CEREMONY TERMS & CONDITION OF PURCHASE

Establishing clear guidelines is an act of LOVE.  It´s also a legal necessity, so please follow these rules for the Private Ayahuasca Ceremony.

 

 

- Last updated June 23rd, 2022 -

When you, the participant (“Participant”), purchase this Private Ayahuasca Ceremony (“Ceremony”) provided by Casa Galactica S.A.C. (“Casa Galactica”) and held at the Casa Galactica Multidimensional Center for Healing & Evolution (“Center”), you are agreeing to the terms contained within Casa Galactica´s Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase.  In the event of any conflict between the terms of Casa Galactica´s Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase, the Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase shall control.

 

Casa Galactica provides clear rules and guidelines for Participants of our Ceremonies. The following Ceremony Terms and Conditions of Purchase are the result of the culmination of our professional and practical experience, and they serve to prepare the Participant for a positive and safe experience in ayahuasca ceremony.

1. Description of Ayahuasca & the Serving of Ayahuasca in Ceremony

 

"Ayahuasca" is the common name given to the liquid concoction (brew), for oral use or ingestion, prepared from plants indigenous to the Amazon basin of South America, specifically the stem and bark of the jungle vine Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the tryptamine-rich plant Chacruna (Psychotria viridis).

 

Casa Galactica's ayahuasca brew is a pure concoction of Ayahuasca (B. caapi) and Chacruna (P. viridis), which means there are no admixtures. This is the safest form of ayahuasca brew.

 

Your participation in the ayahuasca ceremony is entirely voluntary and you are free to opt out at any time before the start of the ceremony.  At the start of each ayahuasca ceremony, Casa Galactica Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders, Michael and Jamie, will serve the ayahuasca brew to each Participant, and they will use their discretion to adjust the dose for each Participant.  You are not obligated to drink all of the ayahuasca brew that is served to you.  It is up to you to use your own discretion and discernment when deciding how much ayahuasca brew to drink.

 

The Ceremony Leaders, Michael and Jamie, may, at any time, decide to exclude you from participation in the ayahuasca ceremony or from drinking the ayahuasca brew for any perceived impairment in your physical or psychological health that puts you at risk for physical or psychological harm, or if you do not meet the requirements for participation in ayahuasca ceremony for any other reason.

 

As a Participant in our Ceremony, you agree that you have read, understand, accept, and comply with Casa Galactica´s Medical Guidelines before drinking ayahuasca to ensure your own safety, as some pharmaceutical medications and medical conditions are contraindicated with ayahuasca.

 

A single ayahuasca ceremony can last anywhere between 4 to 6 hours.  The altered state that one experiences when drinking ayahuasca brew (known as “mareacion”) can last anywhere between 6 to 12 hours.  The state of mareacion is not linear, but rather it passes through various phases, some more pleasant, even euphoric, and others more difficult.  Ayahuasca brew works to integrate unresolved aspects from the past that arise, typically from trauma, emotional loss, neglect, abuse, and general emotional and psychological difficulties.  During and after an ayahuasca ceremony, it is not uncommon to experience emotional, psychological, and physical discomforts, which are typically symptoms of the healing process, as ayahuasca brew helps you to integrate issues from the past that have been trapped in your system.

 

The psychological effects of ayahuasca may include temporary changes in your perception of reality and way of thinking, visions (of abstract motifs or clearly identifiable images and scenarios), heightened negative and positive emotions, access to detailed memories that you had forgotten, paranormal phenomena, the emergence of fears or difficult emotions (some of which may be associated with blockages in the body causing physical pain and tension), introspection, and perinatal or transpersonal experiences (in which you may experience your own death and rebirth).  Sometimes, especially if you have not drunk ayahuasca before, you may not notice any visionary effects.  If that happens, it does not mean the ayahuasca is not having an effect on other levels.

 

On a physical level, you may experience nausea, vomiting, chills, tingling, ringing in the ears, dizziness, diarrhea, tremors, sweating, crying, running of the nose, ataxia, and, in rare cases, fainting.  

 

The Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders, Michael and Jamie, are committed to ensuring your psychological, physical, and emotional safety, security, integrity, and privacy throughout the ayahuasca ceremony and for the duration of your mareacion.  Psychological, physical, and emotional support will be provided before the ayahuasca ceremony, during the ayahuasca ceremony itself, and following the completion of each ayahuasca ceremony as needed.

