AMAZONIA and THE SHIPIBO
Last December I returned to the Amazon, to Peru taking with me an 80 year old client, for healing deep into the pristine rainforest. We flew from Lima to Iquitos where we were greeted by the oldest SHIPIBO woman in the forest and her son.
the journey to their house by small boat took 10 hours, and as darkness fell we inched by torch light in the deep forest, sleeping in hammocks on the small boat.
Louisa or Kavi a wise gentle woman from the forest watched over us with a kindness so deep that is rare to encounter these days. In the dark we arrived at their house, for our visit they had made a toilet at the end of the garden, flushed with water carried from the river.
These people the shipibos understand the medicines of the forest, the songs, they call them icaros, they understand the "force" of the forest and draw and sew their healing songs into cloths that they pass from one generation to the next.
We gathered fresh uno de gato a medicine for tumours, and other sacred leaves and bark from the forest. Singing into the pot as it boils over a real fire in the kitchen.
There are so many medicines growing in the forest and the energy of the earth and nature is so strong in the forest, and the love that holds the families and communities together in the forest is strong and a delight to be there.
As a shamanic practitioner I could sense how important shamans are and were in the past, as some people arrived for healings from me, knowing the hospital was 10 hours away by boat and mostly they were too poor for to buy medicines, so i knew my healings had to work. I performed shamanic extractions on liver tumours, reduced fevers, and treated many ailments while i was there, including a small boy called Gilbey aged two who was badly burnt.
There in the middle of the jungle we gathered family and villagers, i loaned him my rattle and taught everyone how to sing SHIVA SHIVA SHAMBO, and asked him if he want to become a shaman.
He nodded and I offered him a gift of chocolate and transmitted all my healing abilities to him, I left him my towel, for I had to return back to the UK the next day. In the morning as I left, he greeted me from the balcony of the wooden hut, his home, " mucho magico, mucho colors " he beamed a huge smile. The burn was very large and deep, yet the child had the power to heal, and will in time be a great healer, wearing his scar with pride.
my client returned home with presents for his children, free from pain, with many stories to share.
I teach Peruvian shamanism, offer healings and SACRED JOURNEYS to THE AMAZON.
blessings, and prayers for the earths forests and her people.
ISA KENA means little bird and is the name given me by the SHIPIBOS.
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