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Temazcal Opening Ritual in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Temazcal Opening Ritual in Guanajuato, Mexico

Attending a temazcal in Mexico is a mind-blowing experience as a foreigner. Lots of locals go every week though. A temazcal is both a spiritual and a healing experience. In this video, Karolina (in the bandana), leads the opening ritual by paying homage to the four cardinal directions and blowing the conch shell. Each of us is then purified with smoke before entering the temazcal. The whole ritual takes ...
Nudity, Chocolate, and Bamboo Mats in Mexico: The Temazcal — By Jennifer Shipp
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Nudity, Chocolate, and Bamboo Mats in Mexico: The Temazcal — By Jennifer Shipp

I can’t remember where or when I first heard about temazcals in Mexico, but it was incredibly difficult to find one in Guanajuato. Despite the fact that there was a temazcal located only about 200 yards (maybe less) from Escuela Falcon where we trekked every day for Spanish classes, no one we talked to there seemed to know where we could do one. I began my search for a temazcal and a curandero (or ...
The Search for Indigenous Healers in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Search for Indigenous Healers in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

We have only about 3 “non-working” days off left here in Guanajuato and our Spanish language classes at Escuela Falcon have ended. Rather than seeking out every tourist destination on the roster, we’re going to try to find Mexican healers. Though I would rate our health as excellent, I thoroughly enjoy hearing stories of how people heal themselves and I'm endlessly fascinated by the various rituals and ...
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