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Biohackers Talk on Ayahuasca

Dinner and Plant Medicine Talk

On March 14, 2023, Biohackers Toronto welcomed Owen and Yesim James of Santo Daime to speak to us about ayahuasca. Members enjoyed learning more about what ayahuasca ceremonies have to offer.

About Santo Daime
Santo Daime’s sacrament, known as Santo Daime or Daime, has been used for millennia in South American indigenous cultures. Historically the tea has had many names including: Uni, Hoasca, Ayahuasca, Yage, and Caapi. It is one of the traditional sacred medicines of South American Shamans. In many regions it is still used traditionally as a medicine, for discerning and treating various ailments, as well as for its vision-inducing effects which are said to be profound and life-changing. The Daime can induce a strong emetic effect which is regarded as a purging of emotional, karmic, spiritual, or physical impurities.

Céu de Toronto is a single Sacrament Church which means that only this Sacrament is served during the works. Other Sacraments are not provided by Céu de Toronto in any capacity during the works.

A respect of all peoples and beliefs that do not infringe the rights, health, & safety of others, is visible throughout our community.

For more information, please visit Santo Daime Toronto’s webpage:

About our Speakers Yeşim and Owen
Owen James, trained and certified in many healing modalities, began his journey as a professional musician in San Francisco California during the 1960’s. A time of great exploration using many medicines to open the gates of awareness. Through continuous medical and spiritual training and travels through Mexico and South America, working with greatly respected Shamans and heads of Santo Daime Churches, Owen opened the first Santo Daime Church in Ontario in 2002. Now a legal Church in Canada. For more information about Owen please view his webpage

Yeşim S. James was born in 1971 in her beloved hometown Istanbul, Turkey. She has been facilitating spiritual works/gatherings/workshops in Canada, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, USA, Denmark, Poland and UK, since she parted paths with her first career as an architect in 2010.

She has trained with many wonderful souls over the years. She draws inspiration from many modalities she has studied with. Shamanism, Emei Qigong, Pranic Healing, Numerology, Crystal Healing, Hypnosis, Past Life Regression, Sound Healing, Flower remedies and countless others along the way have enriched the way she works as a holistic practitioner today. For more information about Yeşim, please visit her webpage