Marc Shackman / Kumooja Banyan Tree "has had several near death experiences in his life and a bout of suicidal depression, mental illness ... "
He has also stated “Being a spiritual person but also broke is a little bit dispiriting to me because you have all of these ideas but yet you can’t do any of it.”
One of the other core team members ran a fundraising campaign in November. They described themselves as having had "a mental breakdown". They hoped to raise funds so as to work as a volunteer at a "healing center" , needing "to purchase a tent, a sleeping bag, some warm clothes for the winter".
Yet another team member, Franziska Hoffmann, states that they "spent 15 years working in psychiatric hospitals specializing in mental illness and drug addiction ... Using osteopathic techniques to open blockages she has healed traumas and helped people overcome their mental illnesses."
Where did Franziska work, when, what job position, what licensing? As for osteopathy, this is not a valid treatment for mental illness.
Trinity de Guzman claims that ayahuasca, especially how he offers it, will help customers heal themselves of:
- Drug / Alcohol Addictions
- Suicidal Thoughts
Where is the evidence of that? What happens if a customer has a distressing experience out on the land, in the cold ( 29 degrees F tonight)?