curandero


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a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans

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Other studies have shown that certain practices associated with syncretic religions such as Santeria (Sandoval, 1979) and espiritismo (Garrison, 1977, 1978; Harwood, 1977; Koss, 1975, 1980) and indigenous healers such as curanderos (Trotter & Chavira, 1981) are also used by some for these purposes.
This explains why a curandero, or shaman-healer, is also called a saint.
Instead, they see Andean folk healers, called curanderos or chamanes, who treat mental illness as a spiritual disease.
Similar to the more familiar practice called "smudging" of the Native Americans of NorthAmerica, for some complaints a curandero may give a person in need a limpia with a tree resin incense called copal (pictured above).
And, officials note, much of what a curandero does is not only legal, but often little different from what spiritual, emotional or nutritional advisers do.
Eventually, he did sign a contract with a big conglomerate, Planeta's Emece, and published Curandero de amor in 2006.
Curandero confeso que enterro a joven norte-americano [Curandero confessed he had buried young American].
Depending on the specialty of the practitioner, they can be called a yerbero, sobador, huesero or curandero.
Amaringo trained as a curandero in the Amazon then retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher in his native Peru.
Many turn to a curandero (a form of folk healer or witch doctor) for care.
State, (100) the Texas Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Raul Castillo, a curandero (faith healer) accused of sexually assaulting a sixteen-year-old girl, O.
The Five Lost Days" follows aspiring documentarian Michael Burns as he goes on the search for the last curandero, a traditional healer of the Mayan culture.
But," a resident pastor explains, "what happens here is very similar to the way a local curandero (healer) might deal with the oppressive forces of the spirit world.
Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru.
Curandero confeso que enterro a joven norteamericano [Curandero confessed he had buried young American].