Bufo Alvarius

In the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert, where ancient wisdom flows, resides the indigenous community of the Comcaac people, also known as the Seri tribe. Their spiritual practices are deeply rooted in their relationship with the natural world, and one aspect of their traditional spirituality involves the use of the enzyme of the Bufo Alvarius, a species of toad commonly referred to as the Colorado River toad or the Sonoran Desert toad.

The spiritual use of this enzyme among the Comcaac people is not taken lightly. It is considered a sacred practice that requires proper initiation, preparation, guidance, and respect for the toad, its life, and the spiritual realm it represents. The ceremonies are conducted with the utmost reverence, emphasizing the importance of intention, humility, and a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings.

The Bufo Alvarius toad is handled with utmost respect and care by the Comcaac people. They are not hurt in the process of extracting the enzyme. By taking part in our retreats, you support preservation projects for this sacred medicine for future generations.

COMMON EXPERIENCES

The experience induced by Bufo Alvarius is highly intense and transformative, often leading to profound spiritual insights, expanded consciousness, and a sense of unity with the universe. The Comcaac people believe that it allows them to connect with the spiritual realm and receive guidance, healing, and wisdom from their ancestors and the natural forces that govern their lives. We honor the tradition of the Comcaac people, their wisdom, and the ancient ways embedded in this practice.

TO CONSIDER

Any serotonin enhancing medication is advisable not to be taken with Bufo Alvarius; this includes the vast majority of antidepressants (SSRI’s, tricyclics, MAOI’s, etc). Bufo Alvarius should not be combined with red meat, alcohol or recreational substances such as marijuana for at least 24 hours before your ceremony. Bufo Alvarius should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding and for those with mental illness, high blood pressure and heart conditions. Please contact your medical professional for guidance.

MORE INFORMATION

While we believe in the spiritual healing and transformative potential of the sacred medicine of Bufo Alvarius, we encourage you to conduct your own independent research if you like to learn more about the science and other aspects behind it.

UPCOMING BUFO ALVARIUS RETREATS

Bufo Alvarius Retreat – Colorado Springs

With Ursula Sefic, Eva Evers and Sarah Howat

September 27 - 30, 2024
Colorado Springs
We will be staying in a beautiful, private property immersed in nature at the outskirts of Colorado Springs, CO. The center is an intimate place with lots of natural light and an open communal space. The ceremony will take place inside by the fire place surrounded by the majesty of the natural surroundings outside. Amenities include hot tub and lake access. WHAT TO EXPECT In the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert, where ancient wisdom flows, resides the indigenous community of the Comcaac people, also known as the Seri tribe. Their spiritual practices are deeply rooted in their relationship with…

Seri Culture Immersion Excursion (Bufo Alvarius)

With Luis Miguel Lopez, Alfonso Morales Romero and Eva Evers

November 11 - 15, 2024
Sonora, Mexico
Embark on a transformative 6-day spiritual journey with the Seri people, indigenous custodians of the ancient Sonoran Desert, and immerse yourself in their profound spiritual wisdom and culture that dates back thousands of years. This unique retreat offers an opportunity to connect deeply with nature, experience traditional and Bufo Alvarius ceremonies, and gain insights into the Seri way of life.