Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D.


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Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., has a master’s degree in religious studies with a focus on Mesoamerican shamanism from the University of California at Riverside. A practicing curandera for over 20 years, descended from a long line of grandmother curanderas, she has studied with curanderas/os in Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles and gives presentations on curanderismo in many settings, including at UCLA. She lives in Altadena, California.

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Books By Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D.

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    Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo

    Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo

    By Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D.

    $18.00
    Exploring the essential tools and practices of Mesoamerican shamans and curanderos, Erika Buenaflor provides a step-by-step guide for conducting the most common practice within curanderismo: limpias. These practical and effective shamanic cleanses work holistically to purify the body, mind, and spirit as well as heal acute and chronic illnesses.
  2. Curanderismo Soul Retrieval

    Curanderismo Soul Retrieval

    By Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D.

    $18.00
    In this step-by-step guide based on the ancient shamanic healing traditions of the Mexica and Maya, Buenaflor describes how to use the 5 cardinal directions to connect with lost soul fragments that have escaped during trauma or stressful situations, create the ideal place for them to return, and ensure a lasting soul retrieval.