Maestro Jorge was born in the village of Dos Unidos de Pachiteya Rio, eight hours by boat from Pucallpa.
He worked with Ayahuasca for his first time with his friend, Maestro Benino, when he was 29 years old. It was a one-time experience and he moved on with his life after this. He later found himself very sick and in the hospital for 3 years. During this time, in 1989, Maestro Jorge began working again with Ayahuasca under Maestro Guillermo Arevalo Valero. Maestro Guillermo became Jorge’s Maestro – with whom he dieted and apprenticed under for 9 years, living a life dedicated to learning the ways of Shipibo healing techniques from the plants.
Maestro Jorge worked for 21 years as a Shipibo curandero out of his home, where he was living with his family. In 2012, he went to Temple of the Way of Light where he worked for 3.5 years as one of their head Maestros.
Maestro Jorge is known as a Master – he has shared his healing tradition with close to 1,000 people and traveled as far as Europe to do this. He has dieted many plants and trees himself, giving him a luminous and powerful connection to the plant world.
Maestro Jorge is now 53 years old and has been working closely with the Ayahuasca and medicinal healing plants as a curandero for 21 years.