Carmen Vicente, world-renowned Medicine Woman and Carrier of the Art of Altars, invites you to discover the Andean Altar and Florida Water as tools to nourish the Spirit in these times.
From her home high on the mountains of Ecuador to yours.
This unique series consists of two 2-hour workshops streamed live via Zoom on January 22 and March 19, 2022.
THE ANDEAN ALTAR
The altar marks a center of the world, no matter where it is located. It breaks the time and the trivial space of normality. An ordinary space becomes an extraordinary space. The presence of the four elements is vital.
Standing in front of an altar is a sensitive experience which makes possible the encounter with another type of knowledge. For Carmen Vicente, the altar is also a work of art. The aim is to unveil, produce, keep and enhance a secret, an enigma, a knowledge: there is nothing that can exhaust its meaning.
School of Secrets presents:
Live via Zoom
'Florida' water, meaning flower water or water that has flowered or bloomed, is one of the first medicines that humans received from other humans. In Andean America it is one of the main ways to heal children, adults and elders. In human hands, the plant with all its result – roots, stems, flowers, seeds, stones, and other secrets – returns to the water that made it grow. With the flowering of each diverse recipe of flower water, we heal mountains, cities, rivers and lagoons; and all energy is renewed.
Any person who has a purpose of helping themselves or others, can access being a creator and multiplier of these forms of knowledge, in any place and any space.
Each of the two 2-hour workshops includes...
via Zoom from Ecuador
in case you cannot join live
one-page notes from the workshop
is this series PART OF THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY PROGRAM?
Yes! If you are currently a member of the Virtual Community, you do not need to sign up for the workshops, as they are part of the 13-month program. You will receive the access link via Patreon and email.
The Andean Altar workshop is on January 22nd, 2022.
The Flower Water workshop is on March 19th, 2022.
Both workshops will begin at 3 PM Ecuador time.
Check your local time here.
The total duration is of approximately 2 hours.
WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND LIVE?
All attendees are encouraged to attend live, to cultivate the vitality of the live gathering. However, we understand that sometimes it is impossible due to prior commitments. This is why the recording will be made available for 48 hours for you to watch at your convenience.
The Andean Altar replay will be from Feruary 5-6.
The Flower Water replay will be from April 2-3.
WILL THE RECORDINGs BE SHARED?
No. The event recordings will not be distributed ot attendees. If you cannot make the event live, you will be able to watch the replay in one of the alternative dates. Please check carefully and mark your calendar to make sure you don't miss it. After the replay, the event will no longer be available.
WILL THE WORKSHOPS BE IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH?
Carmen will speak in Spanish, and will have simultaneous spoken translation to English. You do not have to understand any Spanish in order to attend!
CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
If the monetary contribution is not viable for you at the moment, we invite you to join Carmen's Virtual Community.
Please contact us.
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1 Photography: Ali Kaukas, Bethanie Hines, School of Secrets archive / Text about altars: Natalia Contesse. Rito de Menstruación: una vía al conocimiento y la creatividad. 2021./ Other text: Carmen Vicente
If we bring these forms of shamanism to the city, it is because here, on the sidewalks where I am, the need for the Earth is present, so that her children, its inhabitants, can walk in the direction of health.
Where there is health, there is justice, there can be no health in the imbalance, nothing has been elevated or completed on this earth, without bearing in mind these four values: earth, air, fire, water.