  

2. Casa Galactica´s Responsibilities

 

Casa Galactica will do their utmost to provide all advertised elements of the Ceremony with respect, care, and diligence in accordance with the professional standards appropriate for the nature and scope of the Ceremony.  In so doing, Casa Galactica:

  • Prioritizes the highest healing, safety, health, and well-being of all Participants within the remit of the Ceremony, which means that every interaction, engagement, conversation, and healing session with Participants are entered into with kindness, compassion, love, and professionalism.

  • Honors the unique expression of all Participants and deeply values its community of employees, apprentices, staff, and volunteers who participate in the Ceremony.

  • Commits to creating an empowering working, learning, and healing environment where each Participant, employee, apprentice, staff member, and volunteer is welcomed, respected, and encouraged to utilize their own inner wisdom.

  • Commits to maintaining a clean and hygienic physical and energetic environment at the Center, with daily cleaning and disinfecting of all rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and ceremony space.

  • Reserves the right to change the Ceremony itinerary and to remove or add an activity to the itinerary at its own discretion or based on what activities are available at the time.

  • Does not discriminate, nor exclude Participants from its Ceremonies, on the basis of race, skin color, national or ethnic origin, cosmic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, biological sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other discriminatory characteristic or reason.  

  • Strictly prohibits, and has zero tolerance for, sexual harassment in any form.  “Sexual harassment” is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different biological sex, gender identity and/or expression, or sexual orientation.

  • Strictly prohibits, and has zero tolerance for, all harassment in any form, for any reason.  “Harassment” includes, but is not limited to, verbal, written, or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility, disdain, or aversion toward an individual, having the purpose or effect of: a) creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive healing environment, b) unreasonably interfering with an individual’s experience or healing process, or c) adversely affecting an individual’s healing.

  • Strictly prohibits, and has zero tolerance for, the possession and/or use of prescription medications, street drugs, entheogens that are not ayahuasca, and alcohol, at the Center and during Ceremony, that have not been approved by Casa Galactica prior to arrival on the Ceremony.

  • Strictly prohibits, and has zero tolerance for, the possession and/or use of weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, clubs, broken bottles, blunt objects, and any other object that could severely injure or cause death to another person, at the Center and during Ceremony.

  • Reserves the right to require the Participant to take a drug test or breathalyzer test prior to the Ceremony, without prior notice or reason. 

  • Reserves the right to physically restrain the Participant if the Participant´s behavior presents a threat to the safety of themselves or others.  Restraint will be conducted as gently as possible and with respect for the dignity of the Participant.

  • Reserves the right to expel any Participant from the Ceremony who is: sexually harassing others; discriminatorily harassing others; in possession of, or using, prescription medications, street drugs, entheogens that are not ayahuasca, and/or alcohol that has not been pre-approved; in possession of a weapon; refusing to comply with a drug test or breathalyzer test; behaving in an excessively negative manner; presenting a threat to the safety of themselves or others; or disrupting the group, other Participants, employees, apprentices, staff, volunteers without prior notice, without a refund, and with no provision for accommodation outside of the Center.

 

3. Participant Responsibilities

 

As a Participant, you acknowledge and agree to the following declarations, wherein “I” refers to “You”, the Participant in the Retreat:

  • I am aware that participation in a Ceremony at Casa Galactica involves the use of Ayahuasca brew which is used for spiritual communion, self-development, and personal enrichment.

  • I understand that drinking the Ayahuasca brew is not a substitute for professional medical, psychiatric, or psychotherapeutic treatment, but that it may complement a therapeutic process and facilitate spiritual communion, self-development, and personal enrichment.

  • I understand that ingesting Ayahuasca brew may involve emotional, psychological, and physical reactions, and I agree to take part and abide by the Ceremony Terms and Conditions of Purchase in this document and any other instructions by Casa Galactica, given orally or in writing.

  • I declare that I am freely and voluntarily choosing to participate in the Ceremony of my own free will and that I have not been coerced into participating in the Ceremony by Casa Galactica or by any other person.  The decision to participate in the Ceremony is mine alone, is for spiritual communion, self-development, and personal enrichment, and is based on my own personal assessment of the effects, the exclusion criteria, the potential risks and benefits, the focus of the ayahuasca ceremonies, and the Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders at Casa Galactica, Michael and Jamie.  I declare that neither Casa Galactica, nor any employee, apprentice, staff member, or volunteer of Casa Galactica’s has promised, stated, or warranted to me that the Ceremony will provide any particular or specific benefits or results.

