Icaros are the shamanic songs sung or whistled during the ceremony. Often called magical melodies, and are sometimes sung in an ancient dialect.
Melodies can be learned directly from the Ayahuasca spirit or from the spirits of the various plants that the student chooses to diet with during their learning.
However, direct teaching of these tunes usually takes place after the learner has reached a certain level of proficiency in their work.
Magical Art Form
Icaros are truly a magical art form and play a fundamental role in the Ayahuasca ceremony, some melodies are used for protection, these are known as arcana.
Other icaros can be used to increase the intensity of a ceremony or to tone them down.
During the ceremonies, the participants feel that the melody guides them, transports them to their different visions, unique to each of them.
Or also on some occasions the participants can understand the lyrics of the melodies, even connect with the shaman through the melody, this is the magic of ayahuasca in combination with the melodies.
There is an infinite variety of icaros:
- Cause the purge.
- Help participants with the release of their emotional, psychological and spiritual blocks.
These enchanting melodies provide energetic support for our work, and the feminine energy is a delightful contribution to our ceremonies. Shipibo women are a treasure.