The 4th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference:
Magic, Myths & Miracles
July 19th - 27th, 2008
The 4th Amazonian Shamanism Conference will be opened by the illustrious visionary scientist, Dr.Dennis Mckenna. Other Presenters (with more confirming soon are - That master of sound healing- Dr. Richard Grossman, the Indiana Jones of Amazon Shamanism and noted journalist - Peter Gorman, the most excellent scientfic researcher on brain states while taking ayahuasca- Dr. Frank Echenhofer, the Amazon's most famous visionary painter- Pablo Amaringo, the intrepid Victoria Alexander speaking on her research of Medieval Mysticism and Its Empirical Kinship to Ayahuasca, the very profound Melvin Morse and his research into childrens near death experiences as well as his research on Myths, the renowned Dr. John Alexander and his years of training and research on Remote Viewing, one of the Director's of Eagle's Wing and author Howard Charing, Conference Organizer Alan Shoemaker speaking on 15 years in shamanism, the visionary masters Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman and many more to be Confirmed.
The list of shamans (curanderos) is coming next and they are the most powerful we can find. There will be approximately 15 different curanderos/shamans giving presentations (all are translated into English by the lovely and erudite Yasmin Grant).
During the Conference Presentations you will have ample opportunities to hear the many shamans speaking alone as well as in panel discussions. It is during this time that you will get a sense of which healer you would like to be in Ceremony with. Especially during the question and answer times. There are three evenings set aside for you to be in Ceremony with the shaman - curandero or your choice. All Ceremonies are held outside of Iquitos, either up or downriver or way out on the Iquitos to Nauta highway and then a short 15 minute walk into the various Compounds.For those that have never been in Ceremony before, a workshop will be held by Dr. Richard Grossman and Alan Shoemaker so that all of your questions can be adequately answered. The Ceremonies offered are completely voluntary and not in any way a prerequisite of attending the Conference.
There's much more information up on the website and more to come as we confirm more Presenters and Shamans.
http://www.soga-del-alma.org/ click on shamanism conference
all the good things,
Alan Shoemaker and Mariella Noriega de Shoemaker