Mary Ann the Shaman of the Andes - Interview in Panorama.

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009


The Lakota indians know it as Inipi, while native people in the Mexican Sierra give it the name of Temascal. In all cases, it is a ceremony for physical and spiritual purification, which takes place inside an igloo-shaped lodge and symbolizes coming back into the womb of Mother Earth. Inside the lodge, the maternal uterus is recreated, grandmother stones are heated, and water with aromatic herbs is used to pour over the stones, it is a natural sauna. It usually takes place at night, but can be done during the day as well. When people are inside, the Circle of Truth is opened. The heat and the energy of the group facilitate a catharsis that brings out all emotional contents. Apart from eliminating toxins, the Sweatlodge is a good option to release tension and reencounter with oneself.

The scientific principle of the Sweatlodge is that consciousness is altered through different levels of heat, sweat and breathing, which means that through natural resources the psyche can open the conscience and work inside.

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