  • I understand and agree that my participation in the Ceremony is specifically conditioned upon my unequivocal willingness to take full and complete personal responsibility for my own personal healing, safety, health, well-being, and personal life and lifestyle choices inspired by my participation in the Ceremony.

  • Casa Galactica has comprehensively explained to me what to expect from the Ceremony and how it is intended to proceed.  I am aware that I can ask questions about the ayahuasca brew and the Ceremony itself at any time and that I can change my mind about participating at any time before the ayahuasca ceremony begins.

  • I agree to answer all questions honestly during the screening process and at all times during the Ceremony.  I understand that I must honestly complete all medical questionnaires and respond to all follow up questions in order to participate in the Ceremony.  I agree to provide all relevant and accurate information regarding my medical history, mental health history, and physical health history, and any other information that may serve to protect my health during the Ceremony.  I understand that my answers will be kept in the strictest confidence.

  • I agree to notify Casa Galactica of any change in my medical circumstances, and I understand that withholding medical information from Casa Galactica could be dangerous to my health and could result in physical or psychological impairment and even death.

  • I accept full responsibility for participating in the Ceremony at Casa Galactica.  I acknowledge and understand that due to the nature of the Ceremony, by simply being a Participant in the Ceremony, hidden or unconscious beliefs I hold or experiences I´ve had, either pleasant or unpleasant, may come to the attention of my conscious awareness expectedly or unexpectedly.  Consequently, psychological or emotional processes and reactions, such as, but not limited to, feelings of vulnerability, confidence, insecurity, certainty, fear, fearlessness, pain, pleasure, confusion, clarity, anger, love, or any other psychological, energetic, or emotional result, may arise in my experience as a result of participating in the Ceremony.  As a Participant, I understand and agree that I am expected to recognize this when it occurs, and I promise to take full responsibility for whatever my experience of the Ceremony may turn out to be.

  • I agree to respect myself, all other Participants, and all Casa Galactica employees, apprentices, staff members, and volunteers who are present at the Ceremony.

  • I understand and agree that confidentiality within a group healing setting such as the Ceremony is based on mutual trust, respect, and shared responsibility, and that it is of utmost value and benefit to the well-being and privacy rights of all involved.  I understand and agree that all communication and conversations that transpire at the Ceremony between Casa Galactica and the Participants or between two or more Participants is considered personal and confidential information.  I agree to not disclose or share any of the aforementioned communications or conversations without expressed verbal or written permission from Casa Galactica and the other Participants to do so, and in any way that disrespects, dishonors, or specifically names or identifies any other Participant, with any person who is not a Participant of the Ceremony.

  • I agree to not disclose or reveal to any person outside of the Ceremony any information that may help to identify another Participant of the Ceremony, without the expressed verbal or written permission from the Participant.  This includes, but is not limited to: name, photograph or other likeness, social media contact information, or any other personal means of identification.

  • I understand and agree that the following behavior is unacceptable and prohibited by Casa Galactica for the duration of the Ceremony: sexually harassing others; discriminatorily harassing others; possessing or using prescription medications, street drugs, entheogens that are not ayahuasca, and/or alcohol that has not been pre-approved; possessing or using a weapon; refusing to comply with a drug test or breathalyzer test; behaving in an excessively negative or aggressive manner; presenting a threat to the safety of myself or others; or disrupting the group, other Participants, and/or Casa Galactica´s employees, apprentices, staff, and volunteers.  I understand that if I exhibit any of the aforementioned behaviors, I can be excluded from participation in the Ceremony without prior notice, without a refund, and with no provision for accommodation outside of the Center.

  • I understand and agree that I can be excluded from participation in the Ceremony at the discretion of the Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders of Casa Galactica, Michael and Jamie.

  • I declare that I am presently in good physical and mental health appropriate to the activities described in the Ceremony, and I agree to participate at my own risk.  I understand that if I have questions or concerns about my physical or mental health, I should consult with my doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, or other medical professional before signing up for the Ceremony. 

  • I understand that Casa Galactica and its employees, apprentices, staff, volunteers are not doctors or psychotherapists, and I will not interpret their words or guidance as being of the nature of, or replacing, professional medical or mental healthcare advice.

