Union of Indigenous Yagé Medics of the Colombian Amazon
Amazonian Indigenous Center of Ancestral Medicine
As elders and traditional healers, we assume our responsibility to care for the corporal and spiritual wellbeing of our people and communities. It is with this purpose, and to revitalize the social fabric of our communities and to harmonize our territories, that we have began a fundraiser to strengthen ceremonial houses throughout our regions and to build the first Amazonian Indigenous Center of Ancestral Medicine.
REBUILDING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH YAGÉ AND SPIRITUALITY
We envision the Amazonian Indigenous Center of Ancestral Medicine as a knowledge hub, a place of intercultural encounters, a thinking space and a place for healing though our sacred yage medicine. Above all, we view the center as a sacred location where people who carry deseases as well as victims of the armed conflict, can attend yage ceremonies to ease their pain and find mental and spiritual confort. Finally, we view the Amazonian Medicine Center as place where people addicted to alcohol and other licit or illicit drugs can find corporal and spiritual healing, under the care of our elders, medicine men and medicine women.