The Chamans

Don Lucho

Don Lucho (Luis Culquiton) is a member of the Cocama tribe of the village of Manacamiri located in Peru near the well known city of Iquitos. It was very early in his life when Don Lucho heard the call of mother nature and at the age of only 12 he started dieting and learning from the plants and spirits of the Amazon jungle. Instead of relying on second hand knowledge, Don Lucho followed the path of his ancestors, connecting himself with mother earth and the spirits inhabiting the vegetation surrounding him. Day by day nature itself taught him the secrets of the plants and he learned how to use the potential nature offers us in order to heal any mental or physical pain a human being may struggle with. Don Lucho has dedicated his life to work against the destruction of mother nature and he has therefore created a permaculture project that is calling the attention of many environmentalists all around the globe. He has spoken to biologists and agricultural experts in the University of Paris and has impressed and inspired the experts with his knowledge. As ambassador of Marca Peru (country brand) Don Lucho represented the Peruvian shamans on a trip all around Europe. He was chosen by the committee because of his integrity as a shaman, his reputation within the country and of course because of his incredible knowledge of plant medicine. He is also well known because of his development of sustainable agricultural methods that helped the local farmers to grow healthy food without the use of any chemical fertilizers.

Wagner Culquiton Ruiz

Don Lucho's eldest son has walked in the footsteps of his father and has dedicated his life to the same ideals: Spiritual healing and preservation of Mother Nature. He assists his father during Ayahuasca ceremonies carried out with larger groups. Listen to his beautiful flute playing. Wagner also plays guitar when he sings his icaros.