Nature is the master

Hey XamAM!


Shamanism of the Mother Goddess

about me


about me
I was born in Brazil, inland Alagoas, in a well preserved town, which was, let´s say, paralyzed in time. Passo de Camaragibe. Conceived in the month of waters, July, and born in the time of Autumn, April. The year was 1953. That dawn, Grandmother Moon still offered rays to Mother Earth, the silver of her brightness illuminated the path that would follow. It was the end of the waning moon and the entrance of the new moon. Due to a blessed diversion of route I was raised in a family different from the one that I belonged to. I was taken care of by my godmothers, my fairy godmothers. I had to say a huge YES to life in order to survive. I turned invisible, my greatest strength, and with this I spent most of my childhood, while living with others, watching, listening and being silently trained by space and time. "A girl who sees strange things, things that no one sees, she´s the only one to see them ..." I was known this way.

I followed the regular script - study, marry, work and who knows, maybe one day I would find myself. I walked through unknown places, searching without knowing for sure what I was really looking for. Being carried by senses that were still unconscious, I was being pushed to know paths that almost always told me nothing.

In my blood ran the strength and freedom of the original peoples of the Earth. From the Indian to the black and the light colored, the strength of the white conquerors who came here and fell in love with the smell of the woods and the song of nature. It was this mixed blood that called me to know my inner world, to hear the voice that cried and burned in me. That voice inside me. But in the immaturity of hearing, I lost myself in despair for only hearing the distorted echo of my own voice. I traveled through distant lands of this planet seeking to listen there -far from me - what was so close, inside me.

Then a day arrived when, silent in me, I could hear. I could once again see the invisibles and their commandments. I breathed and dived – this time into myself, deep within myself. I was modeled from my Mother's Earth, merged with the fluidity of Grandmother Water, blown by my grandfather, the Air, and precisely heated by Grandfather Fire. I was initiated in the four elements. The Shamans Call.

I love to do what I do. I live with, from and for the Shamanism of Mother  Goddess. She guides me and helps me penetrate parallel indescribable worlds; she makes me see the different dwellings within myself. My defiant shadows and my gracious and innocent light.

I am grateful for everything that once was and still is offered to me in this life, to the thousands of people that I had and still have the honour of offering my services, to the children that were born or not and to my selected group of true friends, to the people that are so, so close to me and that help me breathe and help me be who I am in my fragile humanity. My tenderness and peaceful breath to my dear partner of so many years, himself also a follower of this exciting - but not always easy - journey.


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XamAM School - Medicine of the 4 Elements

Simões Filho, Bahia, Brazil

Shamanic Teachings


  • 08/22/2018 02:11 PM

XamAM´s words inspired by the profound connection with the Cosmos.

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  • 02/25/2018 07:46 PM

My writings are fragments of the time in which I live. They are instants that reveal themselves, inspire and leave. You know, those exact moments when the sky shines, the shooting star passes, you shiver and it is gone... the feeling remains, but the landscape has changed. So is my poetry, so are my books, my songs, my sayings. One moment, one sweet breath. It nurtures and then it is gone. Here is a short story for you to enjoy:

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Prayer to the Great Mother

inspired by XamAM

Our mother who is in the sky, the earth, and everywhere; Blessed is your beauty and your abundance; Bring to our hearts the key which opens the portal of Love; May each one of us respect every being's path; And the exercise of forgiveness become part of our existence; May we welcome at our table; Those whom want to share with us the sacred food. Our mother who is in the sky, the earth, and everywhere; May the greater purpose guide our steps; And the beat of our hearts unite with the heartbeat of the Earth; So we may pulsate as a single rhythm; May the stars guide us through the dark nights; And the sun shine brightly on our bodies. Hey Great Spirit; Hey Great Mother; Hey Shaman!

Programme


  • 10/26/2018 04:00 PM - 10/27/2018 11:00 AM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

In the chants and drums of shamans Alba Maria and Dhan Ribeiro one hears the call for healing and for the powerful presence of the Lady of the Forest: the ayahuasca medicine. Slowly the frequency is established while one by one, people commune with the indescribable power contained in the scared drink, resulted from a long cooking process of two powerful plants of the ancient people of the forests: mariri, the strength and chacrona, the light...

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  • 11/03/2018 07:00 AM - 12/23/2018 06:00 PM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

The XamAM School is a living school since the year of 2015. And as every living school, it requires from each one a true desire to live. Check out the whole story and the 2018 program on this site, in the link XamAM School!

