Comment from Lesley Myburgh
I met Felicia in 1996 on a journey to Vilcabamba. I will never forget that first meeting! For the last two decades I have worked with many world known shaman, amongst them, Credo Mutwa, the spiritual leader of the Zulu tribe from South Africa, Freddie Quispe (“Puma”), Ruben Orrelano, Kucho,….all from Peru, Jerry Wills, Wolf, and many others from the States, Mexico, Japan, Australia and other parts of the world.
I consider Felicia to be the most knowledgeable and most powerful shaman that I have ever had the opportunity of knowing.
It is because of her knowledge and teachings that I have been able to become a well known authority on the healing of this plant.(I am in most of the guide books of Peru)
Who decides who is a shaman or not? Does one have to be approved of by another shaman or some municipal office? No, the answer comes from the heart of the people who drink this plant. In the end, it is not because you are a native of the area, or because you have some piece of paper from some authority. It’s all in the intention of the person preparing the medicine. Many of my teachers have said to me, “Now you are a shaman”. For me, I laugh at that, because for me, the true shaman is the plant, and we are all just servants or messengers for Mother Earth. Every one of us are born with the gift of healing ourselves and others. Its up to us to use this precious gift. Felicia USES this gift on a daily basis. She prepares the medicine with the pure intention of healing herself and others. So, if Felicia and I don’t wear Chullos or Ponchos for our ceremony, that’s not to say we are not healers. YOU are a healer, I am, and Felicia is truly the most powerful healer/shaman/teacher that I know.
I thank her for her unending wisdom, healing and teachings she gives me and others so freely. If you have the opportunity to drink this sacred plant with this sacred woman, you are the luckiest of the lucky.
I am eternally grateful to her.
Comment from AnonymousI began with ceremonies and energy work in the 80’s, first attending the sweat lodge ceremonies of Amos, a Lakota Sioux in Red Wing Minnesota, and Pipe ceremonies of Judy Ciclain. I learned various forms of energy healing, and from my studies of herbal medicine I learned of the sacred plants and the healing on shamanic ceremonies of different people. I went to Peru and drank the sacred tea, Ayahuasca, with Guillermo Arrevalo, a shipipo curandero, and Norma Pandura, shamana in Iquitos. I also went twice to Brazil, for special ceremonies with Luis Eduardo Luna. From these and others I have witnessed the ceremony ( different forms of ) and journeyed to other realms to learn how we can help heal the consciousness of people separated from Gaia
In November 2005 I met the shamana Felicia in Vilcabamba, and returned after 1 month there , specifically to take part in her sacred medicine ceremony. I felt really blessed to be in the ceremony with such a compassionate and powerful shamana. She lights the fire, drums her rhythm, sings her sacred songs, prays with wise woman’s words and and understanding heart.She was great at guiding the way for us, and being there in whatever way we needed. She is a very special being, a fine shaman, and I recommend her medicine.
Comment from Blair
I've known a few shamans in my life, Maria Sabina in Huatla, Doña Julietta in San Mateo, Eloxochitlan, and the Huichol shaman Brant Secunda. In my opinion Felicia is one in a line of the powerful shamans.
Comment from Susan Ryan
My name is Susan Ryan. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and I have worked extensively with Altered States and I am writing this to give my support and share the confidence I have in Felicia and her ability to deal with whatever arises for people during Sacred Medicine Journeys. Felicia's work is highly intuitional, which is an essential ingredient for a good Shaman. There is no book that can teach you this. It is about being fully connected to the energy of the present moment. It is about listening with more than just your ears and seeing with more than just your eyes. Felicia's intuitional skills are highly developed and she uses this gift to assist her during the Sacred Medicine Journeys. Felicia is a gentle and masterful guide in the journey of discovering ourselves. She is intelligent, astute, and in my opinion a truly gifted healer. I feel honored to know her and write this reference for her.
Comment from Terence Smith
A wonderful experience. I was guided through it with care and experience, and appreciated it...
Terrence Smith [60 years, Canada]