Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa, author of The Toad of Dawn, 5-MeO-DMT and the Rise of Cosmic Consciousness, is a pioneer in the treatment of toad medicine use who has successfully assisted thousands of people in recovering from abusive conditions associated with synthetic drug use, addiction to stimulants as well as other psychological afflictions such as PTS and depression.
Otac, the Seri Comcáac word for toad, has been adopted as a term for the gland secretions of Bufo Alvarius, the Sonoran Desert Toad of Mexico. Otac has the capacity to powerfully transform an individual’s mental and physical health, enhancing their wellbeing and perceived reality. Carrying a message of wisdom & empowerment, correctly aministered Otac enables immense benefit to the recipient in a very short amount of time. Octavio, who eradicated his own drug addiction via the assistance of Otac, has recognised an ancient message in the history of indigenous cultures that is pertinent today.
Initially serving the Seri people of Sonora as a medic, Octavio developed a relationship of respect with elders and shaman who blessed him with the use of their sacred ancient chants after he reintroduced the tribe to the forgotten medicine of Bufo Alvarius. Since the development in 2011 of a medicinal neoshamanic fusion that includes the traditional chants of Seri origin, the treatment results have been extremely encouraging.
Initiated in January of this year by the Abuelo Jose Antonio Bolivar, elder shaman of the Piaroa people of Venezuela, Octavio now carries Yopo medicine as part of his healing service. Derived from Anadenanthrina peregrine and Banisteriopsis caapi, yopo is a snuff that is considered by Piaroa shaman to facilitate vast awareness regarding current and future environmental, social and personal circumstances. This expansive state of consciousness is complimentary to experiences with Otac.
Dr Rettig now travels extensively serving these medicines. He regularly attends conferences and shares his findings with other doctors, academics, scientists & ethnobotanists, in particular regarding the immense potential of Otac when carefully administered. By inhaling the vapour of Bufo Alvarius the effect on neural receptors is immediate. The substance goes to the centre of the brain, to the pineal gland and from there expands to all the cells of the body. The primary healing molecule recognised in this process is 5-MeO-DMT.