Author Topic: Shaman conference/Alan Shoemaker/Soga de Alma  (Read 24516 times)

Offline Sparks

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Re: Shaman conference/Alan Shoemaker/Soga de Alma
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2018, 01:34:56 am »
A few excerpts from one of Alan Shoemaker's FB posts (names of other participants replaced with 'NN'):

Shoemaker Alan
8 October at 05:42 ·
Soga Del Alma - Vine of the Soul has been registered as a church-religion for 18 years here in Iquitos, Peru. We have members from all over the World: We don't accept donations, just members.
[…]
NN: Alan do u know of this way in the UK?
Shoemaker Alan:There are members in the UK, Germany, europe.... thousands.
Shoemaker Alan: If you would like to be a member, just let me know, NN.
[…]
Shoemaker Alan: Soga Del Alma - Vine of the Soul is an officially recognized religion, registered here with the government of Peru. Just as legal as UDV and Santo Daime.
NN: Started by a 'fugitive from justice' <3
All the hearts Alan. I know how hard it was in the beginning for you and your family. I am grateful for how things have worked out for you.
[…]
NN: Would love it if it could be sanctioned in Australia. I heard murmurs about Santo Diame making inroads here
Shoemaker Alan: Soga Del Alma - vine of the soul is registered here, sacraments are aya and SPedro. You are a member, NN. If you want to hold ceremonies under that religion, you are more than welcome.

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Re: Shaman conference/Alan Shoemaker/Soga de Alma
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2018, 03:49:42 pm »
I don't see any buzz about a recent arrest on the ayahuasca.com forums - I'd expect to, as they follow relevant legal issues closely. […]

There were news about the arrest of—and charges against—Shoemaker some fifteen years back:

https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/260/ayahuascaprosecution.shtml
https://www.religionnewsblog.com/944/man-faces-drug-charges-over-south-american-jungle-vines
http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/dll/shoemaker1.htm [TRIAL ORDERED IN CASE OF HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS]

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Re: Shaman conference — Alan Shoemaker — Soga de Alma
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2018, 07:12:48 pm »
There were news about the arrest of—and charges against—Shoemaker some fifteen years back:

Sorry about my math: The articles are all dated in October, 2002, so that's sixteen years back.

I tried to find out how Shoemaker escaped around that time and became a fugitive in the open in Peru. Didn't really find out about that, but I found a Wiki article and a couple of interviews not mentioned here before:

2009: http://www.thefullwiki.org/Soga_del_Alma
The article says: "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia", but I cannot find it on Wikipedia proper.

2010: https://gpodder.net/podcast/gnostic-media-jan-irvin/071-the-fugitive-an-interview-with-alan-shoemaker

2015 [1h 29m]: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/in-a-perfect-world/episodes/2015-02-02T17_52_10-08_00