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The Resource Cleansing rites of curanderismo : limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans, Erika Buenaflor

Cleansing rites of curanderismo : limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans, Erika Buenaflor

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Cleansing rites of curanderismo : limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans
Title
Cleansing rites of curanderismo
Title remainder
limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans
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Erika Buenaflor
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Language
eng
Summary
"A tutorial on the ancient practice of limpias to heal the mind, body, and soul. Offers step-by-step instructions for the practice of limpias, shamanic cleansing rituals to heal, purify, and revitalize people as well as physical spaces. Examines different types of limpia ceremonies, such as fire rites for transformation, water rites for cleansing and influencing, and sweeping rites for divination. Explores the sacred stories behind limpia rituals and traces these curanderismo practices to their indigenous roots. Exploring the essential tools and practices of Mesoamerican shamans and curanderos, specifically the ancient Yukatek Maya and Mexica (Aztec), Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., provides a step-by-step guide for conducting the most common practice within curanderismo: limpias. These practical and incredibly effective shamanic cleanses heal, purify, and revitalize people and spaces with herbs, flowers, eggs, feathers, fire, and water. They are also powerful tools for self-empowerment, spiritual growth, soul retrieval, rebirth, and gracefully opening up pathways for new beginnings. Drawing on her 20 years' experience as a curandera and her graduate studies focused on Mesoamerican shamanism, the author traces modern curanderismo practices to their indigenous roots. She explores the sacred stories behind limpia rituals and examines different types of limpia ceremonies in depth, such as fire rites for transformation, water rites for cleansing and influencing, and sweeping rites for divination. She outlines how limpias work holistically to enable one to let go and cleanse the body, mind, and spirit of limiting beliefs, traumas, and broken stories; heal acute and chronic illnesses such as depression, insomnia, and anxiety; and revitalize and activate sacred spaces by renewing their essence and clearing negative energies. She explains the healing properties of the plants used in limpia rites and how to perform the medicinal chants used by the curanderos. In addition, the author details how the practice of platicas, heart-straightening talks, supports limpia rites by encouraging one to vocalize their needs as they eject traumas and unwanted energies from the body, setting the stage for self-awareness and healing. Sharing the story of her own complete healing from a catastrophic injury with limpias as well as inspirational testimonies from others who have experienced limpias, the author provides a personal and thoroughly practical guide to the ancient shamanic method of limpias to promote healing and personal transformation in our times"--
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Buenaflor, Erika
Dewey number
299.7/131
Index
index present
LC call number
GN475.8
LC item number
.B84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shamanism
  • Healing
  • Traditional medicine
  • Mayas
  • Aztecs
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spirituality / Shamanism
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual
  • Aztecs
  • Healing
  • Mayas
  • Shamanism
  • Traditional medicine
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Cleansing rites of curanderismo : limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans, Erika Buenaflor
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1004553831
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781591433118
Lccn
2017055208
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1004553831
Label
Cleansing rites of curanderismo : limpias espirituales of ancient Mesoamerican shamans, Erika Buenaflor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004553831
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781591433118
Lccn
2017055208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004553831

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