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  • 12/21/2018 04:00 PM - 12/22/2018 11:00 AM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

In the chants and drums of shamans Alba Maria and Dhan Ribeiro one hears the call for healing and for the powerful presence of the Lady of the Forest: the ayahuasca medicine. Slowly the frequency is established while one by one, people commune with the indescribable power contained in the scared drink, resulted from a long cooking process of two powerful plants of the ancient people of the forests: mariri, the strength and chacrona, the light...

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  • 01/04/2019 07:00 AM - 01/08/2019 03:00 PM
  • Mucugê, BA, Brazil

Beautiful Chapada with its flowers, stones, waterfalls, rivers and magic. After many years walking through the beautiful lands of Mucugê, the enchantment increases every time that I walk there. Everything in those lands speaks in an almost imperceptible way, but if we create a little inner silence we can touch the messages that are located between the lines of our thoughts and actions.

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  • 09/07/2018 12:24 PM - 09/21/2018 03:00 PM
  • Peru

A journey in time. Chronologically and mythologically speaking. An initiation journey by excellence, the trip to Peru with XamAM and shaman Dhan Ribeiro has been going on for millennia with rituals in the sacred places such as Magdalena de Cao with its pyramids where the emblematic Lady of Cao lived, the governess and shaman of a people called Mochicas, to places where the legendary Incas prepared for their last battle with the settlers. Thus, while walking we are able to observe our own inner battles, the new paths to be walked and especially, to realize that life is just a passage.

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  • 09/01/2018 09:38 PM - 09/02/2018 11:00 AM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

In the chants and drums of shamans Alba Maria and Dhan Ribeiro one hears the call for healing and for the powerful presence of the Lady of the Forest: the ayahuasca medicine. Slowly the frequency is established while one by one, people commune with the indescribable power contained in the scared drink, resulted from a long cooking process of two powerful plants of the ancient people of the forests: mariri, the strength and chacrona, the light...

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  • 08/10/2018 05:00 PM - 08/12/2018 03:00 PM
  • Stroud, UK

A deep and enlightening retreat for MEN with Brazilian Shaman Dhan Ribeiro (Terra Mirim) and Presence Poet and Movement Medicine teacher Keef Wesolowski-Miles (SpiritFest). There will be a rich feast of opportunities for us to sing, dance, talk, laugh, cry, celebrate, commune with the medicines of Cacao and Lady of the Forest, be together around the fire and under the night sky, held in the arms of Pachamama and a strong circle of brothers on the land.

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  • 08/10/2018 12:00 PM - 08/12/2018 03:00 PM
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A Shamanic Journey through the beautiful fields of Mother Mature, in Great Britain.

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  • 07/26/2018 06:00 PM - 07/29/2018 06:00 PM
  • Shefford Road, Clophill, Bedford MK45 4BT, UK

PaXamAMa Calling is a four day festival, an ancestral gathering where the guidance of the shamanism of the Mother Goddess will be north. As guests of honour of the Spirit Fest Summer Gathering, the shamans and the Terra Mirim movement UK will be holding rituals, shamanic sharing circles, wheel of drums, workshops and experiences, this is the calling of PaXamAMa!

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  • 07/20/2018 12:00 PM - 07/22/2018 03:00 PM
  • Hertfordshire, UK

In the surroundings of London, Mother Nature will be reverenced and celebrated. The shamans will share the experience, tradition and ritualisation of the medicine of the Purification Lodge. This experience also includes sharing circle and medicine of the Lady of the Forest. Profound moments of healing.

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  • 07/13/2018 03:00 PM - 07/16/2018 12:30 PM
  • Glastonbury, UK

In the kingdom of the Goddess... grandmother, daughter, holy spirit, we walk to find our cosmic origin. In the sacred battle fields between good and evil that resides in us, we stand to find balance. With the help of the sacred medicines of the Mother Goddess and the true desire of our inner being, we carry on confident in search of our most truthful SELF. Without prejudice we sit facing our Conciousness and we surrender. Unforgettable encounter between the Grandfather of the Desert and the Lady of the Forest. It is we who walk the Path. We are the ones who wake up!! Hey Shaman!

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  • 07/11/2018 06:30 PM - 07/11/2018 09:30 PM
  • 134 Chalton Street, London NW1 1RX, UK

Touching the Thread of Life An invitation to a sweet and profound dive into the fields of our Wisdom. An encounter with XamAM Alba Maria and shaman Dhan Ribeiro in yet another of their many trips to the mythical lands of England.The living art of the drums, songs and theatre merged to the deep sayings of each person. The shaman's journeys in the months of July and August in this precious country will be presented and the inexhaustible source of light guided by the Unconditional Love of the Mother Goddess will be offered.

