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Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo: Limpias Espirituales of Ancient Mesoamerican Shamans

by Erika Buenaflor Author

An in depth exploration of limpias, the essential healing practices of Mesoamerican shamans and curanderos. Curandera and scholar Erika Buenaflor provides step-by-step guides for conducting effective limpias, shamanic cleansing rituals that heal, purify, and revitalize your body, spirit, and environment using simple, elemental materials. Drawing on the traditions of the Yukatek Maya and Mexica people, Buenaflor demonstrates how limpias may serve contemporary practitioners to address common ailments such as anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain—including how they helped her recover from a catastrophic injury—as well as how to employ them as tools for spiritual growth, regeneration, and expanded consciousness.