Q&A : Mr Mindset podcast with YannWithAyahuasca

My two appearances on the Mr Mindset podcast. Links below.

Some people are achievers and you can see it right away, by the way they stand, by how fit they are, and sometimes by how well they are trading through the waters of financial life.
Ondrej Maly, aka ‘Mr Mindset’, is one such character.

He was a client of mine, just over a year ago, came several times, then got a bit lost in it, and then came out of it seemingly a lot clearer. He has a growing following, understandably.

A few weeks back, he came to my small flat for what will hopefully just part 1 of a Q&A for his podcast, Mr Mindset.
You can listen for free below while you get on with your day.

We cover some of the basics about Bufo Alvarius & 5-MeO-DMT, its synthetic counterpart.

Click the link below to be taken straight to the Questions & Answers & hear me chat with Mr Mindset.


Update 23/12/2021

I was recently on the Mr Mindset podcast with Ondrej, and this time we spoke not only about Bufo Alvarius but also the current situation, and crypto too, plus probably a few other things along the way.

A free chat this time, with someone whose awareness is very high. Ondrej is great. 🙂


The ‘Who Am I?’ retreat in Europe

This interview is fresh from today and discusses all sorts of things, from the contents of our upcoming 5 day retreat to the meaning of life, and how i started this work & what it means to me.

Interview with podcaster Katerina Andelova, in English.

Our retreats get great feedback, but this next one takes things one step further.
We’re adding Constellations. If you don’t know what that is, please feel free to contact me via the contact page, or look up ‘family constellations’. I’ll be making a video on that & some other things that may interest you, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get notified of my new vids.

And if you’d like to get an idea of what our retreats are like, check out this short video, that captures the great atmosphere (English subtitles are available, just select them) :

Feel free to ask me any questions at all, via the contact page.

And to sign up for our retreat, simply follow this link :

Maybe see you there! 😉

All the best 🙂

Our next 5 day retreat is here :-)

Because of the situation with the so-called virus etc, we had to cancel our April retreat. But i am pleased to say it is back! 🙂 And we now have not only the dates but the programme.

You can enquire with us at froglove [at] lavabit.com for more info, in English, Czech, Spanish or French. 😉

It will be from July 1st to July 5th, and will include many things, some of which will be :
– Kambo
– De-armouring workshop
– Musicotherapy
– Body poetry
– Yoga
– Guided meditations
– Delicious & healthy vegan food, made with passion & love 🙂
– Bufo

Our retreats in the past have received extremely favorable reviews from participants, several of whom have returned once or even several times. This is our 3rd year running, and our longest retreat to date !

We design these retreats as we would want them to be for us, were we the clients, and so far it has been working well. 🙂
You will have plenty to keep you busy, and yet plenty of space & time to yourself for integration of each experience.

It is located about 90 mins from Prague, in the Czech Republic. Prague is easily accessible via cheap short flights from anywhere in Europe, and flights are already taking place to & from various countries, because the Czech Republic did extremely well during this ‘crisis’.

Car pooling from Prague to the retreat center is possible. We often have people flying in from abroad to attend our events, even for 1h events !
The last Bufo session i did in Bratislava originally had people planning to come in from 4 different countries, for just over 1 hour of session time each.

We are confident that our retreats are now amongst the best in Europe, are very competitively priced, and provide a truly beneficial & transformation experience.

For more information, email us at the address above, or through the contact page on this blog.

We currently have 20 slots, 11 of which have been booked & confirmed, and we already have 2 or 3 more people enquiring as i write these lines, so i would say that slots will disappear fast. Don’t delay if you are interested in attending.

Hoping to see you there!
All the best,


New scientific study says 5-MeO-DMT enhances well-being

A big thank you to all of you who kindly accepted to participate in this scientific study! 🙏🏻💚🐸

And 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 to M. for this massive piece of work. 🙏🏻😌💚

This study was done partly with data collected at our sessions, with our clients, both prior to their experience and after it. 😎👍🏻



And here is an update, in the form of a statement by the author of the study, due to articles such as this one being a bit too simplistic and misleading, it seems :

An Open letter to Octavio Rettig and Dr Gerry Sandoval — here it is

It’s here.

