Wow. This one is very tragic. My condolences to Christine's family, especially because it seems local LE has not been diligent in their efforts to find Christine. The tea ceremony I think is the key here. I read Brian44's post with responses from Tito, the shaman, about the events surrounding Christine's disappearance. The part where he describes the ceremony that Christine participated in... his language is alarming to me. "to be honest.... nothing was out of the ordinary at this particular ceremony..." (not an exact quote) Where is the "to be honest" coming from? When someone is lying, they throw in these extra words to try and bolster the idea that they're telling the truth. Especially all those unnecessary words about "no one had a bad trip"..etc. Who was suggesting that anyone had a bad trip, other than him? Who is he trying to convince? And describing Christine's whereabouts the following morning... "I believe Christine was one of them"... you believe that, or you KNOW? Could just be the way he talks, could be sketchy. I've posted about this before in other cases, but a former friend of mine had an experience that may have been similar to what Christine went through. She took LSD and had a bad trip. She was found naked in public and delusional, talking about people being "after her" as well. This is a more common adverse reaction to psychedelics than "shaman" types would like you to believe. Some people can't handle them as well as others. Set and setting is an important element in these experiences, and perhaps the fact that Christine was so far from home had a role in her bad trip. By all accounts it seems Christine was having delusions and/or feeling quite paranoid after participating in this tea ceremony... you'd be a fool to think they aren't related, because these substances CAN and DO cause reactions like this! I'm alarmed that local LE isn't doing more about this "shaman". I'm not ardently anti-drug by any means, however this shaman guy seems like a crock. Lastly, just a final note that popped into my head while reading about Christine's case... IMO, the fact that she up and left school is another red flag. Most normal people going through their life don't just decide to uproot their cushy college life and spend time across the country hanging out with strangers. It could be interpreted as being a hippie, or finding herself, but either way I think it indicates some kind of internal unrest. The mid-to-late 20's is commonly a time when mental illnesses show up in women. I hope that Christine is still alive and didn't have the misfortune to be found by a predator in her vulnerable state.