  • I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to obtain accurate health and medical advice as to the effect of ayahuasca brew provided in the Ceremony, singly and in combination, with any medication I am currently taking or have taken within the past 6 months.

  • I understand and agree to adhere to the Retreat Healing Diet Guidelines for at least two weeks prior to the Ceremony and for at least two weeks following the Ceremony.

4. Acceptance to Participate in the Ceremony, Payment, Refunds, Rescheduling, & Cancellations

 

Please make sure that you’ve carefully read and understood the entirety of this Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase before purchasing a Private Ayahuasca Ceremony.

Casa Galactica requires full payment upfront to reserve the Participant´s Ceremony.

 

All sales are final.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CASA GALACTICA REQUIRES THAT IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, TO COVER ANY COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE IF YOU SHOULD GET SICK OR INJURED, TO COVER COSTS OF ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD YOU NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE, TO COVER YOUR FLIGHT COSTS SHOULD THERE BE AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER CLOSING, TO COVER YOUR CEREMONY COSTS SHOULD THERE BE A CANCELLATION, TO COVER ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE OR ACT OF GOD WHILE TRAVELING, AND TO COVER ANY AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.  CASA GALACTICA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FINANCIAL LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR DUE TO ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED REASONS, OR ANY OTHER EXPENSES RELATED TO THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR TRIP OR CEREMONY.  THE PROVIDER RECOMMENDS THAT YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CIRCUMSTANCES AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.

Acceptance to the Ceremony is subject to a comprehensive health & wellness screening process for your safety, and the safety of other Participants.  During your mandatory, private Pre-Ceremony Preparation Session, Casa Galactica´s Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders, Michael and Jamie, will be discussing your completed Ceremony Health & Wellness Questionnaire with you and confirming if it is safe for you to drink the ayahuasca brew, and if you are therefore accepted onto the Ceremony. If it is necessary to do so, you will also be provided with personalized preparation guidelines.  Should you for any reason not be accepted onto the Ceremony for health and safety reasons, you will receive a full refund within a maximum of 14 days. 

 

ACCORDINGLY, PLEASE WAIT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR PRE-CEREMONY PREPARATION SESSION AND RECEIVED ACCEPTANCE ONTO THE CEREMONY.  CASA GALACTICA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES ON YOUR FLIGHT PURCHASES.

Should you, the Participant, wish to cancel your Ceremony, you will not receive a refund.

 

The Participant may not reschedule a Ceremony to another date.

 

Should a Participant freely and voluntarily decide to leave the Ceremony prematurely, for personal reasons or in the case of a family emergency, Casa Galactica is not responsible to provide any refund or reimbursement to the Participant.

Casa Galactica reserves the right to reschedule, postpone, or cancel a Ceremony due to unforeseen emergencies, Acts of God, and international travel border closings in Peru, for the purpose of ensuring the safety of the Participants or Casa Galactica´s employees, apprentices, staff, volunteers, or for any other reason.

 

5. No Warranties & Waiver of Liability

 

Casa Galactica is not a medical facility and no health care is practiced under its direction.  Casa Galactica´s employees, apprentices, staff, and volunteers are not doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or health care professionals and do not practice health care of any form.

 

Casa Galactica´s Co-founders and Ceremony Leaders, Michael and Jamie, function as multi-dimensional channels, spiritual guides, and teachers.  We provide the Ceremony for the purpose of spiritual communion, self-development, and personal enrichment of the Participant.

 

Casa Galactica is in compliance with Peruvian Law, Ley N° 28538, concerning the illegal practice of medicine:

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In Spanish:

Art. 290: Será reprimido con pena privativa de libertad no menor de un año ni mayor de cuatro años, el que simulando calidad de médico u otra profesión de las ciencias médicas, que sin tener título profesional, realiza cualquiera de las acciones siguientes:

  1. Anuncia, emite diagnósticos, prescribe, administra o aplica cualquier medio supuestamente destinado al cuidado de la salud, aunque obre de modo gratuito.

  2. Expide dictámenes o informes destinados a sustentar el diagnóstico, la prescripción o la administración a que se refiere el inciso.

In English:

Art. 290: Any person simulating a doctor or health care professional without a professional title will be punished with incarceration no less than one year and no more than four years for realizing any of the following actions:

  1. Advice, diagnosis, prescription, or administering or applying any means destined as health care, even if it is offered without charge.