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  • 06/29/2018 05:30 PM - 06/30/2018 05:00 PM
  • Rachet, 01260 Haut-Valromey, France

XamAM Alba Maria and the shaman Dhan Ribeiro will be in France in Rachet - Hotonnes en Haut Valrommey and invite you to join them. Working, praying and celebrating. We are together!

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  • 06/16/2018 03:00 PM - 06/22/2018 12:00 PM
  • Tortolì, Province of Ogliastra, Italy

During our journey, Mother Nature will be our Master! She guides us in our existence and beyond. She is always with us, in our daily lives, many times we do not hear her, we do not pay attention. Many times, we are so full of things to do that we don't understand her messages. This is a journey to listen to the Mother Goddess, visiting ancestral places, full of beauty and enchantment in a deep contact the the deepness of our souls.

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  • 06/06/2018 10:00 AM - 06/10/2018 01:30 PM
  • Hellenthal, Germany

The shamanic rituals, the Purification Lodge and the rituals with the medicines will give you the opportunity to enter in deep contact with your inner being. In the Purification Lodge, we prepare ourselves for the loving and profound encounter with the master plants. Touch the dimensions of your inner self, that you have may not have yet touched. Your cristal, your light... Feel how your heart opens more and more to the unconditional love. Be WHOLE, dissolve blockages and traumas, the path of self healing. In an act of pure devotion and unconditional love, the rituals are held by XamAM Alba Maria and shaman Dhan Ribeiro.

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  • 06/01/2018 03:00 PM - 06/03/2018 04:00 PM
  • 14621 Schönwalde-Glien, Havelland, Brandenburg, Germany

The event will be guided by shamans Alba Maria (XamAM) and Dhan Ribeiro with the support of the German tribe and students from Terra Mirim Foundation. We will get together, celebrate and connect with the Sacred Fire of our songs and the Ancestral Wisdom. We will have a programme full of diverse activities: workshops, sacred ceremonies, purification rituals and much more.

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  • 05/04/2018 12:00 PM - 06/06/2018 09:00 AM
  • Freising, Asch and Hellenthall

The shamanic rituals, the purification lodge and rituals with the medicines offer the opportunity of a profound contact with your inner self. In the purification lodge, you prepare yourself for the loving and profound encounter with the master plants. Touch inner dimensions that you might have never touched before. Your cristal, your light... feel how your heart opens more and more to unconditional love. Be one with everything, dissolve blockades and traumas, the path of self healing. In an act of pure devotion and unconditional love, the rituals are guided by XamAM and shaman Dhan Ribeiro.

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  • 05/03/2018 07:00 PM - 05/31/2018 07:00 PM
  • Freising, Cologne, Ulm, Asch and Berlin

Shamanic Sharing Circles, are moments of encounter where the XamAM (Alba Maria) and the Shaman Dhan Ribeiro listen with their Internal Guidance, and clarify the inner issues and questions of each one through the vision of spirituality.

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  • 04/07/2018 04:00 PM - 04/08/2018 11:00 AM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

In the chants and drums of shamans Alba Maria and Dhan Ribeiro one hears the call for healing and for the powerful presence of the Lady of the Forest: the ayahuasca medicine. Slowly the frequency is established while one by one, people commune with the indescribable power contained in the scared drink, resulted from a long cooking process of two powerful plants of the ancient people of the forests: mariri, the strength and chacrona, the light...

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  • 03/25/2018 02:30 PM - 03/25/2018 04:30 PM
  • Simões Filho - State of Bahia, Brazil

Once a month, almost always on a Sunday, we invite everyone to pray, sing and dance together in honour of one of the multiple facets of our beloved mother of a thousand names: St Mary who Unties Knots. Feel welcome to untie your knots through the devotion that leads us to a constant pilgrimage towards the arms of the Mother Goddess.

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  • 03/23/2018 04:00 PM - 03/24/2018 11:00 PM
  • Terra Mirim Foundation, Simões Filho

In the chants and drums of shamans Alba Maria and Dhan Ribeiro one hears the call for healing and for the powerful presence of the Lady of the Forest: the ayahuasca medicine. Slowly the frequency is established while one by one, people commune with the indescribable power contained in the scared drink, resulted from a long cooking process of two powerful plants of the ancient people of the forests: mariri, the strength and chacrona, the light...

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XamAM School


History of the XamAM School

Emotional & Spiritual Education

Dream and Design

When and where does it happen?

