Curandera beliefs in a nutshell
These are some of the traditional Curandera or Curandero beliefs. As with every tradition, each practitioner has his or her own beliefs that differ a little bit from each other. There is no belief that is better than the other. The best is what it works for you, regardless of what everyone says. I am writing with the “a” in Curandera, not because I am a feminine activist, just because I am a woman and I am writing about myself and the Curanderas around me.
To fully understand a Curandera belief system would be too long, maybe boring and too complicated. These are some beliefs in a nutshell.
- The Curandera is an intermediary between the physical and the spiritual world.
- The spirits can influence the quality of life of the individual or the community.
- The Nature Spirits can be benevolent or harmful.
- The Curandera can treat diseases caused by harmful spirits.
- The Curandera’s spirit can travel through different realities to find solutions to problems or diseases.
- The Curandera can protect an individual or the community.
- Many Curanderas have knowledge of herbs and plants and will use them for healing or spiritual purposes.
- The Curandera treats a disease or problem by risking her life in the spiritual world.
- When you make a donation or give a gift to a Curandera, you are not only paying the Curandera but also you are paying the spirits for their help.
- The spirits look kindly when an individual takes care with the assistance of a Curandera.
Now that you know all these; don’t take the help of the Spirits or of a Curandera for granted. It is a great honor to be able to have somebody working in the Spirit work for you. Be grateful and open your heart for the blessings that may come after a Curandera has work on your behalf.
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Paloma Cervantes writes about Shamanism, Curanderism, Herbalism and Ancient Healing Traditions. In 2013 Paloma finally obtained permission to share the teachings learned from Don Manuel Flores a Mexican Shaman/Curandero in order to keep alive the tradition. Modernization threatens to extinguish this richly Spiritual tradition and highly effective healing modality.
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Disclaimer: The information given is strictly for educational purposes and does not imply or express any health benefit. This information is historic, cultural, folkloric and traditional in value. The author cannot proclaim the effectiveness of the contents of this writing and does not have any responsibility for the use that the reader gives it.