  2. Offering tests or information designed to support the diagnosis, prescription, or administration in reference to number 1.

 

Casa Galactica is not responsible for the personal decision of any Participant to stop taking medication or change their medication schedule, and Casa Galactica accepts no liability for any adverse effects experienced by the Participant from withdrawal from any medication.

 

CASA GALACTICA REQUIRES THAT IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, TO COVER ANY COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE IF YOU SHOULD GET SICK OR INJURED, TO COVER COSTS OF ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD YOU NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE, TO COVER YOUR FLIGHT COSTS SHOULD THERE BE AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER CLOSING, TO COVER YOUR CEREMONY COSTS SHOULD THERE BE A CANCELLATION, TO COVER ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE OR ACT OF GOD WHILE TRAVELING, AND TO COVER ANY AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.  CASA GALACTICA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FINANCIAL LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR DUE TO ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED REASONS, OR ANY OTHER EXPENSES RELATED TO THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR TRIP OR CEREMONY.  THE PROVIDER RECOMMENDS THAT YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CIRCUMSTANCES AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.

 

The Participant irrevocably and unconditionally waives, releases and holds harmless from financial or other liability Casa Galactica, its employees, apprentices, staff, volunteers, and other Participants from any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any nature whatsoever, whether in law or equity, known or unknown, occurring during, caused by, relating to, or arising in any way from staying at the Center and participating in the Ceremony, specifically, but not limited to, any injury, bodily harm, sickness, illness, or loss of life that the Participant may suffer and from any harm or loss of property occurring during, caused by, relating to, or arising in any way out of staying at the Center.

 

The Participant understands and agrees that attending the Ceremony may involve voluntary participation in physical activities, both indoors and outdoors, and certain exposure to weather, wildlife, and walks, steps, paths, and roads that are sandy, rocky, grassy, gravelly, or uneven.  With these, and all related activities, there is a certain element of risk.  You, the Participant, hereby acknowledge that participation and use of facilities and grounds at the Center are at your own risk, and that you assume all responsibilities for any and all aspects of participation.  Casa Galactica is not liable for the bodily injury or property damage of any Participant that may occur before, during, or after the Ceremony. By participating in a Ceremony at Casa Galactica and accepting these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase, the Participant expresses full understanding of, and responsibility for, the risks that may be encountered during the Ceremony. The Participant absolves Casa Galactica and its employees, apprentices, staff, and volunteers of said responsibility.

 

Casa Galactica makes no warranties, express or implied, guarantees or conditions with respect to the Participant´s participation in, or experience of, the Ceremony.  The Participant expressly agrees and understands that your participation in the Ceremony is at your sole risk; that you will exercise caution and consideration of yourself and other Participants during the Ceremony; and that you indemnify Casa Galactica against claims and loss.

 

Any legal action taken against the Casa Galactica will only take place in Peru under Peruvian Law.

 

6. Restrictions

 

The Ceremony is only available for Participants aged 18 years or older.  If you are 18 years or older, but under the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you should review this Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase with your parent or legal guardian to make sure that you and your parent or legal guardian understand it and agree to it.

 

7. Covid-19 Policy

 

CASA GALACTICA REQUIRES THAT IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, TO COVER ANY COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE IF YOU SHOULD GET SICK OR INJURED, TO COVER COSTS OF ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD YOU NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE, TO COVER YOUR FLIGHT COSTS SHOULD THERE BE AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER CLOSING, TO COVER YOUR CEREMONY COSTS SHOULD THERE BE A CANCELLATION, TO COVER ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE OR ACT OF GOD WHILE TRAVELING, AND TO COVER ANY AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.  CASA GALACTICA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FINANCIAL LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR DUE TO ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED REASONS, OR ANY OTHER EXPENSES RELATED TO THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR TRIP OR CEREMONY.  THE PROVIDER RECOMMENDS THAT YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CIRCUMSTANCES AND ALL EVENTUALITIES.

 

It is the responsibility of the Participant to stay abreast of the current status of, and any changes that may occur to, international travel allowances/requirements/restrictions due to Covid-19, within their home country and within Peru.  You may visit the U.S. Embassy in Peru website (and your country's embassy,) to stay up-to-date on the current status of international travel to/from Peru.

