As you've probably noticed, ayahuasca has become something of a celebrity around the world recently. Many people are suddenly seeking healing and transformation from the brew.
At the same time, the Internet has become littered with misinformation about ayahuasca. The need for a grounded and realistic education about the risks, benefits, cultural diversity, and approaches to actually drinking ayahuasca has never been more important.
People who drink ayahuasca navigate personal depths that are difficult to access with other techniques. The ayahuasca experience is unique to each individual.
This is because:
Ayahuasca relies on you to deeply participate in the healing journey. Far from being a "magic pill", ayahuasca is more like a teacher that opens one's inner being.
Ayahuasca amplifies your emotions and displays vivid imagery to your mind's eye. This helps you understand your past, present, and potential future.
Ayahuasca integrates the mind and body to help purify your emotions. The brew can give you an experience of being meaningfully connected to life.
Since 2014, Kahpi Professor Draulio de Araujo, a researcher at the Brain Institute in Natal, Brazil, has been investigating the effects of ayahuasca on a group of eighty people, half of whom suffer from sever depression. "If one word comes up, it is tranquillity", he said. "A lot of our individuals, whether they are depressed or not, have a sense of peace after the experience." - The New Yorker Magazine, September 12, 2016.
Professor Draulio de Araujo, PhD.
Teacher of the Kahpi lessons on Ayahuasca and the Brain.
Scientific evidence is mounting to suggest ayahuasca, when used correctly, can help alleviate depression, addiction, anxiety, and trauma.
Leading researchers Dr. Ede Frecska and colleagues reviewed this evidence in an article about how the therapeutic effects of ayahuasca can help against "diseases of civilization", published in the prestigious journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.
Moving beyond healing, new research is suggesting ayahuasca may also enhance the lives of healthy people by increasing life satisfaction and boosting creativity.
That's why we arranged a series of talented and expert teachers to present clear and empowering lessons about ayahuasca.
The Kahpi Courses Cover:
How to properly approach the core elements of the ayahuasca path. You'll learn from professionals and therapists who have been drinking ayahuasca and conducting ayahuasca sessions for over 20 years.
Knowledge about ayahuasca's safety, risks and benefits. These lessons are taught by leading doctors, psychiatrists and brain researchers who have been studying ayahuasca.
Insights into the culture and history of ayahuasca. These lessons are presented by indigenous healers, anthropologists and ethnobotanists with deep knowledge of ayahuasca.
"I'm grateful to have access to all of the latest information about ayahuasca healing and consciousness exploration in one place. The Kahpi courses taught me invaluable knowledge about the ayahuasca journey, spirituality, mental health issues, and the latest neuroscience. The courses are clear, engaging, and visually beautiful to watch."
"This learning hub provides crucial information about ayahuasca itself and about the integration of ayahuasca into Western cultures. The teachers at Kahpi are superb."
Rick Doblin, PhD
Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
The Kahpi Courses:
Darpan - Ayahuasca Facilitator
Techniques for ceremony preparation, inner navigation and integration.
Dr. Luis Fernando Tofoli - Psychiatrist
Clear lessons about the science of ayahuasca's risks, safety, and benefits.
Glenn Shepard, PhD - Anthropologist
On the diverse approaches of ayahuasca shamanism and consciousness expansion.
Mama Rosa and Soi Sani - Amazonian Healers
Indigenous masters teach ayahuasca dieting, visions, and cultural history.
Dr. Clancy Cavnar - Psychologist
On the psychology of getting prepared, ceremony experience and integration.
Draulio de Araujo, PhD - Neuroscientist
Lessons about the effects of ayahuasca on the brain, body, and mind.
Celina De Leon - Healer
About combining ayahuasca with yoga, nutrition, and complimentary therapies.
Des Tramacchi, PhD - Spirituality Scholar
About common and experimental approaches to ayahuasca spirituality.
Daniela Peluso, PhD - Anthropologist
Lessons on the changes to traditional ayahuasca shamanism and culture.
Gretel Echazu, PhD - Anthropologist
Insights into ayahuasca history and the gendered nature of shamanism.
Jero Mazarrasa - Film maker
Explore ayahuasca in comparison to spiritual pilgrimages from the past and present.
Nicholas Langlitz, PhD - Historian
On the history, culture, and mysticism of psychedelic neuroscience.
Dr. Brian Anderson - Physician
Advice and research to help ayahuasca ceremony facilitators and drinkers.
"I have worked with ayahuasca for nearly a decade and I continue to be amazed and humbled at the healing possibilities offered by this plant-teacher. I see a great need for an informed, science-based and experienced-based source of information and guidance on the subject. Kahpi meets that need beautifully. It will be a cherished resource for all those wanting to deepen their knowledge and practice."
Dr. Gabor Mate
Speaker and Best Selling Author
Do I need to start the courses at a particular time or place?
No, all Kahpi courses are online, and you can take them from any place where you have an internet connection. All the teachings are pre-recorded so you can watch them at any time that works for you. You can also enjoy all the lessons on your phone and tablet.
How much time do I need to complete the Kahpi courses?
We currently have 12 Courses for you to browse and learn from. Each course consists of several hours of teachings that are split into many 10 minute lessons. You can navigate the course panel in an easy-to-use way and choose whichever lessons you wish.
Can I buy each course separately?
The courses cannot be purchased individually. With a Kahpi membership, you'll get full access to all the Kahpi courses at no extra charge.
What does the Kahpi Membership include?
The Kahpi Membership includes: 1. Full access to all the Kahpi courses 2. An exclusive monthly newsletter with information about new Kahpi articles, scientific and cultural studies, and more, 3. A copy of our E-Booklet, "The Kahpi Guide to Ayahuasca", and 4. Access to the Members-only discussion forums for each Kahpi course. There are two great options to become a member and receive all of the above: You can become a Monthly Member or a Lifetime Member.
What if I find technology difficult to use?
It is very simple to browse and watch the Kahpi courses. Once you signup or login, you be taken directly to your courses and then can choose which lessons to watch. If you ever have any questions, our team can assist you immediately.
Is it safe to pay by credit card online?
We use industry-standard encryption to protect your credit card details throughout the checkout process. Your information is never shared with anyone, and we won’t be able to see your credit card details. We take your online security extremely seriously. If you don’t like paying by credit card online, you can also pay with your PayPal account.
What should I do when I complete my learning?
It's very simple to cancel your Monthly Membership at anytime you wish. Students of Lifetime Membership can easily revisit lessons in the future to help with integration and the longer path of ayahuasca.
Am I eligible for a refund?
If you’re not 100% satisfied, we offer a 10-day money-back guarantee for purchasers of the Monthly Membership or Lifetime Membership, no questions asked.