Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
A first experience with the plant medicines can be quite scary and overwhelming. When you prepare for your trip, you hear and read a lot of things online, some of them discouraging. So it is very important to experience the sessions in the hands of a shaman who makes you feel safe. I felt totally safe with Santiago. I had no problem trusting him with my jump into the unknown. He is very charismatic (eagle eyes!), intelligent, kind, wise, compassionate, and has a great sense of humour. I swear I saw him “commanding” the elements during our session (wind and rain). I couldn’t recommend this great teacher and warrior of the light highly enough.