A collective of concerned people close to the entheogenic “community” has been working for many months on an open letter denouncing alleged malpractice from the two most famous facilitators of Bufo Alvarius / “toad medecine” (not to be confused with Kambo, ie “frog medecine”).
The idea is to get as many people aware of the dangers involved with being served medicine by these two facilitators. If you agree with the letter then you are invited to sign it, and to pass it on to other people interested in these things. Hopefully organisers will stop working with them and they shall change their ways or stop causing harm.

Since i am kind of mentioned in it but not named, i shall take this opportunity to add a tiny bit of detail to the story about the most recent death we know of in the Octavio camp, Araceli, better known to her friends & i as ‘Chely’, as she would also call herself.

I am the facilitator who gave her Bufo prior to her visit with Octavio. I gave her the medicine approximately 3 or 4 times, and also served her widowed husband 4 times, as well as both of her children, plus two cousins and multiple friends on various occasions. This took place in Leon and Guanajuato, state of Guanajuato, Mexico, where she lived…and also died. The last time i saw her was outside her father’s house, after serving a cousin of hers. She hugged me, said something very nice to me along the lines of ‘you are an angel’, while i was just thinking the same of her. That was my last thought in her presence : you are an angel. She was nice, you know. It still gets to me, you know, the throat, and the saltwater in the eyes. I can still feel that last hug. She was a very sweet person.

She & her husband also came to my house in Guanajuato for a magical Ayahuasca ceremony with Lila & Laura Sanchez from Pucallpa, Peru. We had 18 attendees that night, including myself, plus their assistant, Claude. Twenty one people in my lounge…and it was absolutely freezing…not ideal, but everyone left enchanted by the experience.

Araceli died on October 5, 2018, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, at a session organised by an aquaintance of mine, Chito, a good guy IMO, who has apparently screwed up big time in this precise case. I say this because it seems that he and the other organiser waited 90 to 120 minutes before calling an ambulance, deliberately chose not to call a public ambulance to avoid legal issues, and may have waited for Chely to die before even calling the ambulance at all. The organisers also forged Chely’s signature on the disclaimer, and claimed in testimony to the police that she had signed it in front of a public notary, which is a blatant lie, there was no notary present at the session, naturally.
So quite a string of screw-ups from the organisers, there. All to, seemingly, cover Octavio’s arse, as well as their own, i’d imagine. Who knows what i would have done in their shoes, but i would certainly not have waited to call the ambulance. That is a disgrace and highly regrettable.

I had served Chely several times, without any sign of complication whatsoever. The last session i did serving her, she was released of ‘a weight of 20 kg’, she said, when some strong energies seemed to leave her body in what ressembled an exorcism session from a movie. I immediately felt a very strong drop of energy in myself, and as soon as i left the house i noticed i had a fever. The fever was very strong and stayed with me for days, i spent 2 nights sweating like crazy. Since then i have found ways to protect myself better, of course, whilst still helping people to release what they need to release. Of course, the medicine is doing most of the work, but there are things one can do whilst in session to help people release further. And little by little i am discovering these things and applying them when i believe they can help. Despite the fever, i don’t regret serving her, naturally.

Of course, Octavio has seen way more people than most, so some are temped to say that having all of these issues is just a statistical probability. The problem with that is that if you gather all the dozens, no, hundreds of other facilitators, they have collectively seen many times the amount of people seen by Octavio. Yet, still, the only reports of deaths, complications, abuse & so on, come from Octavio and this ‘Dr Gerry’. Funny how the most famous ones, the only ones really REALLY trying to promote themselves, are the most crooked & dangerous ones. The ones where the ego prevails over everything else. And they have 4 letters in common, strangely enough : rape / rapé.

