TIME BRAZIL XamAM 2022

nos preparativos da Escola XamAM iniciantes, novembro/dezembro 2022
a medicina dos animais totêmicos...preparades?

History of the XamAM School

Emotional & Spiritual Education

Dream and Design

Escola XamAM - Medicina dos Animais Totêmicos

Life pushes us to dive deeper and deeper into our inner strength. And diving we find incredible forces hidden within us. Force of life, of emotions, of sexuality, of the clamor of the expression of a royalty locked under lock and key. This year's XamAM School invites you to penetrate this inner power and assume the primal force, the cry of the wounded, domesticated animal. Heal your heart the hunger and desire of your Totemic Animals... desire and hunger never before revealed.

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About MeAbout Me
The XamAM

Born in Passo de Camaragibe, a small town in the countryside of Alagoas, Brazil, Alba Maria early on stood out as a child who had access to the invisible world and liked to observe and help people who needed a word, a plate of food or even the gifts inherent in her DNA: vision, listening and awareness. All inherited from her (almost forgotten) maternal linage.

In 1965, at just twelve years old, Alba Maria wanted the power to live supported by her talents. She dared to earn her first salary as a self-employed Portuguese teacher for a small group of teenagers. From there, she never stopped trying to maintain herself and ensure her independence in life. “There, I learned to close my ears to the indispositions of the world, to the incessant no’s of the system and to open my inner listening to all the possibilities that Life was showing me.”

In 1971 she married, had children and with a lot of courage and determination she raised them. Internally she knew there was much more to do. Restless soul, body in movement. In 1997, she decided to enter the academy. She intuited psychology. Approved in the entry exam of the Federal University of Bahia, she began her academic studies. And the studies, instead of calming her down, disturbed her even more. That wasn’t what she was looking for. She wanted to feel. One of her basic premises is: I feel, therefore I am. She dived into her ancestral roots, became a lover and a devotee of nature and was shaped by iron and fire to become XamAM, initiated in the Four Elements. Deep journeys and indescribable dives guided by her intuition, she started in the Andean (Peruvian) mountains with shamans and local medicines. She met her own mysteries and those of humanity through countless journeys in the cosmic spiral of the plant medicines. “It took me 12 years of traveling every year to Peru and Bolivia to meet healers and shamans and rescue something that belonged to me and was part of my own destiny until they finally told me ‘Now you are ready, follow your own way. The path is solitary but you will never be alone.” Yes, in that moment she felt she was being welcomed by the Cosmic Circle of the Ancients.

This impulse she received activated her memory of when her first Master, Daskalos (The Magician of Strovolos) asked her as soon as she first arrived in Cyprus: what is an Inca doing in these lands?

As her knowledge matured, she realised that life was calling her towards something more genuine and that was how she solitary and decisively reviled and implemented her first mission when, in an innovative way she brought her knowledge and her shamanic work to the lands of Bahia, notably in Salvador.

A high price for who dared to break through canons and ingrained prejudice. But she was willing to pay the price. Her soul screamed to claim and reach other portals. In the 1990’s she was invited to take her knowledge to Europe, working in the following years in countries such as Germany, Italy, England, France, Switzerland and Austria. From theses, she chose as a base for her annual work landings the countries of Germany, England and Italy (Sardinia). It has been over 30 years of Service, taking the name of the Goddess and the Shamanism of the Four Elements to the circles of thousands of students and followers that dive into self-knowledge through shamanism. Currently, countless of these people have become masters and teachers of several other beings. “My mission is fulfilled every time a student of mine completes their cycle and follows their own path, baring the teachings of the Mother Goddess tattooed on them, merged with their own identities and talents as healers” says XamAM.

In 1992, once more, against all prevailing forecasts, she founded the vigorous Community Foundation Terra Mirim, in Simões Filho, a place of great inner revolutions for all who attend. It transforms knowledge, pain and memories, encouraging deep searches in everyone who seeks it. It has served and still serves thousands of people, revolutionising concepts and patterns of behaviour. It combines the roots (native people) inherited by your biological grandmother and mother to the studies of the psyche, always in search of Who am I? What have I come to do here on Earth?
 
