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Sacred Energies of the Sun and Moon

By: Erika Buenaflor M.A. J.D.
Narrated by: Luke Bob Robinson
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A practical guide to ancient Mesoamerican solar and lunar rites for healing and transformation 

  • Details shamanic rituals and practices for each period of the day, including dawn, sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight, to best harness the energies of the sun, night sun, and moon for specific purposes, such as divination, journeying with animal spirit guides, or spiritual wisdom 
  • Incorporates shamanic breathwork, dreamwork, mantra chanting, mudras, dancing and movement, toning, chakra work, crystals, herbs, and limpias (shamanic cleanses)
  • Explores how nighttime energies are affected by the phases of the moon, offering specific practices for each phase

Ancient Mesoamerican shamans and modern practitioners of curanderismo - a Latin American shamanic healing practice - divide each day and night into distinct periods based on the sacred rhythms of the sun and moon, with each time offering opportunities to connect with specific celestial energies for healing and transformation.

In this hands-on guide to working with the sacred energies of the sun, night sun, and moon, curandera Erika Buenaflor details the rites, rituals, and deities for each part of the day and night and explores the sacred tools and techniques used by ancient Mesoamerican shamans for harnessing solar and lunar energies. She explains how the sun is the source of soul energy that heals, animates, strengthens, and revitalizes us on many levels, while night energies are transformative and conducive for connecting with non-ordinary realms. 

She explores rituals for dawn, sunrise, and midmorning to harness the energies of creation and new beginnings; for noon and afternoon to promote peak strength and spiritual wisdom; for sunset and dusk to bring about transformation, perform divination, and journey with animal spirit guides; and for midnight and predawn to facilitate shamanic dreamwork, connect with the ancestors, make offerings, and regenerate at the deepest levels. She also explores how nighttime energies are affected by the phases of the moon and offers specific practices for each phase.

By intentionally tuning our activities to the rhythms of the sun and moon, we can invite in their sacred energies of abundance and healing for more healthy, creative, mindful, and happy lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Erika Buenaflor (P)2020 Inner Traditions Audio

Critic Reviews

“Once again, Erika Buenaflor has provided us with a marvelous understanding of the ancient shamanic mysteries of Mesoamerica. All ancient pre-Columbian civilizations utilized the movements of the sun, moon, and stars to understand their earthly existence. Sacred Energies of the Sun and Moon allows us to glimpse behind the veil of the mundane to view the esoteric synchronization of the heavens as they influence our health and everyday life.” (Antonio “Dr. Tony” Zavaleta, PhD, coauthor of Curandero Conversations)

“Erika is the real deal. As a millennial Latina looking to reconnect with my spiritual roots, she has been a go-to resource for me and many others like me. She’s very knowledgeable about the various types of spiritual modalities, and the time and dedication she devotes to learning and researching these ancient practices is a feat unto itself. Anyone looking to learn more about traditional and indigenous spirituality should read Erika’s books.” (Mariela Rosario, editor in chief of HipLatina)

“In Sacred Energies of the Sun and Moon, Erika Buenaflor does a superb job of blending a well-documented history of Mesoamerican curanderismo and shamanic beliefs while also providing a practical guide for modern souls to bring the energy of the sun and moon into their daily life.” (Kara Dellacioppa, PhD, director of the Faculty Development Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills)

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Awful pronunciations

I truly wish the narrator had a real grasp on the pronunciations of Nahua words, names etc. it really took me out of what I was listening to to have to decipher what gods and gods he was referring to, as the pronunciations were so completely botched. Next time find a Latino narrator.

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Horrible reader. Sounds like a struggling robot. I like the story just very hard to listen to

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So worth the money!!!

This book is so well researched and you can feel that she put her heart and soul into writing this book. She is an amazing author and human as well. Many blessings and years of good health and greater success. Can’t wait to read your next book!