July 19th – 27th, 2008
This 4th Amazonian Shamanism Conference will be opened by the illustrious visionary scientist, Dr.Dennis Mckenna. Other Presenters (with more confirming soon) are – That master of sound healing- Dr. Richard Grossman, the brilliant entheo-scientist and lecturer, Ananda, the Indiana Jones of Amazon Shamanism and noted journalist – Peter Gorman, the most excellent scientfic researcher on brain states while taking ayahuasca- Dr. Frank Echenhoffer, the Amazon’s most famous visionary painter- Pablo Amaringo, the filmmaker and director Jan Kounen who brought us the documentary Other Worlds about ayahuasca and the Shipibo tribes and Renegade (Blueberry), specialist in Entheo-Religion and compiler of the book: Entheogens and the Future of Religion – Robert Forte, the intrepid Victoria Alexander speaking on her research of Medieval Mysticism and its Empirical Kinship to Ayahuasca, the very profound Melvin Morse (invited but not yet confirmed)and his research into childrens near death experiences as well as his research on Myths, the renowned Dr. John Alexander invited but not yet confirmed) and his years of training and research on Remote Viewing, one of the Directors of Eagle’s Wing and author Howard Charing, Conference Organizer Alan Shoemaker speaking on 15 years in shamanism, the visionary artists Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman, two curanderas specializing in Huachuma (San Pedro) Wendy Luckey and Mary Ann Eddowes. Presenting as well as holding ceremonies, Elisa Vargas Fernandez, the Shipibo curandera who works magic with her incredible icaros, and many more to be confirmed.
The list of shamans (curanderos) is coming (see website) and they are the most powerful we can find. There will be approximately 15 different curanderos/shamans giving presentations (simultaneously translated to English). During the Conference Presentations you will have ample opportunities to hear the many shamans speaking alone as well as in panel discussions. It is during this time that you will get a sense of which healer you would like to be in Ceremony with, especially during the question and answer times. There are three evenings set aside for you to be in Ceremony with the shaman – curandero of your choice. Transport is provided to
and from the various ceremonial locations.