Blue Morpho Ayahuasca and Sacred Plant Medicine Retreats

Founded in 2002, Blue Morpho is one of the most longstanding, highly renowned shamanism centers in the world. Our Amazonian ayahuasca retreats and Andean san pedro retreats are designed to help you achieve personal and spiritual transformation through traditional shamanism, mystical exploration, and our unique consciousness-shifting method Activated Balanced Consciousness. You will work with the highest quality shamans in the Amazon and Andes. Based in the ancient arts of Amazonian plant spirit medicine, our retreats incorporate modern disciplines of shamanism and universal spirituality to create a unique and powerful transformational experience that will impact the entirety of your life. We focus on bridging the gap between ancient practices and the modern world, illuminating the tremendous benefits and life-changing capacities that the shamanic arts, ayahuasca, and san pedro offer you.

It is our mission and commitment to service and integrity that allows us to continue to offer the highest level of quality, fulfillment, and expertise in shamanism and spiritual transformation.

Meet Our Shamans and Staff

Hamilton Souther

Master Shaman and Founder of Blue Morpho, White Morpho Institute, Modern Shamanism, My Little Universe, Source Independent Entertainment (SIE) and Activated Balanced Consciousness

Hamilton is a visionary leader, speaker, renowned master shaman, and a valued advisor to extremely successful and influential people worldwide. He guides clients to peak states of consciousness and effectiveness, taking them beyond mere wealth and power to achieve their greatest ambitions. He has mapped and codified consciousness, becoming a leader and international advocate for the use of shifting consciousness as a tool for healing and life improvement. Hamilton was given the title of Master Shaman by Alberto Torres Davila and Julio Llerena Pinedo after completing an apprenticeship under the two. He guides ceremonies and leads shamanic workshops, in which he shares his unique consciousness shifting/healing method Activated Balanced Consciousness.

Don Alberto Torres Davila 

Master Shaman, Ayahuasquero, Palero (Tree Specialist) Sananguero (Sanango Specialist) Mapachero & medicinal plant expert

Alberto leads ayahuasca ceremonies and shamanic healing. He has over 40 years as a spiritual healer and over 4,500 Ayahuasca ceremonies in his collective experience. He began his healing path at the age of 8 under the constant guidance of his grandfather, who was also a Master Shaman and plant expert. After his grandfather passed away, Alberto was taken under the wing of Don Julio Llerena Pinedo, and the two entered into a lifetime pact of shamanic medicine. When not working with Blue Morpho, he continues his healing practice as a curandero in his local town. Alberto is considered one of the most powerful healers in the Ucayali River region.

Don Julio Llerena Pinedo

Master Shaman Ayahuasquero, Palero (Tree Specialist) Sananguero (Sanango Specialist), Mapachero & Maestro De Las Ciencias Magicas

Julio passed away in 2007 at the age of 89. Before passing, he pledged his alliance to the lineage and the mesa. Don Alberto received the inheritance of Julio’s medicine and guides ceremonies in accordance with the 35-year pact of medicine between the two. Julio’s spirit is still present and offers support in ceremonies. Don Julio apprenticed directly under the tutelage of the Doctor Spirits (Genios of the medicinal plants) of the jungle during isolated diets in the highlands outside of Pucallpa. In his collective experience, he has had over 4,000 Ayahuasca ceremonies and has healed thousands of patients in the Peruvian Amazon.

Malcolm Rossiter

Master Shaman, General Manager, Founder of Modern Shamanism and My Little Universe

Malcolm  has been working with people in the fields of health, nutrition, fitness, and spiritual well-being for over two decades. Now at Blue Morpho, he combines this experience with a dedication and love for Ayahuasca medicine practice. In 2006 he started traveling the world, working with Ayahuasqueros from a wide range of heritages and lineages. In 2008 he attended his first Blue Morpho tour and appreciated the perfect blend of Traditional Shamanism and Universal Philosophy. He returned to Blue Morpho many times over the next few years and finally moved to Iquitos in January 2010 to become a member of the Blue Morpho staff.

Christian Gearhart

Master Shaman of Ayahuasca, Palos & Sanango, Camp Facilitator and film maker

A U.S. Navy Veteran, Christian first began using shamanic practice with Blue Morpho in 2007, seeking relief from years of physical, emotional and psychological pain that had been piling up since childhood. Christian continued the healing work with us as a guest until January 2011, when he accepted his shamanic calling and became a member of the Blue Morpho team. Christian’s highly disciplined practice is accented with his light-hearted, approachable demeanor. His practice fuses serious, powerful personal transformation with fun and humor, helping people release trauma from the past and re-connect with their “inner child” to experience the wonder, love, heart, joy and spiritual connection we all had as children.

Matt Toussaint (Shamanic Guide and Camp Facilitator)

Matt Toussaint

Shamanic Guide, Camp Facilitator, Vision Quest Master Guide and Music Artist

For the past 13 years Matt has immersed himself in spiritual practice and exploration. He has a working background in the field of environmental science and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. He focused his studies on shamanism in the modern world, where he conducted original ethnographic research on the contemporary use of ayahuasca. Matt has been part of the Blue Morpho team in a variety of contexts since 2012, principally leading Modern Shamanism groups, sessions and ceremonies. In late 2014, he came to Peru full-time to continue learning and sharing his love and passion for the medicine and the shamanic arts. He currently leads Blue Morpho’s ayahuasca retreats and helps manage the off-site operation of tours.

Mark Flaherty

Manager of Reservations, Guest Communications and Astrologer

Mark first visited Blue Morpho in 2004, and since then he has participated in over 300 Ayahuasca ceremonies. He has a wealth of knowledge about shamanism and is happy to answer any questions from prospective guests. Mark manages reservations and guest communications via e-mail.

The Blue Morpho Staff

The Blue Morpho staff is in charge of running camp operations, overseeing the kitchen, cleaning, laundry, grounds maintenance, and assistance during ceremonies

They work hard during trips to provide excellent service, delicious food, and a clean environment. They are also of great assistance during ceremonies by providing support and helping people to the bathroom in times of need.

To reserve your spot on a Shamanic Ayahuasca Workshop, book your tour in advance online.

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