Ayahuasca Lineage


Ayahuasca – Curandero

Orlando Chujandama Huazanga is a curandero, a traditional indigenous healer or shaman, who provides physical and spiritual healing by means of vegetalismo, an alternative therapy readily practiced in South America.

Vegetalismo is a refined and elegant sacred science that uses master plants with sentient spirits. Orlando carries the knowledge of a powerful family linage; his practice includes the psychoactive ayahuasca and tobacco.

Ayahuasca – Icaros

Far below the cloud forests of the Peruvian Andes, downriver from the place where the Ucayali and Marañón converge to form the headwaters of the Amazon, Orlando operates a healing center called The New Rising Sun.  A humble compound in a small village called Llucayanacu on banks of the Huallaga River where he was born, Orlando uses medicinal plants (including ayahuasca) to help heal people.  Employing leaves and roots and barks and different types of medicine that grow in the jungle, he applies them to his patient’s pathology.

Paramount to this alternative therapy practice are the songs, which are called icaros.  According to Orlando, they help people connect with nature. During evening ceremonies, Orlando uses these songs to call not only on the spirit of the plant, but also on the spirit of the Earth, of Mother Nature, and all the elements needed for the patient’s well-being.


Ayahuasca for diagnosis and treatment

According to Orlando, ayahuasca, the primary plant used in vegetalismo is used for both diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, in most Western cultures, people consider ayahuasca a drug.  As such, use of it is considered substance abuse.  For those in the Amazon, however, ayahuasca, is a sacred medicine, a spiritual medicine deeply ingrained into the culture.

Far from abuse, Orlando uses his knowledge to help people with their medicinal problems.  He and many others hold that ayahuasca and the other master plants represent and alternative therapy practice that can help with many different kinds of diseases.

For more information on the alternative therapy practice of vegetalismo and on Orlando Chujandama Huazanga visit thenewrisingsun.wordpress.com.  Also checkout the LA Yoga Magazine interview with Orlando by journalist Sam Slovick, New Rising Son: A Perseverance Of Lineage and The Cure Stream video above for a more in-depth look at ayahuasca.

7 Responses to Ayahuasca Lineage
  1. Jeanine Wierson
    July 9, 2010 | 8:51 pm

    I love your writting, thanks for the tips !

  2. lise
    October 4, 2010 | 8:03 am

    Thank you for such clear presentation of amazon medicinal tradition, and thank you for helping Orlando Chujandama in the establishment of his center***

    I was in Llucanayacu for dieta with Orlando 1 month ago and I can only encourage anyone in search of honest, powerfull, authentic true white healer to go meet him in MUSHUK PAKARINA***

    love to all the brothers and sisters on the path

  3. Sarah Long
    November 22, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Very great writing! Thanks for helping Orlando out too.

  4. Barry Fleming
    April 17, 2011 | 12:06 am

    Thank you Sam for the great article and helping Orlando – and putting-up his WordPress site! I’ve just returned from Muchapakarina (4/3/2011) and ended my extended dieta. Orlando is the real deal – not to be confused with the purveyors of ‘Ayahuasca Tourism” that can easily be found downriver in Iquitos. I have only just begun my processing of the amazing work he facilitated in me with La Madre and La Mdicina. Check it: http://www.dharma-blog.com/2011/04/out-from-under-divine-thumb-of-la.html

  5. Todji
    May 9, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    The words to describe my experiences working with Orlando at Mushuk Pakarina and in Rio De Janeiro exceed the limitations of language. Profound, rewarding and inspiring begin to describe the foundation of my experiences. I highly recommend Orlando’s work to all who are ready.

  6. Mike Quinn
    September 26, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    I just listened to Joe Rogans Podcast 8/3/2011
    Aubrey Marcus was his guess. He was speaking of his trip and meeting with Maestro Orlando.
    I e-mailed him but maybe someone here could help me find out more info on arranging a date and time.
    Thank You

  7. Nick
    November 10, 2011 | 9:27 am

    Hi & Thank you for a great post! I have tried contacting Orlando but have had no reply – do you have an alternative contact for him other than the wordpress email? Many thanks!