How to conduct a Healing Velada (Mazatek sacred Holy Mushroom ceremony) properly

altar
Attention!

You should only conduct Healing Veladas for other people if you did the same for yourself and are experienced and have some kind of empathic skills or aura vision or other insights into the spirit-world. Chosen shamans should do a Velada for themselves only once a year at their birthday

Preparations:

~You should have some kind of altar, maybe some table or cupboard, with references to your deity or your spiritual master or your spiritual guide, maybe a statue of an angel or crosses or buddhas or statue of Krishna or an eye of god or something else that represents your kind of spirituality. This is also important later to put the offerings for the deity and the incense materials and flowers, the water and the mushrooms on.
~Of course you should acquire the most important for the ceremony the Ninos Santos (Holy Mushrooms (psilocybin/psilocin)), preferably fresh ones.
Either you collect them yourself
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybin_mushroom )
if they grow in your region,
or you grow them in a grow box which can be obtained here:
https://shayanashop.com
~(Maybe a prayerbook)
~(Maybe a source for music, maybe from a pc/laptop or a stereo system)
~Buy fruits and little cookies or cakes that will serve as offerings for the deity
~Buy flowers as decoration for your altar and offerings to the deity and maybe will be used in the ceremony as a tool
~You need incense preferably copal or frankincense (of course a vessel where you smudge it, with the help of special smudging coal, in)
~You need candles
~You need a bucket where the sick person can throw up “the bad energies”/”sickness” into
~A bowl with fresh water
~A bed or a mattress with a blanket
~Cigarettes
~A lighter or better matches
~cold coca-cola or cooked coffee
~Preferably cocoa beans or hot chocolate

Preparations for the shaman conducting the ceremony:

~refrain from sex a few days before until the ceremony
~stay in nature for a few hours daily a week before until the Velada to collect strength
~eat (meat) before the ceremony for strength
~Never have sex when consuming mushrooms
~Sleep well before a Velada, because the Velada should take place in the evening and can last up to 8 hours

Preparations for the Patient:

~refrain from sex a few days before until the ceremony
~fast a little shortly before the ceremony
~Never have sex when consuming mushrooms
~Sleep well before a Velada because the Velada should take place in the evening and can last up to 8 hours and it is not advised sleeping during a Viaje
~Don’t take meds the day of the Velada only if they are necessary for your survival

Conducting the Velada:

Prepare your altar by arranging  the flowers, preferably in a vase, put the Ninos Santos on the altar, preferably on some (banana) leaves, put the fruits and the cake/cookies on the altar, on a plate, put the bowl of water on the altar, put the cigarettes on the altar, put the cocoa beans or the hot chocolate on the altar, put the candles in candleholders on the altar and of course the vessel with the smudging coal and the copal/frankincense. Arrange everything beautifully.
Bless the altar with the Velada elements and ask your God or your spiritual guide/role model, maybe with a prayer, to do the same!

Veladas shouldn’t be held in too hot or too cold weather, so if there’s no way around, in summer tilt the windows and in winter turn on the heating, so that it is cozy and comfortable.
The Velada should start at about 7 o’clock pm (19.00 o’clock) and ideally last until midnight, and if it is not already dark, you should put down the shades, because the dark room shall support the visions the patient and/or the shaman gets.
Patient and shaman should never be on a Viaje at the same time!


Lead the patient into the room and advise him to sit on the bed/mattress. Put the bucket for throwing up next to the bed.
Light the candles and put out the electric light.
Light the smudging coal and start to smudge with copal or frankincense, put the smudging vessel and the Ninos near the patient. Say a prayer to God aloud and “smudge” the Ninos over the smoke. Talk aloud to the Ninos and ask them to heal the patient’s sickness, by a little prayer and telling them the patients sickness.
Now tell the patient to “smudge” him/herself by taking the smoke with the hands and spreading it over the head and upper body, the shaman should do the same.
Now give the patients a cocoa bean to eat or a little hot chocolate to drink (paying the entrance) and give the patient one preferably fresh Mushroom after another. Tell the patient to eat slowly and to chew very well. Ask the patient to tell you when the effects start to show up and stop giving mushrooms when the Viaje begins.
Give the patient another two cocoa beans or more hot chocolate to drink.
Say a prayer aloud and if you find it acceptable play some “Love” music (not sexual, preferably meditation music) on your equipment or sing or make music some other how during phases (when you feel the urge) of the Velada.
Now tell the patient to lay down on the bed and cover him with the blanket, put out the candles (for better visions of both) and sit near the patient.
The shaman should now listen to the spirits, angels and/or god and/or watch the patients aura and/or “Feel” what’s going on to take care of difficult situations and tell also the patient to alarm you of difficult situations because maybe they’re too subtle to recognize.
Now let the patient have his Viaje and only disturb if you feel an urge to, or get the information about problems otherwise.
If a problem arises light the candles and talk with the patient and ask the otherworld for instructions to help (you might get the info in visions or voices or feelings).
If the patient has to throw up the “sickness”/”bad energy” support his struggle in a positive way by holding his head with your hand on the forehead.
If the Viaje is too dangerous or too intense (massive horror visions) to continue, give the patient coca-cola or sweet coffee to drink to abort the Viaje.
But if you fixed the problem you can sing a little song or make music or say a prayer and put out the candles.
Near the end (about 4 to 5 hours) light the candles, say a prayer, light a cigarette and suck with the cigarette the sickness out of the body of the patient and blow some of your cigarettes “holy” smoke on the patient. Offer the patient a cigarette and if he/she accepts it, smoke your cigarette together with the patient, otherwise smoke alone. Now sprinkle a little of the water on the patients head and body and if you get the information somehow, you can baptize in the name of a holy saint (maybe John the baptizer) with putting water in to the calyx of a flower and say a prayer and baptize him/her with the water from the flower calyx in the name of the saint and welcome him/her to the Mazatek Mushroom Church.
Now you both are allowed to eat a little of the offered cakes/cookies of the offerings.
Last but not least offer the patient coca-cola or sweet coffee with cinnamon in it for finally coming down.
Let the patient sleep in the bed!
On the next day you can bury the offerings (not the flowers) in the earth as a final offer to the Gods and Mother Earth and talk about and discuss the visions of the Velada with the patient and aks the “other side” or your personal knowledge for further instructions for healing (you might get visions or voices), maybe in form of herbs or other means.
“Be there” for the patient also a few days after the Velada and listen to his worries.

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