Shamanism and Curanderismo

P1080688Shamanism and Curanderismo

Michael says, “My teachers were shamans; some were also curanderos.” Jennie has also studied with shamans, as well as being a Reiki master. Although they come to their work form different traditions, Michael and Jennie often work together to benefit those who ask for aid.

Traditionally, shamans and curandera/os work with the spirits on behalf of others and the community. In Latin America, shamanism, and curanderismo, a “folk”  healing tradition from Spain, became intertwined. Both are animistic, meaning  practitioners work with the nature spirits, including plants, and Ancestors. Rather than the practitioner having power over the spirits, the spirits and practitioner form a mutually rewarding relationship.

In our work together we will seek the aid of the spirits to address your needs and concerns. Traditionally, the shamanic practitioner was totally responsible for invoking healing. Now the world is in great distress and you may be asked to take on some healing tasks in support of your healing and of the natural world.

Our work together may include seeking aid from the spirits, energy work, ritual, and wisdom talks. We may invite you to try herbal teas or baths, or flower or plant essences. You are encouraged o bring friends or family with you to our meetings for support.

Traditional healing makes a distinction between curing and healing. Sometimes, even when we ty with all our heart, we cannot be cured of what afflicts us. Yet, even then, often we can find deep and lasting healing.

Shamanic aid can be an effective adjunct to medical treatment or counseling. Most issues can be addressed in one to three sessions, although some more complex problems may require additional meetings.

When you contact us we may look into whether we can be helpful before scheduling a first meeting. We have no set fee, and suggest a donation of between $75-150, depending on your finances. That said, please do not allow a lack of financial resources to stop you from asking for aid.

We  look forward to meeting you.