Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Sunrise Celebration 2019

A couple of videos of me doing my thing with the Cats Cream Team and 
the amazing Cats Cradle Stage at Sunrise Celebration Festival August 2019

 Tickets for Sunrise Celebration 2020 16th - 18th August on sale now.

 Kids Invasion during Cut le Roc's 'Big Beat' Set Friday night.

Yours truly performing my poem The Solar System Revealed.

Monday, 9 July 2018

The Dream performed @ Bang Said the Gun

I found this video hiding unlisted on my Youtube Channel and figured it's about time to make it public. Recorded 4 years ago at Bang Said The Gun in London.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Eskawata Kayawai V Festival of Transformation & Healing, Novo Futuro, Acre, Amazonia, Brazil - 17th to 28th November 2018

In association with the Huni Kuin people of Novo Futuro, Acre, Amazonia, Brazil

A very rare oppertunity to visit the Huni Kuni Tribe in thier remote Amazonian Village

Eskawata Kayawai V Festival of Healing & Transformation
17th-28th November 2018

Tickets for this Festival are No Longer Available

Now Taking Booking Deposits for Eskawata Kayawai VII NOV 2020 -
£333 deposit required - 16 places only!
Click this to -> BOOK TODAY!! 
Use your full name and Email address in the Transaction Notes

 Video of the first Eskawata Kayawai festival in 2014 -
Videos, Images and Music of the Huni Kuin Tribe, Txanna Ikakuru and 
Chief Shaman Ninawa Pai Da Mata 

Wish to come with!?

To reserve one of the places left in the ILS group for the Nov 2020 Festival, deposit £333 GBP Sterling HERE . !!-Use your name and email in the transaction Notes.-!! Your guide, Stephen Ross, will arrange to meet with all depositors, in person if possible, prior to receiving the outstanding balance. This is so we can briefly get to know each other, you may have any questions answered and so you and Stephen can be clear about your goals, intentions and reasons for attending. This is a MEDICINE Festival, all participants will be expected to join in ceremony and drink AYAHUASCA most evenings. Please do not book until you have reseached, read and understood what the Mother Medicine Ayahusca is. Always read the label !!!

Deposits are *fully refundable* until 31st August 2020. Ticket price is in Brazilian Reals so subject to change based on exchange rate, the price may go up or down but hopefully not by much. Final ticket price will be calculated using the exchange rate on 31st August 2020. Over payments will be returned and underpayments will be requested. Full payment of the outstanding balance MUST be completed by 1st Sept 2020 or the full deposit/amount will be forfeit and the place will be offered to the first person on the waiting list. If places are still available, late booking and last minute tickets may still be purchased at an increased price up until the end of October at the latest.  

*Fully Refundable*(less the Paypal fees if you select Goods and Services, Buyer Protection)*

Additional funds raised through late payment and last minute penalties will be paid into to the Huni Kuin charity , less the ILS administration fees.

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2020 prices might be subject to a small increase (unlikely to be more than 10%)...
Early Bird Festival Ticket Price - £1111 (Available until Jan)
Regular Festival Ticket Price - £1250 (Feb - August)
Late Bookings Festival Ticket Price - £1500 (September)
Last Minute Festival Ticket Price - £2000 (October) 
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Don't delay, BOOK TODAY!! ! *Fully Refundable* Booking deposits being taken for Eskawata Kayawai VII, November 2020, 16 of 16 places are left. £333 deposit required per person, click the BOOK TODAY!! link, to deposit using PayPal until August 31st 2020. 
!!-Include your name and email in the transaction notes-!!  
*Fully Refundable*(less Paypal fees if you select Goods and Services, Buyer Protection)*

Or alternatively, TO AVOID THE 3.5% PAYPAL TRANSACTION CHARGE, email to request our direct transfer bank account details. 

Organisation fees, river transport, food, accomodation and all activities, such as ceremonies, workshops and healing sessions whilst in the rainforest are ALL INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICEFood, accomodation and transport costs to get yourself TO and FROM the BOATS, is NOT INCLUDED in the ticket price. You must organise getting to Rio Branco yourself, we'll take care of you from there. Unless you come via Cusco with your guide,in which case he'll guide you overland across the Peru-Brazil border to Rio Branco. Rio Branco is the closest city with an international airport. Cusco is cheaper to fly to, a lot more historic and has much better markets.

