- Iquitos, Peru
Cesar is one of the shaman that we work with he is 29 years old as of February 2014 he was born in 1985. This is his history in his words,
“When I was 13 years old I began to see visions and spirits coming to me. At night it was very confusing to me because the spirits would come in my dreams and begin to tell me many things. During that time I had been given the opportunity to drink Ayahuasca with a master shaman Don Romulo. I explained to him what was happening to me and my experiences. Don Romulo told me that there was a spirit that wanted to teach me and that I would have to prepare my body to begin working with Ayahuasca.
In my first ceremony I saw a woman who came to me, she told me she was Mother Ayahuasca, she was beautiful in appearance with very long hair. She came close to me and gently touched my face. After that I had visions of snakes that wrapped around my body. I explained my visions to Don Romulo and he told me that Ayahuasca chose me to learn the medicine. At this time Don Romulo decided to become my Master and teach me bout ayahuasca.
Later when I was 15 years old I began to do special diets with different plants tobacco, chiric sanango and camolonga, to learn how to use them and for the effect they would have in strengthening and teaching me. Later I got separated from my Master because of work reasons. For some time I worked alone with the sacred medicines then began seeking another teacher. I learned many Icaros and I learned how to prepare the Ayahuasca brew. Two years later while I was treating one family, I was brought to another Master Shaman named Don Pedro Gutierres by Master shamaness Dona Mari. The first time that he saw me he told me “Young boy come close to me, I see a lot of things that you have learned and you have a gift. I see a cross in your hands.” I was surprised because the Don Pedro was blind and could not see. He told me “I am going to teach you everything that I know.” He passed away some time later and passed his medicine on to me. Together we helped many people. Many years later I was again rejoined with my original master Don Romulo.”
Cesar is a determined, hard working and serious about his work with the sacred medicines, he has helped many people along his path. His ability and knowledge is not to be underestimated by his youth. He is extremely gifted. I have been a witness to the many people who seek him out for his help every day, for various different physical and spiritual matters.