Dr Octavio Rettig Hinojosa is a Mexican doctor and a pioneering practitioner of the medicinal treatment with the sacred toad medicine of the Sonoran Desert toad, also known as Bufo Alvarius. The toad secretes venom containing the chemical compounds 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin which have the ability to transform mental and physical health, deeply enhancing our perceived reality and fostering a sense of wellbeing.
Octavio initially worked with the Seri peoples of Sonora, Mexico as a medical practitioner helping to treat drug addicts in the local area. Later, he worked to reintroduce the tribe to the long forgotten medicine of their native toad. He has learned the ancient songs and rites of the Seri from ‘Don Pacho’, an elder Seri shaman, and has been authorised by the council of Seri elders to use this powerful shamanic medicine in the West.
Over the past few years, he has successfully assisted thousands of people in recovering from abusive conditions associated with addiction to stimulants and other psychological afflictions such as PTSD and depression.
Octavio is also the author of The Toad of Dawn: 5-MeO-DMT and the rise of Cosmic Consciousness.