I have recently written an article about ayahuasca and shamanism in the Peruvian Amazons to VICE UK that went viral.
I have received maybe a hundred messages asking for the contact details of the Shaman, Victor Cauper Gonzales.
I sympathise with all these people that reached out, suffering from cancer, diabetes, depression and what not and have no other hopes, so I will share his contact details here. I asked him and he doesn’t mind being contacted, but might or might not treat you. I can give no guarantees about anything. I am only a journalist.
I am just the messenger and if anything goes awry, that’s not my responsibility at all.
Cesar Cuquinchi Hoyos
And also, please don’t be stupid. Please be a responsible tourist and remember your privileges, remember you’re a guest in someone else’s country and don’t complain when it’s not exactly like home. Don’t perpetuate terrible mistakes of a lot of former tourists, don’t think you’ve found yourself just because you went on a trip, don’t take inappropriate photos of children, etc. and in short, don’t be a neo-colonialist asshole. Please read Bani Amor’s advice on responsible tourism before you go. I am sharing this only as a favour to people who are suffering from serious health conditions. Please don’t abuse it and return my favour by being nice.
If your sole purpose is to get high, do something else. The ayahuasca spirit and the shaman will know your intentions and curse you with a terrible bad trip anyway.