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Don Rober Acho Jarama

"Todos Somos Una Familia." ("We Are All One Family.")
- Don Rober

Don Rober is a genuine Lamista Banco Ayahuasquero. Don Rober’s mastery of the art of Ayahuasca Curanderismo (Shamanic healing) is extraordinary, spanning over 60 years of healing practice in the Lamista tradition of the upper Amazon. Don Rober was initiated in Ayahuasca at 7 years old, began apprenticing with the medicine at age 11, and has continually refined his mastery and knowledge of the art of Ayahuasca Curanderismo for over 60 years. Don Rober’s intuitive gifts and perceptual insight is complemented by his authentic, humble and unassuming manner. He is a natural Maestro (Master, teacher) and native taught, and possesses knowledge that has been passed down through generations of Amazon jungle healers. Don Rober possesses an extraordinary knowledge of the Amazon’s healing plants and how to use them safely and properly. Don Rober and his family have been working at SpiritQuest for over 19 years.


Don Rober is a genuine Curandero of great skill and quiet power who conducts his work in deep concentration and without deception. His gift of intuitive plant knowledge and charismatic healing energy is supremely heartwarming. His consummate ceremonial skills and amazing icaros move the energy and guide our metaphysical and visionary journeys as few can, to realize deep healing and profound realization of who we are and where we are going in our lives.

The term "Banco" refers to a Curandero specializing in Ayahuasca medicine who has mastered the fine art of Ayahuasca Shamanism at the highest level. Don Rober is a true Banco among few living in this day and time. His father and grandfather were both Bancos, and Don Rober began his apprenticeship with them at age 11. His Maestros were indeed “Maestros de Maestros” (Masters of Masters) in the most literal sense. His apprenticeship lasted for 7 years, and at the age of 18, Don Rober began his lifelong service to humanity as a Maestro Ayahuasquero.

Don Rober is aided by his wife Doña Eliana, also a dedicated Curandera, and his son, Don Carlos. You will find them to be wonderful, humble, and truly gifted human beings wholly dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness in the pure Amazonian Shamanic tradition of Curanderismo.

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"Don't let appearances fool you; Don Rober is a very big man indeed."
- Don Howard
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