Testimonies

The following testimonies describe direct experiences of abusive behavior by Joe Schraube. Each testimony is owned by the person who publishes it. As subjective and human experiences, most of what is expressed here has an emotional charge. It is important to highlight abusive or violent behaviors and attitudes. The intention is not to characterize Joe Schraube as a bad or abusive person. Rather, Joe Schraube’s attitudes and behaviors have been abusive and this website intends to address those as such, while making him aware of and accountable for those actions.

The creators of this page have chosen to use initials for those who gave their testimonies in order to protect each person and also to give others the safety to raise their voice.


N.S.’s Story

In July 2018 I participated in an Ayahuasca retreat that was held in an absolute unprofessional manner, organized by people who neither had proper training nor the necessary skills to conduct a ceremony and to create a safe space. The organizers were a bunch of friends with little experience and no education in how to…

Y.O.’s Story

Recently a page was posted on the website of “Psychedelic Society Germany” that I found disturbing. Joe Schraube’s “investigation” report seems to me like a conscious attempt to publicly shame and terrorize N. S.. This is a strange and twisted scenario, and here I will describe my relation to these events. Four years ago I…

L.H.’s Story

This statement is not intended to publish any private content, nor is it an attack on the person(s) referred to herein. With this statement, the desire for maximum clarification in all open personal and collective processes in the psychedelic community of Germany is sought.  The person taking a position here, L.H., is at the time…

T.C.’s Story

I met Joe in Potsdam, Germany, at the Entheo-Science conference of 2014. He seemed nice and interested in making contacts in the psychedelic science field. A couple of years afterwards, he invited me to work on the website of this conference, which I accepted. The 2016 edition of the conference took place in Berlin; I…

G. A.’s Story

An unfortunate sequence of events with Joe Schraube 1. The first time I met Joe was at a Psychedelic Salon in Berlin. At that meeting, Joe spent 70% of the meeting promoting a risky New Psychedelic Substance, talking about it as completely safe and easy to use, still legal in Germany, selling it and announcing…

J.M.’s Story

Over the last few years, I have witnessed the devastating impact of Joe Schraube’s behavior on multiple friends and colleagues in the Berlin psychedelic community. It has been particularly disturbing to witness his harassment and attempts at intimidation against N.S., who bravely has spoken out about abuse from a dangerous ayahuasca shaman named Miguel who Joe…

H.J.’s Story

I was on a weekend that was instructed by Joe Schraube together with his partner. My observation over the weekend was that Joe Schraube always was hitting on the female participants when his wife left the room. Other participants made the same observation during the weekend. It was uncomfortable for me as a participant that…


Testimonials of abuse by the ayahuasca facilitator known as Miguel Delgado

The following testimonies have been compiled both as a response to Joe Schraube’s campaign to silence N.S. and as a space to give voice to those who have suffered abuse at the hands of Miguel Delgado. Some of the testimonies may be disturbing. Discretion is advised.

V’s Story

A while ago, I attended an ayahuasca ceremony led by Miguel Delgado. It was a two-night ceremony on the weekend, that took place outside of Berlin. As I got there, I met a group of around 15-20 people, all coming from healing, most of them coming to an ayahuasca ceremony for the first time. It…

F’s Story

Hello N, I hope it’s ok that I write to you. Just today I came across several posts from you warning about Miguel “Delgado”. I really wish I had read this a week ago. I went to his ayahuasca retreat last weekend … and it was absolutely gruesome. Totally unprofessional people who absolutely shouldn’t work…

G’s Story

G’s story In September 2016 I attended an Ayahuasca ceremony led by Miguel Delgado and his sister. I want to share my experience as to warn others. I have witnessed him dragging a woman in the middle of the ceremony, after giving her Ayahuasca and Mushrooms to the bathroom in order to have sex with…

Y’s Story

Y’s story My report of the events of the 27th-30th July 2017 The event I went to, took place in Portugal. the invitation to the event seemed very nice. It was inviting for a “SHAMANIC NATURE RETREAT”, it portrayed Miguel as a therapist who “has a background in Indigenous Shamanic Traditions, Naturopathy, Holistic Bodywork, Rebirthing Breathwork, Transpersonal Psychology,…

A’s Story

Hi N, I would be happy to give you more info about my experience with Miguel the fake shaman. I was volunteering in an eco community near Köln and one of Miguel’s team members asked if they could use our space to host ceremonies. As a thank you, they offered some spots for us. Anyway,…

N’s Story

In the summer of 2018 I met Miguel Martinez in the Psychedelic Salon Berlin which was hosted by Joe Schraube. I approached him after his lecture because he pretended to have learned from female shamans in Mexico. Since I wanted to travel to Mexico next, I wanted to know if he could recommend a female…