About The Teacher

Loyver is from the Alto Ucayali region, and was born in the community of San Francisco de Yarina Cocha. As a young boy he was first initiated by his mother, a healer who was trained by her grandfather, father and father-in-law, who recounted her many experiences of Medicine and ceremony to her young son. Two important lineages came together in Loyver (or Wesha´kea, his Shipibo name, which signifies 'infinite patterns of possibility'): the lineage of his maternal grandfather, who contacted him in dream from early age and taught him to dream lucidly, and the lineage of his paternal grandfather, a traditional Shipibo ayahuasquero. Loyver learned how to heal with ayahuasca and the pharmacopeia of the rainforest through many years of ceremony and dieta in isolation. Loyver also traveled through the region of Ucayali to study and take medicine with other masters and some relatives during his young adulthood. He also works as an artist, exhibiting his paintings throughout Peru. His paintings tell the most exquisite tales through expressing some of his experiences with the medicine.

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