Orphan Education Project
This is an ongoing project providing uniforms and school supplies to 7 orphans in a small Amazonian village school. The cost of this project is $400 per year.
Herlinda Legacy Project
CSEE has embarked upon the first phase of the Herlinda Legacy Project. The goal of this project is to produce an archive of Shipibo healer, Herlinda Agustin Hernandez, singing her most powerful ceremonial healing songs, also known as icaros. The creation of the archive will require the translation of hundreds of hours of audio which was recorded before Herlinda’s death in 2010.
For the Shipibo tribe of the Amazon jungle, the word Inca refers to their ancient ancestors, and according to Shipibo legend, many of their cultural traditions and shamanic wisdom was gifted to them by the ancient peoples of the Andes. In their ceremonies and songs the Inca are always called upon for help, healing and wisdom. Many of the healing plants used in traditional Shipibo medicine are also said to have come from the Inca. Most Shipibo only dream of visiting the power places of legend in the Andes such as lake Titicaca and the high mountains that are the...