Maestro Jorge is Mama Rosa’s nephew and he grew up in a small village away from Pucallpa. Jorge was born in 1961 carrying a Shipibo name Esgomenni and started working as a Shaman in 1989. His path to becoming a healer was everything but ordinary.
He worked with Ayahuasca for the first time at the age of 29. He disliked the taste of Ayahuasca so much that he treated it as a “one off” experience and could not imagine himself working with the Medicine in the future. It was only later in his life when Jorge found himself very sick for 3 years which pushed him to begin working with Ayahuasca again. At that time, he met Maestro Guillermo Arevalo Valero who eventually became Jorge’s teacher with whom he dieted and apprenticed Shamanic ways for 9 years. One of Maestro Jorge’s biggest attributes is his strong connection with tobacco that he dieted extensively and in the world of Shamans, Jorge is what is known as Tabaquero Curandero i.e. the Tobacco healer.
Maestro Jorge revealed to us that the biggest obstacle in his early days of learning was his passion for food. As we all know, becoming a healer is not an easy quest, it requires dedication and commitment in following very restrictive diets and lifestyle. It took him 3 years to overcome his love for spicy grilled fish and sweet jungle fruits, and only then was he able to unlock his full potential and hidden talent and establish himself as one of the most powerful shamans in Shipibo community.
During a ceremony, Maestro Jorge’s icaros sound like a storm and one blow of his tobacco is as potent as the thunder. Your whole body will vibrate with the sound of his mighty voice and when privileged to have him seated in front of you, the mere presence of his powerful figure will make you want to dance and sing along.
Maestro Jorge is known as a Master healer and has so far shared his supreme healing powers with hundreds of people from all around the world. Strongly believing that there is nothing that Ayahuasca can’t heal, he dedicated his life to service of healing and we are honoured to have him in Pachamama as a part of our team.
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Pucalpa, Ucayali, Peru