What is the Bufo ceremony like?
It’s a high purity therapeutic-spiritual experience of healing, which makes us recover the memory of what we are. The borders of our identity disappear like a statue of salt that dissolves in the ocean of consciousness, producing a massive release of accumulated stress and repressed emotions. The Experience reaches its climax after three minutes, followed by a state of peace and serenity. Finally, the ego returns gradually to its usual sense.
Once preparations have taken place, the medicine extracted of the Alvarius Sonora Desert (Mexico) Bufo toad’s glands will be smoked. The way to consume this substance is through a pipe, inhaling the smoke produced by burning the scales resulting from the extraction. It must be emphasized that during the collection of the medicine, the toad suffers no harm and after it will be returned to its natural habitat. These toads are only to be seen three months a year and it’s the only species of toad in the world that contains this specific substance.
The experience lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, however, the person experiencing it loses the sense of time and experiences a dizzying feeling of eternity, infinity and unity with all existence. During the experience, it is also possible to deal with moments of huge anguish that are the prelude to the encounter with the divine. These moments prior to ecstasy and to the total oceanic feeling of communion with oneself and with life are related with the feeling of being thrown into emptiness at high speed and with the total dissolution of the ego. It takes a lot of courage to live this experience; however, those who cross the doorstep of the death of the ego are deprived of the veil of illusion of separateness and can be immersed into the experience of unity. With no divisions in perception, the memory of where we came from and where we will go to is fully recovered.
It should be noted that these are not vague sensations or subtle feelings, as you truly relive the perception of being with the whole: “YOU ARE the divinity, YOU ARE everything …”, so it is surely the most powerful and profound experience that a human being can undergo.
It is an encounter with the absolute, a notorious mystical experience where the observer merges with the observed and consciousness is aware of itself, it is a change of Gestalt, now we experience the divine through the human, with this experience, we experience the human through the divine, we look through the eyes of God or Creation as time seem to melt.
This experience DOES NOT CHANGE ANYONE’S LIFE, BUT RATHER BRINGS A NEW VISION OF EXISTENCE THAT CAN HELP US TO TAKE DECISIONS IN ORDER TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN OURSELVES.