Hello. My name is Karol Liver and this is Pangean Path, a research hub dedicated to conscious cognitive intellectual expansion founded on four pillars of inspirational disciplines: Art, Science, Adventuring, and Spirituality. Here is the most complex Q&A about my person, work, and inspirations.
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent van Gogh
Who Am I? I am a dedicated educator with over a decade of successful experience in teaching, artistic fields, and shamanistic practices. Pangean Path is my personal project and research hub dedicated to the studies on the subject of the expansion of cognitive intelligence and collective consciousness. It serves as a hub space that links my artistic, spiritual and intellectual connections around the globe. I am a conscious wanderer, devoted artist, wild adventurer and investigative journalist, whose main quest is to discover and explore what conscious humanism taste like!
What is my experience with plant-based medicine? I have been studying the mystical territory of the Amazon rainforest and its shamanistic traditions for over seven years (as of 2018). I have been living at the source and have studied under the wise eyes of the native Shipibo tribe in Peru, that are commonly known for their profound skills in the art of conscious body and soul healing. My love to plant medicine has been initiated fully in 2011 and since then I have been travelling and living around the World, studying shamanistic almanack in various places of power, mostly on three different continents. I have participated in numerous ceremonies and dietas with sacred plants, mostly with spirits of Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, Huachuma and Mapacho and have studied the art of brewing the Ayahuasca tea in two sacred places in South and North Americas. I also helped to host spaces for numerous ceremonies and retreats around the World (Europe, North America, and Asia).
As part of my path, I currently serve liquid Sacred Tobacco Mapacho ceremonies on various occasions. I also provide audiences in Europe with detailed talks on Ayahuasca, Shipibo culture, preparations for ceremonies and health and safety in the personal and spiritual expansion using entheogens.
Who do I work/study with? I study by the side of humble, dedicated and extremely experienced practitioners in Europe and in South America. My most profound experience and lessons have been learned from Meastra Shamana from Shipibo tribe, Curandera Juana Silvano Teco, also known as Isa Yaka who has been serving her energy and experience as a shaman for the local community for her entire life. She also serves as a powerful bonesetter. Plant-wise, she works mainly with the spirits of Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, Sananga and Mapacho.
How do I see myself grow? I am a knowledge addict, wisdom hunter, and worshiper of the intellect. My brain is like an infinite sponge that loves to be soaked in the cognitive nature of our daily experiences. There is no end to the process of learning. I have dedicated my entire adult life to studying various disciplines and, throughout the years, developed passionate love for art: via photography, music, dance, contact improvisation, vocal toning; science: via hard astronomy, astrobiology (I have completed astrobiology curse at Harvard), psychology, neuroscience, theoretical science, quantum physics, futurism, green energy and sustainable design; adventuring: with a strong emphasis on the indigenous traditions, ancient cultures, archaeology; and as a beautiful conclusion and a bridging center to all above mentioned fields, I finally stepped onto the path of conscious spiritual expansion and self-exploration via philosophy, shamanism, plant-based medicinal work, meditation, breathing practices and sound healing.
Like an optical prototype of prism, I allow the light in and refract it out, with the most spectacular spectrum of unlimited colours. The best and most exciting part is that there is really no end to this path. There is no end to the horizon of expansion.
How do I travel? My main quest during my expeditions is to find the access to the source of the ancient wisdom and mystical places of power. I hardly ever follow touristic routes. I offer an insight into expedition route and individual or group adjustments. I have traveled to over 40 countries in the last couple of years and I see Pangean Path as an open space for any sort of artistic, scientific and spiritual collaborations around the World and a generator of inspirational and co-creative vibes that can be shared with you lovely bunch of amazing folks, wisdom keepers, art curators, life and wellness coaches, photographers, and all those beautifully connected souls I constantly meet on the road and share space with. If you are interested to see some of my postcards from Gaia, you can browse through my Gallery or check my Instagram profile.
Can I join? Yes, you are heartily welcome to join my expeditions and share wisdom. I am currently organizing a group expedition to Peru in 2018, a spiritual quest through the land of the Incas concluded in the Peruvian jungle, right into the arms of ancient spirits of the rainforest and the wisdom of ancient tribes and their Ayahuasca, a powerful medicine practised for centuries by Shipibo tribe. You can read more about the expeditions by clicking this link.
What is Pangean Talks? It is an important, educational sub-section in which I provide my audience with talks and discussion panels on various subjects, including Ayahuasca work and ceremonies, preparation to shamanistic rituals and Shipibo culture. My most popular talk, The Voice of Nimea Kaya, approaches work with Ayahuasca from many angles – from the scientific aspects of the medicine to native stories and beliefs to cultural aspects and the nature of icaros. We find out what the pantheon of jungle spirits and plants is and, what is the most important subject for me to be discussed, we go through health and safety part which is a vital part in preparations to ceremonies and dietas with medicine. You can check out themes and subjects of my speeches in the Talks section.
Other things I love doing. I am also available as a speaker for conferences and discussion panels about art and photography, I work as photography curator for over 10 years and have supported multiple photographic and artistic initiatives. I run prism, a successful photographic curatorial collective operating worldwide. In 2011 I started to work as a personal intuitive life-coach and progressive trainer for groups and companies.
Thank you for visiting my space and I hope to see you in person soon. You can read more about the Expeditions here and check the upcoming ones. If you want to check for any upcoming events please also stay tuned to Pangean event page on facebook.
I also offer guided meditations combined with sound healing and breathwork and inspirational live skype sessions for individuals.
Irake. (Shipibo for thank you)