The Companions
Of this way are called today the four followers who, together with Mestre Irineu, compose the doctrinaire base of the Santo Daime doctrine. 
 

 

Germano Guilherme - Joined Mestre in 1928 and received the hinário "Vós Sois Baliza."
João Pereira -Joined Mestre in 1931 and received the hinário "Seis de Janeiro."
Maria Damião -Joined Mestre in 1931 and received the hinário "O Mensageiro."
Antônio Gomes -Joined Mestre in 1938 and received the hinário "O Amor Divino."

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It was through the recognition of his mission that Irineu Serra started to be called by these followers, and referred in many of their hymns, as Mestre (master). These followers and their hinarios are the doctrine’s faithful representation, in a proof of the loyalty, clearness and of the love dedicated to him and by him being denominated - together with his hinário "O CRUZEIRO" - as the official hinários: the doctrinaire base of the Santo Daime doctrine.

However we must address that Irineu Serra, since his first steps on earth, was accompanied so much in the physical matter as in the realm of the divinity, giving testimony to the importance of the mission that by him would be planted in Brazil's heart, the Amazon forest.

Joana Assunção Serra, his mother, gave us this light in the form of a boy, educated in devote cradle, in the city of São Vicente do Férrer. There he grew up, worked and relied, in dreams, in the teachings of his spiritual teacher, Clara, who would later be recognized as the Virgin of the Conception. It was also in his native city that Mestre Irineu had his uncle’s advices, this of fundamental importance on his move, still young, to Acre, where he met with his cousins and fellow citizens Antônio and André Costa, the responsible people for introducing to him the sacramental drink ayahuasca.

It was almost twenty years later that the first followers started to arrive, these ones present in the opening of the spiritual works of the mission that later would be called Santo Daime. Companions who gave us a testimony of faith, love and loyalty, a legacy delivered to us through the hymns, personal accounts and history: together with our Mestre, the fundamental pillars of the doctrine.

Mestre’s "companions" were many, and we are going to, as far as possible, mention the ones that are known to us, being important to address that contributions will be very welcomed, in text, photo or video, regarding all the ones that somehow contributed to form this so beautiful garden.

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