Shaman Or Facilitator Category: Ayahuasca
Curandero Don Marcial was born in an indigenous community outside Riberalta in 1937. His parents are both Tacana natives that migrated from the Ixiamos region at the height of the rubber boom at the beginning of the 20th century.
Don Marcial, the youngest of his three brothers, discovered many of the jungles’ mysteries and developed a deep spiritual connection with the Amazon from a very young age. By the age of 10, he would accompany his brothers for excursions that could last months, surviving on the abundance of fruits, fish and nuts they found along the way.
Despite his 81 years of age, Don Marcial is extremely fit and spends most days working in his gardens. He leads ceremonies and has the ability to concentrate and chant for many hours. He is extremely attentive to participants and Pisatahua guests often comment of his strength and warmth.
Don Marcial is windowed and the father of 16 children. He lives a 15 minute drive from Pisatahua, inside the Aquicuana Reserve (Bolivia), with many of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Information about the shaman/facilitatorExperience explained:
Since childhood, learning with my family. 65 years of experience.Type of medicine:
Preparation: Our ayahuasca is prepared on-site with sustainably cultivated plants from our 80-hectare property. We practice regenerative harvesting of all medicinal plants, including the ayahuasca vine. Our ayahuasca is pure and unadulterated. We never use dangerousMedicine content: Ayahuasca Vine and Chacruna
CeremonyMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: 8Place of ceremony: In a Maloca in the Bolivian AmazonDo you use any props during the ceremony?: YesDo you welcome locals?: Yes
AccomodationType of accomodation:
We follow a traditional ayahuasca diet, while maximizing taste and nutritional value. We provide our guests with fresh organic food from the Amazon. We never provide packaged, canned or processed foods. We avoid any simple sugars, hydrogenated oils or processed grains. Our food is “real” and locally sourced.
We place special emphasis on raw fruits, vegetables and juices. We incorporate healthy fats through nuts and seeds. Additionally, we provide filtered water to all guests in their rooms and common areas.