Annually in the months of November and December in Terra Mirim Foundation / 2018 General information

Module I

In communion with our Pachamama, the Earth.

Period: 03/11/2018 (Saturday) to 13/11/2018 (Tuesday) - New Moon in Virgo.

Module II

In communion with our Grandfather, the Air.

Period: 16/11/2018 (Friday) to 26/11/2018 (Monday) - Crescent Moon in Aquarius and Full Moon in Taurus.

Module III

In communion with our Grandmother, the Water

Period: 30/11/2018 (Friday) to 09/12/2018 (Sunday) - Waning Moon in Virgo and New Moon in Sagittarius.

Module IV

In communion with our Grandfather, the Fire.

Period: 13/12/2018 (Thursday) to 23/12/2018 (Sunday) - Crescent Moon in Gemini and Full Moon in Capricorn.

Important Information

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Prices, food & accommodation, what to bring, additional therapies, information, payment method.

Celebrations

XamAM's suggestion: enjoy the Christmas party & New Year celebration in Terra Mirim!

A beautiful programme to celebrate the end of the year, energising and blessing the new year to come.

Terra Mirim


Terra Mirim, Centre of Light


Our journey: a movement, a community, a foundation.

Who We Are


A shamanic ancestral ship in constant loving construction, for the search of each being's essence. A holy fertile land with endless possibilities of connection to the Divine Mother. A centre of light in the web of the movement of healing of the planet.

Our Mission


To develop a new conscience and planetary citizenship for transforming actions in the world, in order to promote the balance between the human societies and the environment/cosmos.

Our Vision


To be a benchmark in sustainability and to include in this concept, a new way of living and being. To actively participate in the dynamics of the planetary net of centres of light, promoting the health of the planet and strengthening connections.

Our Public


Calling the beings of light!

What we offer


Journeys; rituals and therapies; studies; courses and research; celebrations; reception and rental spaces; natural products.

Co-operateFTM


The CooperaComFTM programme was created in 2015 so that more and more experiences could be exchanged in our spaces. The Coopera is the programme for those who wish to embrace the challenge of self-knowledge, of ecology and self-management together with us.

Testimonials


Articles


Interview granted in 2012 and adapted in 2018

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Moments of bliss. The divine opens it's portals and the XamAM enlightens what was veiled. Here, a few fragments of one of the countless meetings of the XamAM with seekers from various parts of the world. On that day, the theme spontaneously suggested was fear.

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F.A.Q


For me, being a shaman is a destiny, it wasn't a choice because I would never know how to be a shaman myself. I believe that being a shaman is more than a profession or more than simply fulfilling a dream, but something that was written in the starts and comes as a potentialized atom that is established in the depths of our beings. A laser that opens up and expands inside and through our DNA and in this exact moment, the initiation happens, its an everlasting process. My initiation happened since my birth; as a week and asthmatic child, I became a very lonely being and long after, I needed to incarnate, root myself back into reality and understand what was life, comprehend that I had a body and that I existed. I married, had children and in the meantime I dilacerated myself to absorb the teachings life offered me. After, I went to study physiology in the academy while diving in shamanic experiences in Peru, in the Andean lands... in the sacred valley of the Incas.
All those who want to know themselves and take the risk of signing under their own stories. These are the people who knock on my door and ask to enter, stripped from the common desires. They arrive imbued of cosmic nature.
Yes, I am a devoted Priestess of Mother Goddess. I don´t belong to any church, but I am a religious person in the literal sense of the term: religion=re ligare, which means, reconnecting to yourself, to your true field of connection, where the fountain of true wisdom pours permanently.
Yes, I'm a psychologist graduated by the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa) in the year 1989. I started working well before graduation.
Yes, I did psychoanalysis for many years, I studied and worked as a naturist therapist for 07 years, I delved into psychodrama and recently did an introductory and intermediate course in ericksonianna hypnosis.
In truth, to become a XamAM, I needed first to become a shaman. XamAM has become a symbol to me, an initiation name. Something that was conceded to me in a profound ritual of healing. It is probably the union of my destiny, to be a shaman with capital letters of my baptism name, Alba Maria.
Chronologically speaking more than 30 years, mythically speaking an eternity.
My lineage is lost in time and in space. I descend, in physical terms, from “cabolos”, indigenous, black and white people. I am a mixed race woman bringing in my blood atoms and energies that lead me to walk in fields and through times that have tattooed me and taken me to connections and achievements that are (even for me) unthinkable. Speaking in energy terms, I descend from stars and galaxies shaped by the energy of Mother Goddess, my Lady and my major Master. Here on Earth, She is represented by Mother Nature.
I feel that in this moment, the planet demands of us more awareness, where our choices need to be clear and aligned with the purpose and the talents that we bring to life. In the lineage that I work, where Mother Goddess is sovereign, we learn to develop our intuitions and to know ourselves deeply, our shadows and light and when we come across these forces we can continue in our destiny in a more whole way. Without fears and doubts.

