Curanderismo: Ancestral Spiritual Healing Traditions

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6336 1.00

Curandersimo is a healing tradition that dates back to colonial Mexico. It is influenced by Catholicism and indigenous healing traditions, at times weaving seemingly competing ways of being. This class will cover the social, cultural, historical, and political context in which curanderismo emerged and persists to this day as an often preferred practice that draws on multiple modalities for promoting health and well-being. Some of the modalities that will be explored in the class include the complex and integral use of plants, eggs, prayer, floral waters and massage. Students will also learn about related contemporary and local spiritual healing traditions in the Bay Area with an opportunity to explore their own respective cultural ancestral healing traditions. Priority to PARW students

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