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Category Archives: Icaros

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Animation Test Short


We are very excited to share this animation test short for Song of the Amazon! Song of the Amazon is a mind-expanding animated film we are creating to share the cosmology, visionary art, and wisdom of the Shipibo-Konibo people of the Peruvian Amazon.   Art, myth and story have always been powerful catalysts for change….

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Kené – Shipibo Vibrational Design


According to the cosmology of the Amazonian Shipibo-Konibo people, the primordial anaconda Ronin, brought the Universe into existence by singing a song that was depicted in the patterns of her skin. This conveys an understanding that existence is essentially comprised of vibrations, encapsulating the connection between the energetic and material worlds and expressing the link…

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Ayahuasca Ceremony: What Is It?


Known commonly as ayahuasca, Oni is a sacred Shipibo medicine that is used in a traditional ceremonial context for the purpose of healing. As information about this sacred traditional medicine is disseminated to the modern world, misconceptions about ayahuasca and ayahuasca ceremony are becoming widespread. We would like to offer clarity about Oni and its…

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The Song of the Master Healer

Canto del Maestro

“El Canto del Maestro“, painting by Reshin Bima   El Canto del Maestro (The Song of the Master Healer) by Reshin Bima is inspired by a Shipibo icaro (healing song) sung by the maestro during ceremony where he describes sitting on top of the ayahuasca flower.   The visions of this painting represent the songs…

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Icaros: Songs that Heal


  To the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon, the root of all disease lies in the spiritual world. In the Shipibo tradition of ayahuasca ceremony, chanting songs called icaros are sung by the healers in order to cure a person of physical, emotional or mental illness, by addressing the cause of disease on the…