Soul Tribes

Welcome to Soul Tribes

We strive to provide a safe and sacred space for individuals to explore the healing benefits of sacred plants.

Our mission is to support the religious freedom and practices of those who believe in the therapeutic power of these plants. We understand the need for mental and behavioral health support in our communities and believe that sacred plants can be a powerful tool in this journey.

Meet Shaman Bobby Shu PHD

Meet Bobby Shu, affectionately known as Shaman Shu or Dr. Shu, the founder of Soul Tribes International Ministries located in Detroit, Michigan. He is a gifted spiritual guide and healer who is passionate about empowering individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and inner peace.

As a Shaktipat initiate, Reiki grandmaster, breath coach, and sacred botanical alchemist with a PhD in EWE and oogun and a degree in acupuncture specializing in energy medicine, Shaman Shu offers a unique and holistic approach to healing. He also has a deep understanding of shamanic traditions, including the Order of Melchizedek, and has been initiated into the Munay Ki rites, which help individuals to connect with the energy of the Earth and the cosmos.

Affectionately known as Shaman Shu or Dr. Shu, he has created a safe and welcoming space for individuals to explore their spirituality and connect with like-minded individuals through Soul Tribes International Ministries. Soul Tribes International Ministries uses sacred plant medicine to help heal people with trauma and promote emotional and spiritual growth. Shaman Shu’s compassionate and intuitive nature has made him a sought-after practitioner in the field of spiritual healing, and his unique blend of expertise makes him a valuable asset to the spiritual community.

Through his practice, Shaman Shu helps individuals to harness their inner power and access their highest potential. Bobby Shu’s bio is a testament to his commitment to helping others on their journey towards self-discovery and inner peace.

The Disparity of Mental Health and its Need:

Mental health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being, yet access to quality care can be limited, particularly for those in underserved communities. At Soul Tribes, we believe that sacred plants can provide an alternative form of therapy that can support the healing process and improve overall mental health.

Healing From Within

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At Soul Tribes, we believe that everyone should have the right to practice their religion and spirituality freely, which is why we prioritize the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in our program. Our organization was created to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore the benefits of sacred plants and to help promote a better understanding of these practices in our communities.

Expected Experience from Usage:

Individual experiences with sacred plants can vary greatly, but some common benefits include:


  • Increased self-awareness and spiritual connection
  • Alleviation of anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns
  • Improved emotional regulation and increased resilience
  • Enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills

The average time encountered from an experience can range from several hours to several days, depending on the type of plant used and the individual's personal experience.

At Soul Tribes, we are committed to providing education and support to those interested in exploring the benefits of sacred plants. We believe in the power of these plants to bring about positive change and to support individuals in their journey towards healing and well-being.


Just The Facts

What are Sacred Plants:

Sacred plants are plants that have been used for centuries in religious and spiritual practices for their ability to bring about a sense of spiritual connection and healing. Some examples of sacred plants include ayahuasca, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Our Mission

“Soul Tribes International is a spiritual organization committed to fostering healing and growth within individuals and communities through traditional, indigenous practices including plant medicine, sound therapy, breathwork, and ceremonial work. We recognize the devastating impact of trauma on the lives of millions of people in America, and are dedicated to utilizing scientifically validated methods to aid in the healing process. Our mission is to empower individuals to overcome the debilitating effects of trauma and reclaim their power through transformative, holistic healing experiences.”

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Shaman Bobby Shu

At Soul Tribes International, we believe that true healing and growth can only come from within. Our indigenous-inspired practices are designed to help individuals connect with their inner selves and tap into their own innate healing power. By utilizing plant medicine, sound therapy, breathwork, and ceremonial work, we aim to create a safe and sacred space where individuals can journey within themselves and access the deeper wisdom of their souls.

Our ceremonial work, in particular, is an integral part of our mission. We believe that psychedelics, when used in a ceremonial setting, can be powerful tools for personal transformation and healing. Our ceremonial work is designed to provide individuals with a safe and supportive environment in which to explore the depths of their being and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

We also recognize the importance of scientific research in understanding the impact of trauma and developing effective healing practices. We are committed to staying informed about the latest research and utilizing evidence-based methods to help individuals heal from the effects of trauma. We believe that by combining traditional indigenous practices with modern scientific understanding, we can offer truly transformative healing experiences.”

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Soul Tribe International recognizes the challenges that individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and other mental health conditions face in their daily lives. Traditional Western medicine often relies on pharmaceuticals to treat these conditions, which can have negative side effects and may not address the underlying causes of the condition.

Our approach at Soul Tribe International is to address the root causes of these conditions by utilizing the healing power of traditional plant medicine. Plant medicines such as ayahuasca and iboga have been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.

During our ceremonies and retreats, individuals are guided by experienced and trained facilitators in a safe and supportive environment. The plant medicines used in our ceremonies are administered under the guidance of experienced practitioners, who are committed to providing a safe and effective healing experience.

Our integration and aftercare program is designed to support individuals in integrating their healing experiences into their daily lives, and to provide ongoing support as needed. Our approach is holistic and personalized, taking into account the unique needs and experiences of each individual.

Furthermore, we work closely with indigenous communities to ensure that their traditional knowledge and practices are respected and preserved, and to promote cross-cultural understanding and respect for the traditional ways of healing.

We believe that by addressing the root causes of these conditions, individuals can experience lasting healing and improve their overall well-being, and that plant medicine is a powerful tool to help achieve this goal.

Your Goals

Find support and help with others along the same journey. Feel free to contact us and make an appointment.