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The Teachings of Obsidian and the Smoky Mirror

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Obsidian is considered one of the most sacred and utilized stones in the Mexica traditions and in curanderismo. As the smoky mirror it has the potential to show us the shadow as well as the beauty of ourselves that we may not be willing to look at. As a knife it can cut away negative energy and vibrations of illness. As a disc or an egg, can use it in trauma work to absorb pain and grief.
I’ve used obsidian in my work for more than a decade and carry it as one of my sacred nahual/Mayan energies. In this class, I will introduce you the energy of obsidian and take you on a brief smoky mirror experience with your classmates in order to open your heart to the potential of the stone. We’ll also discuss very specific modalities in which to use obsidian either on yourself or as energy or bodyworker. 

** This stone requires a lot from you in order to tap into all it has to offer. In other words, the work begins with you.

Instructor: Lisa Martinez

Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.

Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.

Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.

When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education. You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74


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September 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


RitualCravt School
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Ritualcravt, 7700 W 44th Ave CO
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 United States
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