Dr. Luciano Zambotti - Italy
Surgeon and psycho-therapist, specialised in home sciences and dietetics, expert in fito-therapy, homeopathy and traditional Tibetan medicine.
Since 1993 he collaborates with the Kunpen Lama Gangchen Tibetan Centre in Milan and with the Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre in Bee, Verbania for the spreading of the traditional Tibetan medical system. He hold seminars and gives lectures in conferences.
For some years now, he has been organizing seminars with methods and techniques used by shamanic cultures as well as with psycho-therapy (according to Gestalt, PNL, psycho-drama); through the narration, recitation and the dramatization of their own dreams participants can thus understand the deep message contained in their dreams.
He is a consultant for various magazines: Donna moderna, Peace Times, etc. and collaborates with the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, Don Gnocchi Foundation NGO, Mir i Dobro onlus) in the building of orphanages, dispensaries, medical centers as well as centers for the disabled, in Tibet, Nepal, Bosnia Erzegovina.
Shamanic cultures between spirituality and nature
The author highlightens the relationship between nature and spirituality of shamanic cultures and its importance to the shaman: their healer-priest.
In their culture, nature is seen as a “ierofania”: a manifestation of the sacred and therefore to be loved, understood, contemplated and treated with utmost respect; it must be handed to future generations intact, it is not something to conquer, dominate or abuse. Nature is seen through the shaman’s eyes as a place of knowledge, a place of power and healing; and it is in the humble and silent contemplation of nature and its elements that the shaman understands himself and the world that surrounds him. He understands the forces that hold the universe and his own mind; he knows his own body and his own soul. It is in those very natural places, sacred and rich in pure energy, that he encounters the Allies and Protective Spirits, where he gains the sacred knowledge and power to heal.