Mandu Manuel da Silva
Manuel da Silva, or "Mandu" (Chief), is of the Hohodene phratry of the Aiary River, Northwest Amazon, Brazil. The Hohodene are one among five or six large phratries of the Baniwa, an Arawak-speaking people. Mandu is considered by the native peoples of the entire region as being one of the last "true" jaguar-shamans alive. Mandu's correct title is "snuff-jaguar" (dzato dzauika). There are several types of shamans among the Baniwa, the most important is the "snuff-jaguar" of which he is the last.
Tony Samara is a British born author and spiritual teacher. He grew up in Egypt and also in Norway. He learned the spiritual teachings of "Kyozan Joshu Sasaki." His curiosity led him to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. He founded Conscious Spirituality in 1992, a spiritual movement based on the knowledge of mysticism.
Luzclara is a Chilean medicine woman, ceremonial leader, shamanic practitioner, and sound healer who dedicates her life to the healing of herself, Mother Earth and all of her beings. She has been working for the last 25 years in awakening the sacred feminine energies in the planet using ancient methods of ritual and magic. Although she resides in Chile, she has trained and studied with different indigeneous shamans around the world; among them, Machi Antonia Lincolaf, a shaman from the Mapuche people of Chile, the Quero shamans of Peru, and the Quichua shamans of the Amazon jungle of Ecuador. Her travels have included India and Tibet where she has deepened her sound healing techniques.
Mallku is world renown expert of Inca cosmology, author and shaman. He is an author and international lecturer who teaches about the Millenarian Culture of the Andes, promoting the Shamanic experience as one of the Paths of Liberation for the present generation.
Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD,
Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, is the author of the Coyote trilogy. His work discusses healing practices from Lakota, Cherokee and Cree traditions, and how they intersect with conventional medicine, via a social constructionist model. Mehl-Madrona is certified in psychiatry, geriatrics and family medicine. He is Education Director for the Coyote Institute for Studies of Change and Transformation.