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Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru

Maestro Don Gaspar a Shipibo Shaman from Pucallpa, Peru. This year he offers traditional Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe, secure environment at Soul Quest. In addition to providing opportunities for people to work with this amazing plant medicine in the short term, He also have a center near Pucallpa, Peru. Here offers long term study for those who wish a deeper understanding of traditional plant medicines. Traditionally, when an individual wishes to learn the properties of a plant, they spend time in isolation. Without any major distractions, a medicinal plant is imbibed on a daily basis, while following very…

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Chris Young Co-Founder; Medicine Man; Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

Founder / Spiritual Guide and Medicine Man Chris founded Soul Quest in September 2013 and established its foundation in April 2015. At a young age Chris felt the call to help others so In 1996 he obtained a certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he then worked in a geropsychiatric Unit. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received a certificate for “EMT” where he worked as an ER tech at a local Hospital. After many years of working in the medical field and seeing how bad legal prescription drugs were killing people. Chris…

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Verena Young Co-Founder

Verena Young Sociologist & Social Psychologist (MS), PhD. Candidate, Co-Founder, Director for Research & Evaluation Verena is a Sociologist & Social Psychologist (MS) currently finishing her PhD in Educational Science. She is also certified in Integrative Health & Nutrition, Spiritual Counseling, and Addiction Recovery & Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching. In 2018, Verena became a certified Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing– a comprehensive healing approach within the field of Energy Healthcare, recognized for its capacity to stimulate an individual’s return to balance, harmony, and well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Verena co-founded Soul Quest in 2015 to offer…

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ARKAWA - Medicine Music - Medicine Man

ARKAWA Is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and arranger of indigenous Colombian descent from the town of Los Pastos. With more than 25 years of musical experience, he bases his work on the fusion of instruments and ethnic music from different parts of the world, as well as cultural knowledge from diverse ancestral communities and contemporary technology. He is a self-taught performer on more than 100 wind instruments from around the world, as well as rare stringed instruments from Iran, China, and Colombia. In 2014 he was recognized by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia for the contribution of…

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Teresa Shiki - Shuar tradicional Medicine woman from Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador

Welcoming Teresa Shiki to Soul Quest Church of Mother Earth! Ancestral Plant Medicines from the Shuar Nation of the Amazon with Teresa Shiki Teresa will be offering her healing’s daily by appointment and on the weekends when she is here.   Please call We are honored to welcome Teresa Shiki. Teresa Shiki is of the Shuar community of Chumpias, on the border between Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces in Amazonian Ecuador, near the border of Peru. Teresa has an entire lifetime of ancestral Amazonian knowledge with decades of experience in ethnobotanical studies. In 1993, Teresa Shiki founded the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park in Puyo, Ecuador which she continues…

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King Ayawhiska aka Aya

Aya Is one of the hardest working facilitators that we have at Soul Quest. His journey began when we bought the place that Soul Quest is now at. The owners of the house left him behind after they sold the house to us.   The change put him in a very deep depression. For weeks he would not eat food or come close to the house. Everyday We would try to interact with him and leave food for and water for him to eat and drink. Months had passed and he began to look very sick and skinny.   One…

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Misk’i Takiy A healer and musician

Misk’i Takiy will be joining us and performing live for the whole month of November. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast. Book now!! Misk’i Takiy is a healer and musician who writes and performs original music inspired by medicine traditions and teachings from around the world. He also carries sacred healing songs that have been given to him by his friend and teacher in the Peruvian Amazon jungle and is honored with permission to share the healing energy of these songs in his own unique way. His first full-length album, El lobo y la luna, was recorded in…

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Dr Scott Irwin

  Dr Scott Irwin, PhD, CTTS  Sr Minister, Staff Psychologist, Facilitator As a Public Health Professional, Dr Scott has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades. He is a public health educator, practitioner of functional medicine, complementary & alternative medicine, functional blood chemistry analysis and is a transpersonal psychologist. At Soul Quest, Dr Scott uses a variety of entheogenic treatments, alternative medicines and other modalities, as a means of psychospiritual growth and healing. Dr Scott facilitates transpersonal adventures of self-discovery at Soul Quest that can be profoundly life-changing experiences, and he provides the preparation and integration…

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Dr. Laurie Maddox

Psychologist (PhD), Licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW), Psychedelic Integration Therapist (MAPS) “Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can’t go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them.”  – Rumi When I was 10 years old my spiritual journey began and was first expressed as my life goal, to become a psychologist, in a 5th grade autobiography writing assignment, much to my parents’ surprise.  In my early 20’s I began a 4-year study of A Course in Miracles, and soon after completed training in…