What you get! - The all inclusive trip of a lifetime. 8 days* on the river (5 in, 3 out), 12 days* living, working and playing with the Huni Kuin tribe in their village. Clean drinking water from the recently installed well, food, solar electricity for lighting and charging devices, no mobile reception for 3 weeks!!! (although sat-phones do work if you must), compost loos, showers (or swim and wash in the river, recommended) and moloko accommodations (wooden huts on stilts) PLUS...

Ayahuasca ceremonies most nights** alongside Rapé (true thought medicine, pronounced hapeh) and less frequently Sananga (true sight medicine). 2 Kambo (frog medicine) ceremonies at the tribes most sacred Sauma tree (a short walk into the forest) followed by floral baths. Possibly a Chilli Pepper (true voice activation medicine) ceremony, other ceremonies may be possible depending upon what is being suggested and by whom.The senior shaman and elder medicine women from the neighbouring territories of the Askaninka, Yawanawa and Shawadawa tribes will also be attending. Along with assisting the Huni Kuin Chief Shaman Ninawa Pai da Mata during ceremonies they will also be providing individual and group healings throughout the festival. Ninawa Pai de Mata is the tribes most talented and respected spiritual leader. The medicine elected him leader and has given him the most incredible and fundamentally powerful icaros (healing songs). Ninawa will normally be supported and assisted by Txana Ikakuru. Txana delivers Rapé more powerfully than anyone I've ever experienced, he is a master with this medicine.

Alongside all the transformation and healing ceremonies, there will also be trips into the jungle to collect the medicines and learn about the forest and it's wildlife. Workshops to learn how to make the medicines, as well as loads of dancing, singing and music around sacred fires as well as storytelling relaying the histories, traditions and mythologies of the ancient Huni Kuin culture who have been a tribe for over 10,000 years! They're obviously doing something right, come and listen to them! Hear their knowledge and wisdom. They know a lot more than us about living correctly as a society, sustainably and in harmony with the natural environment. I guarantee this is a trip you will never regret nor forget taking. It will absolutely elevate your life! Make a commitment today, and deposit.

*times may vary depending on river and weather conditions. we are visiting one of the most remote places on the planet. Mother nature calls the shots.
**Everyone will be expected to take part and drink a small amount of Ayahuasca during the Ayahuasca ceremonies. It's tastes horrible, you may drink as little or as much as you wish but under the direct guidance and supervision of the Shaman holding the ceremonial space. The other plant medicines are optional. No-one will force you to do anything against your wishes, however this is a medicine festival and we are going to partake in medicine work, we can play later during the day. The Chief Shaman will gauge how everyone is doing and decide which nights we will rest. Expect 8-10 ayahuasca ceremonies over the 12 days in the Village.
About the Company and some notes on Responsibility and Safety... 
ILS is the company facilitating and organising this trip in association with the Eskawata Kayawai Festival organisers the shaman and the Huni Kuin Tribe who live in the remote Amazon village of Novo Futuro. You can contact ILS through our Facebook page InspiredLS. ILS will make available an experienced guide for as long as you choose to stay with him. Your guide for this trip is Stephen Ross, the ILS Chief

Stephen Ross ('Muru' is his Huni Kuin name) will provide you with support, information and guidance leading up to, during and after the trip. He will be on hand to help resolve any issues you might run into and will take care of your general welfare to ensure you are as comfortable and well looked after as is possible. You are responsible for your own conduct, behaviour and for yourself specifically. This isn't a club 18-30 trip to Butlins or Ibiza. It'll be a lot more interesting and fun than Bultins and a lot deeper and more intensely loving than most trips in Ibiza. It may also be, at times, more difficult and uncomfortable than Butlins or Ibiza. We're going into the Jungle after all! This journey of personal and collective transformation is a full on proper adventure into the Amazon Rainforest, to one of the most remote villages on the entire planet. If you choose to act foolishly and ignore the guidance and instructions intended to keep you safe we will not be held responsible or liable for you getting eaten by a jaguar, bitten by a snake or stung by a fish. Follow the guidance and instructions however and you will instead be both strengthened and enlightened.

The village is safe and, so long as you are being respectful, you can do pretty much whatever you like there. The river is reasonably safe so long as you are sensible, there will be guidance about river safety before we get on the boats. Never go wandering into the Jungle on your own unless accompanied by an experienced member of the tribe or your guide. How you choose to get to Rio Branco in the first instance is your responsibility. Rio Branco is the closest international airport and the Capital of the Acre region in Brazil. You may choose to travel and fly with your guide via Cusco, Peru. If so he will be able to assist you the entire way from London until you choose to return.

