Degree II – Mystery of the subconscious
Degree II – Mystery of the subconscious

Before the exercises of the second degree I will explain you the mystery of subconscious and using its potential.

1 – Conscience and subconsciousness.

a) Their role:

Consciousness dwells in the psyche and has the brain as a manifestation support in the physical body . Every conscious being of his 5 senses has his consciousness sphere intact.

We know in the universe there are no forces neither in man that does not have its opposite. We can consider subconscious as the opposite of consciousness. What we consider as attributes of consciousness like faculty of thinking, wishing, feeling and having spiritual aspirations, have in the subconscious their opposites.

For our spiritual evolution we can consider subconscious as an enemy. The driving force or impulsion that is in opposition with our evolution (passions and vices) comes from the subconscious.

b) Necessity to master the subconscious:

The task of the student in the previous introspection exercise is to analyze the activity of subconscious using the key given about the 4 elements. This is an excellent exercise as the student crossed through his darkness and realized that subconscious is preventing his evolution.

2 – The method to control

a) Suppressing time and space notions:

Subconscious needs to express in the material world with two notions: Time and Space two fundamental principles in which all wishes needs to be summited to be transposed from Causal world to the physical plane.

If we remove the unconscious which allows him to express his own nature (hostile) into the material world, Time and Space its negative polarity cease to carry its influence on us and we are then able to realize our desires through it.

This sudden outbreak of the positive action of the subconscious  is the key of the practical use of auto suggestion. For example if we want to teach to the subconscious that tomorrow or another day we do not want to succumb to a vice (smoking, drinking), the subconscious has enough time to make us failing.

But if we suppress the concept of Time and Space during our injunctions only the positive part of the subconscious is acting. Consciousness is being submitted to this action and our desire will be successful. Knowing that is one of the most important thing on the way of apprenticeship and should not be neglected.

b) An order formulated at the present positive:

In order to do that the selected  injunction should be formulated only at the present moment and positive. So we will not say : “I will stop to smoke” but “I stop to smoke”, “I stop to drink” following what we want to suggest. The key is to formulate always in present positive.

c) Better moments for this exercise:

Subconscious acts with more efficiency and penetration at night during sleep when consciousness stops and subconscious activity is higher. So just before sleeping and just after waking up are the best moments for auto suggestion.

3 – Recommended injunctions

We need to precise what kind of desires can be realized with auto suggestion. A general rule is that all wish regarding mental, psyche and physical body can be accomplished, for example ennobling our nature, fighting against negative aspects, developing aptitudes. Anyway wishes that have no concerns with the structure of the being like winning lottery can not be realized.

Pass to another injunction only once you got success with the first one, this exercise is meant  to be executed for the whole life.

