The Shipibo Family
Master shaman and leader of Nihue Rao, 40 years of shamanic experience with ayahuasca and master medicinal diets.
Shaman and primary assistant to maestro Ricardo Amaringo, step-father.
Shaman at Nihue Rao, Miguel´s son and brother-in-law of Ricardo.
Shaman and Maestro Ricardo's friend.
Although he is no longer a business partner at Nihue Rao, as Cvita and Joe have passed full ownership of the center over to Ricardo, Dr. Tafur continues to work toward bridging the worlds of academic medicine and traditional healing.
He has collected a number of integrative case studies from which he hopes to develop a dialogue between Western medicine and traditional Amazonian plant medicine. Dr. Tafur summarizes these experiences in his book, The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. For more information about Dr. Tafur´s work, visit his website: drjoetafur.comCvita Mamic
Cvita Mamic is an artist and healer. She divides her time between Canada, Peru and Italy where she focuses her energies as a healer in the Shipibo tradition of shamanism. She is drawn to the potential that plants have to heal people within their spiritual, emotional and physical realms. Cvita deeply believes in offering a safe container for people to explore plant medicine for personal healing, learning and transformation.