Napa Valley, CA USA

1st Saturdays Monthly 12pm-9pm

We believe in your Inalienable Sovereignty!


Ayahuasca is a sacred medicine that has been used by indigenous tribes in the Amazon for over a thousand years. It is made by combining two sacred plants that are brewed over many hours and helps the recipient to purge negative emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual blocks. It brings visions that can help connect with inner wisdom, the ancestors, and sacred guides.

"Pharmahuasca" is a North American version of Ayahuasca, and is a mixture of Acacia and Syrian Rue taken in capsule form. The journey is very similar to Ayahuasca, but has subtle differences since the plants are significantly different in spirit and form.

We provide safe and sacred ceremonies, facilitated by guides who have been educated, initiated and trained in multi-disciplinary approaches to Entheogenic (sacred psychedelic) assisted healing.

Gain clarity about your Spiritual Path & Purpose

Receive deep and long lasting healing for your mind, body, and spirit supported by comprehensive preparation and integration

Release negative thoughts, habits, and patterns of behavior that have kept you stuck in painful patterns, swiftly and gently

The only thing that will change is your whole life! _Barrett Eagle Bear, Lakota medicine woman

Upcoming Ceremonies

12pm-9pm Pacific

Napa County, CA

12pm-9pm Pacific

Napa County, CA

12pm-9pm Pacific

Napa County, CA

Living Wisdom is a spiritual community bringing the sacred to life.

With great humility, we honor indigenous wisdom and traditions to address modern challenges.

We believe in your inalienable sovereignty. Every being has the ability to connect with source directly, to pursue your spiritual path on your own terms, and the right to express your true nature wholeheartedly in harmony with others.

We are passionate about the importance of safe and sacred containers for transformative work. Just as the caterpillar needs a chrysalis for its metamorphosis into a butterfly, so do people need a safe and sacred container to accelerate our own journeys.

We believe in the power of Entheogens to elevate consciousness and infuse spirit into our daily lives. The definition of Entheogen is “that which generates the Divine within.” Plant medicines are the most well known Entheogens. We believe EVERY aspect of our lives can be Entheogenic with the right intention and practice.

Members of our community come from a wide range of backgrounds and paths. What unites us is our shared passion for raising our vibration, connecting with Source, and supporting each other on our paths.

We gather twice a month for​ Entheogenic ceremonies to deepen our connection to ourselves and Spirit. We meet regularly for ​social gatherings where we can create and deepen meaningful connections with fellow seekers (and finders). We host an EntheoJedi school for those looking to develop mastery in the creation of safe and sacred containers. We publish courses and content to help people bring the sacred into their everyday lives, and offer ​private mentoring and coaching for those looking to accelerate their path as individuals, couples, or teams.

We invite you to join our community as an Explorer and consider one of our advanced memberships as well.

What if I've never worked with psychedelics?

If you would like a gentle approach to healing with sacred medicines, you might consider starting with our Huachuma / San Pedro ceremonies, which are more mild and gentle, yet profoundly powerful in helping you to heal.

If you are feeling called to this deeper experience, this is a beautiful, safe, and sacred space to have your first journey since our gatherings are small, and we personally vet every attendee and make sure that we have a solid container to support what may arise for each attendee.

You do not need prior experience, only a commitment to honor the preparation, integration, and ceremonial practices we offer to assure your experience is elevating for all.

What do you do with my information?

Your personal information is sacred and not shared with anyone except your facilitators, who will use the information only to determine whether this experience is a good fit for you.

Your safety is our top priority, and that includes your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic, and personal information.

is it safe for me to work with this medicine?

Pharmahuasca isn't for everyone. There are some circumstances and medications that are prohibitive. We have each attendee apply and provide helpful information, and we also conduct personal interviews to assure that you are stepping into a safe and sacred healing experience. Make sure that you give us as much information as possible and honor the preparation and integration guidelines, and then honor your inner wisdom. We cannot prescribe, but we will provide you with helpful information to make a well-informed decision for yourself.

What's the difference between Ayahuasca & Pharmahuasca?

Ayahuasca is a sacred brew made from Ayahuasca vine (containing DMT) and a leaf (containing harmine) and Pharmahuasca is made from Acacia (containing DMT) and Syrian Rue (containing harmine). While the Ayahuasca brew is ingested as a liquid from a cup, Pharmahuasca is ingested in capsule form in precise amounts based on your specific physical make-up and desired intensity.

This medicine can help the recipient to purge and release mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages, and allow for visions that can bring greater awareness of the inner landscape, greater connection to ancestors, and deeper connection with Everything that is greater than you that wishes you well. In this way, Ayahuasca from Peru, and Pharmahuasca from North America are the same.

This sacred Pharmahuasca medicine has been developed and cultivated locally in the Bay Area and is known to induce psychedelic / hallucinatory experiences, as well as support healing from such conditions as addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including PTSD when supported by initiated and experienced facilitators.

