healer Shaman shipibo from Peru
Are they important during the sessions? too many people ask this question.
Shamans in Peru, usually come from the jungle but not everybody receive this wonderful title and powers.
healer shamans receive this skills by heritage or if a young decided become into a healer shaman they should learn from an experienced one, this new career is not easy, you have many proofs to defeat, meditation should be part of their routine, every day they should know the use of every plant in the wild environemnt and know how medicine works into diferent people and study their affections, usually they makes a vow to help everybody that ask them, they should be nil of mouth per days, shamans that work with ayahuasca usually create Icaros(magical songs). Icaros usually in the beginning were prayings and wishes for wellness.
During Ayahuasca sessions healer shamans lead the sessions and connect in the vissions with patients and if they lost the control of themselves Healer shamans provide aromatic brews and change the icaros to restore the calm again.
Similarlly andean shamans as amazonic shamans have families and they have to work to provide their families all necesary to survive thats is why actually they become doctors and change their knowledge by a payment.
Nowadays they are jugded because they put a rate to their work but they are humans like us and they have the same necessities like us.