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Welcome to our Shamanism & Curanderismo Los Angeles Area group. You don't need to know anything; you just need to have an open heart to enjoy and learn from this group. We share our spiritual knowledge. What we find interesting, what works for us, what doesn't work for us, our mistakes and how can we apply all this spiritual knowledge to everyday life.

This group is about the “Spiritual Path”. Which spiritual path? “ANY”….. because SPIRITUALITY IS YOUR OWN PATH. Each person follows their own spiritual path. Spirituality is not at religion, IT IS WHAT YOU CARRY INSIDE YOUR SOUL.

So from the information and activities that we share in this group, please take what your heart feels is good for you. Follow your intuition and live life from a powerful, happy, loving and peaceful position.

We call ourselves “practitioners”. Why? Because we practice what we learn. Who is a practitioner? Anybody who does energy and spiritual work to help herself or himself, family, friends, our community and Mother Earth.

                       You can learn more about it in our webpage www.curanderismo.net


We have different activities from different spiritual paths. Curanderismo or Mexican Shamanism is the spiritual path less known and also the most misunderstood.

                      THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CURANDERISMO

• It is not a religion. It is a way of living life. It is compatible with any religion, as it helps to develop a higher spirituality and therefore a better experience with your own religious path.

• Curanderismo is a general term to describe the ancient traditions of the Americas. Curanderismo has branched into different paths because of the size of our continent. The foundation is the same, but the way the ceremonies are performed may vary. There is no type of Curanderismo better than another. The best is the one that works for you.

• It’s not black magic, neither the dark arts. The foundation of Curanderismo is love and respect for everything and everyone.

• The practice of this kind of Curanderismo does not support the use of hallucinogenic drugs or plants. There are many branches or paths in Shamanism and Curanderismo. The Curanderismo that we practice is natural; it is not induced by any preparation. You will learn a series of exercises to reach other realities without the need for chemicals that may harm your body.

• And of course, like anything else, it can be a double-edged sword. With these lessons you can do good or harm. That’s on you, but as a recommendation think before doing anything. Think if it is for the benefit of the universe and never do anything if your mental state is not in peace.

• If you want to read more about what is a Curandera or Curandero, here is an article “Curandera beliefs in a nutshell”

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS HAPPENING? We are planning to have the meetings in different places in the Central Valley Area and when possible in Nature. We are planning a couple of spiritual hikes and camping trips. We host a one week camping retreat-workshop in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and also several retreats in Arizona. Little by little we will be adding all the activities that we have and all the practitioners that facilitate those activities. Now with the holidays everyone is busy but hopefully by the end of January we have all the information and links here. Some events are free, some are a volunteer donation but workshops and private consultations are paid because we pay for instructor, materials and venue.


Group guidelines:

I copied some guidelines from the Central Valley Hiking Group with the permission of our hiking group leader. I changed them a little because the nature of this group is different. All these may sound harsh but I think it is necessary before the group starts growing:

•This is not a dating group. If you harass or stalk somebody you will be banned from the group. Because our spiritual community is not so big, if you had in the past harassed somebody that we know you will be banned right away.

•If you send inappropriate emails to people you haven't met yet you will be banned from the group

•If you don’t respect other member’s spiritual believes your will be banned too. There is no better spirituality than other. It is what works for you. Please read lesson #1 below.


•If you bring drama to the group you will be banned too

•If you demonstrate anti-social, inappropriate behavior on the website or on an event guess what?...you will be banned from the group

•This is not a spiritual counseling group either. If you want a private consultation or a healing ceremony send me an email to hola@palomacervantes.com

•If you are interested in an event we suggest you read it in the computer because the phone app doesn’t show everything. Also read again the introduction or “about” page to know exactly what to expect.

•If you reserve for an event and you don’t show up and don’t let us know on time you will have 3 chances. After the 3rd time if you reserve you will be added to a waiting list. One day before the event after we close reservations we will let you know if there is a spot available for you. As a spiritual group I think we need to show respect for the organizers that put their time and effort to organize the events and to the members in the waiting list that wish to come to the events. 


Thank you for your understanding and Bienvenido (welcome) to our group!

I am really looking forward to meet all of you and create a wonderful group.
Have a zen day!
Paloma


Disclaimer:

In our Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group we provide the opportunity for members, instructors and facilitators to come together practice, learn, share and enjoy our knowledge in the spiritual field.

Each facilitator or instructor is independent from the group and is responsible for his or her own event. Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group cannot guarantee the competency of the instructors and facilitators. Participants in our events expressly agree that these events and services rendered are at their own sole risk.

Facilitators and instructors should conduct themselves with the highest integrity, competency, respect and honesty as well as the members that participate in our events.  Should you have an experience that does not reflect that standard, please contact Paloma at hola@palomacervantes.com and describe your experience.

Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group makes no warranty or claims that the events will meet the members and participant requirements, or expectations. Nor does Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group make any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy or reliability of any information posted on our events. Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the participation in our events.

The information and activities of this group are strictly for educational use and do not imply or express any health benefit. They are of historical, cultural, folkloric and traditional value. Shamanism & Curanderismo (Los Angeles Area) meetup group cannot proclaim the effectiveness of the information and activities of the group, nor are they responsible for the use that the “practitioner” gives it.

By joining this group you have read and accept this agreement 

LEGAL NOTICE:  It is illegal and unlawful for anyone to post any libelous, untrue, or misleading statement either on a website, social media site, or anywhere on the web either about me, my workshops, my products or my company.  Under California Civil Code, anyone who writes or comments any derogatory, untrue, or false statement is guilty of libel and is liable for any and all damages as a result of those false/misleading statements. 


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