This work requires a commitment to a restricted diet 1-2 weeks before, and 1-2 weeks afterwards, and is recommended for those who can take full accountability for their behavior and are not taking SSRI's.

We are offering Pharmahuasca and these ceremonies are held during the daytime and are guided by live and recorded music. We recommend bringing an eye mask and getting cozy so that you can go deep and surrender to the profound and transformational healing available from these sacred plant allies.

Our journey will take about 6 hours, and we will complete with an integration circle and a vegetarian potluck meal.

We will make sure you are safe to drive home, and you are welcome to stay as long as you need until you are grounded and ready.

We provide comprehensive preparation and integration support as well as on-going online support circles that are either free or a part of this ceremonial experience.


What is the donation for these ceremonies?

A typical Ayahuasca ceremony in the Bay Area is anywhere from $350-$500. We keep our gatherings small and go the extra mile for you to assure safe, sacred, and long lasting healing and transformation. You have several options for participating in a sustainable way. You can become an ongoing Patreon member at the $108 level (and receive other valuable benefits), make a one time donation, or talk with us about partial or full scholarships along with Sacred Reciprocity. We prioritize BIPOC / LGBTQ and other historically marginalized folks for our scholarship options.

What are your ceremonies like?

Our mission is to provide a dogma-free, safe and sacred container for our diverse community to learn, heal, and grow together. We support your personal and inalienable sovereignty and all sacraments and activities are by your choice only. We include preparation support, integration support, and during our ceremonies we offer some helpful practices to go deep and stay focused on your intentions, and to navigate challenges that may arise. We offer sound healing that guides the journey, as well as moments of silence to connect deeply with your inner experience.

Interested in San Pedro Ceremonies?

San Pedro / Huachuma is a heart opening plant medicine that helps you gain clarity and open your heart to new possibilities and deep healing.

What our community is experiencing:

"Thank you so much for creating such beautiful, potent, ceremonial space! I really appreciated the diversity of ages, races and types of people. You are doing wonderful work! And I made some sweet connections with beautiful people 🙂 . . . It felt like a very inclusive circle."


Medicine apprentice, IT specialist

". . . after just a few private sessions and a group ceremony, I felt relief from my chronic physical pain, and I'm seeing significant shifts in my relationships. Amanda took me to a place where I could connect with my ancestors, and for that I am forever grateful. I highly recommend the private work if you can. It is a deeper dimension in healing that is available."


Biomed technician

"I don't know what you did, but for the first time in my life, I feel God in my heart! I waited my whole life to feel this way, and I never thought it could happen for me."

Me & Lakshmi Muse 2014

Retired great-grandmother

"Thank you so much! Your sound healing took me to the same place as DMT!"

Dave Navarro & Amanda

Dave Navarro
Rockstar, Media Producer

"Working with Amanda has significantly changed my life. I was immediately drawn to the way she honors traditions, respects medicine and the way she embodies her own work-- I deeply trust her and her guidance.

Since the beginning of our connection, I have been able to access emotions I had repressed from my childhood around love, open up to new levels of consciousness and develop my spiritual gifts on a greater level. I continue to expand every time we connect and look forward to us joining forces to host international retreats together.
Amanda is world class. She's a grounded spiritualist, wise woman and powerful teacher. Her connection with spiritual forces and the energy that she cultivates in ceremonies is unparalleled. I highly recommend joining everything she has to offer this world. You will not be disappointed."
Carissa Retreat 2:21 C & A from above good

CEO Freedom Designers

Meet Your Guides

Amanda Elo'Esh, MA has provided sacred ceremonies for over 20 years, including sacred psychedelics, sacred feminine mystery school, sound healing, and more. She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies, is an international speaker, & has been initiated into Mayan shamanism, Shipibo shamanism, & Native American medicine ceremonies. She’s studied with world class teachers, healers, and wisdom keepers, including Martin Prechtel, Don Jose Campos, George Gray Eagle, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Fania Davis, Tata Erick, and Ariel Spilsbury. She's founder & president of Living Wisdom, a dogma-free community providing safe & sacred spaces for our diverse community to learn, heal & grow together.

Dr. Matthew Gamble has 20+ years experience in community building & transformational leadership. He's spoken at & coordinated spiritual gatherings on 6 continents for thousands of people. In 2017, he left his successful career as a Christian pastor to pursue his own deep healing with Entheogens (sacred psychedelics) & has since dedicated his life to not only his own growth & elevation, but supporting others who are stepping outside the religious box & taking the leap to follow your heart and embody holistic wellness of body, mind, & spirit. He is a C.O.R.E. Alignment life coach & consultant, & is Director of Operations for Living Wisdom.

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Make sure to apply for our upcoming sacred psychedelic ceremonies!

Make sure you check your inbox, add LivingWisdomChurchCA@gmail.com to your contacts, and look for our follow-up application. We will connect with you to make sure you are a good fit for our sacred medicine gatherings.

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