|Raimundo Irineu Serra
His journey on earth, the Daime doctrine and his legacy to the next generations.
|Also, a collection of sentences and passages; the live word of the doctrine
Irineu Serra, better known among us as Mestre Irineu,
was born on December 15th, 1890, in São Vicente
parents, Sanches Serra and Joana Assunção
were both of humble origins, slaves’ descendants who
lived from the cultivation of the land.
the age of twenty years old, in search
to know more of
the world, Irineu Serra part in a travel
that would finish in the city of Rio Branco, Acre,
at the margins of the Amazon rainforest,
starting the beginning of our history.
his early days that Mestre Irineu knew
the adversities of life but as he became
and adult and worthy of his devote,
religious inheritance, he also deepened,
improved and dived into the secrets
and mysteries of the forest.
the forest he worked as a rubber tapper,
in the demarcation process of the state borders
and also met with the divinity, through the sacred
brew known as Ayahuasca, of millenary past.
In the forest he received the doctrine of the
handed to him by his spiritual teacher Clara, afterwards
as the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, the Queen
of the Forest,
and within this context he determined his future, as
well as the future
of those who would come to follow his footsteps: the Juramidam people.
attested by one of his followers:
own coming is ordained by the Divine Mother for the
harvest of what was planted way behind, gathering the
flock that was shattered in that time of Jesus Christ”
is through the purity and honesty of his earthly trajectory
that many came to him, in search of the cure, in search
of the divine and of the illumination, and finally,
in search of the sacramental drink by him baptized as Daime. From his communications with the Virgin
were also born the ritualistic aspects of the doctrine;
its liturgy, its Christian characteristics and its role
of charity and assistance: the rescue of the human dignity
and the search to be in harmony with the universal currents
that surround us.
and revered by all, at no time in his trajectory was his character ever called into question, and it is known that among the politicians and socially influential of Acre (at that time still a territory), many were considered as being
his protectors here on earth. His social image -- linked
to the Ayahuasca -- is considered by all as one of
an ordainer of the human rebelliousness, pacifier and
guider of the good, and it was up to him the role of
imprinting a positive reality into the truth by him
diffused, as mentioned by another follower, who complements,
was the essence of the greatness of his being, the
valorization of his spirit”
doctrine of the Daime is the fruit of his material
and spiritual development, from his first encounter with
the ayahuasca in 1914, in the jungles of Peru, until
the day of his return to his spiritual motherland, in
1971. It was 57 years of improvements in order to reach
the spiritual rank of Master Emperor: the chief of this
am sure in the Divine Eternal Father that I, doing a
short travel, will remain attending you all in the same
way or even better. Anything that may come and you get
together, be united, drink the Daime and call me, because
there I will be”
was exactly on July 6th of 1971 that Raimundo Irineu
Serra left us, in the physical matter, and started to
attend us in spirit... and this is our oath, our responsability,
as the heirs of his work and legacy, that is of taking care of
our integrity, the integrity of the Daime, the integrity
of our faith, which also is, and must be, of guarding
the work of this divine being, a spiritual being who
harvested and welcomed us in his holy doctrine, the
doctrine of the Daime.
To learn more about Raimundo Irineu Serra, the founder of the Santo Daime, read his biography, the personal account of Jairo da Silva Carioca.