In her journeys and teachings, she provokes her students, disciples and participants to seek themselves and become Present and Aware of the act of existing. “Go beyond the mirror and break this image in order to know who you really are. Access the cosmic memory and rescue yourselves transforming your light into the light of the world. That way, you and all this collective called humanity will be able to see the shadows and ghosts that blind you. Only in this way we can renounce the concept of separateness and pain.”

The virus that attacks us is part of the disorder to which our Pachamama has been severely subjected to. Her silence disturbed me and many times during the rituals I asked: how long will this silence last Mother of Life? to which she replied: I will not create anything against you. You are my children, how can I do anything deliberately against you? You are you the ones who will build the instruments to mutilate yourselves, to suffer, separate yourselves until you die and / or kill yourself. It will be you my child.

XamAM

  •  06/27/2019 06:39 AM

'I have lost confidence in the spirit world. I feel a lot of gratitude for the work we are doing with you, because I am starting to believe again.'

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  •  06/27/2019 06:34 AM

'When I walk into the woods I see faces, I try to approach them and they disappear. What does this mean? '

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  •  02/24/2019 03:10 PM

I looked at myself in the mirror while I brushed my hair, the silver strands everywhere in my long and once black hair. A sweet feeling of seniority filled me. I was born in late 1953 and I feel like I’m starting the path of the Great Return : now, my body does not ask for the blessed search of the external world, but instead the wise walk of the unknown universe that has followed me since I breathed for the first time on Earth. The internal world I claimed for myself...

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  •  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 who want to share with us the sacred food. Our mother, who is in the sky, the earth, and everywhere; May the highest purpose guide our steps; And the beat of our hearts unite with the heartbeat of the Earth; So that 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!

  •  11/04/2022 09:00 PM - 12/12/2022 05:00 PM
  •   TERRA MIRIM

XAMAM SCHOOL BEGINNERS, THE BASE - Spiritual & Emotional Education - Blessed year of 2022 - "Medicine of the Totemic Animals"

  •  07/01/2022 06:27 PM

XamAM and Master Ayhuaskeiro Dhan Ribeiro will be traveling through three cities of Germany and doing an initiation journey in Sardinia (Italy) in July 2022.

  •  01/10/2022 08:00 AM - 02/17/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Terra Mirim Foundation - Centre of Light

Access the complete schedule by clicking the XamAM School link.

  •  11/01/2021 08:00 AM - 12/10/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Terra Mirim Foundation - Centre of Light

Access the complete schedule by clicking the XamAM School link.

  •  03/01/2021 08:00 AM - 04/08/2021 05:00 PM
  •   Terra Mirim Foundation - Centre of Light

Access the full Walkers programme on XamAM School page. Period: March 1st to April 8th, 2021

  •  01/11/2021 08:00 AM - 02/19/2021 05:00 PM
  •   Terra Mirim Foundation - Centre of Light

Access the full Beginners programme on XamAM School page. Period: January 11th to February 19th, 2021

The Path of Infinite Light

When in our medicines, I feel that we need to include prayers for yourselves before any prayers for others. We really need to pray so that we don't lose our way. In my prayers, I call upon each Element of Nature to connect with the intrinsic subjectivity of each one. This is how I exist and constitute to be myself: Pachamama is my Mother and through her I maintain the connection with all visible and invisible beings (including the ancestors and descendants) that circulate here. My Grandfather Ar is the poetry that takes me to the cosmic fields and to all conscious and unconscious creation. My Grandmother Water, where the inspiration of my emotions and feelings resides ... here I cleanse my personal fountain to reach the original Source and enjoy the heavenly drink. And my Grandfather Fire, sovereign with his vehicle, the Sacred Serpent, the exclusive cosmic DNA, the space where I pray for this DNA to bless our Life and our Sexuality here on earth. In Gaia.

Peace and Welfare, see the Shamanic writings of Xamam.

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 consciousness and planetary citizenship for transforming actions in the world, in order to promote the balance between human societies and the environment/cosmos.

