Tag archive for medicinal herbs

Plant Spirit Shamanism: Paracelsus and the Doctrine of Signatures

Underlying Paracelsus treatise was the premise that nature was itself a living organism which must be considered an expression of “the One Life”, and that man and the universe are the same in their essential nature. Paracelsus introduced in his treatise the Doctrine of Signatures,…

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Shipibo Shaman Benjamin Ochavano Interview

[scribd id=80916321 key=key-te3r41t069yfl1foozl mode=list] Benjamin Ochavano Is a traditional Shipibo Muraya .He is in his late eighties, and his chants (icaros) sung in the Shipibo language are extraordinary beautiful and with a powerful and extensive vocal range. Note: This interview was with Peter Cloudsley and…

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Pablo Amaringo | Inspirational Foreword to Plant Spirit Shamanism

The great visionary artist, Pablo Amaringo wrote an inspirational foreword to the book Plant Spirit Shamanism published by Destiny Books (USA) in 2006. Visit amazon.com Howard G Charing, Author page [scribd id=46540834 key=key-2euj5kz5fgzgbv9fdhg5 mode=list]  

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Shipibo Ayahuasca Shamans – Interviews

SHIPIBO AYAHUASCA SHAMANS – Part 1 The Shipibo are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Peruvian Amazon. These ethnic groups each have their own languages, traditions and culture. The Shipibo which currently number about 20,000 are spread out in communities through the Pucallpa…

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Ayahuasca Shaman Interview

Interview with an Amazonian Shaman By Howard G. Charing & Peter Cloudsley Originally published in Sacred Hoop Magazine Issue 36, 2002, (Titled, Love Magic and the Vine of the Soul) [scribd id=46541787 key=key-6j1ztphh49awda9w8j1 mode=list]

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The Sacred Attributes of Plants and Shamanism

The shamans work with the power of the plants in many ways, the colours of the flowers, the perfume, their shape, form, and associations. This although does not play a role in modern medicine, this understanding has a long history most notably introduced by the…

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Ayahuasca and Yoga Retreats in the Amazon Rainforest

Note: Our new Retreat Ayahuasca & Visionary Art is taking place November 2012. Click here to see the details Ayahuasca & Yoga – Amazon Retreat: July 19th – August 2nd 2008 with optional extension week; August 3rd – 9th 2008 A dedicated programme in the…

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The Medicine Plants of the Amazon Rainforest

The traditional shamans and healers of the Amazon Rainforest have been working with some of the most remarkable plants which have both powerful medicinal and psycho-spiritual properties for many thousands of years. This article explores these ancient traditional ways of the plant shamans by the…

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Ayahuasca and Visionary Plants – Companions to the Soul

The visionary plants and ancient traditions of the plant shamans reveal a hidden universe, in which the separation between the physical and the unseen universe is an illusion caused by our limited sensory perception. The body and soul permeates and infuses each other. The plant…

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