It is still early days of planning, but a small group of people are planning to travel, for the second time, down the Napo river – doing workshops relevant for indigenous peoples’ struggles, such as shamanic civil rights, and healing sessions in communities along the 1000km long and very exciting route from the beginning of the River Napo in Tena, Ecuador to Iquitos (where it meets the Amazon and the Ucayali rivers). The journey goes through one of the most biodiverse regions in the world – right past the Yasuni National Park, before crossing the border into Peru. After visiting The 4th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference: Magic, Myths and Miracles, which will be held in Iquitos, Peru – July 19th – 26th, 2008, we might continue to Pucallpa….
Contemporary developments in the global economy are very significant for the Amazon rain forest. While this might be said to be true for anywhere at any point in time there are nevertheless good reasons for paying special attention to what maybe the last battle for the survival of the largest rain forest in the world, the loss of which it should need no further justification to lament – and that is the basis upon which this invitation is written….
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These are notes from an interview with a Kichwa Yachak – a traditional healer of Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Fidel Andy (sometimes spelled Andi) is an “ayahuasquero”, who uses primarily the ayahuasca medicine to heal people.
- Fidel features on the “Songs of Ayahuasca” CD, a fascinating project by Jeronimo M.M. / ayadoc.blogpost.com as a representative of the potential origins of the ayahuasca plant and culture
- He is again/currently president of CYRAE, the shamans’ assocation mentioned in the notes below – see Council of those who know: CYRAE
- See also his entry on Open Mind Trips
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