James Arevalo Rojas
- Iquitos, Peru
James Arevalo is a shipibo shaman born in Puccallpa in 1972. He comes from an old lineage of healers. When he was 18, James started his apprenticeship under the guidance of his grand father Benito Arevalo. Since 2006 he has been deepening his knowledge of the traditional medicine with his father Guillermo Arevalo. Through them he has had the opportunity to connect to the ancient healing ways of his people and to one of the oldest lineage of shipibo shamans. The Arevalo family is a very old family of healers and shamans.
He has been working for many years with westerners under the supervision of both his grand father and his father. Through his 24 years of training and practice he has gathered a lot of experience.
James carries the Knowledge of the Shipibo people and the ways of the old shamanic school.
Since 2010 he runs his own center Luz Cosmica. He also holds workshops and offers healing sessions all over the world (Russia, Lithuania,Austria, France).
“I am glad for all the experiences I have had on this path. Each ceremony is a new opportunity to learn more and strengthen my knowledge so that I can help the patients who visit me at Luz Cosmica.
I really enjoy helping people. There are some conditions that modern medicine cannot heal while our traditional medicine can. I think of what we call “spiritual conditions” for example, like strong traumas, bad treatments, nightmares, chronic depressions, spells... For these kinds of conditions and many others the medicine of the shipibo people can bring very good results.
It makes me happy when people leave the center feeling better.”