THE TOE / DATURA DIARIES
by Javier Regueiro
Paperback: 240 Pages
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press
Publication Date: 09/22/2020
Category: Entheogens & Visionary Substances
The First Ever Account of Dieting the Revered Shamanic Plant Brugmansia aka Toé / Datura
A personal account of the use of the Brugmansia plant commonly known as “Toé,” is revealed. The plant is native of the Peruvian Amazon and the Andes, where it’s highly revered among shamans. Despite its popularity, the ingestion of this plant is surrounded by many justified taboos due to its toxicity and many dangers.
Following his first Toé dieta in 2005, Javier Regueiro began working as a plant medicine person and created the Ayaruna Center in Pisac, Peru. Over the last 10+ years he has been offering healing retreats with Ayahuasca and San Pedro / Huachuma plant medicines, both of which he has published books on.
While this book is not intended as a DIY manual for ingesting either the Toé or any other potentially risky plants, it does provide a very detailed overview and intimate glimpse into both the traditional practice of dieting medicinal plants. The commentary and insights provided are designed to avoid common pitfalls and maximize the time and effort invested in the profound healing process plant medicines provide.
This captivating tale presents an honest and vulnerable journey into the wisdom and medicines of the Amazon jungle. The many challenges faced by the author along the way ultimately led to a profound healing and expansion from engaging with this powerful Plant Teacher.
First of all, I would like to make it clear that this is NOT a handbook for engaging with the Toé plant. People interested in ingesting this medicine on their own will find here little detailed information about this process and would do better to save their time and money if that’s what they’re looking for.
The Angel’s Trumpet plant, henceforth referred to with its most common Amazonian name “Toé,” is a very powerful Plant Teacher but just as toxic and dangerous. This plant has a long history of human use for medicinal, spiritual, and shamanic purposes. Such use has traditionally been closely supervised by someone with a lot of experience with this plant and not left to the casual use of individuals, which is why you won’t find any information here about dosages and specific modes of use. Some Westerners may indeed be ready to engage with this plant medicine on their own, but they are really an infinitesimal minority. For most of us, the recommended way to go about it is with an experienced teacher with a lot of integrity: someone who has only our best interest in mind and not someone who wishes to impress others by serving a medicine that could possibly damage the person ingesting it.
About the Author
Javier Regueiro is a Spanish national born and raised in Switzerland. He is a certified Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York City), Rebirther (Body Electric School, Oakland, CA) and Avatar Master, and a student of “A Course In Miracles”.
He moved to Peru in 2004 to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, and has apprenticed with various teachers in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. He has undergone several months of shamanic diets, learning the use and healing properties of plant teachers such as ayahuasca, tobacco and datura among others, and has become a full-time ayahuasquero since.
He is the author of the books “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”, available now worldwide through Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press in print, Kindle, and audiobook formats.
In October 2019 “A Gift of Love: Poems, Prayers, And Stories From The Long And Dusty Road”, a small book fully illustrated by artist Nathalia Suizu will be also available in hardcover version only.
He is also the author of the podcast “Plant Medicine Transmissions”, available at www.javierregueiro.com, YouTube and ITunes.
He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.