Matilde Gomez Silvanos Shipibo name is Korínbeka, she comes from the native community of Canáan de Cachiyaw.
Matilde started her path into shamanism at the early age of 15. She trained under her grandfather, who was the comunity’s first “Curandero” (Shaman). He would have her do severeal masterplant “dietas”. Amongst the “dietas” she has completed are: Chiricsanango, Ajo Sacha, Renaquillo, Aya-humo, Bominzana, Mapacho, Toe, Piri-piri, Mata Palo, Icaja, Aginjibre, Huito, Camalonga, Catawa, Piñón Blanco, Chuchuhuasi, Wayusa, Palo volador, Sanango, Piñón Colorado.
She humbly trained with these plants and became a “Curandera”. She started treating the people from her native comunity, they aproached her with all sorts of physical ailments, energetic and mental conditions.
She gets messages through her dreams, when in spirit form, on how to heal her patients. Also when she concentrates during a ceremony, she can envision into someone’s past and also get glimpses of that person’s future, in order to understand what course of action to take in the process of healing a patient or patients.
As a single mother, she moved to Iquitos to work, in order to give her children a proper education. She started working on local patients first and eventualy moved onto foreigners who would come to Iquitos, seeking healing or even shamanic training. She helped many people with all sorts of health and mental issues. She then started working with entire groups of foreign travelers at retreat centers.
She is now 56 years old and is still working and practicing her shamanic path. She still keeps dieting in order to strengthen her practice. Her Icaros are inspiring and she chants and treats people with much love, good vibes and harmony with the purpouse to heal people and to open up their vision. She is always positive, always smiling and confident in the wonderful work she does.
She always thanks her grandfather for teaching her all of his tradition and for being a kind and gentle tutor. She’s helped countless women with female related issues. Most of these practices, she picked up from her mother’s practice as a midwife, at an early age.