No one knows what can happen when you’re facilitating this sort of medicine. But our role, as facilitators, is precisely to FACILITATE, not to make it harder or more dangerous. Octavio, of course, has no issue being called a ‘shaman’, so maybe in his world shamans don’t need to facilitate, i dunno. The guy really seems to have a messiah complex and a massive ego hiding what i’d guess is a massive trauma. He allegedly recently did a session just after taking magic mushrooms, and also smokes a lot of weed, allegedly causing paranoya in him. One person even told me that at one point he thought i had conspired with his Czech girlfriend/ex to evict him from the Czech Republic, by ‘moving energies’ or something. I have since been assured that, no, he doesn’t think that, because he thinks only of himself anyway. Well, he has me reassured. 😉

One of my clients summed up Octavio more aptly than i ever could, so i’ve asked her for permission to quote her, but unfortunately i cannot play her audio message anymore…some kind of bug in the WhatsApp backup maybe. Anyway, it went something along the lines of Octavio making people stand because he’s a macho and this is the ultimate macho step, like a warrior. She also managed to get the idea across that he was a total twat, but i’m not as gifted as her.

Dr Gerry differs from Octavio Rettig in that Octavio doesn’t seem to be malevolent, only egotistical and selfish. Geraldo Sandoval, on the other hand, seems to be a rather dark character, now trailing behind him various accusations of rape, drugging, fraud, lying, kidnapping, you name it, he’s accused of it. Not legally, but semi-publicly at least. I wouldn’t go near him, personally. I have shaken Octavio’s hand, i wouldn’t go that far with Gerry. No way José ! Dr Gerry is probably THE worst facilitator you can go with. No one else, to my knowledge, is alleged to have done so many nasty things, plus he is the most expensive i know of. Another thing they have in common : they are both pretty much the most expensive on the market.
However, one year ago, Dr Gerry had to lower his price in Prague from 300 € to 150 €, possibly due to his reputation leaking a bit…we had warned the organisers of his session about him but they still went ahead with the sessions. That was in March 2018. If you were there, the organisers don’t give a fuck about you, apparently. Hopefully after this open letter they will take these things a little more seriously.

Some people in Octavio’s camp have attempted to spread rumors about me and other people working where Octavio does, especially in Prague after the screening of the Bufo Alvarius Underground Secret movie. That calmed down once Octavio got evicted from the Czech Republic and his girlfriend/ex went public saying he was not fit to work as a facilitator. She’s a psychologist. Let that sink in.
Anyway, since he got evicted, i stopped being a ‘competitor’ and they stopped lying about me to scare people away from me. People close to Octavio also did this to my Mexican colleague, Daniel Cortes, because he practices very low prices and has been to South America about 4 or 5 times over the course of 18 months, apparently causing some of Octavio’s sessions there to be cancelled due to insufficient demand.

Dr Gerry has allegedly stolen a LOT of money from donators, who had intended that money to ‘protect the toads’. Heck, even i almost donated to this crazy motherfucker, years ago when i first saw his Facebook ad campaign to build a ranch in Sonora. I thought it was a brilliant idea. He has since then received the money, buggered off & spent it, done that a few times, and still no ranch to be seen. He still runs the same ad campaign on Facebook though.

And a few last words…

My own personal message to Octavio Rettig is this, just in case he’s reading : I wish you all the best. I think you need some serious help. You should probably not be facilitating these days, if at all. Unless you change your “methods” then you seem to be a menace. To people, to the medicine maybe also. If i could help you i would, but i’m not even sure Bufo would help you because you don’t seem to want to fix anything. You don’t seem interested in learning. Good luck to you, Octavio!

My own personal message to ‘Dr Gerry’ Sandoval : wow, what a fuckup you seem to be. I have no clue how to help you, but i really wish you all the best in somehow overcoming these demons and finding a path of maybe more truth & honesty, with much less harm to others. You should seek shamanic help, maybe. And lots of other forms of help, possibly too. You should definitely NOT be serving anyone, in fact you probably shouldn’t be interacting with anyone except a shaman or a very good shrink. Good luck to you too, Geraldo.
P.S. One guy i bumped into called you a ‘spiritual thief’. I don’t know how one can beat that. It’s time to get help, mate. You are widely considered an utter scumbag. That’s the sign it’s time to do something to change. 😉

And, more importantly, all the best to all of you, everywhere, humans, aliens, plants, everythin. 😉
Let’s do our best to find higher vibrations within so we can spread them without.

