Sacred Copal & Limpias: History and hands-on practice

Date:  Friday, March 20th

Time:  6:30pm – 10pm

Location: Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Cost:  $75

Teacher:  Margarita Camarena

We will cover:

– The history of Copal and the Popoxcomitl

– The power of the Copal cleanse

– Demonstration of the Copal cleanse

– Hands-on practice

– Post-healing guidelines

Copal is fundamental within Curanderismo. It is important to understand it when using it. It is the goal of this workshop to introduce you to Copal’s history, how it is used, why it heals and how to use it and keep it. We are going look at the tradition and how it transfers into spiritual cleansing. We will learn step by step how to do a spiritual cleanse.

We will speak about the importance of the fire while we do this practice. And what does it mean to turn the fire “on” and the quality of the fire that that is appearing for you at any given time. We will explore our connection to the element fire and find out where we are in relationship to it. If out of balance we will talk about how to bring it into balance within ourselves before working with others. We must attain balance to bring it into our practice and the healing space.

We are going to talk about the tradition of the Popoxcomitl (Nahuatl language) also known as Saumerio (Spanish for in incense burner). We will look at its history and how it has evolved through the ages. We will talk about how to prepare it before using it and how to store it and transport it when going out to do ceremonies somewhere outside our healing space.

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Full payment is required to save your space in a class.

Please mail check to:Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.Alternatively, you may request a paypal invoice (3% finance charge).

*We are not doing payment plans at this time. If the class becomes full- we will add you to the waitlist in the order you submit your application.

Access Information:

The classroom space is located up one flight of stairs. There is an alternate entrance available for folks who need it. Please contact us at the email below with your accessibility needs.

We ask folks to come free of perfumes, scented lotions, scented detergents, essential oils, and other scented products. While we strive to keep our space free from chemical scents, we share a building with others and are located above a nail salon. As an apothecary, there is regular use of smudging and essential oils in the space. Please contact us at the email below if you have concerns.

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