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Unforgettable, beautiful, life-changing experience
Apr 2019 • Couples
My life has never been the same since I visited Selva Madre. My anxiety is all but gone. I have a strong sense of inner calm and gratitude that has allowed me to look at my life and the people I care about with complete clarity, and I feel abundance has been attracted to me as a result of my newfound energy. I could not have chosen a better place for healing and rejuvenation than this retreat. All of your needs are taken care of such that you can focus on your inner self. I felt totally supported from beginning to end. The accommodations are very comfortable, the food is absolutely delicious and fresh, and all of the staff (especially Jose) and the shamans are wonderful people. I have never felt so welcomed and enchanted by strangers. The ayahuasca itself was a powerful experience and so it was nice to the ceremonies framed with guided walks through the beautiful Amazon, live music, and good conversation. I cant thank Selva Madre enough for what they have done for my life.
Apr 2019 • Solo
I am feeling blessed to have experienced my first ayahuasca journey at Selva Madre. I am very thankful to Don Lucho for his love, wisdom, healing and warmth. I am grateful to all the family for creating this warm space for people to journey in their light and shadow. Thank you to everyone who has poured their energy into creating this space. I love you all, Niki X
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Amazing Ayahuasca Experience
Nov 2019 • Solo
I am a solo female traveler under going my first Ayahuasca experience and I could have not asked for a better place! We had 4 ceremonies in total. Don Lucho (main shaman), Luis Jr and Anderson (both shaman in practice) offered spiritual guidance to participants throughout the Ayahuasca experience. They checked in with us frequently and made sure we are safe. In between the ceremonies we did different activities and had some good amount of time with Don Lucho himself. He is an incredible healer who likes to share his knowledge regarding plant healing with everyone who has any interest in learning. He truly cares for the human species to be healed! If you are looking for a good and safe place to do your Ayahuasca ceremonies I can highly recommend this place
Best Ayahuasca Retreat in the Amazon Jungle Peru
May 2021
What an amazing retreat! I don’t think I could of picked a better place. The Shaman Don Lucho is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me tremendously. I had so many health issues and the ayahuasca diet was so delicious and healthy. I actually ate more there than when I’m home and lost weight! (not on purpose). The entire family has their part in the retreat and really makes you love them. They are so hard not to love. It is the right place. I found out that the money from the retreats actually goes to the villages and people in need from the surrounding communities. Don Lucho the main Shaman really cares for people and and soley interested in helping others. In the 10 day retreat you get 4 Ayahauasca ceremonies which were so helpful for my healing and understanding of myself. Best experience Ever!!!!!
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Literally Reborn!!
Feb 2019 • Couples
My wife and I went at selva Madre in November 2018 and again in February 2019. It is in our opinion the most intense and life changing experience we ever did and for the best. The 3 Shamans Don Lucho, Luis Jr and Anderson conduct their ceremonies with so much power and love that all ceremonies are always amazing and are all different because the 4 ceremonies have a different theme (body, spirit, mind and soul). Their knowledge, professionalism and tradition speak for themself. This is not a business place where fake shamans just take your money and don’t care about you or a place to just get high like other centers. This is a place for healing physically and spiritually. All the Selva Madre Family cares about you from the beginning to the end, feeling safe all the time in the middle of the jungle, and the food is great as you follow an ayahuasca diet. Having your own room (own bungalow) with shower and restroom is very important as well because you need that privacy to process and heal during the retreat. Selva Madre is the place where mother earth speaks to you and heal you! Highly recommended, I will be back soon solo this time around, and next year with my wife again.
Great overall
Mar 2020 • Solo
Wonderful experience, great shamans (which was the main concern for me going in) but I was able to trust them really quickly because they were sincere with their goals. Also I want to thank Weyder, he was great in being around and helping with everything needed. The group I met there was great and made the experience more enjoyable. The experience took some getting used to because of the weather & no wifi & other amenities but after a few days I adapted and felt present with the environment. The Ayahuasca was both uncomfortable and very comforting at times & I learned to accept both. I still feel the medicines healing effects even weeks after and have more clearity in my thought processes so I will definitely be back for more.
Feb 2019 • Solo
This was my first ayahuasca experience and it was unforgettable. The location is incredible – isolated in the jungle, but still with very comfortable lodgings and facilities, delicious food (even on a ayahuasca diet) and super nice people running the retreat. The ceremonies were expertly carried out by the 3 shamans, and everyone in the group felt secure under the attentive care of the shamans. It was a beautiful and undescribable experience for me. I’m so glad I chose Selva Madre.
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Perfect place for the first aya experience
Feb 2020 • Friends
I realy enjoyed my first ayauahasca experience at Selva madre retreat centre. Even if the ayauahasca wasnt so strong that I expected, I was taken deep in my mind to explore my thoughts and memories. I realy appreciate amazingly positive Don Lucho and his beautiful icarus. Also other shamans Luis jr. and Anderson did an amazing job.
During our free time we were treated like a gods by always helping Weyder, our chef Bermudes and his daughters.
I can realy recomend this retreat! Amazing vibes, comfortable accomodation, good food and safe aya experience!
Amazing Healing Loving Experience
Nov 2019
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Selva Madre to anyone seeking a genuine, loving, and safe healing experience with Ayahuasca. From the moment I arrived at Selva Madre I felt so much love. It was truly a magical “healing” experience unlike any other Ayahuasca experience I have ever had in other parts of the world. Master Shaman Don Luis was incredibly attentive to the individual issues and needs of every one participating in the retreat. He structured diet; therapies, medicines, prayers and amounts of everything to suit the particular need of each individual and lovingly monitored their progress and condition closely throughout the entire ten days. I was very impressed. He also spent much time with each of us individually discussing our experience with Ayahuasca the night prior. We were all so grateful for the lengthy discussions that really help the healing process. All seven participants in our retreat departed with much gratitude and a genuinely happy heart! Don Lucho, Luis Jr, and Anderson bring such powerful loving energy to the ceremonies with their Icaros. Wow! Words limit my ability to describe how profound and beautiful the experience was for me. I am truly transformed, humbled, and eternally grateful. Much love and gratitude to the entire staff who kept us safe and well fed. Gracias!!
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Rosanna G
True Healing in an Authentic Retreat Setting
Sep 2019
It is hard to put into words the power that plant medicine can have on your body, mind and spirit. It can be a truly transformative and insightful experience if one digs deep and seeks healing, Don Lucho, Luis Jr & Anderson all have years of experience helping people from all walks of life find inner peace and harmony. This retreat center provides an authentic experience where one can feel safe in this incredible process of awakening. This recent visit was my second time visiting the center as the year before I had not been fully open to the process. If you are determined to obtain perspective and insight in your life in a nurturing environment then Selva Madre is the right place for you.
Came back for more
May 2019 • Solo
I went back after a year to do a second retreat bc I felt I had to finish my personal work I had started there.
I already left a great review the first time I came. Nothing has changed. This place is still as beautiful as before. I love the work the shamans Don Lucho, Luis jr. , and Anderson do. They really are great shamans and have helped me a lot.
The entire facility is still beautiful and great and just about what you need for a good detox in the amazon. The food as always was a lot, various and great!
Everybody is so nice and friendly and has a great positive attitude and mind. It’s really a place to heal and I’m so happy I choose this retreat and this shamans in the first place and now again. I will be back one day. Thank you so much to everybody who workes at and for Selva madre. You made my stay great! 🙏🏼 much love Jasmin 💓
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Jasmin K
Jul 2020 • Couples
Selva Madre is an amazing experience. Changed my life in so many ways for the better. Don Lucho, Luis Jr, and Anderson are all awesome shamans. I think my experience would had went differently had I not been with them. They helped my wife and I both tremendously. Ayahuasca helps not only mentally but physically as well for your health. Don’t hesitate about Selva Madre they are very, very good shamans and you will be in good hands!
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Tyler B
Amazing experience
Aug 2019
This is an amazing experience. I will call it a LIFE MUST HAVE experience.
They have 3 shamans, Luis, Luis Jr, Anderson, they are all great people. All shamans will attend ceremony in the night (and all staff from the camp will wait outside). I can fell the place and the temple is protected very well by them, and I feel safe when I was there, and experiencing Ayahuasca.

