Join ERIE for a talk by Carmen Vicente, Road Woman, Bearer of the sacred arts of altars, Guardian of the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan
“Earth Eternal Mother
Return us back the seed,
May we not be torn apart by
Of being late to take care of…
Una voz del Sur: Somos Hijos de la Naturaleza, ¿Nos pertenece?
“Tierra Eterna Madre,
Devuélvenos la semilla,
Que no nos despedace La vergüenza,
De llegar tarde a guardar…
Carmen Vicente is a medicine woman from the border of Ecuador and Peru, a bearer of the sacred Arts of the Altars and Guardian of the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan. For nearly 50 years she has been advocating for the autonomy of traditional practices and teachings of the Andes. She has worked with traditional peoples in the Amazon and homeless and incarcerated communities in Quito, Ecuador. Currently, her work has focused on Women, young adults in urban areas, and investigations into gender roles and relations. Carmen has work extensively educating, inspiring and guiding young and old to remember the simplicity of the original Altars of creation. She has travel extensively and does work currently in Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brasil, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Germany, Israel, Holland and England.