Sun, Jul 23|
Le Sol House
Earth Medicines: Book signing & Sacred Smoke blessing with Felicia Ruiz
Join visiting author and curandera, Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz to discuss & honor her award-winning book, Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera.
Time & Location
Jul 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Le Sol House, 734 W Canty St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
About the Event
Join visiting author and curandera, Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz for discussion, sacred smoke blessing and book signing of her award-winning book, Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera.
Felicia’s work draws on the power of water, air, earth, and fire—elements that can support us physically and spiritually. For this special event, attendees will have the opportunity to sample a tea tasting from her book and receive a blessing of sacred smoke to nourish their spirit.
FELICIA COCOTZIN RUIZ is a curandera, author, indigenous foods activist, and natural foods chef whose work is deeply rooted in the healing properties of all earth medicines. Her business name came to be after friends lovingly called her "the kitchen curandera", as she was often creating healing foods and remedies in her tiny adobe kitchen.
Her work has been featured in Food & Wine, Spirituality & Health, and on Padma Lakshmi's Taste The Nation, among many other platforms. Felicia lives with her husband in Phoenix, Arizona where she works with the sun, the moon, and the elements, offering medicine workshops and one-on-one healing sessions for her community.
WHAT IS A CURANDERA? Curanderas are traditional healers, who carry knowledge of foods, herbs, and other cultural remedies working with the body, mind, and spirit. In curanderismo, it is believed that disease can be caused by psychological, physical, and spiritual factors, creating disharmony of the body, mind, or soul. Curanderas help bring people out of that diseased state and back into harmony with various remedies and little rituals.
Curanderismo has been practiced throughout the Americas for over five hundred years, with each healer offering a unique skillset applying her natural gifts and training. Felicia’s own maternal great-grandmother was a curandera in northern New Mexico, where she caught babies, provided hands-on healing, and created herbal remedies for her community and family.