Some background information about your guide, Stephen Ross BSc

Stephen graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997 and spent almost 5 years working within the pharmacuetical industry as a project manager. He was intimately involved in designing and developing novel solutions for early and clinical drug development teams. 

He eventually realised that the company he was working for had been behaving illegally. It was also actively engaged in suppressing cureative medicines, shelving promising drug research, and abusing patent law. Pharmacuetical companies prevent curative medicines coming to market to avoid loosing customers. If you cure a person of illness or dis-ease, they no longer need to take medicine. Curing disease might be good for people but it's bad for the pharmacuetical business.

Pushing drugs that relieve symptoms whilst also causing side effects is a much better business model. It's unethical and immoral but it earns Big Pharma £billions$ and £millions$ daily. There hasn't been a new cure for human dis-ease in a very long time. Cures just aren't good for business, better to exploit and cripple the NHS instead. 

Stephen became very dis-illusioned about this so decided to try and quit smoking to make himself feel better. He took a smoking cessation drug (made by a competitor company) called Zyban. Zyban was actually a well known anti-depressant in disguise. It had a very different label and and an entirely different name. Stephen didn't know he was actually taking a 'mild' antidepressant called Welbutrin.

Had he known this he might not have taken Zyban at all, but Zyban was all the rage at the time. Before taking Zyban, Stephen was a fully functioning, arguably successful and healthy business executive. The consequential side effects of taking Zyban lead him to become clinically depressed. He started smoking again about a year into the depression. Nobdy seemed interested that Zyban had caused his depression not even his doctors who simply suggested taking more antidepressants to fix the problem which antidepressants had caused in the first place.

Stephen eventually discovered a cure for himself in the Amazon. A psychadelic plant medicine called Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca trips combined with 2 trips to the Amazon have permenently cured Stephen of his depression, while at the same time expanding his creativity significantly. Stephen was a poet before drinking Ayahuasca. The poem he wrote after taking just one dose, The Ceremony, eventually won a competition which made him a Poet Laureate. His company Inspired Logistical Solutions offers hands on bespoke collaborative IT, logistics, and project management consultancy sercives including development, roll-out and implementation. If you can imagine it, ILS can manage, develop and deliver it, on your behalf, for you. Stephen is presently engaged as the Chief Solution Architect for best selling Author James Redfield's Celestine Vision. A vision derived, developed and continually unfolding as a direct result of his hugely popular first book, The Celestine Prophecy.

Stephen has been working with curative plant medicines for over 20 years and with Amazonian plant medicines for 8 years. This will be his 3rd visit to the tribal village of Novo Futuro and he has spent almost a full year travelling throughout South America generally. He eventually did quit smoking by using another amazon plant medicine, the sacred shamanic snuff, Hape. Hape acts a a nicotine replacement therapy and keeps his thoughts grounded and clear. 

Sacred Rapé medicine ceremony in the Huni Kuin Floresta at Eskawata Kayawai III - 2016

Email for more detailed information on flights, diets, what to bring and trip itineraries detailing where to be and at what time. This is a very unique opportunity to gain access to the Huni Kuin's most sacred and ancient knowledge of safely using the most powerfully curative medicines available on planet Earth today.

Love, light and adventure,

Stephen 'Muru' Ross

+44 (0)74 1199 5927
ILS Chief & Travel Guide

Don't delay, BOOK TODAY!! ! *Fully Refundable* Booking deposits being taken for Eskawata Kayawai VII, November 2020, 16 of 16 places are left. £333 deposit required per person, click the BOOK TODAY!! link, to deposit using PayPal until August 31st 2020. 
!!-Include your name and email in the transaction notes-!!  
*Fully Refundable*(less Paypal fees if you select Goods and Services, Buyer Protection)*

Or alternatively, TO AVOID THE 3.5% PAYPAL TRANSACTION CHARGE, email to request our direct transfer bank account details. 

Pictures below taken on route to and during Eskawata Kayawai 3 - 2016





Don't delay, BOOK TODAY!! ! *Fully Refundable* Booking deposits being taken for Eskawata Kayawai VII, November 2020, 16 of 16 places are left. £333 deposit required per person, click the BOOK TODAY!! link, to deposit using PayPal until August 31st 2020.  
!!-Include your name and email in the transaction notes-!!  
*Fully Refundable*(less Paypal fees if you select Goods and Services, Buyer Protection)*

Or alternatively, TO AVOID THE 3.5% PAYPAL TRANSACTION CHARGE, email to request our direct transfer bank account details. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Wonderful Summer Solstice!

