You have probably heard that a shaman usually plays a role in the Ayahuasca experience. But what exactly is the shaman’s role? Why is a shaman there at all? Let’s first define what a shaman is and look at the history of Ayahuasca.
What is a shaman?
A shaman is a religious or spiritual figure who is considered to have a connection with the spirit world for the purposes of healing others, doing good or harm, or foretelling the future. While the term was originally coined referring to the spiritual leader of an indigenous tribe in Siberia, in today’s world, shaman refers to the spiritual leader in any indigenous tribe anywhere. Depending on his or her tribe, the shaman may take on other roles as well, such as being responsible for certain valuable resources or being a highly-respected decision-maker.
In Peru, the Amazonian shamans that are schooled and skilled in the preparation and use of Ayahuasca are called Ayahuasqueros in Spanish.
No one knows how long Ayahuasca has been around—at least hundreds if not thousands of years. What we do know is that Ayahuasca has always been part of a religious ceremony. Its consumption has always been part of a significant event and among indigenous people was never taken casually.
So, including a shaman in the Ayahuasca experience is a small step toward authenticity. We want our visitors feel the entire cultural and historical importance of Ayahuasca. We want the experience to be for you as significant as it is for indigenous people.
What You Can Expect
Our shaman is a highly-trained and compassionate individual who genuinely cares about the people participating in his ceremony. He will take a specific interest in you and direct his healing energy to address you and your problems personally.
During the ceremony, you may hear him pray or chant or sing, all of which are part of the process. The most important part is that you will feel the healing of a thousand years of tradition from his voice as he calls upon the spirit world and the earth mother to embrace you.
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