Our Vision


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

Our Followers


Calling the beings of light!

What we offer


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

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY SHAMANISM


An alternative / parallel programme to the XamAM School. A 7-day cycle.

Seeking an inner attitude of full attention, connection with Mother Nature and integration into communitary life, we are inspired to rediscover the spiritual values that are present in our lives. In this search, that is so profound and personal, we rediscover how to connect to the whole in a concious way. Our ancestors communed the spirit of sharing, of doing in togetherness.

Francesca Fois (Italy):PhD in Human Geography at the University of Nottingham

I visited Terra Mirim for the first time in 2012. I was working on my Ph.D research with the topic of how international communities are organised and how these spaces create alternative lifestyles. Even though I was there only for an academic purpose, Terra Mirim had a big impact on my personal life. Observing the residents of Terra Mirim, listening to their stories, contributing to the daily activities of the community and participating in their shamanic rituals, I learned things that I had never found in any book. This experience helped me deeply to find my own path, inside and outside of the Academy. I appreciate each and every moment that I spent there and the profound teachings that I received. I couldn't be more grateful to the residents of Terra Mirim, for sharing with me their space, time and wisdom.

Francesca Fois (Italy)

Chuan W (Brunei/England):Accountant

This path of diving deeply with XamAM's guidance through sacred ancestral rituals has helped to reveal the profound nature of my soul that I did not know existed. My heart has received so many blessings from this land; I am being weaved back to wholeness through these beautiful songs of healing from the community. It is impossible to receive so much love and nourishment and not flower.

Chuan W (Brunei/England)

Matthias Wessling (Germany):Body Therapist / Professor of Management

For many years I couldn’t understand what Shamanism was, until I met XamAM in 2006. Her charisma called to me and since then I have been learning with her. Alba speaks to me with more honesty than I have ever known – she speaks clearly about what must be said, simply because it is necessary to honour the truth. She has her mission and she consciously chooses the more challenging path; it's for this reason that she convinces me. Through experiences of intense healing, I was able to dissolve mental blocks, I received immense healing in wounded areas of my body and my sexuality and I reconnected to nature, especially with the Earth Element. The ancestral tradition of the Mother Goddess connects the wisdom of Tantra and Shamanism.

Matthias Wessling (Germany)

Marcin Pawel (Poland / Germany):Poet / Engineer

When I arrived in Brazil I didn’t know who I was, I felt without roots and a great lack of the divine in my life. Through the support of XamAM I found the path of a life dedicated to working with healing and poetry, and for this I am immensely grateful. Sometimes during the rituals, I look at her and see the old soul that she is and how ancient is her wisdom. Beyond the shamanic teachings that I receive, I understand more and more the need to serve the world with my talents. Profound gratitude! Hey XamAM!

Marcin Pawel (Poland / Germany)

Maike Imhof (Germany):Daughter of Mother Earth/ Gestalt Therapist /Student of Medicinal Plants/ Student of the Purification Lodge

Working with XamAM is a journey towards myself, where I arrive closer to my own universe. It’s a way of self-healing in deep contact with Mother Earth, our master. Everything has changed, inside and out, and it continues to do so. I feel the intensity of each moment; there is a place in me filled with silence. Now my life has a meaning. The deeper I dive, more creative and focused I become. The Four Elements (fire, water, earth and air) are with me all the time and show me the way. Working with the shamanic instruments is constantly changing my DNA. Old ideas and patterns are disappearing; healing of old wounds creates space for new and positive experiences. This work with XamAM is a blessing and I thank her every day and celebrate my life: ‘a seed in Mother Earth that grows in the shadow and in the light of the Divine Mother’. Profound gratitude XamAM!

