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The Living Shaman Museum is a nonprofit project of the Spirited Medicine Alliance, in collaboration with Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI) as its fiscal sponsor. Founded in 1978, ISI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has provided services to 3,650 nonprofit and NGO organizations in 32 countries. Ninety percent of donations go directly to benefit projects.

The Living Shaman Museum supports the practices and principles of shamanism, including the use of medicinal plants locally for the health of their indigenous communities as well as making them available to consumers of the outside world for our health, too.

The Living Shaman Museum supports Fair Trade, organic and sustainable agricultural practices, as well as microeconomic benefits to those village farmers who grow these medicinal plants.

One such company is Naturalcos in Bolivia, which provides microeconomic benefits to over a dozen villages as they grow medicinal plants to sell abroad, thus providing increased health and welfare to the indigenous villagers of those communities. Naturalcos has been selected as New Ventures biodiversity program finalist, as a company with the greatest potential for economic growth, social benefits, and biodiversity conservation.

The company’s local Aymara shaman Rufino has blessed this project, blessed the company and blessed the medicinal and nutritional plants. We continue to support Rufino in his shamanic practices in the Altiplano.

The Living Shaman Museum, and its projects, are supported in return. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Maca Spirit from Bolivia comes directly back to us in reciprocity. Support these Bolivian indigenous farmers, support the shaman Rufino, support the Living Shaman Museum.

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"The power of a shaman is known by their work in the world" -Rufino, Bolivian Aymara Shaman
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