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Crystal Blue Offers Mini-Discussion Series

crystal blue logoJoin healer Wendy in a series of talks exploring how to move forward from grief, death, and dying. Wendy is well known in the San Felipe area for her superior skills in reflexology.  She also specializes in healing the emotional side of the physical body. The introductory discussion to the series is offered free of charge.  All talks begin at 10 a.m.  Seating is limited.  Advanced reservations required.  Call 686-114-4976 to reserve your spot and for further information. The schedule of the talks is as follows:

January 14Grief Relief.  For those suffering from the loss of a loved one, or, looking for release from a relationship that has ended.

January 16Death.  For those reaching the end of their life’s journey and looking to find ways of coming to terms with it.  Or, for family members or friends unsure how to deal with the death of a loved one.

January 20thChronic Illness.  For those who have been told they have a short time to live and are looking for support and ways to come to grips with it.

January 27thCaretakers and Caregivers.  For those taking care of someone who is in the chronic stages of an illness.

January 29thYoga Trauma.  For those who have found that yoga has opened up emotions you weren’t prepared to deal with.

February 18-21stFootprints Into the Soul.  Can you change and let go?


Opportunity to Observe Paipai Traditions

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Pottery Workshop with Daria

Wendy Doman, owner of Crystal Blue Healing and Teaching, has arranged a unique opportunity for a journey up the mountain to Santa Catarina to visit master potter, Daria Mariscos. Daria Mariscos was born and still resides in Santa Catarina, about 90 miles North West of San Felipe. She has been instructing and making pottery for more than half her life. Her skills are very well known through out the San Diego, California area, Arizona, and Baja California.

You are invited for a day of fun, adventure, traditional local culture,  and an opportunity to get in touch with your own creativity. Little goodies will be added to this day as well and will be announced the day of workshop. There is ONLY room for 8 so reserve your spot now. Call 686-114-4976 to reserve your seat.

TIME: 8AM. Meet at Crystal Blue Healing and Teaching (S.F. storage co.)
PRICE: $100.00 per person

This workshop includes your ride to and from Santa Catarina.
The day includes learning about traditional Pai Pai pottery and creating your own piece.
Catered lunch and snacks. Herbal tea and water will also be provided.

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Note: The Paipai (Pai pai, Pa’ipai, Akwa’ala, Yakakwal) are an aboriginal people of northern Baja California, Mexico. Their traditional territory lies between the Kiliwa on the south and the Kumeyaay and Cocopa on the north, and extending from San Vicente near the Pacific coast nearly to the Colorado River‘s delta in the east. Today they are concentrated primarily at the multi-ethnic community of Santa Catarina in Baja California’s northern highlands. source: wikipedia

And this regarding the paipai pottery,

Tizon Brown Ware ceramics were being produced by around AD 1000 in the southern California/norther Baja California region.  Tizon Brown Ware vessels are predominantly undecorated, made with the paddle-and-avil technique, and fired in an uncontrolled, oxidizing environment.  Such ceramics are Late Prehistoric period diagnostics.  While archaeologists have distinguished diffeent variants of Tizon Bron pottery, a precise taxonomy of and chronology for these variants remain elusive.  Paipai potters of Santa Catarina, Baja California, have carried on an transformed a localized variant of the Tizon Brown ceramic tradition.  This ethnoarchaeological situation presents an unusual opportunity to explore details of ceramic production, use, distribution, and adaptation.  Archaelogical studies at Mission Santa Catalina reveal strong ceramic continuities from precontact times into the colonial period. A geochemical study of diagnostic sherds from the mission site suggests that most of the ceramics used by mission neophytes were made from locally available clay.  The modern Paipai ceramic tradition reflects continuity with prehistoric technology and style, yet its economic function and distribution have changed as hunter-gatherers have been transformed into citizens of a more complex modern world.  — abstract from a paper by Lee M. Panich and Michael Wilken-Robertson


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