For twenty years, Kathleen Harrison has been doing periodic, ethnobotanical fieldwork with an indigenous Mazatec healer, or “curandero”, in the mountains of Southern Mexico. The healer is now 87 years old. Recently, Kat recorded their conversation about the spirit, philosophy and techniques of healing in this tradition, using plants and fungi as sacraments. This wise teacher now wishes to share his perspective. He speaks entirely in the beautiful Mazatec language, with his granddaughter translating into Spanish. We hope to create a film that will be available in Mazatec, Spanish and English. Watch this short video to learn more about this ongoing work.
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