Meet the Bri Bri Shaman

From: $125.00

When you are in Puerto Viejo, don’t miss the marvelous opportunity to visit the Bri Bri Shaman. The Bribri Indigenous Tribe from Cordillera de Talamanca is one of the few remaining indigenous groups in Costa Rica. The Shaman or “awa” holds a very important place within the Bribri society. To this day, all the knowledge is transmitted orally from an older The Shamans to the apprentice. Some of those valuable pieces of knowledge are the healing practices; they combine herbal medicine and spiritual healing. In order to heal, the shaman must learn a special song that allows him to connect to the trinity represented by the spirit of the plant being used, the disease, and the person. The shaman establishes the perfect connection with the three spirits, initiates the conversation, and with the aid of the plant spirit, convinces the illness to leave the person.

The Bribri spiritual center is a conical house. These cone-shaped houses can also be found in many Amazonian groups. The conical house is a symbolic representation of the Universe; it is supported by pillars, symbolizing the animals that help Sibu (God) in the building of the Universe.

In this tour you will learn the history and the importance of the conical house and experience the shamanic healing.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $ 125,- including transportation, fruits

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When you are in Puerto Viejo, don’t miss the marvelous opportunity to visit the Bri Bri Shaman. The Bribri Indigenous Tribe from Cordillera de Talamanca is one of the few remaining indigenous groups in Costa Rica. The Shaman or “awa” holds a very important place within the Bribri society. To this day, all the knowledge is transmitted orally from an older The Shamans to the apprentice. Some of those valuable pieces of knowledge are the healing practices; they combine herbal medicine and spiritual healing. In order to heal, the shaman must learn a special song that allows him to connect to the trinity represented by the spirit of the plant being used, the disease, and the person. The shaman establishes the perfect connection with the three spirits, initiates the conversation, and with the aid of the plant spirit, convinces the illness to leave the person.

The Bribri spiritual center is a conical house. These cone-shaped houses can also be found in many Amazonian groups. The conical house is a symbolic representation of the Universe; it is supported by pillars, symbolizing the animals that help Sibu (God) in the building of the Universe.

In this tour you will learn the history and the importance of the conical house and experience the shamanic healing.

Duration: 4 Hours
Price: $ 125,- including transportation, fruits