 

If Casa Galactica is unable to provide the Ceremony for any reason, Casa Galactica reserves the right to reschedule the Ceremony to another date, and the Participant will be rescheduled to the new Ceremony date free of charge.  Casa Galactica will strive to ensure, to the best of their ability, that the new Ceremony date is viable for all Participants.

 

When you, the Participant, arrive at Casa Galactica´s Center in Pisac, Peru for your Ceremony, you will be required to sign a Declaration of Health document stating that you are presently in good health. 

 

If you are determined to be in good health, you will be allowed to stay at the Center and participate in the Ceremony.

If you are not determined to be in good health, or if you have tested positive for Covid-19 within 14 days prior to your arrival at the Center, you will not be allowed to attend the Ceremony, and you will instead be relocated to a private room in an alternative nearby lodging facility, where you will be required to quarantine.  During your quarantine and upon request, Casa Galactica will be available 24/7 via phone to check in on you daily.  Casa Galactica can also be available to ensure that you have proper medicines and that you have proper transport to a nearby hospital if needed.  If you are not determined to be in good health or if you have tested positive for Covid-19 within 14 days prior to your arrival at the Center or upon your arrival at the Center, you will not receive a refund for the cost of the Ceremony, and you will be responsible for the additional costs of alternative lodging (approximately $45 per night), food and meals, any needed medicines or medications, emergency transport to/from the hospital, and any hospital bills.  If you must stay in the hospital for a period of time, Casa Galactica will remain in contact with you throughout your stay, coordinate with your emergency contact in your home country, and provide additional support as necessary.

During the Ceremony, it will be the responsibility of the Participant to clearly communicate with Casa Galactica and the other Participants about personal preferences or boundaries in regards to wearing a mask, social distancing, hugging and/or physical touch, or any other personal health, safety, and well-being needs.  It is also the responsibility of the Participant to respect the expressed personal preferences and boundaries of the other Participants for the duration of the Ceremony.

 

The Participant understands and agrees that once they are determined to be in good health, that mask wearing is not required and social distancing is not enforced during the Ceremony.  The Participant may choose to wear a mask and social distance at their own discretion.

 

8. Medical Emergencies

 

In the case of a non-Covid-19 medical emergency during a Ceremony, the Participant will be accompanied by a Casa Galactica representative to a local clinic in Pisac, or a medical facility or hospital in Cusco for treatment.  In the case of a medical emergency related to Covid-19, please refer to section 7, “Covid-19 Policy” above.  In the case of any medical emergency, Casa Galactica will immediately notify the Participant´s emergency contact of the medical emergency.

 

9. Romantic Relationships & Sexual Activity

 

Casa Galactica practices trauma-informed care and provides trauma-informed support for all Participants during the Ceremony.  Due to the nature of sexually traumatic memories that can arise for a Participant during ayahuasca ceremony, due to the heightened sensitivity to energy experienced by all Participants during ayahuasca ceremony, and out of respect for survivors of sexual trauma who often experience a lack of personal agency as a result of sexual trauma, Casa Galactica prohibits any/all sexual activity during the Ceremony.  This includes married and non-married couples and masturbation. 

 

To ensure the integrity of the healing environment, Casa Galactica has a strict code of conduct that specifically prohibits romantic relationships or sexual activity between Participants and Casa Galactica´s employees, apprentices, staff, and volunteers.

 

Casa Galactica reserves the right to expel any Participant who consensually engages in a romantic relationship or sexual activity with any Casa Galactica employee, apprentice, staff, or volunteer during the course of the Ceremony, without prior notice, responsibility for a refund, or providing accommodation outside of the Center.

 

Casa Galactica reserves the right to terminate employment of any Casa Galactica employee, apprentice, staff, or volunteer who consensually engages in a romantic relationship or sexual activity with any Participant during the course of the Ceremony.

 

10. Changes to These Terms & Conditions

 

These Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase are effective as of the date stated at the top of these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase.  Casa Galactica may change these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase from time to time, and we will notify all Participants of the changes via email when we do so.  By participating in our Ceremony, after we make any such changes to these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase, you are deemed to have accepted such changes.  Please refer back to these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase on a regular basis.

 

11. Controlling Law

 

These Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of Peru.  Any disputes relating to these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Peru.

 

12. Miscellaneous

 

Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase.  No waiver shall be effective against Casa Galactica unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance.  Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, these Ceremony Terms & Conditions of Purchase constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter.  The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import.  

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