Shamans of Peru: Healing diseases with the power of the Earth

One of the essential figures of the Amazonian cultures of Peru is its shamans: men and women who live in and for their community. The shamans are wise people who are in touch with the link between them, the spirits and nature. It is to these shamans that the native communities owe, to a great extent, their survival.

Beings with a higher level of consciousness

Being a shaman is not a role that is chosen by the individual: for Peruvians, it is God who grants the gift of healing to the right people——-a special capacity that manifests itself through the spirit of the plants.

The role of the shaman is essential for their community. They are the ones who protect and guide the people who live in their villages. They are beings with a higher level of consciousness that, from their own experience, have learned to connect with the spirits of nature.

It is this connection, which is usually transmitted from generation to generation, that allows the shamans to heal and access the deepest part of the people who come to them to free themselves from their ailments.

The shaman does not learn to be a shaman, the shaman simply IS

The shaman becomes the guide of his people through his own experience. To do this, one must be willing to commit and demonstrate their resistance. The first step should be to gointo isolations in the jungle, where one will follow a strict diet based on fishing and gathering.

The shaman must experience and live—-and for this they need health, freedom and serenity. Three elements that he achieves during his period of isolation in the jungle and contact with nature

Healing through plant spirits

The shaman is a channel through which to connect with the spirits of plants. Using plants like the liana ayahuasca, the shaman detoxifies his patient and accesses his most unconscious part.

Participating in one of the healing rituals of the shaman involves letting him access not that which is on the surface, but rather that which is part of our subconscious.

From there, the shaman will have the possibility of accompanying us towards greater self-knowledge; becoming more aware of the needs of our body will be the first step to healing.

Thanks to this guide, the shaman will get us to reconnect, to free ourselves from ailments and walk towards a state of greater health and well-being———– connecting with all that is sacred and wonderful, which is found in the forces of nature.

Shamanism: an essential part of the culture of the Amazon, a land full of mysticism

If there is a corner in the world that embraces all the magic and mysticism among its vegetation, it is the Peruvian Amazon. In the communities formed ancestrally, deep in the jungle, the spirits of nature take on an unprecedented relevance.

Shamanism becomes, in this magical environment, an unequivocal sign of the identity of the Amazonian cultures of Peru. It is, in fact, thanks to the figure of the shaman that the communities advance, grow and survive; communities that, historically, have not had access to conventional medicine.

Travel to expand horizons: discovering new ways of life

If there is a corner in the world that embraces all the magic and mysticism among its vegetation, it is the Peruvian Amazon. In the communities formed ancestrally, deep in the jungle, the spirits of nature take on an unprecedented relevance.

Shamanism becomes, in this magical environment, an unequivocal sign of the identity of the Amazonian cultures of Peru. It is, in fact, thanks to the figure of the shaman that the communities advance, grow and survive; communities that, historically, have not had access to conventional medicine.

Travel to expand horizons: discovering new ways of life

At Jungle Experiences we understand travel as a unique way to immerse yourself in new ways of life, and to discover new cultures and traditions.

That is why in our expeditions through the Amazon jungle, we visit the native communities and participate in one of the rituals of their shamans.This is a mystical experience that connects us with the magic of nature, with the authenticity of the Amazon rainforest.

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