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Honoring the Sacred Fire – Creating The Womb With Clay
July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$110.00
Fire has been used in ceremonial practice since the creation stories of many cultures and traditions. With time and patience, you can rekindle the fire that has belonged to you since you came into this world, once again surrounding you in the aromatic smoke of the cosmos.
Developing a relationship with the sacred fire begins with building foundations of trust, honor and respect. In this class we will discuss using this element in our homes, on our altars and in ceremony. In the second part of the class we will create a personal tool referred to as a sahumerio, popoxcomitl or a tlemaitl which is used in the Meso-American traditions as well as in curanderismo. We will form this powerful tool out of clay which acts a womb to hold the burning coals that will transform the herbs and resins used into offerings for our guides, holy ones and the deities of our personal path.
Class Fee $110 – Fee includes cost of the materials and the ceramic firing of your personal tool!
Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family. Over the years, Samuel has traveled and studied with traditional healers, curanderos/curanderas, shamans and medicine men and women in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. He developed a relationship with the sacred fire at a young age and has been a firekeeper for the temezcal and inipi sweat lodges for many years.
As a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and a practitioner of Curanderismo he utilizes a variety of therapies and modalities in his private practice. Samuel is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado and a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He 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. Samuel is also a participant of the International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers Curanderos, Sanadores and Shamans which originated in the Sacred Mountains of Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
You can follow Samuel on Instagram @samzen812