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(Zoom Class) MesoAmerican Ancestral Wisdom: A Path to Self-Knowledge and Healing from Ancient Mexico With Robert Vetter, M.A.
April 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm$75.00
This class will be taking place online via Zoom.
Saturday April 25 ~ 10am – 6pm & Sunday April 26 ~ 1pm – 6
Would you like to begin the spiritual practice of Curanderismo, the traditional holistic system of healing in Mexican-American folk medicine? This foundational class introduces the traditional beliefs and practices, fundamental to an ancient Mesoamerican system of holistic medicine rooted in the Toltec Path blending faith and prayer with the use of herbs, massage, energy balancing and other methods of healing. Besides healing, Curanderismo provides a spiritual path to become a man or woman of knowledge. In this hands-on workshop, we begin the process of self-healing and healing others through:
- Seeking balance and power through the four directions
- Smudging: Using sacred incenses to purify another person or clear a space
- Sacred altar construction
- Introduction to the art of spiritual cleansing (limpia)
- Removing negative and stagnant energies
- Liberating emotions to restore balance to body, mind and spirit
- Connecting with the energy of herbs for healing
Join us for a personal journey to experience the mysteries of an ancient form of
Earth Wisdom that offers ways to navigate the unseen world as well as providing
practical tools for more effectively thriving in the midst of the challenges of the
Note: this introduction is a prerequisite for future modules in a course of study that will go into much more depth involving consistent practice to gain proficiency in the major tools used in the practice of Curanderismo. Future sessions may include: Construction and use of a temazcal (traditional Mesoamerican sweat lodge or “house of vapor”), platica (heart to heart spiritual counseling techniques), limpia (the art and science of energetic cleansing utilizing tools that include: eggs, lemons, peppers, tobacco and herbs), ventosa (Mesoamerican cupping), herbal preparations, sacred sound therapy, energy sensing, the use of feathers, and much more!
About the Instructor:
Robert Vetter, M.A. is a cultural anthropologist whose life work concerns the intersection of spirituality and healing in diverse indigenous cultures especially that of the Southern Plains. Along with his adopted uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah Sr.,he authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family. Robert is a featured curandero in the book Curandero:Traditional Healers of Mexico and the Southwest by Eliseo Torres and Imanol Miranda. He is an instructor at University of New Mexico’s annual conference on Curanderismo. He maintains a healing practice and community temazcal (Mesoamerican sweat lodge) in Long Island, New York.