In the Peruvian Amazon, healers of the Shipibo tribe practice the time-honoured rituals and intricate practices of their ancestors, preserving their knowledge and identity in the 21st century.
Two hours by boat and trek from the Peruvian city of Iquitos, indigenous healers of the Shipibo tribe work with western facilitators to bring about profound psychological transformation in their guests, initiating a long-term journey of self-reflection and self-discovery.
Dissatisfied with his life and place in the ego-driven competitive world of business, Matthew Watherston abandoned his career to begin anew in the Amazon rainforest, immersing himself in the traditional medicine of the region and becoming an apprentice to traditional healers, or Onanya.
His centre for traditional plant-medicine shamanic healing, The Temple of the Way of Life, has hosted figures such as documentarian and former Royal Marines commando Bruce Parry and integrative health physician Dr. Gabor Mate, creating a sacred space for guests to benefit from ancient traditions and experience deeper awareness of our inner lives.
In this livestream, In Conversation event, he will share his story and knowledge of ancestral medicine, exploring how the tools developed at the centre may form a new paradigm for healing.