The master shaman Luis has profound knowledge about Ayahuasca and experience, they took a good care of me, and my friend. The discussion after ceremony is also very important to me. During the stay I had good connections with people here, which makes my very happy.

The place is clean, room is simple but comfortable enough. The food is acceptable. Most important thing is they treat me with heart, and taking good care. I appreciated it very much.

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Duan Fei

Don Lucio is one of the greatest men I’ve met. He has a wealth of knowledge and is revered by all that know him and work for him. The ceremonies are incredible… other worldly. The icaros (chanting) and attention given to each participant is enough to bring you to tears.

There are two other shamans, Anderson and Luis Jr who are also exceptional and staged a ceremony when do Lucio couldn’t attend for health reasons.

It isn’t as strict a diet as many of the other retreats and the food is incredibly healthy, nutritious and tasty.

Contrary to many of the other retreats, don Lucio and his team brew the ayahuasca in the true form and do not cater for the ‘tourist’ crowd. According to some sources, other retreats add things like angels trumpet which can be lethal in order for the participant to have an even more crazy trip which is unnecessary and can be dangerous.

The love and care that you experience here is second to none and I have no hesitation in highly recommending this retreat. It helped me a lot.

Christian Sabatino
Amazing experience
Nov 2019 • Solo
I traveled to Selva Madre alone and felt safe and welcome from the moment I arrived. The staff is amazing and loving, they have security at all times and the cooks do a wonderfully job feeding nutritious food. They have three shamans for every ceremony and each brings their own unique energy and love. Don Lucho has the biggest most sincere heart. The integrity and sacredness of the retreat is evident from the moment you arrive. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try ayahuasca. The ceremony’s are beautiful, the icaros are otherworldly and there is always a debrief the following day. I am happy I chose Selva Madre and plan on coming back.
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Denise W
Extraordinary Experience!
Sep 2018 • Solo
My second Ayahuasca retreat in Selva Madre after the first in 2016. Thank you so much Don Lucho, Luis Jr, Anderson and all the beautiful people at Selva Madre. I can tell you that is has been a fascinating experience as part of my spiritual journey. After this integration process… Words cannot describe the powerful and deep healing that I have acquired with this wonderful plant “the mother” as they called it in the Amazon. If you want to explore your mind and really know who you are expanding your consciousness in a land filled with Love, Peace and Light; this is the place you have to visit… extremely recommendable!!! Muchas gracias hermanitos de Selva Madre! Muchas bendiciones. Much Love, Julio 🙂

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