Voices of spirits : shamanic songs course
- Psychonauta Foundation
- Nauta, Peru
- Feb 17 - 26, 2019 (10 days)
This is a special gathering, where spirits of grey wolf of the north and rainbow serpent of the Amazon meet. In an off grid, alternative community located in Peruvian rainforest you will encounter a collective of healers and experts in their fields who join forces during event dedicated to opening your ears to the sounds of spirit world, opening to energy that flows and manifests itself in sacred song that is born in the moment, not rehearsed and performed, an ritual of opening of your voice.
The south is represented by a crew experienced of Shipibo shamans, amazing voices, both masculine and feminine, trained during years of apprenticeships and master plant dietas, when plants themselves teach their songs to the initate, and through the songs, power of manipulating the reality. Each of them with their own skills and tricks, their own style and melodies you will be able to connect and resonate with, learning as it should be, by practicing, in the midst of ayahuasca ceremony.
The north is represented by founder of the camp, Tata Mundo, working in his own style of fusion of traditions and inspirations encountered during many years of research and journeys within traditional spiritual cultures, bringing ancient roots and instinctive primordial shamanism rediscovered and reinterpreted through plant practice to the homeland of Amazonian curanderismo.
Coming for this event especially from Russia is a special teacher, Evgeny Krasnov ( Быркампот Быркампашевич Бздынькс ), musician with 30 years of experience, master of throat and overtone singing, trained in Tuva with masters such as Radik Tülüsh from Huun-Huur-Tu, for many years running workshops and courses teaching those techniques.
10 days long stay is possibly extended, if you feel the call to stay longer in the Amazon, whether for further learning or healing through the main way of apprenticeship here, that is plant dietas, or just to feel how is it to live here, as volunteer and member of community. The retreat itself will be packed to the brim with activities and practices, everyday classes, camp work for those willing to be more active or just recovering in hammock from frequent and powerful ceremonies. We are including 4 such sessions, it is up to you how many you join. Even if you drank already somewhere else, most of our guests confirm that what is happening here can not be compared in its intensity and transformational power with what they experienced before. There are no guitar rehearsed songs here, only powerful, primordial shamanic sounds, all arising from the moment, interconnected, penetrating from the world of spirit realm to your soul. We believe you don't come to beat around the bush, so get ready for deep journeys and resurrections.
Below some words from one of our teachers, Evgeny :
Who I am?
I - part of the universe. now my name - Evgeny Krasnov. Musician with 30 years of experience.
Involved in projects:
"Silent eXperiment", "Maiia Project", "VargaRa", "ОкоБогаРа". In 2009 worked with " Moscow - Chelyabinsk" theatre group.
Regularly cooperating with famous shaman from Tuva "николай ооржак". Mastered by art of throat singing in Tuvan style with Radik Tülüsh from "Huun-Huur-Tu" band.
Took part in festivals: Systo, Trimurti, 8-е чудо, Зов 13 шаманов, Сказка, Imaginarium, Forest Quest, Город Золотой, Пустые Холмы, Cosmofest, Соль, Тортуга (Семинар альтернативного туризма), Four Э (Kazakhstan), Inaya (Bashkir), Solaris, Дикая Мята and so on.
What I am?
I - Musician, sound therapist and sound researcher.
I have been playing guitar and bass guitar for a long time but always had a dream to sing. Even though many advised not to do so, 'that is not for you' , I started to do it anyway, to master overtone and throat singing and I believe it happened for a reason. After a while I had fallen completely in love, soon I had put my guitar far away and for many following years since my working instrument has been voice itself.
That process has changed my life entirely and I got involved in sound in all of its aspects, influence of sound on health and everyday life, influence of sound on human relationships.
That theme is very wide and I keep continuing my research even after having already collected great amount of material.
Sound and voice especially are so deep, sacred and complex but at same time so simple and difficult phenomenon that it draws everyone to dive inside. To use voice is to enchant, ( the very name to make magic with chants ).
The learning is continuos. I gathered inspiration and techniques from all available sources : books, movies, internet, living persons: musicians, singers, healers, sound therapists, energy therapists and so on.
A wise man once said : "you want to learn yourself, go teach others".
Some time ago the events unfolded in a way that created opportunity and I started teaching, sharing collected experience and knowledge. Till that happened I had been singing for years with various musical collectives, travelling in Russia and abroad.
The teaching process immediately turned me on and brought me to new horizons of sound research in general, but I am especially focused on singing.
People around usually say that I have talent and good natural ability to explain and forward knowledge.
What is my purpose ?
First thought that came to my head is to make the world better place. People say the first is the best, and usually that is the case.
Signing and specific unusual technics that I am teaching are very powerful transformation tools. It is also simply a pleasant and joyful process, learning to tune to ones breath, to control own diaphraghm, and from that process also health can flourish. I am teaching to relax, to enter deep meditative states by singing. Its proven that by singing the resonance of brain gets lower and entering into creative frequency, after 15 minutes of singing the brain produces endorphins which is beneficial for physical and emotional well being.
I believe in simplicity, but also work with variety of tools and instruments such as jew's-harps, Tibetan bowls, toning, Nada bells, crystal bowls etc.
There are plans how to work with couples, with pregnant women and many more.
Let's change the world together, note by note, sound by sound.
This is a genuine and caring community of people with deep knowledge of medicine, man, and nature. Beautifully situated in both the jungle and in the mountains they work closely with the locals and the land. My stay was very healing, and not the least tremendously fun! I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who are looking for real transformation to check it out, and also consider a longer stay. Dabao Lu
- Online consultations before the trip.
- Pick up in Iquitos and all transfers.
- Full board for the duration of stay in our camp
- Accomodation in jungle huts, protected from mosquitos and other insects.
- All ceremonies run by a large shamanic crew.
- All private treatments, when needed.
- Individual consultations, with voice teachers and with healers.
- Full course of overtone and throat singing guided by maestro with 30 years of experience.
- “All you can smoke” mapacho, jungle tobacco important in shamanic work in the Amazon
Venue HighlightsWe realize our dream, living and working in the deep Amazon forest, near plants, close to nature, close to the local healers' community. We deeply believe in the power of medicine. We came to this piece of land in 2015, slowly and prudently built houses and infrastructure, so as to least interfere with the forest we found at the beginning. We designed the whole resort with the idea of deep work with plants during diets in the shipibo tradition.
- Includes Meat