, nature, and life, mental clarity, increased motivation, a sense of inner peace, enhanced awareness, optimism, creativity, and joy in living.
Due to the changes in one’s consciousness, one may notice an improvement in health and vitality, with physical and mental symptoms clearing. Once our consciousness changes, our thoughts, mind and body follow to reflect that change, allowing our spirit to be expressed in its purest form.
The better prepared you are, the better the experience will be for you.
To help you prepare for your experience, and to determine if Bufo is the right fit, an in-depth application is required, followed by a consultation. During the consultation I will go over the flow of ceremony, what you may experience, answer any questions you may have, and explore your intention. If you are wanting to move forward, a preparation session will be scheduled where we will go deeper into your intention to get clear and precise on what you are wanting to get out of Bufo. We will also explore tools to help you navigate the medicine space, and create an integration plan, providing tools and techniques you can use afterwards.
The private 1:1 ceremony itself can last between 3-5 hours, and consists of 3 titrated doses if it is your first time receiving Bufo. An integration session is then provided in the week after the ceremony to help you to ground your session, which can allow for lasting changes to take place.
The ceremony begins when you make the decision to journey, so let's go deep in this together and open up your consciousness so you excavate your true self! I am here with you, in every step of the way, and am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and trusting container, so you are able to surrender into yourself and the process that is waiting for you to open up.
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