World-renown energy healer and teacher of the Nahuatl tradition, Sergio Magaña “Ocelocoyotl”, shares his journey as a healer and gives us healing techniques to practice at home.
Although raised in a traditional Catholic home in Mexico, Sergio Magaña was surrounded by ancient Mexican spiritual practices from the time he was a child. Later, he was initiated into the 5,000-year-old lineage of Mesoamerica as well as the Toltec dreaming oral tradition, which has been handed down for 1,460 years. For many years, Sergio used his gift to help others heal from all kinds of conditions. Magaña is devoted to teaching others his spiritual and healing knowledge in workshops all over the world.
Another Way (Opening) – Sergio describes growing up around energy healing practiced by his nanny and the circumstances that exposed him to the world of mysticism and alternative medicine early in life. He talks about the way that ancient beliefs and practices still exist in South America among the predominantly modern Catholic population.
“I learned there were two options; the traditional medicine that I respect a lot which sometimes is the solution for some things and other ways like the energetic ancient ways. There are two ways to treat everything.” – Sergio Magaña
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Changing Perceptions (8:85) – To take a path like Sergio, it requires one to change their perception of the world. Sergio discusses the significance of perception and how we all can benefit from seeing through different perspectives.
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Some Things Are Meant to Be (12:05) – Sergio shares his early experiences learning to heal with energy. He talks about his own skepticism in his potential as a healer.
“I think that when you are meant to be something, the doors open like that. I tried many times to be an actor and at the end, the doors closed. To be an energetic healer, in the beginning, everything opened so easily.” – Sergio Magaña
Caves of Power (27:40) – In his newest book, Caves of Power: Ancient Energy Techniques for Healing Rejuvenation and Manifestation, Sergio speaks to the hidden power in each of us—that place where our instincts and unconscious live. He and Chris talk about what the Caves of Power located within us all and the practices that activate them.
“The cave was a word to name the inner self, or the unconscious, for the ancient ones. It is a metaphor, we have our own caves like the earth has its own caves, the hidden paths.” – Sergio Magaña
Opening the Heart (34:25) – Sergio offers a healing technique that anyone can practice to heal themselves energetically. He and Chris discuss controversial healing practices like psychic surgery.
Breath Practice (42:05) – We are introduced to the meditative breathing exercises practiced in the ancient Mesoamerican tradition and leads us through an exercise that brings in the healing power of the sun and expels our problems.
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