Welcome to another episode in the “Women in Psychedelics” series. This podcast series does an amazing job of telling the stories of fascinating women who are currently making an impact within the psychedelic and plant healing movement.
My intention for this series is to further amplify female voices within this space. I am driven by bringing to the forefront untold stories, exclusive content, and inspiration. This month to me is about offering and celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and sometimes the unseen achievements of women in this psychedelic renaissance.
Part five in the Series “Women in Psychedelics” I have invited Lorraine Glatigny is a Western healer and sacred medicine woman who is committed to her work and creates a bridge between traditional medicine from the Amazonian forest and the ancient knowledge of European medicine that we have forgotten.
In 2008, life brought her to the Amazon to meet the shamans in the Peruvian Amazonian forest. There she discovered the traditional medicine of the Shipibo ethnic groups where they heal with plants and hold ceremonies by using Ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant. In 2010, she did a one-year learning diet, as it is traditionally done in the Amazon. She was given a Western plant, which allowed her to reconnect with the medicinal plants of Europe.
She was thought by Panshin Beka a “Muraya” woman, a title given to the most advanced level of Shipibo medicine, with whom she performed several diets and a long stay in the Amazon rainforest. Through the diet, Panshin Beka was passed on her knowledge of how to enter into a direct energetic relationship with plants and treat clients by singing sacred songs called Icaro’s.
She also studied with traditional Filipino healers who passed on her the oldest practice of healing, the “Hilot”, therapeutic massage. Met the Queeros, the last Peruvian Andes descended from the Incas. She lived among the Tao’t Batu (people of the rock) in the Philippines, one of the few tribes isolated from the rest of the country, where her integration was possible because they recognized her as a healer.
Today she facilitates ceremonies, healing journeys, dietas with and without psychoactive plants.
In this episode, Lorraine Glatigny discusses:
- Childhood memories and the gift of playfulness
- Shamanic training with the Shipibo-Conibo tribe
- A deep dive into Plant Dieta’s and Icaro Songs
- The plant teachings and shadow work
- European traditional medicine
- Psilocybin mushroom, truffle and Ayahuasca healing
- What you need to know if you want to become a psychedelic/plant medicine guide
- The commitment, healing, and determination a facilitator needs to acknowledge
- What are the steps to pre-screen a client for a psychedelic journey
- Clearing and Healing spiritual elixirs such as Back Flowers, Ritual baths, and Dietas
- Sacred Tobacco (Mapacho) as a pre-healing method for purging prior to Psilocybin mushroom healing
- Healing is a journey that you and the client undergo together