Chewed amongst the indigenous across South-America, Coca plant is not only consumed for its vitamins and minerals, but revered as a teacher with the power to connect human relations on deep and meaningful levels.
Through open and honest communication where we are always owning our experience, Coca can works as a powerful medicine that stimulates our heart-centred energy.
During this time, we can overcome our own barriers and limitations, the tongue begins to develop a sweetness for words.
The relationship with Coca is a slow and graceful process and we soon begin to see that there is great power in expressing our own vulnerability.
The relationship modern day society has with Coca today is different. Diluted with other substances, becoming a highly addictive substance ; a prophecy foretold in ancestral folklores.
I took this photo during my stay with Paititi Institute; a community in Peru, between the Amazon and the Andes dedicated to preserving the Environment and Indigenous Culture.
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