About Me

Hello, my name is Andy Metcalfe and I’ll be your friendly welcoming host at Tolemac House.

I guess I began my spiritual journey when I started reading books about shamanism and also The Celestine Prophesy when I was 19 years old, way back in 1995. I participated in my first Ayahuasca ceremony in 2002.

I had a strong spiritual calling to move to Peru in 2009 and so I packed my suitcase and off I went for a new adventure without knowing a single soul or what I would do when I arrived – and here I remain to this day, now living in the spectacular Sacred Valley with my Peruvian wife and 4 year-old son. However, I have also lived in Cusco, Huaraz and I spent 5 crazy years living in Iquitos, a city deep in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

In 2011, I co-founded the ayahuasca retreat center Ayahuasca Satsangha which has since stopped running. In 2013 I started organizing ayahuasca retreats at a well-known center called Kapitari where I worked as an organizer and facilitator for 3 years until 2016.

In 2016 I started my own ayahuasca retreat center called Gaia Tree. Check it out if you’re interested in working with the medicine. We usually receive pretty amazing reviews!

Also, in 2014 I founded the spiritual tour company Outer Travels Inner Journeys of which I’m now a co-owner with my partner Omkar.

None of that was ever planned out and I’m still not a person who thinks very far ahead (how do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans!). I just trust the God Force and gladly accept whatever new adventures it throws my way. I never even had any intention to open a guest house, but it literally fell out of nowhere at the end of 2017, so I thought why not? and here I am inviting you to come and live with me! It’s a funny old life!

So come and join me, because who knows where it might lead?

Here are just a few of the books and authors that I’ve really enjoyed reading over the years.