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cosmicgiggle
post Jun 25 2008, 12:33 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has run into any reputable curanderos while in Peru. During my last trip I ran into some not so reputable ones and I'd like to be more prepared this time.

If you can reccomend any reliable sources...that would be great!
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post Jun 25 2008, 12:42 PM
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I'm asking my friend who was a tour guide in Peru, one sec...


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post Jun 25 2008, 08:52 PM
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This is akin to asking someone to recommend a doctor!

I lived in Peru during the 60's for over 12 years, six of those in Trujillo. I heard of the famous Eduardo Calderón– El Tuno , but never visited him or heard definitive comments about him (lots of rumours only).

In this case I have to admit that I am at a loss to help. I hope Starlagurl's contact knows something, or that someone will pick up on this forum.

Here is an interesting web site: http://www.biopark.org/peru/shamans_peru.html

You might want to contact Erriuc, who is still in Peru. He might have some recommendations
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...29400/tpod.html

Last but not least, maybe you should visit Shirley Maclaine's web site: http://www.shirleymaclaine.com/. If you remember, she had quite an experience in Peru.

I will keep an eye on this forum to see what becomes of it.
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post Jun 27 2008, 05:13 PM
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Ooooh, there's a place in the north of Peru where you go out and see the shamans in the middle of the night in the jungle! I am racking my brains to remember what the place is called, but I do know that when you reach the town, there is (in effect!) a tourist office type place that lists all the shamans in the area and what their specialities are! If you have the LP south America on a shoestring, it was in there - I haven't got mine here at the mo...sorry!

Also, I know a Scottish medium who lived out there with shamans once, so I will ask her if she can recommend one (she is a very good medium, so I'm sure she knows a very good shaman!) Nt guaranteeing she'll answer, but I'll see what I can do! smile.gif


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Pfffff, I mailed her and got a message back saying she's away until the 20th July, sorry!


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post Jun 27 2008, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE(kathryn77 @ Jun 27 2008, 05:13 PM) *

Ooooh, there's a place in the north of Peru where you go out and see the shamans in the middle of the night in the jungle!


Do you mean Huancabamba? Ive never been there but my LP Peru guide talks about it and mentions the info booth at the bus station has a list of registered curanderos.
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Do you mean Huancabamba? Ive never been there but my LP Peru guide talks about it and mentions the info booth at the bus station has a list of registered curanderos.
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YES!! That's it!! Brill!! Yeah, you need to get to Huancabamba and go to the info booth to 'select your shaman'! Thanks, that was killin' my brain here!! blow.gif


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post Jun 27 2008, 09:14 PM
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I saw that mentioned in a web site. Huancabamba is a province, not a town. The place where the shamans practice seems to be the lakes at "Las Huaringas". There is tons of information on this site if you can wade through it in Spanish.

http://groups.msn.com/huancabambinos/huancabamba.msnw

Also this one, with a contact e-mail in the US. She offers spiritual tours to Cusco, but has obviously been to Huancabamba. Her new e-mail is Peru@SpiritsoftheEarth.com.
http://www.v-j-enterprises.com/huancab.html


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