Veneration Rites of Curanderismo: Invoking the Sacred Energy of Our Ancestors


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Bear & Company
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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.63 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., has a master's degree in religious studies with a focus on Mesoamerican shamanism from the University of California, Riverside. A practicing curandera for more than 20 years, descended from a long line of grandmother curanderas, she has studied with curanderx in Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles and gives presentations on curanderismo in many settings. The author of several books, including Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo, she lives in Tujunga, California.


"Once again Erika Buenaflor brings us a useful, powerful, and gamechanging modern look at ancient wisdom. This book not only helps us cultivate a walkable bridge between ourselves and our ancestors, it provides much-needed rituals around the important transitions of death, dying, and grief. Every practitioner interested in ancestral work, regardless of their cultural background, needs a copy of this book."-- "J. Allen Cross, author of American Brujeria: Modern Mexican American Folk Magic"
"The wisdom of the ancestors vibrates from the pages of Erika's book and infuses the reader with warmth, comfort, and the feeling of coming home to ourselves. Brimming with fascinating history, heartfelt stories, and accessible exercises, Erika seamlessly weaves a pathway for us to reconnect and reclaim the strength and power of those who came before. Erika is a knowledgeable and trusted maestra and offers us a tender and steady hand to help lead us to the full and joyous lives we are meant to live. This book is a rare gift, Erika is a gift, and we are all better for it."-- "Robyn Moreno, curanderismo practitioner and author of Get Rooted: Reclaim Your Soul, Serenity, and S"
"Ancestral veneration rites are an ancient form of healing, blessing, spiritual interaction, and renewal. Erika not only offers spiritual guidance and wisdom but also shows ancient techniques and methods for the revival of these rites. Erika's experiences, deep knowledge, and love for our ancestors and future generations to come shines through every page."-- "Laura Davila, author of Mexican Sorcery: A Practical Guide to Brujeria de Rancho"
"This book nourished my spirit like a healing broth of bones and herbs. I immediately felt the urge to strengthen my own practice with the rites and rituals brought to life within its pages."-- "Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, author of Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Ri"
"Erika's well-wrought teachings, rituals, and instructions, much of which were taught to her by elders and curanderx, but also from extensive study, are antidotes to the various physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and spiritual ailments we've endured for over five hundred years."-- "Luis J. Rodriguez, best selling author and award-winning novelist"