Selo editorial dedicado ao estudo e à publicação de livros sobre antropologia, enteógenos, psicodélicos, plantas de poder, medicina da floresta, povos originários e arte visionária. Este selo contempla obras populares e publicações acadêmicas sobre este universo transcultural.
SANTO DAIME AMAZONIAN CULTURE
THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF JURAMIDAM
The book situates the Santo Daime movement from its founder, Mestre Raimundo Irineu Serra, and registers the beginning of the expansion of this cultural manifestation of the Brazilian Amazon, besides describing the historical context from the rubber cycle, the advance of agriculture and cattle raising in the 1970s and 1980s and its consequences that influenced Padrinho Sebastião in his migratory movement to the forest. In this sense, the work portrays the messianism of Sebastião Mota de Melo, who in 1980 entered the virgin forest leading the community he founded in 1974, at Colônia Cinco Mil, to open Seringal Rio do Ouro and later, in 1983, Seringal Céu do Mapiá. The book is a pioneering work, an important step to leave the oral tradition and form more perennial and safe records, consolidating the memory of the ritual use of Amerindian medicinal plants and the “saga of the people of Juramidam”, as the author mentions in her work.
SOBRE O AUTOR
Vera Fróes Fernandes is a historian graduated from the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), with specialization in Innovation Management in Phytomedicines of the Brazilian Biodiversity, by Fiocruz. She’s been working in Amazonian communities with ethnobotanical research associated with socio-environmental development since 1987. She lived with rubber tappers and indigenous people for 12 years in Acre, where she researched the power of medicinal plants in the region. She was Secretary of Culture of Boca do Acre (AM), where she systematized the traditional knowledge of herb and root crops in the treatment of endemic diseases of the region. She founded the Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies (IECAM) and, in partnership with the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), in Lucnau, India, was the only Brazilian to participate in the project “Comparative Ethnobotanical Study between Amazonia and India”, financed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP/UN)