Rafael Mendonca Costa

Rafael Mendonca Costa

I began my studies for the master’s degree in psychology on ayahuasca in 2007. Part of my field studies was among amazonian Indians Huni Kuins researching the relationship between the aesthetics of ayahuasca visionary processes and self-care practices and diets that are intimately linked to the learning process with ayahuasca. At the same time we began to create an organization to work for the preservation of the traditional knowledge of shamanism and the strengthening of traditional communities. Our organizations is known as Huni Kuin Guardians / TXAI. Today I am actively working on this movement that is growing globally, contributing a lot to the rebirth of the shamanic traditions of the Amazon people.

“Ayahuasca and rebirth of the indigenous movement in Brazil. Gaya’s Intelligence?”

From the point of view of the individual ayahuasca operates as a surprising therapeutic tool within a wide spectrum of cures and with recent research proving its efficacy for various diseases, for societies, especially the traditional ayahuasca indigenous communities such as the Huni Kuins and the Yawanawas, have transformed their realities to such a point that today they are true models of organization within the ethnic diversity of indigenous in Brazil. Interesting to analyze this cosmopolitan arena in which the vegetable seems to be giving its message of the forest. Perhaps following the hypotheses of Dennis Mackena, could we speak of an intelligence of Gaya? The vegetable operating in a large cosmopolitical arena, where through the expansion of consciousness has weaved a true web of global collaboration, through which traditional peoples have been conquering a true rebirth of their archaic cultures.