Wow! What a day! Wonderful energy all throughout the day.I hope you all had a glorious Summer Solstice too. Happy Summer Solstice Everyone!

 Here's how the day started for me, check out that feather in the sky! _-♥-_

The Shaman Apprentice Emerges        _-♥-_ _-♥-_
....Here's how it ended, the street where I am usually resident _-*-_.

Sun setting over river Severn from Bewdley bridge, Solstice Sunset 2018.
Photo credit to, Kidderminster

I was off delivering parcels for Amazon to the folks in Kings Norton in Birmingham so missed the Bewdley Sunset. It was dark by the time I finally rolled up onto Severn Side North. Fortunately Richard Lycett was on hand to capture the Solstice closing!! Thanks for letting me use your pic Richard. Much love.

Friday, 8 June 2018

What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca being prepared.
....and why it is a CURE for so many human ailments and planetary conditions

Ayahuasca, also known as yage, the vine of the dead or Mother, is a psychedelic plant medicine that works in human beings at many levels; physically; emotionally; mentally; chemically; and maybe most importantly for our times spiritually. Ayahuasca is a combination of the Ayahuasca vine and the Chacruna leaf. The leaf and the vine are crushed up and boiled together to extract the active molecules within the plants to make a foul tasting infusion or tea.

The leaf contains high concentrations of the active psychedelic ingredient DMT (Di-Methyl Tryptamine). The Vine contains an enzyme called MAOI (Mono Oxidase Inhibitor). The combination of the DMT and the MAOI produce a magical psychedelic potion. When ingested in ceremony under the guidance and direction of experienced plant medicine practitioners, called Shaman, Ayahuasca enables the ceremonial participant to re-tune and re-balance themselves back into harmony with their own divine nature, the natural environment and natures intended natural world order.

DMT is produced naturally in most (if not all) living organisms including human beings. It has been termed the ‘The Spirit Molecule’ by Scientist Rick Strassman. I highly recommend reading his book of the same name or watching The Spirit Molecule documentary on YouTube or below. Particularly so if you are not already personally familiar with the effects of DMT or Ayahuasca. This should be considered mandatory research prior to engaging in working with this miraculaous medicine.

DMT is produced in humans by the pineal gland (located near the centre of our brains). The production of DMT is most active in humans while asleep and dreaming. It appears to be involved in the later stages of foetal development and it is also produced in the brain during the death process. Strassman speculates that it is somehow part of the mechanism by which conscious spirit enters and leaves the body enabling us to have a conscious (or unconscious) life experience.

DMT is a short acting tryptamine which is rapidly processed out of our bodies by the Mono Oxidase (MAO) enzyme. MAO is a naturally occurring enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of monoamines thus rendering them inert in vivo (in the living organism) in a matter of 5-15 minutes. The Mono Oxidase Inhibitor within the Ayahuasca vine temporarily blocks the Mono Oxidase enzyme within us. This allows DMT to remain active in vivo for longer. Thus the combination of the vine and the leaf allows the DMT to work over a longer time frame, usually 4 to 6 hours in humans. DMT is a Tryptamine with powerful healing properties that is only just starting to be considered properly and examined by western scientists. It continues to be discredited and shunned by governments and Western medicine.

In the UK and most of the Western world DMT is listed as a hallucinogen under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is classified as a Class A drug. It is therefore restricted and illegal in most first world countries where people are prone to misusing drugs and medicines. Fortunately in the Second World countries of the Amazon basin, Ayahuasca is much better understood and has been used safely for several thousands of years. Although admittedly increasingly less so by unscrupulous individuals succumbing to our Modern Culture of excess which is based in greed, fear, control and power over others. Ayahuasca activates and enables love, light and creativity to shine. Ayahuasca is the Mother medicine. She activates and enables all the other plant medicines used within the shamanic healing modalities, most prevalent amongst the indigenous cultures of the Amazon Rainforest.

Ayahuasca is properly considered by indigenous cultures to be the most powerful of planetary medicines. The Huni Kuin people, and many other indigenous tribes, have been successfully protecting their wisdom and traditions regarding correct use of this medicine for over 10 thousand years, deep in the remote heart of the Amazon Rain forest. They have recently been receiving visons from Ayahuasca, the Mother medicine, to share their knowledge of this and their other plant medicines with the world.