Maike Imhof (Germany)

Fiona Barnes:Bodyworker / Doula / Aromatherapist

To be in Terra Mirim, to be with this tribe, to be loved, to be seen, to be provoked, to be supported, it feels like for the first time my womb and my heart are beginning to connect. I am able to touch the profundity and the wisdom of the bees. I’m beginning to feel what the herbs want to tell me. I am beginning to touch my sacred feminine, to be in this feminine energy that is also really held by the masculine… the harmony. I have been given such an important key into myself. The bees showed me the Holy Grail in my womb and they dripped it in gold, in the honey. XamAM, I am so grateful to you. For the love that you give me, for the guidance you give to my soul, I am so deeply honoured to do this initiation with you. I am grateful for all the steps leading to it. I feel a lot of changes have happened, a lot of growth, some maturity. I am so grateful to the Tribe that has been teaching me how to be me.

Fiona Barnes

Interview granted in 2012 and adapted in 2018

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Moments of bliss. The Divine opens its 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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What does it mean to be a Shaman and how did your initiation happen?

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 simply fulfilling a dream, but something that was written in the stars and comes as a potent 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, when the initiation happens, it's an everlasting process. My initiation happened from birth; as a week and asthmatic child, I became a very lonely being. 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 tore myself apart to absorb the teachings life offered me. Afterwards, I went to study physiology in an Academy while diving into Shamanic experiences in Peru, in the Andean lands... in the sacred Valley of the Incas.

Who are the students of Shamanism?

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.

You are also a Priestess are you not?

Yes, I am a devoted Priestess of the 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.

XamAM, do you have an academic qualification?

Yes, I'm a psychologist graduated by the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa) in 1989. I started working well before graduation.

And do you have other trainings?

Yes, I did psychoanalysis for many years, I studied and worked as a natural therapist for 7 years, delving into psychodrama and recently undertook an introductory and intermediate course in Ericksonian Hypnosis.

What is the difference between Shaman and XamAM?

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 offered 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 baptised name, Alba Maria.

For how many years have you dedicated your service to Shamanism?

Chronologically speaking more than 30 years, mythically speaking an eternity.

What is your lineage? Who are your masters?

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.

What is the importance of the lineage of the Mother Goddess in this moment of our planet and can it be found in other times and civilizations?

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 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 towards our destiny in a more whole way. Without fears and doubts.

Our work has spread throughout Europe -specifically England, Germany and Italy - as well as in South America, Brazil and Peru. I see that this Service has also been offered in many civilisations, with the Celts in Europe, the Moches in Peru, the Sufis and in the ancient lands where Shamanism was established.

What are the differences between the Shamanism of the Mother Goddess that you practice, and other forms of Shamanism?

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 fertilisation. I am speaking of a conscious perception of who we are and what we are doing on this planet. It is having the courage to dive into oneself and hunt for oneself. Perceive the evil games and transform them into blessed games.

How do you work with healing?

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 within 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 create, 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 re-establishment of trust and high self esteem. The symptom is the matrix that turns the human being into a healer.

Which medicines do you work with?

So many... I work with the medicine of the Purification Lodge, Vision Quest, silence and meditation, with power plants and medicinal herbs, with dialogue through the eyes and voice and with art... with life and death... a bliss and a true and unimaginable blessing.

Do you hold ceremonies?

Yes, innumerable rituals where the Mother Goddess guides me.

What is it like to participate in a Ceremony with you?

It is an exercise of surrender and love. It is the possibility of an encounter with the Divine within us and its many manifestations.

Where and how do you live? How is your life in the community?

I live in the Terra Mirim community. Here I live in communion with nature, teaching and learning with those with whom I share this land and with many others that arrive here to be initiated into the Shamanic path and dive deep within themselves. My aim is to live my daily life in a conscious and harmonious way.

How do you guide your tribe?

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.

And outside of Brazil? What do you do when you travel?

I dedicate myself to work and commune with groups and individuals through the sharing of teachings. I learn to open my heart more and more and reach higher planes.

What fears must we overcome before diving into the Shamanic path?

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, whether we like it or not.

Could you talk more about the XamAM School?

The school started in 2015 when we did the first cycle “Medicine of the Four Elements”. In the following year we worked on the second 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.

What is the goal or goals of the XamAM School?

  • 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 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.

Does the XamAM School give a certificate?

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 the XamAM School is different. 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 piece of paper can facilitate the path of my students, I will create one.
  • Itamboatá Valley - Simões Filho, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • 43700000