Blue Deer Center News

Posted November 20, 2012

Recently we were able to sit down and talk with Eliot about the Blue Deer Center. In the following video, Eliot shares with us how our Center came to be and why so many of us find such a strong connection to the land here.

Posted November 19, 2012

In this retreat, Eda will engage participants in rituals and ceremonies designed to initiate a deep personal purification process that will help guide people into a close connection with the spirits of plants from the Amazonian rainforest, with whom she has an ongoing deep relationship.

In order to get the most benefit from what her plant medicine has to offer, attendees will eat a very simple diet and drink the herbal teas that Eda will provide for very deep cleansing and purification. This will be a time for retreat and inner reflection in a setting that supports this healing process.

Participants will be guided by Ms. Zavala Lopez on an individual basis through out the retreat. She will be meeting with participants privately on a regular basis to support each one in their healing process. This is a unique opportunity to experience in a supportive setting the gifts of the Amazon plants and the healing capacity of a Peruvian curandera. In a recent interview with Ms. Lopez she shared that this is a time to keep things simple. When she is in the jungle with her elders things are very simple and that is when one begins to open up to another way of being and seeing. This is Earth medicine – a time for nurturing.

Eda Zavala Lopez comes from a long lineage of native women healers. A descendant of the Wari people she describes her knowledge of healing practices as being a part of her DNA. Her grandmother used plant medicines in a very natural way and Eda absorbed this directly and simply. She went on to study with native healers deep in the forest learning the intricacies of plant medicines and their properties from healers and the plants themselves.

To read an interview with Eda Zavala Lopez by Eliot Cowan, please click here.

For more information about Eda and her work, please visit her website EdaZavalaLopez.com.

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