Following is a letter and petition I recently received concerning 2 controversial Bufo Alvarius Toad “Shamans” from Mexico about Malpractice, Death, Fraud, and Rape allegations. I have to say here that I have been served by Octavio and I love him as a brother, yet I and many others feel he has not resolved his shadow and that is sometimes played out in unsafe practices. No one is above peer review and feedback and it seems Octavio has refused both. I wish him well on his journey and trust that the following testimonials of abuse and malpractice will assist him and Gerry to see and acknowledge their mistakes and step back on the path of right action and deal with what ever they need to. The following list of abuse and malpractice is another reason why I believe a thorough training and accreditation processor serving Bufo Alvarius is important to help avoid Malpractice, Death, Fraud, and Rape from occurring in the future. Following is the intro letter and link……
Dear friend, we invite you to read and sign this Open Letter Concerning Abuses by Octavio Rettig and Gerry Sandoval. It has been written so as to welcome signatories not only from the psychedelic and entheogenic worlds, but also from the broader consciousness community.
Months of liaising and research have gone into the text and we are confident that it is accurate as to details. Apart from signing yourself, you can help by sending it to others who might want to sign. Please note that signing does not in anyway indicate admission to use of any substance.
Once knowledge concerning terrible malpractice, up to manslaughter, death and rape, comes into our hands, silence becomes complicity. We ask that you sign in solidarity with the victims, and also in hope that the truth, brought out of the shadows, can help prevent new victims. We trust that acting with integrity will, in the end, help to heal all of us, whatever our roles, whatever our mistakes, and without exception. .