Padrino Sebastiao

Over the years, people came to the Daime from many backgrounds. One person who came in the 1960's was a mediumistic healer named Sebastiao Mota de Melo. Suffering from a liver ailment, he came to Mestre (Master) Irineu for healing and became a close follower of the Santo Daime religion. Mestre Irineu passed the teachings on to Padrinho (Godfather) Sebastiao and when Mestre Irineu died in 1971, Padrinho Sebastiao formed a branch of the Santo Daime whose focus became building community.