I used to work for Pfizer Research and Development, at the time it was the largest and most profitable pharmaceutical company on the planet. Big Pharma tends to go into the Amazon to find and emulate natural medicines to synthesise chemical compounds that can be patented, owned and sold for huge profits. There hasn’t been a cure released for human dis-ease in a long time. That is not to say that cures have not been synthesised, they may well have been but instead of being made available to the general population they are locked down and hidden within private corporations and behind complicated patent laws. Big Pharma has no interest in curing human dis-ease because doing so would destroy the very markets that generate such huge profits for them. Don’t expect to find any cures for human ailments coming out of the Pharmaceutical industry anytime soon. They deal purely in relieving and masking symptoms to maximise drug sales. The indigenous tribes of the Amazon have been working with this miraculous curative medicine for many thousands of years. They consider it to be the most powerful and sacred of medicines for purification of mind, body, spirit and soul. Huge profits cannot be readily generated from naturally abundant and freely available plants and so a process of disinformation and fear was initiated over 100 years ago to discredit natural remedies and plant medicines.

The first world is very arrogant. This is evidenced by our Western Society claiming and naming itself ‘The First World’. We somehow did this despite our modern culture being objectively ‘the new kid on the block’. Modern Western culture is in truth the latest world. Yet more and more people in the so called first world are gradually coming to realise they have a problem, an empty restlessness. Something that the second and third worlds have known about us for a long time, the first world has a dis-ease.

More and more people are becoming aware of their own dis-ease. Becoming aware of the potentially huge benefits of plant medicines like Ayahuasca and Cannabis, to human health and the health of the planet. Due in part to the efforts of established and respected scientists and researchers like Rick Strassman who are not solely dependent on private corporations with vested interests for their funding.

Fear, dis-ease and trauma has been prevalent in the world for some considerable amount of time. This has lead humanity away from healthily and harmonious function. Away from most of us being well balanced and in tune within ourselves subjectively and objectively within our natural environment. This by consequence has created a modern culture with a very strong desire toward control over environment, greed (for fear of lack) and power over that which we consider other than ourselves. The balance is badly out of whack as evidenced by the gross inequality we see in the world today. Ayahuasca is a CURE, Ayahuasca can cure us individually and collectively. It helps develop patience in patients and enables us to find healthy alignment within ourselves so that the desire to power, greed or control over our environment and others relaxes and dissolves.

If enough people drink Ayahuasca and do the inner work, inequity and inequality will gradually fade away and eventually disappear entirely. It is safe within a properly supervised clinical context but is not especially effective as yet, although this is changing. Timothy Leary and Stanislav Grof have made great strides in developing safe and effective clinical healing modalities with psychedelic plant medicines. Psychadelic plant medicines are freely available in every country of the world, you must just step outside into nature and look. How to effectively apply psychedelics for healing has been apparently lost to the West and in the UK the magic mushroom is used primarily as a recreational drug purely for it’s hallucinations and weird experiences. However recent clinical research is indicating hugely positive benefits for people with anxiety and depression that are simply two of the multitude of symptoms of our modern cultural dis-ease. 

If used properly in a ceremonial context I have no doubt magic mushrooms and truffles can be as effective to re-tune and re-balance us in relation to ourselves and our environments as Ayahuasca is. The European Shamanic traditions however appear to have been lost and so they must be remembered and recovered. Ayahuasca is the Mother medicine, you can ask her questions and she will provide answers. She unlocks the downloads and provides the keys to understanding the coding stored in our very DNA. To decode the messaging contained within the DNA of all the sacred plants and medicines that decorate the entire face of the planet.

It is at present only safe and effective to use Ayahuasca within a sacred ceremonial context and only with a properly experienced and well journeyed Shaman. 

This is why I am inviting a very limited number of spiritually aware and active curative medicine seekers to come and join me as I lead our group, from the UK, to the fifth annual Eskawata Kayawai Festival of Transformation and Healing, 17th - 28th of November 2018 hosted by the remote Huni Kuin Village of Novo Futuro in the Acre Region of the Brazilian Amazon. Are you feeling the Amazon Calling? Will you answer her call?...

 Video of our first Eskawata Kayawai festival in 2014

For more information and to book a place on this journey of a lifetime please read my Eskawata Kayawai V Festival post