Zoom prep meetings with Lucho Rimachi
shaman dialogues: peruvian shamans live from the amazon jungle
What would you ask a shaman if you could ask anything?
What: If you’ve felt like our Western culture has reached a massive dead end, want to find new solutions to your same old problems, and want to speak across cultures to expand your horizons this is for you. You’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with our beloved shaman-curandero friends who will guide us to new understandings of why we are in crisis and what to do about it, healing with plant medicines, how to find inner joy or treat anxiety, how to find purpose, what they do as shamans, and more. We'll be offering introductory sessions to meet them as well as longer classes on different topics and advanced sessions.
Who: The Rimachi brothers, Guido and Lucho, are descended from the Aguaruna people and live outside of Iquitos, Peru in the Amazon Jungle. These healing traditions have been in their family for generations. They’ve worked as healers in their villages and with Westerners for years as ayahuasca shamans but there is so much more to all this. They are truly excited to do this work and we are beyond honored to work with them. How amazing that technology affords us this opportunity! Click here to learn more about Guido and Lucho.
How: We'll have classes on Zoom, both with groups and one-on one (limited availability). This requires patience because we’re speaking across a Spanish-English divide as well as a cultural one—we have translators who know both brothers, the culture, and Spanish. This is still the Amazon Rainforest we’re talking about, so issues can come up—like massive storms that knock out the Internet. In the event of something like this we will reschedule. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Introduction: How to Heal with Cannabis - Feb 8, 2022 12:00 EST
This is a single 2.5-hour session where Lucho Rimachi will explain how to get more out of your cannabis experiences from the perspective of an Amazonian shaman. This is for people who are curious but unable to commit to the longer classes or who want to meet Lucho before going deeper. Lucho will explain the concept of master plant, give tips about addictions and habits, and take a few questions.
Alegría Interna, Inner Joy - May 7, 14, 12:00 EST
Inner joy is a solid state of peace and happiness, this is not the typical thing you see in Listicles online, but a beautiful expanded definition from a master shaman. Lucho will teach certain practices that in addition to master plants can expand inner joy. This is mainly for people who have experience with plant medicine and spiritual practices like meditation although the newly curious can hop on too.
Cannabis Experience - Nov, 12:00 EST
This 2-session class will introduce you to a completely different understanding of cannabis. Participants will be guided by Lucho Rimachi into experiential explorations of cannabis as a master plant in the tradition of the Amazon. Is it possible Westerners can experience profound transformation and deeper healing with cannabis by tapping into these ancient Amazonian ways of interacting with plants? YES, it is. In fact, cannabis is one of the more powerful master plants in the same vein as ayahuasca. You’ll undertake cannabis experiences on your own between classes and share with Lucho to receive direct guidance.
Healing Anxiety and Depression
An introduction to learn how to work with anxiety and depression in the context of plant medicine.
Includes new definitions of what trauma is (we've never heard these and they make so much sense!) as well as some different ways to begin working on personal trauma.
Athena and Robin have been friends for 30 years and both have had their lives completely changed by plant medicine. Athena has worked at NIH, at ERs across the country as a physician assistant and now is working to blend western medicine with shamanism and plant medicine. Robin is an artist, writer and former professor also blending her past pursuits with her growing knowledge of Amazonian plant medicine. We are excited to offer ourselves as translators in this amazing opportunity for dialogue.