Love to all.

Questions to a Bufo facilitator (send in a question!)

I get asked a lot of things about Bufo Alvarius, and also about other things such as Ayahuasca, or healing in general.

And i have noticed that
a) there is a lot of misunderstanding out there about these things
b) my answers seem to help most of the time.

So…i am going to be taking all of your questions about these things, and about Bufo in particular.

Once i have your questions, i will then make one very short video per question, with my reply. This way, people shall be able to find these questions and answers easily on YouTube etc., hopefully helping people and informing them better. Of course, i am not omniscient or perfect, so if you feel i have replied with incorrect information, please be sure to let me know.

You may post your questions here, in the comments, or send them to me on Facebook, or here in the contact section (email). I will preserve your anonymity, naturally, unless you specify that you want your name published.

Thank you in advance!

P.S. If you like my content, please support me by subscribing to my blog here and to my YouTube channel.


This is how & why i became a facilitator of Bufo Alvarius (toad medicine / Sapito)

Como va a ser mi experiencia ? (Ayahuasca, Bufo Alvarius, Xanga, etc)

Llegar con expectativas ya es un problema. Una mente demasiada activa puede ser obstáculo al soltar. La experiencia de la medicina es una meditación muy exitosa, con ayuda, nada mas. Cuando meditas te la pasas pensando y pensando, y preguntando si tu meditación debería ser como la de tu vecino ? Entonces ? Porque lo haces con las medicinas ?

How to smoke Bufo Alvarius / Sapito / Toad Medicine

A viewer on my YouTube channel asked me how to smoke Bufo Alvarius / Sapito / Toad Medicine because he was having no luck. It can be tricky, indeed.

NEVER do it alone. You need someone experienced with you, ie someone who has seen all sorts of behaviour under ‘Toad’ and who can anticipate problems so that they never occur. There is a risk of death if you do it alone.

DISCLAIMER: Never do anything illegal, ever. Everything i do or say is provided merely for educational purposes, you are the only one responsible for your actions. Never smoke anything. Understood?


Ayahuasca + Bufo Alvarius : a potentially deadly mix

[UPDATE 2019 : one of my clients just brought this old article to my attention. I was warning him about the dangers of this mix. So i’ve amended the title and i’m adding in this warning.

It also comes as a reminder of what this blog is : a diary of my experiences and experiments, some of which have been mistakes. This is a prime example of a mistake, which could have been deadly. Indeed, this mix, in this precise order, can allegedly cause an excess of serotonin, known as serotonin poisoning, something that can leave you depressed for life or even dead. This link here provides a few articles about this.

Some people, usually facilitators offering this mix, will assure you it is safe. My advice? Do not take the risk. There is no need to take that risk. There is no need to mix, and especially not in that order. Either of these ancient medicines are potent enough as they are, give them the time & space they require, work with them.

I apologize if my article or video had misled you in any way.

You may, however, take Bufo first, and then, after a strict minimum of 2 hours, take Ayahuasca. I would recommend you wait longer, 1 or 2 days at least, and that you use a light dose of Ayahuasca. A better mix is a good Changa (‘Xanga’) then Ayahuasca. Always be prudent, you are treading on thin ice with these things. Also bear in mind that Ayahuasca is strongly and dangerously incompatible with certain things…find out all about that before you put your life at risk. ]


Original article :


About 10 days ago i had THE strongest experience of my life on entheogens (or anything else, i guess!) and it’s taken me this long to kind of come off it! I can still feel it a bit.

First i took a very strong creamy Ayahuasca, and the following day i smoked Bufo Alvarius. WOW. Just freakin WOW. My experience lasted 1 hour to 1h30, which is a fair bit when you know it can last as little as a minute.


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