CICLU - ALTO SANTO, AcreJuly 4th 2007 - This site comes to fulfil the desire of sharing the spiritualist Daime doctrine of Raimundo Irineu Serra, better known as Mestre Irineu, for those who seek the encounter with the truth that was practiced and spread by him through the teachings, example and liturgical practices received in the 57 years of his spiritual work on earth.

His life is itself a philosophy, a seed planted by him and cultivated by us across nearly a century of history and expansion, and it is up to us to seek the roots of this shaded tree -- deeply connected with the earth through nature, the forest, the vine, the leaf and our natural state among all beings -- this way guarding the collective space, creating and generating a safe and dignifying environment for the practices of the Daime, today and for the future generations, thereby giving continuity to his infinite work.

This website is a free and voluntary initiative, and has no connection whatsoever with any specific Santo Daime group, church, lineage, command or hierarchy, thus being impartial and non official, with the simple goal of sharing information about the work of Raimundo Irineu Serra and his followers. We neither sponsor nor encourage any attitude that might lead to prejudice, prosecution or any kind of sectarian thinking. We rely on the collaboration of all, in matter and spirit, for enriching this portal, which belongs to everybody: The life and the work of Raimundo Irineu Serra.


We hope that this way the work of this Divine Being can continue to exist in the hearts of all those who follow the doctrine of the Virgin Sovereign Mother, the Virgin of the Conception, the Queen of the Forest.

Alto Santo

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In order for visitors to keep track of updates and corrections, below is a list of the most recent updates and / or corrections, along with the Daime flag.

-- The year of 2014 -

-- The year of 2013 -

-- The year of 2012 -

-- The year of 2011 -

-- The year of 2010 -

-- The year of 2009 -

-- The year of 2008 -

-- The year of 2007 -

  • 07/04/2007 - Launch of the website The Juramidam Family.


Santo Daime flag

(Double click on the flag for a high resolution image)


Above is the Daime flag, which was received by Mestre Raimundo Irineu Serra from the Holy Virgin Mother. The eagle is just about to take flight. Francisco Grangeiro asked Mestre Irineu about the symbolism: “Mestre, what does the eagle on top of the moon mean?” To which Mestre Irineu answered: “Chico, what happens if you take off the accent from the word ‘eagle’?” (In Portuguese, the word for ‘eagle’ is ‘águia’. Without the accent it would be pronounced ‘a-guia’, which means ‘the guide’) – from the book ‘Contos da Lua Branca’ (Tales of the White Moon) by Florestan Neto.

 

 
NEWS
Mestre Irineu and Mrs. Raimunda
Mestre Irineu
and Mrs. Raimunda

his third wife and companion, in 1949, along with Veriana Brandão; Mrs. Bibi; Percília Ribeiro and others -- Historic Photos.
Mestre's Sandals
Mestre Irineu's Sandals
Son of slaves, on this Wednesday 15 completes 118 years that Irineu was born in São Vincent Férrer (MA).
Luiz Mendes and Friends
Luiz Mendes do Nascimento,
in an interview granted to Alex Polari, in the late '80s, presumably in 1988, with the presence of Wilson Carneiro and friends
Francisco Fernando Filho, "Padrinho Tetéu"
Francisco Fernando Filho, "Padrinho Tetéu", by Thiago Martins e Silva Hoff. Article from issue 9, June 2007, of the much missed virtual magazine Arca da União.
Carlos Marques, the Brazilian Forrest Gump
Carlos Marques,
the Brazilian
Forrest Gump
and "predestined apostle of the Santo Daime". Grande Bahia Journal, from Juarez Duarte Bomfim.
The Life of João Pereira
The Life of João Pereira
"The General of Comfort".
Unraveling the Mystery of the Origin of Ayahuasca (download)
Unraveling
the Mystery of the
Origin of Ayahuasca
(PDF download) / by Gayle Highpine.
The Arraial of Alto Santo

The Arraial of Alto Santo - After 40 years without the traditional arraial held at the time when Mestre Irineu was alive, the Vila Irineu Serra united again to bring back a tradition from the roots of the Santo Daime, told in the words of the journalist Antônio Alves.

Inauguration of the Center for Milling Rice
The inauguration of the Center for Milling Rice
in Alto Santo, in the section Historic Photos of the Doctrine, in the time of Mestre -- in the research of Mivan Gedeon.
Leôncio Gomes da Silva
Leôncio Gomes da Silva, "The President".
The Life of Antônio Gomes da Silva
The Life of Antônio Gomes da Silva, "The Messenger of Peace".
Hinário Bandeira de Paz
Recording of the Hymnbook Bandeira de Paz, of Percília Matos da Silva, in the Hinários' section
Germano Guilherme
The Life of Germano Guilherme, "The Little Brother", faithful companion and the first follower to take ayahuasca with Irineu Serra.
Concentrarion Work
New information, updates and reformulation.
Healing Work
Healing Work
Reformulation, updates and new information
The life of Maria Damião
The Life of Maria Marques Vieira,
Maria Damião

A homage to one of the four known "Companions" of Mestre, with many new information about her.
Daniel Pereira de Mattos - Friar Daniel - the founder of The Barquinha
Hymn 107 - I called there in the heights, of the hinário O Cruzeiro of Mestre Raimundo Irineu Serra and commented by Juarez Duarte Bomfim, telling a little about the story of Daniel Pereira de Mattos, the founder of A Barquinha.
Mestre Irineu's audio
The Audio
of Mestre Irineu,
recorded in 1964 by Wilson Carneiro, and today presented with love to the brother-sisterhood. This recording was handed over to this site by Mivan Gedeon, who in his turn received it from Antônio Macedo. We are most grateful to those who gave us such divine privilege of listening to our Mestre’s voice... in the matter.
Ciclu minutes for the year of 1971
The first Assembly Meting of the Universal Light Christian Illumination Center (CICLU), for the year of 1971. these minutes refers to the positions nomination, a few months before Mestre's death.
Ayahuasca - immaterial patrimony
Ayahuasca
Gilberto Gil, Culture Minister, receives document in defense of ritual as cultural heritage of Brazil
Mestre's Coffee Plantation
The Diversão (entertainment) 06 of Mestre Irineu, which was received in a memorable moment of this doctrine, while in the land that is known as “Mestre's Coffee Plantation”. The happening is beautifully commented by Juarez Duarte Bomfim.
New Hymns
A new section in Liturgy about the last hymns of Mestre; the "New Hymns".
Valsírio Serra
Interview with Walsírio Genésio da Silva, also known as Valcírio Serra, first-born son of Mestre Irineu.
Mario Maia personal account
The personal account of Mario Maia, a former Acre Senator.
Peregrina Gomes Serra
Madrinha Peregrina (Mestre's widow) receives a beautiful writing, by Eduardo Bayer, telling us about her person and the inheritance of Alto Santo -- Mestre’s headquarters -- who affectionately called her as "Piu"
Highlights
Mestre's life
The life and the work of Raimundo Irineu Serra, according to Jairo da Silva Carioca.

Irineu Serra Memorial

Mestre's Words

The Beautiful Exercise of a Happy Man