Don Rafael is a natural-born Marakame (medicine man) of the Wixárika Nation in Jalisco Mexico. He is one of the few remaining Marakame alive that have walked their ancient pilgrimage routes to sacred sites by foot. Don Rafa is currently part of the elder’s council and has held the responsibility of Jicarero for more than 50 years throughout different ceremonial centers. It’s a true honor to hear his words, songs, and teachings as he has been chosen to walk with multiple ceremonial centers within his tribe. He has also been governor of his village and now is assigned by his tribe to represent the Wirikuta Preservation Project to preserve the medicine and the sacred site of Wirikuta. Don Rafael Pizano and Miguel Carrillo will also be holding a Wixarika Ceremony & Healing Sessions the day after the conference. See below for details or click here for more information and to register today! https://spiritplantmedicine.com/event/wixarika-ceremony-healing-sessions/
November 7 @ 4:30 PM – November 8 @ 11:00 AM
November 7, 2022 4:30PM PDT – 11:00AM November 8, 2022
Vancouver B.C – Location TBA
Miguel Carrillo is son of Marakame Pablo Carrillo and is a well known musician for his tribe. Miguel has received the responsibilityas Jicarero in the Tunuwame his uncle, Dona Rafa to represent the Wirikuta Preservation Project as appointed by the tribal government. They work in order to to save the medicine world. His art is known in museums and exhibits around Mexico and now travels the globe to raise money and awareness for the future of Wirikuta and the Wixarika Nation.