The Amazon Mother Healer
(with Richard Aguayo)
Spiritual Journey to Belgium,
October 16th & 17th, 2019
When I was just a child, the older Shipibo Healers told me:
"The sparkling dawns in the great Amazon forest will bring you much joy and peace and the long moments you will spend enjoying the sound of the wonderful Amazon river will bring you wisdom, keep these voices of nature inside you, and one day you will speak on behalf of them to the world; Your mission in life is to be the voice and healing force of Sacha Mama, our Mother Jungle”
Mama Selmira is an amazing woman and a master in the use of the sacred Amazon Pipe which is only smoked during healing ceremonies using the divine Mapacho-wild Tobacco found only in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. She is also a unique keeper of the ancient Ikaros, or curative songs, that she sings when she 'paints' on people's bodies with natural fruits and herbs during ceremony. Afterwards the receivers of this special ritual will enter into an intense time of healing and extraordinary joy and spiritual growth.
Mama Selmira has been carrying out these healing ceremonies since she was a little girl and this has enabled her to become truly skilled at these body paintings with the mystical-astral Shipibo designs. The 'paint' is made using only natural fruits and plants which she collects from the most isolated areas of the green Amazon. The painted designs are gorgeous, they are perfectly symmetrical and painted onto important energetic areas of the body, allowing a mysterious healing process to take place through a deep inter-connection of the curative energies of both nature and the cosmos.
These painting-designs can remain on the body of a person for up about 5 to 15 days, fading gradually over time.
During her second trip to Europe, Mama Selmira will lovingly open a day for private healing sessions as well as for the traditional Shipibo ceremonies, painting mystical designs onto some energetic parts of the bodies of the participants.
Day 1: Seminar
(For women and men)
Raising the Feminine Energy
Wednesday October 16th (10:00 to 17:00)
There is an eternal exotic beauty in the faces and energy fields of the Amazonian women, it’s the same beauty you see in the colourful flowers which grow in the Amazons’ amazing green garden.
For years, Amazonian women have known the importance of constantly renewing their energy cycles, allowing them to lead exceptional lives. This includes collecting fruit, roots, herbs, fishing and even hunting. But most importantly they are great healers.
The enormous number of trees, herbs and especially the flowers that grow in the Amazon are key in the renewal of energy and are used by the women of the Amazon, who perform important ceremonies at least four times a year using these flowers, herbs and roots from this huge healing garden, which affords them a unique freshness and sensuality.
For many years Mama Selmira has been preparing to help with the renewal of the energy cycles of all women and men through these exceptional ceremonies. She’s been collecting important healing roots and plants from the heart of the Amazon such as Piñon Negro-Mocura-chirisanango –ajosacha, which she uses when she performs the Feminine Energy Flowering ceremony. She also combines natural elements such as serene water with the energy of the moon, water from the three most important rivers of the Amazon. From all of these elements she prepares an extraordinary, natural bath infusion so that each participant can receive a ‘flowering bath’. At the same time as this is happening this wonderful Mother, Mama Selmira, sings her sacred Ikaros (ceremonial songs).
Participants should bring:
• At least 20 flowers in four different colors (5 of each color)
• A plastic bowl which the participant can stand up in (capacity 10 litres)
• Swimwear: for women a two piece swimsuit and for men trunks
• Sandals and a towel or bathrobe
• A rain poncho or plastic ground sheet to use as a base under the bowl
Price 110 euro per participant
Rue du Bocage 5
1370 Jauchelette (Jodoigne)
Day 1 (evening):
Public Ceremony: Prayers for SachaMama -
Our Mother Amazon Jungle
in Sportimonium - Hofstade
Wednesday November 16th
The fire is destroying more and more of our beloved SachaMama –
Our Mother Jungle Amazon.
Illegal mining - illegal loggers - destructive agriculture and now more fire…
It is time to act and pray together.
Picture taken by Richard Aguayo from the Amazon Rainforest, just 10 km from his house.
This is an exceptional and vitally necessary ceremony, a night full of prayers of forgiveness, love, hope and healing for our beloved SachaMama, Mother Amazon Jungle. This is your chance take part and help.
Sharing all of her wisdom, respect and love, Mama Selmira will perform an impressive prayer ceremony in her ancestral Amazonian Shipibo language. She will thank her beloved home, the natural paradise of her ancestors, who taught her all the secrets of this wonderful and great medicinal garden, which has been being destroyed for hundreds of years. And now it is burning! It’s the home of animals, birds, trees and natives who cannot understand the reasons for the destruction.
Now it is time for us to do something significant, something valuable for ourselves, for our children, our families and most especially for our great home. Our PachaMama – Mother Earth, with all of her rivers, seas, lakes, mountains, valleys, canyons, deserts, snows, rains, winds, animals, birds, fishes, and all the living things we share our daily lives with. Our great SachaMama – Madre Amazon Jungle, who feeds us, sustains and regulates us energetically.
Mama Selmira wants to invite everyone, all families and their children to join us in a powerful night of ceremony and prayers that can help to change our lives and heal our precious SachaMama.
We invite each participant to bring small natural branches and natural flowers to this ceremony (please try to avoid buying them. If possible take a walk and find them or maybe you have them already from a previous time you have spent in nature). Mama Selmira will put branches and flowers together in a basket to make an offering and will invite each participant to add their own flowers into the basket at the end, along with their deepest prayers of forgiveness and healing to SachaMama. During this ceremony Mama Selmira will sing her sacred Ikaros or Songs of Healing. At the end we will sing, dance and celebrate as children of the great PachaMama – Mother Earth.
Free Ceremony from 19:00 to 21:00
Trianondreef 19 , 1981 Hofstade - Zemst
We walk barefoot in order to feel the freshness of the Amazonian sacred land.
We breathe deeply in order to fill our lungs with pure Amazonian oxygen.
We bathe in the most powerful healing waters of our planet in the Amazon.
We nourish ourselves with the best fruits and we warm our bodies with the millions of trees in this enormous medicine garden… The Amazon.
We should always say thank you to SachaMama, Mother Selva, Mother Earth.
It's always time to thank Sacha Mama - Mother Selva, Mother Earth
(Inspiration and reflection after living and learning in the Amazon for 20 years – Richard Aguayo)
Day 2: Private healing sessions
Thursday October 17th
Many of our illnesses originate from the time we spent in our Mother's belly. Mama Selmira wishes to help people find healing for any traumas and sorrows that they carry with them from their time in the womb. This private healing session is a unique opportunity for Mama Selmira to interact directly with the problems or traumas of the individual. During this unique process she will invoke her Ikaros (sacred songs) as well as using other natural elements, such as the Sacred Tobacco, natural paints in a variety of colours (non-permanent) and other tools that she will bring with her from her Amazon Medicine Garden. This is a very special opportunity that will enable the participants to realign spiritually. Improving harmony with their life energy and thus with the higher energies of the Cosmos.
Price per Session: Euro 90
- Sessions: 45 minutes per person
- available from: 08:00 to 15:00
Rue du Bocage 5
1370 Jauchelette (Jodoigne)