diana bagnoli

The Shaman Journey
Location: Turin, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Biography: Diana Bagnoli is an Italian freelance photographer, graduated in Communication and then in Photography in Barcelona, where she started working on Portrait and Social reportage. In 2009, she won the first prize in the Reportage category and was... read on


In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, on the banks of boiling springs and in the shade of vegetation so thick it blocks out the sky, you can find Mayantuyacu, a place of study and healing. Popular with young Curanderos from around the world who come to learn the secrets of the Master, Juan Flores, one of the few surviving ethnic Ashaninka shamans, the keeper of a secular knowledge as Ayahuasquero and Perfumero, handed down for generations since the dawn of time. Europeans or Americans seek inner peace in these places or even go to cure diseases which we would call incurable. The success stories are many and the original healing methods are based on connecting with nature and taking plant extracts and vines, that, thanks to their powerful healing and sometimes hallucinogenic properties, defeat the disparate diseases and reconnect with the most hidden parts of the unconscious. Mayantuyacu is a little Amazonian paradise, where the boundaries between dreams and reality are lost in a pool of warm water.


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