I was born in Lima, Peru. My awakening journey begun in 1998 through my experience with a plant medicine of Peru when I was 19 years old. Since that experience, the call for healing and spirituality started. Stepping into my intuition was a key to go through all the thresholds on the path. Being born in Peru with a vast culture of uses of visionary plant medicines, which facilitates healing and spiritual experience, were crucial in my personal journey and training. I met and worked with different curanderos and curanderas (medicine people) from the Amazon and Andes, providing a variety of healing modalities. I started to work and facilitate the healing power of visionary plants since 2006. Throughout this journey I started to use ancient musical instruments of Peru for healing purposes, developing my own style of music medicine.

In searching to live in deep connection and respect the earth and human relationships, I adventured in the co-creation of intentional community projects in the high jungle and Andes of Peru and a non-profit. Living next to indigenous communities, I felt drown to its mythology, philosophy and wisdom as useful guidelines to remember and understand human psychology and spirituality.

Those years were fundamental to understanding new ways of being and doing. I believe that turning our attention inward to begin an inner journey to get to know and heal ourselves in deeper ways can lead us to experience a greater sense of wholeness, unity and compassion. I moved to California in 2017 and I am currently studying psychology and am in Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry training program, a psycho-therapeutic approach to healing. Today I live with my dear wife and family in the forest of the Sierra Nevada of Northern California.

Fred Clarke Alvarez