Tobacco and Tree Dieta
Nuweiba, Sinai Desert, Egypt - 10-17 of October 2021
Shamanic initiation in the tradition of the amazon jungle
7 nights with grandfather tobacco guided by experienced plant medicine practitioner Merav Artzi and Jason Crechanik. Both of whom combine traditional plant medicine training with contemporary western modalities.
Dates: 3rd to 10th of October 2020
We will be running two, one-week Master Plant dietas in Nuweiba, Sinai Desert, Egypt. The first dieta will take place October 10-17th and the second one the 20-27th. We would encourage everyone to stay for two weeks if possible as this greatly deepens the work, but if only one week is possible this is doable also.
The plant dieta is a chance to learn from one of the Master Plant teachers. “Dieting” is a traditional process one undertakes to learn and heal deeply from a plant. The dieta is done in isolation which gives the participant a chance to deeply be with herself, to see and understand the mind, and to allow the plant to maximize its effects.
How to arrive
The best way to arrive will be to Flay to Tel Aviv in Israel and from there to take a plain (45 minutes) or a bus ( five hours) to the city Eilat that borders with Egypt. After you cross the border from Israel to Egypt it is a 2 hours Taxi ride to arrive to the location.
(Please check before your eligibility for a tourist visa)
Guests will arrive during the day, get settled in, have a diagnostic to see which plant would be of most benefit, and then begin the ceremony and dieting process that night. Food is kept to a minimum to allow the plant to deeply penetrate. It is said that when the body is weak, the spirit is high. Guests will drink a smoothie or eat a light soup or fruit salad twice a day just in order to maintain physical force so that they are able to undertake the plant diet, which can be strong and profound.
About Tobacco / Nicotiana Rustica
Tobacco is a central plant in the Shamanic healing traditions of the Americas and the Amazon jungle. It’s considered a teacher and a guide to cosmic knowledge and the spirit world, a plant that brings blessing and protection. Tobacco is called with affection ‘The grandfather of all plants’, from which all plants sprang. In the Amazon, Tobacco is considered a universal medicine by most indigenous groups and is used by the Shaman or traditional healer. According to the indigenous world view, every life form has a spirit, including plants. The plant spirits teach people how to live in peace and harmony with themselves and their environment. Master plants help us to recognize the truth of who we are, and therefore better understand our relations with the world that we live in. Indigenous medicine men use Tobacco to induce a strong physical and energetic cleanse, promote prophetic dreams and to protect and regulate the energetic body.
On how tobacco works in our bodies
On the physical level, Tobacco cleans the blood, intestines, stomach and sinuses. It cleans mucus, toxins and parasites. On the emotional level, Tobacco supports clearing held emotions, behavioral patterns and beliefs that no longer serve us. On the energetic level, Tobacco helps to open energetic blockages so that our energy may flow freely in the body.
What is a plant diet?
What is called ‘plant dieta’ in Peru, is the way that the Shaman or traditional healer creates a bond with the plant spirits, and learns from them. These plants are big trees, shrubs, and herbs with medicinal qualities that are known to the indigenous people as ‘Doctors’ and ‘Teachers’. They are also called ‘Master Plants’.
Each master plant has different healing properties and knowledge. They all have the ability to help us embody the unique qualities and values that they promote. All master plants connect us to the field of healing and cosmic knowledge. Plants teach what they have mastered in millions of years of evolution – how to live in harmony, peace and balance with ourselves and our environment.
The healing brought by the plant spirits has a central role in the work of the traditional healer. It is usually the healer that administers plant medicine, determines which plant will be beneficial to diet, and the duration of time that is needed. Most of the master plants are served with Tobacco.
Tobacco activates the other plants that are mixed in it and helps to ground their teachings and integrate them into the body. Usually, the first plant that we diet would be Tobacco. It is considered the pillar of the shamanic house for its every night during a plant diet, plant medicine is served in a ceremonial manner to each participant in their private space. During the daytime, participants rest and eat light food, consisting of fruit and vegetables. To make the best out of the experience, it is best to avoid the company and to stay
cleansing and grounding qualities. It helps us to manifest ourselves in the material world. Tobacco provides the stability and grounding needed in order to work with other plant teachers that open a window to travel in other dimensions. Before we travel, Tobacco teaches us to walk the Earth.inones own energy. It is also recommended to abstain from any sexual stimulation. These recommendations are meant to allow the participants to undergo a deep process of detoxification on all levels – physical, emotional and mental. That is to help slow and calm their mind’s activity, so as to open spiritual channels.
Merav Artzi, A healer working with medicinal plants from the Amazon jungle, specializing in Tobacco.
At an early age, I left my home country of Israel in order to study Fine arts in Europe. For 15 years I have lived in Amsterdam. During those years I finished my Masters in Fine Arts and lived in a squat with a community of artists and political activists.
In 2009, while traveling in South America, I heard about Shamanism and Ayahuasca, and decided to go to the Amazon. The work with Ayahuasca was a gate to the magical world of medicinal plants. The Amazon is truly the pharmacy of planet Earth.
I have been working for eight years as a healer trained with Amazonian plants, specializing in Tobacco. Beforehand, I apprenticed with Maestro Ernesto Garcia Torres in Iquitos. As a healer, I work with patients suffering from hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and more. In addition to this, I give Master Plant diets and teach students who are interested in learning how to heal with Tobacco.
Food: Two vegan meals will be provided by us every day, breakfast and lunch. In the evening we will be drinking Tobacco.
Dieta cost: 2 weeks including all room, board, and healing work – $3000 / 1 week – $1800
The price includes:
- Initial consultation & recommendation
- Accommodation in a private room
- Daily support and coaching
- Post dieta Integration/support calls
I will be happy to answer your questions please contact me through the form below.