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For the character in Greek mythology see Icarus.

Icaros are medicine songs, used as part of the toolkit of Shamans and Curanderos in the Peruvian Amazon Basin. Typically, but not always, they are used in Ayahuasca ceremonies to fulfill such purposes as removing bad spirits from an afflicted person. Each icaro is used to contact a different spirit, for use of healing. Typically, icaros are sung with the accompaniment of a Chakapa.

See also



External links

Ayahuasca ceremony page with 7 original Icaros, 'Yacu Puma' Ayahuasca Healing Center / School

Shamanic Icaro

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