Our work has spread throughout Europe -specifically England, Germany and Italy - in South America, Brazil and Peru. I see that this service was also offered in many civilisations, with the Celts in Europe, the Moches in Peru, the Sufis and in the ancient lands where shamanism was established.
I don´t know what other people are practicing. I only know what I practice. When I speak of Mother Goddess I am speaking of the energy of compassion, nurturing, honesty, of conception and fertilization. I am speaking of a conscious perception of who we are and what we are doing in this planet. It is having the courage to dive into oneself and hunt for oneself. Perceive the evil games and tranform them into blessed games.
In order to answer this question, I must first define what healing means to me.

Healing is a process in which, initially, he or she who wants to be healed needs to know if he or she truly wants to be healed and to overcome - with his or her entire being - that symptom that persecutes him or her. From there on, I feel and see that the path is established inside a process of comprehension and trust in which the first matter is to perceive the meaning of the symptom in its various dimensions: physical, mental, social, spiritual.. once the field of trust and honesty is established, we can penetrate the almost unfathomable mysterious fields of each person.

During the process, using dynamics that I created, I help people to perceive their internal instruments and thus promote their own healing process.

I don´t identify healing as a miracle in the common sense of the term, but a miracle that is achieved by the deep understanding of the symptom, by the opening field that is established inside each one and by the reestablishment of trust and high self esteem. The symptom is the matrix that turns the human being into a healer.
So many... I work with the medicine of the Purification Lodge, vision Quest, silence and meditation, with power plants and medicinal herbs, with dialog through the eyes and voice and with art... with life and death... a bliss and a true and unimaginable blessing.
Yes, innumerable rituals where the Mother Goddess guides me.
It is an exercise of surrender and love. It is the possibility of an encounter with the divine within us and its many manifestations.
I live in Terra Mirim community. Here I live in communion with nature, teaching and learning with those that I share this land with and with many other that arrive here to be initiated in the shamanic path and dive in themselves. My aim is to live my daily life in a conscious and harmonious way.
Through my guidance, I try to inspire everyone to release their talents into the world so that through this vast cosmic process of solidarity, we can perform our service on this planet.
I dedicate myself to work and commune with groups and individuals through the sharing of teachings. I learn to open more my heart and reach higher flights.
Fears are many, depending on the journey of each person, but two of them are always present: going crazy or dying. I always say that crazy we already are, as we are choosing to know ourselves in such a chaotic world, and also we don't have to fear the physical death because we are going to experience it, either we like it or not.
The school started in 2015 when we did the 1st cycle “Medicine of the Four Elements”. In the following year we worked on the 2nd cycle “Our Inner Animals” and in 2017, the third and last cycle “The Sacred Medicines”.

It appeared from an inner dream (that I didn't even know I had) and from the countless requests from the people that worked with me – healers, students, followers, friends and people interested in the topic.

The experiential studies are processed during an immersion of 40 days each year, closing a cycle of three years. Therefore, during three years, the person dedicates 120 days of his or her life in order to find his or her own Life.
  • To help each person know themselves deeply and thus find their internal talents and define themselves according to what they came to do here on Earth;
  • Reestablish the inner truth of each person;
  • Change patterns that prevent the personal and cosmic fulfilment;
  • Form excellent healers and shamans so that they can incorporate and take responsibility for their destinies and thus spread healthy seeds on the planet.
In Shamanism, the certificate is the excellence of your work. Being a Shaman is an internal call, a destiny written by the stars. The school exists because the majority of humanity lost its capacity to hear the internal voice. By rescuing the senses, we rescue our cosmic mission. There is no certificate that guarantees you are a shaman. It is necessary to understand that XamAM School is a differentiated school. It does not follow the rules of any formal institution, imprisoned in its own human laws. It is a school where the Master is the cosmic intelligence, Mother Goddess and God the Father in their potentialities adapted to humans.
But if one day I feel that the lack of a nonsense paper can facilitate the path of my students, I will do one.

Contact


  • Simões Filho, State of Bahia, Brazil