Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo : Limpias Espirituales of Ancient Mesoamerican Shamans, Paperback / softback Book

Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo : Limpias Espirituales of Ancient Mesoamerican Shamans Paperback / softback


A tutorial on the ancient practice of limpias to heal the mind, body, and soul * Offers step-by-step instructions for the practice of limpias, shamanic cleansing rituals to heal, purify, and revitalize people as well as physical spaces * Examines different types of limpia ceremonies, such as fire rites for transformation, water rites for cleansing and influencing, and sweeping rites for divination * Explores the sacred stories behind limpia rituals and traces these curanderismo practices to their indigenous roots Exploring the essential tools and practices of Mesoamerican shamans and curanderos, specifically the ancient Yukatek Maya and Mexica (Aztec), Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., provides a step-by-step guide for conducting the most common practice within curanderismo: limpias.

These practical and incredibly effective shamanic cleanses heal, purify, and revitalize people and spaces with herbs, flowers, eggs, feathers, fire, and water.

They are also powerful tools for self-empowerment, spiritual growth, soul retrieval, rebirth, and gracefully opening up pathways for new beginnings. Sharing the story of her own complete healing from a catastrophic injury with limpias as well as inspirational testimonies from others who have experienced limpias, the author provides a personal and thoroughly practical guide to the ancient shamanic method of limpias to promote healing and personal transformation in our times.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages, Includes 8-page color insert and 15 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Indigenous peoples
  • ISBN: 9781591433118



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops