It is generally accepted and understood that humans are an integral part of nature. From this perspective we recognize that being disconnected or out of balance with nature indicates illness. Indigenous People have never forgotten this perennial wisdom though the modern world is just now emerging from a sort of amnesia regarding these basic principles. Ancestral medicines and teachings have been preserved so that we can all begin to heal as a species. The online Plant Spirit Summit is an invaluable resource for people embarking on this sacred journey of re-connection and balance with the natural world.

The Condor Eagle Prophecy is a traditional folk-tale shared among various indigenous communities in the Americas for centuries and it may have some very important wisdom to share with us today. The Eagle and Condor serve as potent symbols in this narrative, representing two archetypal energies and ways of being in the world.

The Eagle embodies the mind and masculine energy which is characterized by a drive for discovery, invention, and domination. In contrast, the Condor symbolizes the heart and feminine energy, embodying connection, intuition, and harmony with the earth.

Many believe this story reflects the cultural differences between the colonial mindset, which is based on conquest, and the indigenous worldview, which is based on humanity’s symbiotic connection/relationship with nature. The arrival of Columbus and colonization disrupted the flourishing of indigenous nations across North and South America.

Though technology and innovation have blossomed along with human population growth, our connection with nature has been severed. Meanwhile indigenous wisdom and culture has almost been eradicated completely. Yet some very positive changes are on the horizon.

A Time of Healing and Reconciliation: Despite the dark history of colonialism and the decimation of native traditions we may be seeing the fulfillment of the Condor and Eagle Prophecy today. The story says that after a long period of separation and suffering the eagle and condor will fly together once again. One of the greatest gifts that Indigenous People have kept through the centuries is their ancestral knowledge of sacred plants for healing. Today we are seeing a beautiful blending between modern therapeutic models and traditional indigenous healing practices.

Ancestral medicines, such as ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote, are spreading globally, often through sacred ceremonies that introduce non-indigenous people to the profound healing potential of these substances. In these ceremonies, chants and rituals from indigenous cultures like the Huni Kuin, Yawanawá, and Shipibo resonate in places as diverse as California, Spain, Israel, and Thailand. Western medicine is beginning to embrace these medicines because they have proven to be clinically viable and governments are now legalizing them for both therapeutic and recreational use.

When we are able to both heal our hearts and heal our minds, we are empowered to face the great challenges of these complex and uncertain times from a place of wholeness. Only from this place of wholeness can we begin to achieve collective liberation for the benefit of all of humanity. -Lorna Liana, CEO of the Plant Spirit School and Entheonation

The Psychedelic Movement was popularized in the Flower Power days of the 1960’s, but today it is not just about the substances themselves but also about the cultural, historical, and spiritual practices that accompany them. It is about restoring respect and dignity for indigenous knowledge that continues to be recognized for its’ value in our modern society. This represents a coming together and a healing between the Condor and Eagle.

Indigenous communities have used these substances for centuries, not merely as tools for individual and community healing but also as integral components of their cultural and spiritual lives. As non-indigenous people increasingly seek out these experiences, there’s a responsibility to honor the source and context from which these medicines come.

As the Western world prepares for the legalization of psychedelics within a medical framework, there’s a growing focus on training therapists, clinicians, and medical professionals to administer these therapies. This medicalization aims to ensure that psychedelics are used safely and effectively to treat a range of mental health issues from depression and PTSD to addiction and anxiety.

The Role of Indigenous Medicines in the Psychedelic Renaissance

The online Plant Spirit Summit aims to explore the essential role that indigenous medicines play in the current Psychedelic Renaissance. This event will delve into the intersection of psychedelic therapy and ancestral wisdom, highlighting how these practices can contribute to humanity’s collective liberation.

Ancestral medicines offer more than just individual healing — they provide a pathway to reconnecting with the earth, each other, and our own inner wisdom. This reconnection is crucial in a world that often prioritizes mind over heart, reason over intuition, and individualism over community. The wisdom of the Condor, with its emphasis on heart-centered living and ecological harmony, offers a counterbalance to the Eagle’s focus on mind and technological progress.

By integrating these two perspectives, we can begin to heal the divisions that have caused so much suffering and disconnection. The Condor Eagle Prophecy suggests that a time of reunion is possible — a time when the mind and heart, the Eagle and the Condor, can come together once more. That time is now!

Moving Forward: A Call for Unity and Respect

To truly benefit from the healing potential of ancestral medicines, it’s imperative to approach them with respect and humility. This means not only seeking personal healing but also supporting the rights and sovereignty of indigenous peoples. It means advocating for policies that protect these practices and recognizing the wisdom they offer in addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.

As we stand at the crossroads of a new era in psychedelic healing, we have an opportunity to forge a path that honors both the ancient and the modern, the Eagle and the Condor. By doing so, we can create a future where the mind and heart work in harmony, and where humanity can heal not just individually, but collectively.

The Plant Spirit Summit is an invitation to join this journey of exploration and healing. Together, we can learn from the past, honor the present, and envision a future where the wisdom of ancestral medicines helps us create a more connected, compassionate, and harmonious world.

Jacob Devaney

Jacob blogs for Huffington Post and others in addition to Culture Collective. He specializes in social media, and cross-platform (or trans-media) content and campaigns. Meditation, playing piano, exploring nature, seeing live music, and going to Hopi Dances are some of his passions. As a co-founder of, Jacob lives for community and believes that we are all interconnected with our own special gift to offer the world.

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