Are you fed up with negativity and want to cleanse your inner system? If the answer is yes, learn the life-altering details of a magic song that is used to ward off dull vibes and cleanse your spiritual dimension with us. Are you asking yourself: what is the Song of Ikaros? How can it can heal your mind, body, and soul? If you are searching for answers, you are in the right place, as at Avalon, we’ll tell you everything you need to know on this subject. Learn everything about the song of Ikaros, here.
What is the song of Ikaros?
Derived from the Quechua verb ikaray, Ikaros or Icaro is a healing word that means “to blow smoke to heal”. The meaning of Icaro derives from the South-American indigenous colloquialism for the magic song. This term gradually got popular with different cultures due to its medicinal nature. Shamans perform this song in plant medicine ceremonies and Ayahuasca ceremonies to induce a profound state of healing and awareness. This magic song very well describes the traditional artisanal pattern of the Shipibo tribe based on the visions induced by Ayahuasca.
For instance, the human body has a virus similar to what happens in a computer. When a virus attacks the computer, it does not function properly and has technical glitches. The computer needs software to remove the virus so it can function smoothly. It is similar in the case of we humans. In this case, Ikaros work as software for all of us that helps ward off negative energies.
The Healing Source in Different Cultures – Shamans and Ikaros
Ikaros are traditional shamanic songs or melodies that are known to help people experience soul-deep healing. These are known to have originated in the Peruvian Jungles – the home of several plant medicines and ancestral medicines. Healers from the Onanya (Shipibo tribe) say that each sacred plant has its own unique song, which are taught to shamans during their isolation period (dietas.) Shamans can sing ikaros to summon the spirit of plants and animals and serve their healing intent. These act as a secret tool to promote healing and keeping the bad spirits away.
Later on, many tribes of South America have been using ikaros to invoke their inner power, purify their soul, and divinely protect themselves from the negative energies. In fact, in an ayahuasca retreat, shamans & master healers sing these melodious songs before, during, and after the ceremony to regulate and maintain the collective energies of the participants. These special medicine songs elevate the whole Ayahuasca experience for participants, enabling them to relax and channel their raw emotions.
The Icaro song– words loaded with healing intention
Ikaros are sung in the native language of the culture where the words used are loaded with healing intentions. Each song is associated with different healings from a specific plant that is used for the following purposes:
- To cleanse energetic fields
- To offer specific insight into a situation
- To remove the dark matter
- To ward off negative energies and more.
How do ikaros work?
Icaros are often used in shamanism to connect with the spirit world. They are often played during ceremonies to bring about a state of meditation. The sounds that the icaros make can be soothing and calming, and they can help you connect with the spirit world. They can also help you commune with nature, and they are often used to summon spiritual helpers.
Ikaros act upon certain energy centers through sound vibrations to regulate the organic functions of the body. Shamans use their subconscious knowledge to choose the right Ikaro for different situations and thus transmit his energy.
Ikaros are often played in sequence to create a rhythm that is believed to help summon the spirits. The sound of the ikaros can also help to relax the user and help them to connect with the spirit world.
Moreover, we can say that Ikaros work in combination and cooperation with ayahuasca to cleanse negative energies. Since the Ikaros are over the long durations while working closely with each participant, it brings about gradual transformation. Most explicitly, we can say that Ikaros are “seeds of change” sown into the human system that gradually grow into trees over time to unify and connect us to the sacredness of all life.
Other Healing Practices that are Considered Ikaros
It is not only the songs that are considered important in Ikaros, but several other healing practices are used in the name of Ikaros. We can say that the word Ikaros is also used for other ritual actions for the sake of affecting consciousness.
Here are other healing practices that are considered an Ikaros in ayahuasca ceremonies of Iquitos, Peru:
- Shaking a chakapa at a consistent tempo
- Shaking a chakapa in different corners of the room
- Blowing mapacho smoke
- Mouth-made sound effects of wind or fast-moving air
- Purging sounds and mannerisms
- Invitations of spirits or forces
- Hypnotic speaking
There are many different ways to use icaros and the most important thing is to be creative and experimental. Be open to new ideas and be willing to try something new every time you use an ikaro.
Ikaros lays the foundation of awareness that connects us with the deepest contents of our subconscious. It is precisely the discovery of our dark sides, which is hidden by rational reprehension. If you are looking forward to certain practices that help you accept yourself in your true dimension, Avalon is here to guide you. We help you cleanse your potent energy and live a rewarding life using the power of Ayahuasca.