By Alex Polari de Alverga
• An intimate account of the genesis of the Santo Daime culture
• Edited and brought through Stephen Larsen, writer of The Shaman’s Doorway
In seek of whatever to revive his religious connection to existence after his unencumber from captivity as a political prisoner in Brazil, Alex Polari de Alverga had a transformative stumble upon with Padrinho Sebastiao Mota de Mela, one of many respected founders of Santo Daime. A powerful synthesis of Christianity and indigenous Amazonian practices of entheogen use, mediumship, and therapeutic, the Santo Daime church supplied Alverga with an alternative choice to his disillusionment with smooth society. His quest for non secular initiation ultimately led him deep into the center of the rain woodland to Mapiá, one of many non secular facilities of Santo Daime, the place he grew to become a instructor and chief of the Daime neighborhood.
The faith of Ayahuasca is a narrative of a vintage non secular come across reminiscent of the Tibetan Saint Milarepa’s look for his instructor Marpa. it's also an intimate account of the genesis of a huge spiritual culture from its modest beginnings in Brazil to its progress through the international, delivering an within examine the spiritually based village of Mapiá--a version for groups within the twenty first century--and on the non secular chief who helped create it. supplying perception into the religious course the Daime bargains, Alverga’s story unearths the hot depths of Being made to be had during the sacred use of ayahuasca.