Healing with the Stone that Cuts

Obsidian is not a fancy or flashy stone. It is not one that is typically used for expensive jewelry or takes the center stage at gem shows and displays. Often piercingly black, it can sometimes be mahogany brown or forest green or rust red. It may contain inclusions that looks like shiny stars or silvery […]

Living Stones, Loving Earth & Now

Life as we know it is changing, shifting. We can feel it in our bones and in our hearts. Many are the explanations offered for these new times we struggle to wrap our minds around. For those who truly follow the ancient Toltec/Mayan ways, this is because we are in a time of transition from […]

HEALING WITH THE HELP OF IMBABURA AND COTOCACHI

Mama Maria climbed the stairs of her two bedroom concrete home in the small town of Iluman, Ecuador to get something. What could it be? I had arrived to her place half an hour ago. It had taken the taxi a few minutes to locate her clinic, since the sign announcing she was a “yachak” […]

COMPLEMENTARY DUALITY

Complementary duality is one of the central precepts of indigenous Andean and Aztec/Toltec wisdom and spirituality (as well as many other spiritual traditions and cultures). In the origin myth of the Toltec, our world was begun by two beings (not one). Colloquially translated as “Mr” and “Mrs” – they are believed to together have created […]

Healing with Obsidian Stones

“It is as easy to cure cancer as a common cold,” my teacher of obsidian tools – Sergio Magana – told us in class. “Hard to believe, but at an energetic level this is true.” He then went on to tell us two remarkable stories about healing using obsidian tools. The first was about an […]

Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

In challenging times such as these, it is even more important than ever to stay grounded and balanced to the best of your abilities and qualities. This can be easier said than done, of course, for all of us. In this article today, instead of being “heavy” and “intense,” I am going to try a […]