“Perspectives on Health from the Andes”

South American Healer Master Iachak Don Alverto Taxo Visits SHU Oct. 30

A South American healer will bring his talents to Siena Heights University Oct. 30.

Master Iachak Don Alverto Taxo of Ecuador will speak on the topic “Perspectives on Health from the Andes,” from 7-9 p.m. in Rueckert Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Siena Heights Office of Intercultural Affairs and Social and Behavorial Science Division and thdon-alverto-taxo.jpge Leh Nah Weh Native American Association.

The event is free and open to the public.

Taxo will share the wisdom of the ancient Andean view on health and health care, as well as his own personal experience as a healer using the elements of nature and herbal and other forms of natural healing. Health, in his tradition, is understood to be based on living a life in harmony with all of nature – human, animal, plant, mineral.

Taxo is a Master Iachak of the Atis (Kichwa) people from the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador. He was given the highest honor of Master Iachak by the Shamanic Council of South America. He welcomes questions and dialogue from the audience. He is also the author of Friendship with the Elements.

For more information, contact Linda Easley at 517-264-7855 or email her at leasley@sienaheights.edu.

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