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Javier Arevalo Shahuano
Javier Arevalo Shahuano
Javier Arevalo Shahuano, was born in the community of Nuevo Progreso, Rio Napo, in the department of Loreto, Peru. The last of a family with four generations of shamans, the Shahuano, in his teens he realised that shamanism was his future.

At 20, after his father's death, he started his apprenticeship. He spent two years in the virgin rain forest, without any contact with the outside world, taking as a teacher his Grandfather, Antonio Shahuano. From him, he learnt the healing properties of plants. For the whole length of his training in shamanism he had to follow a very strict diet. He could not eat spicy foods, sugar and salt, nor fried food, only what the forest offered. These, and good intentions, are the basic requisites to become a plant doctor (shaman).
In Javier's own words:"During my study in the forest, the spirits of plants and animals made me realise that shamanism was to spread out the message of Nature to live with joy, and to do good by curing diseases using our traditional plant medicine."

You can read details about Javier's work in the book 'Plant, Spirit and Shamanism', by Ross Heaven and Howard Charing, and his ceremonies have been mentioned in a number of other books by Ross Heaven: 'The Journey to You', 'Spirit in the City','The Hummingbird's Journey to God', as well as in the book 'Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey' by Rak Razam.

Recently, Simon Ralli Robinson has published a book titled 'The Shaman and Snow White:Ayahuasca and San Pedro' where he describes his shamanic initiations and apprenticeship in Peru with Javier.
Jessica Ramirez Seopa
Jessica Ramirez Seopa
Jessica is Javier's partner and after a long and hard training, has recently reached the stage of complete shaman in her own right.
She brings feminine energy to the ceremonies and beautifully accompanies Javier in the singing of the 'icaros'
Don Nemias
Don Nemias
A powerful shaman who is specialised in 'camalonga', a teacher plant that is used to bring lucidity in your visions and to re-establish balance in your enegies. Don Nemias has his own set of upbeat,dynamic icaros, which he alternates with Javier in ceremony.
The Centre
The Centre
The Centre, which is still developing, has been fully operational since September the 1st. Spiritual Dimensions is situated a half hour boat ride from Iquitos to a well-known village on the Rio Nanay called "Padre Cocha". From there, the centre is a half hour walk, and what was originally a footpath has been transformed into a road, enabling the motorcars to take you (and your luggage) right inside the centre. Unless you feel like walking there, of course!!!
Accomodation
Accomodation
We have now nine beautiful independent 'tambos' (5m by 4m), all with two beds (except one with three beds) all with private bathroom, mosquito net and a storage cabinet and table.
Tambos
Tambos
This is a view of one of the 'tambos' from the outside. As you can see they are fully independent, giving you the option to spend time by yourself and in full connection with Nature, if you desire so.
Meals
Meals
All the meals are prepared in our large kitchen, and we have a large, airy lounge for eating, alfresco chatting, relaxing, hunging your hummack and simply listening to the Rainforest music!
The creek
The creek
In the hot hours, it is nice to sit down by the creek or swim in it to refresh a little. Moving water has a very powerful effect on the Ayahuasca ceremonies because the element of Water is in deep sinergy with the Vine, so we thought that having this little creek was a double blessing!
Showers
Showers
We are very proud to announce that we now have two large showers.
The jungle life is all well, but it's nice to have the choice between bathing in the river or going back to the little western things we find so difficult to give up!
Our  'malloca' cerimonial
Our 'malloca' cerimonial
The energies are connected, the concentration enhanced. Screened by mosquito nets, equipped with mattresses, blankets and bathrooms, it is a safe and comfortable environment where you can live your ayahuasca experience in total peace and comfort.
Malloca
Malloca
Our big, new malloca has covered passageways and toilets, and it is used during the day to study and learn, or simply to meditate and reflect
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