Have you ever walked through a lush tropical forest and wished it looked a little more like a desert? Homeopathic doctor Sergio Salas has. Big time.
The idea to cut down a forest, build a maze, and charge people twenty bucks first occurred to Salas after he conveniently located two “energy vortexes” with a dousing rod, also known as a stick, while hiking through a forest outside of Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
Fortunately for Salas, the forest belonged to his good friend, Griet Depypere, a Belgic Immigrant, who also happens to believe in energy vortexes, magic sticks, and charging people twenty bucks . The “doctor” then instructed Depypere to wait for the land to tell them what to do rather than imposing things upon it. Two years later the land finally spoke. **Spoiler Alert!** It wanted them to chop down all the trees.
“He channeled all the instructions for the design. Since he was not a labyrinth designer (or a doctor for that matter), we contacted a Costa Rican architect specializing in sacred geometry and labyrinth designs,” said Depypere in an interview.
“If you think about it, the labyrinth symbolizes the path we take through life… All these curves… represent all those moments in our lives when we take on different directions, new projects, new ideas, resolutions to problems or questions we have. It all happens there,” said the woman as she held out her hand.
“All the cacti’s thorns work as small antennas that capture more energy from the cosmos. There are two types of cacti: the cardon cacti, which is endemic to Costa Rica and represents masculine energy, and this other one, the tuna cacti, which represents feminine energy,” she continued, presumably struggling to keep a straight face as she pocketed the reporter’s $20.
According to Depypere, when walked alone, the journey through the labyrinth creates a “profound silence”, but according to Tico Doug’s math, groups are much more profitable.
Although entrance to the farm is technically free, a $20 donation is sort of expected. For information on group donation discounts and specials, people on drugs are encouraged to visit www.lasendacostarica.com