by Mary Olivar, Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange Board Member
Welcome to the first part of a series featuring the students of the Kurin Metsa School of Shamanism in Peru near the Ucayali River, funded by your donations to the Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange.
Enrique as told to Joel –
“Poco a Poco vamos conociendo.”
Little by little, we are going to learn.
Marosa is one of the plants that Enrique has shared with Joel to diet with, to gain greater insight into its wisdom and energy. While working with Marosa, Joel experienced a dream that came with a vision of a puma, which allowed him to learn about the powerfully protective qualities of this plant. Joel’s relationship with the puma as an ally has become a strong one, from which he feels a deep connection and ongoing source of protection. The energy of the puma works as an ally in Joel’s healing work as well, particularly when addressing negative habits or patterns in the body. Joel connects with the energy of the puma through icaros, sacred songs that embody healing vibrations of particular allies. Through his studies and plant diets, Joel has further developed his ability to receive many other icaros and to channel the healing vibrations these songs bring in.