Master Shaman and medicinal plants expert, Don Alberto was introduced into shamanism by his grandfather, who was a a Master Shaman as well, at an age of 8 years old. After his grandfather passed away, Alberto was taken under the wing of Don Julio Llerena Pinedo, and the two entered into lifetime pact of shamanic medicine. Don Alberto has led over 3000 ceremonies and is considered one of the most powerful healers in the Ucayali River region. Don Alberto is also a well known shaman outside of his community, as he has been conducting ceremonies at the Blue Morpho for many years and is the teacher of Hamilton Souther, the founder of Blue Morpho.Don Alberto believes that plant medicine belongs to the world and that we are all equal in the face of the medicine. As such, he has been openly working with the westerners. By sharing medicine with travelers, he sends the light of medicine into different parts of the world.