I am of Andean, Meso-American and Nigerian blood and tradition so I honor my ancestors by using music, faith, prayers and above all love when working with others. My traditions are a way of living, NOT a religion.
As a Paqowarmi, I am an espirtista (spiritist/medium) of the Earth. I work directly in relationship with the mountains, the earth, the water, the air, fire and all of the unseen world through Ayni or reciprocity.
Some of my teachers are of the Q'ero and Andean tradition including Vilma Pineda, Franciso Victoria and Yandy Huaranga, as well as Dario Astengo. Additional teachers included are practitioners of other indigenous practices in Peru, as well as my own bloodline and my every day clients. For you are all my teachers.
"Curar" means to cure in Spanish. Curanderas work between the seen and unseen worlds in a trance state. Once in the spirit world, they contact them for help in bringing people out of diseased state. They work through prayer, herbal treatments, rituals and bring messages to cleanse the body, mind and spirit . Every curandera works differently.
Obreros work with prayer. They work through faith, verbal manifestations and have a strong connection to Spirit. Hierberas have an intimate relationship with the plant world and have knowledge of various plants, foods and treatments. They are said to communicate with spirits as mediums.
Ceremonies are a key component in Andean practice and other shamanic work. It is how reverence is shown to the Earth, Spirit and the ancestors. It is used for healing purposes. Some include medicinal plants, common every day plants and as well as sound, prayer and more. Common ceremonies are limpias or spiritual cleansings.
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