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Dr. Tiffany Riley

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Paramedic Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist Tiffany Armas is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified Doctorate of Pastoral Medical Sciences, Pastoral Medical Association. Tiffany completed her Associate of Science in Medical Massage Therapy at Florida College of Natural Health. She then continued her training completing a graduate program Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Oriental Medical Doctor Residency Training at Conmaul Integrated Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.  She has Advanced Clinical Training in Gynovisceral Manipulation and is a Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. Board…

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Anthony Chetta Ayahuascero

  Anthony Chetta Ayahuascero Since being blessed in connecting with Soul Quest in July 2016, many people have asked me, “What are you? Are you a facilitator, medicine man, healer, Ayahuascero…?” I always answer that I really am none of those things, yet can exhibit certain aspects of them if needed in response to the moment. I feel that people who refer to themselves as a certain thing are, in fact, not that thing – for those who are real would present themselves without the disguising mask of a title. My objective in life is to come out of everything…

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Norelle Chetta

Norelle Chetta RYT, Facilitator, Rapé Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher on site “The whole effort of the spiritual process is to break the boundaries you have drawn for yourself and experience the immensity that you are. The aim is to unshackle yourself from the limited identity you have forged, as a result of your own ignorance, and live the way the creator made you – utterly blissful and infinitely responsible.”  –Sadhguru I first discovered my spiritual path back in 2010 when I got sober from opiates (among other things). I was consumed with desperation which brought me to my knees. At…

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Carlos Guzman

Carlos  Facilitator; Veteran; IAKP Kambo practitioner; Rapé practitioner Carlos is an Army veteran who started his awakening journey with the help of plant medicines starting with the Iboga master plant. The experience led him into a quest of discovering his true self and purpose in life. He came to work with the Ayahuasca master plant in search of spiritual connection. Through the visions of his journeys and volunteering his time, he discovered that by helping others, he was helping himself and it was in the act of service where he found healing. He began working as a facilitator and a…

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Justin Smith

Justin Facilitator; Veteran support fund Justin began working as a facilitator with Soul Quest in January of 2016, right after he experienced the healing power of Ayahuasca for the first time.  He has since become a fierce advocate for Ayahuasca churches in several cities and manages the Military Veteran Sponsorship Fund in Orlando.  Justin is also devoted to helping people heal the common emotional wounds that are often inflicted in-the-name of orthodox religions.  While the church doctrine honors the culture and origins of the medicine, Justin and the team make sure that all members and guests know that Soul Quest operates…

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Ben Heimann Facilitator

After 20+ years experience in the service industry Ben had the calling to leave his corporate career to work with plant medicines. His passion for psychedelic science and personal healing through plant medicine has brought him to the Soulquest team. He is currently studying Addiction Recovery Coaching and Psycho-Spiritual Integration. Ben has been a great addition to our family.

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Lance Supernaw

Lance SupernawFacilitator – Veteran consultant Master Sgt Lance Supernaw is a highly decorated combat Veteran who served over 14 years as a USAF Special Operations Pararescuemen.  We at Soul Quest are honored immensely to have Lance on our team of facilitators who are also involved in sponsorship outreach.  He has served in a variety of deployments around the world and knows first-hand how to survive the PTSD battle back at home. Like all Veterans who go through the VA system, Lance was prescribed a cocktail of pharmaceutical meds to try and cope with the traumas of his Military career.  After…

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Colleen Mix

Colleen Mix is a mother of two sons living in St. Augustine, Florida. She has been a member SoulQuest Ayahuasca Church of the Mother Earth since December 2016, a volunteer since September 2017, and was brought onto the team as overnight staff May 2018. She was called to a path of healing through plant medicines primarily because of a pharmaceutical opioid addiction that plagued her for about a decade, cumulatively. She has ascertained much success in her transformation. Colleen has remained clean from all pharmaceutical medications since her first ceremony, January 13, 2017. She vowed it was time to make…

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Chef Jennifer

Jennifer Chef of the kitchen; Certified Holistic Life transforming Advisor  Personal Health/Fitness Chef Jennifer is our chef at the kitchen at Soul Quest. She enchants us with her wonderful vegan/ vegetarian meals during our ceremonies. She will educate you about nutrition during the Health & Nutrition Workshop on Friday. Jennifer has always dedicated her passion for holistic and organic vegan chemical free lifestyle to her family. And over the past 10 years has extended her knowledge to help others seeking a healthier life style through physical strength training, clean eating choices, and adapting a new lifestyle to create happiness and health. With focusing…