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Il en va de même pour 1' arbre. L'arbre est matériel et possède aussi une âme ou un esprit qui peut vous apparaître en rêve sous la forme d'une personne. Et pris comme un tout, les arbres ont une mère, c'est-à-dire la mère de la forêt, et mère de l'espèce. Nous l'appelons tana-ashi, mère d'un écosystème en quelque sorte. Dans un endroit où poussent beaucoup de palmiers irapay, par exemple, là se trouve la mère de l'irapay. C'est en somme une âme de groupe. Voilà la différence entre la mère et l'âme de chaque arbre.

Auteur du livre Les Plantes médicinales et leurs bienfaits pour la santé, que la Fédération des peuples indigènes d' Amazonie péruvienne a publié en 1994, Guillermo est reconnu par ses pairs. Certaines personnes viennent même d'autres pays pour le consulter. Il habite dans la banlieue de Pucallpa un quartier peuplé en majeure partie de Shipibo. En arrivant, j'ai frappé à la porte et trouvé plusieurs de ses enfants assis dans la salle de séjour, en train de regarder la télévision et de caresser un grand boa constrictor qu'ils venaient de capturer.

Flores avait été à la hauteur de la situation. Les séances d'ayahuasca qu'il dirigeait la nuit avaient en effet révélé aux scientifiques des informations sur leur recherche ; et pendant la journée, Flores avait passé des heures à répondre à leurs questions. Au sortir de cette expérience, les trois biologistes avaient déclaré que leur manière de voir la 34 INTELLIGENCE DANS LA NATURE : EN QUÊTE DU SAVOIR nature avait été transformée. Sous la guidance de Flores, deux d'entre eux déclarèrent avoir communiqué pendant leurs visions avec les « mères des plantes » et obtenu d'elles des informations concernant leur recherche.

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