José Gabriel da Costa Association
The José Gabriel da Costa Association (AJGC) is a non-profit organization created by the members of the Beneficent Spiritist Center União do Vegetal in order to preserve the life story and work of its founder. Headquartered in Porto Velho (RO), the main project of the AJGC is the construction of a memorial consisting of a replica of the house where Mestre Gabriel and his family lived in that city. The house was also the first headquarters of the União do Vegetal and its replica will be built on the same land on which the original was erected.
The José Gabriel da Costa Memorial will also feature a center of studies and research about the Vegetal (Hoasca tea); a meeting room; rooms for archives (with cd’s, videos, tapes, photos and testimonials); a library; and an auditorium for lectures, workshops and viewing of videos related to the history of the UDV and Mestre Gabriel.
The memorial will be built in two parts, the first being a replica of the house where Mestre Gabriel and his family resided, and where the Headquarters of the UDV was located while he was incarnated. The second part is a building with the rooms that will house the other needs and the materials of the collection and memory.
“Note: In the English translation it was decided to preserve some words that are part of the UDV dialect in its original language, Portuguese.”