Medicine Songs

Medicine songs can be described as songs that are infused with the consciousness of love and light. They are often produced and played in the spirit of ‘prayer’ or ‘offering,’ with the musician/singer emanating their sounds from strong intentions of blessing, healing and all-round wellbeing to those who may tune in to them.

Medicine songs have been a part of ancient cultures for as long as we know, and have been used to bring balance, healing and restoration to those who need it. But these songs are not strictly limited to our world’s ancient cultures. Anybody who is considered to be ‘in touch’ with the divine can potentially produce medicine songs.

Ayahuasca icaros are one example of medicine songs that can only be performed by trained shamans. The ayahuasca dieta and training requires shamans to encounter their own unique icaros given to them directly from the spirit of ayahuasca, and can act like magic spells in ceremonies; providing strength, healing, and protection.

‘Sagrada Familia’ Medicine Song Lyrics & Music Video by Curawaka

Sagrada Familia is one of my top favorite medicine songs written by Pablo Comesana, a member of Mantric Mambo, the official temple band of Templo Mãe d’Agua, in Alto Paraíso, Brazil. I lament the fact that there is no official Mantric Mambo album recording of this epic song, and that the only audio I have…

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Noku Mana Medicine Song Lyrics & Music Video by Curawaka

It’s been truly a delight to bear witness to the expansion of Huni Kuin culture around the world, through the ever weaving nomadic tendrils of the global medicine tribe… through those of us from the Global North who have the good fortune of visiting their villages in Acre, Brazil, through the pajes that have increasingly…

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‘Oso Blanco’ Medicine Song Lyrics & Music Video by Diana Carr

This version of the sublime medicine circle song Oso Blanco by Bóveda Celeste is sung by Diana Carr of the Birds in Paradise by the Bird Tribe music collective. Other artists in the song include Brian Taylor on guitar, Danny Pritchett on bass, and Tëté Bero, Sunny Solwind, and David Daniel Brown on percussion. The…

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‘We Are’ Medicine Song Lyrics & Music Video by Ravi

“We Are” by Sweet Honey in the Rock,  is one of my favorite medicine songs to hear in ceremony, because the words are so powerful and empowering, connecting us to the support and protection of our ancestors, teachers, and spiritual allies, lifetime after lifetime, in each new life incarnation and soul journey. It’s rare that…

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‘Cuñaq’ Medicine Song Lyrics & Downtempo Remix by Mose

This traditional Peruvian folk song is a beautiful and joyful prayer to the sacred Cuñaq spring. Mose, a DJ and downtempo electronic music producer based in Lago Atlitlán Guatemala, remixes this medicine song circle favorite with hypnotic, shamanic beats, making this track perfect for your Ecstatic Dance movement meditation. The original track is by Raio, featuring…

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‘Machi’ Music Video & Medicine Song Lyrics by Peia Luzzi

I had the great honor of experiencing the angelic voice of Peia Luzzi, guiding us like a beacon of divine light across multiple dimensions, during a week-long ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica. This song ‘Machi’ was my favorite in her repertoire, and so I’ve been listening to it over and over in an OCD kind…

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