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Healing : Reclaiming My Ancestral Legacy

Healing : Reclaiming My Ancestral Legacy

Healing: Reclaiming My Ancestral Legacy
Lillian Comas-Díaz

Woman is by nature a shaman.

Chukchee proverb

The Island of the Spirits

“Why does Doña Blanca have a white flag in front of her house?” I asked my grandmother Antonia as we walked under the bright Caribbean sun. Born in Chicago, I had just moved to Puerto Rico and everything was new to my 6-year-old eyes. In response, my grandmother stopped walking and folded her umbrella. She pulled out a white handkerchief from her purse and dried the sweat on my forehead. After a pause, she said, “Doña Blanca is an espiritista, a woman shaman who heals with her spirit guides.”

When I went to school the next day I asked about ...

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