Create Your Bliss, Nika Annon, interviews marakame healer, Jonathan Merritt. Jonathan discusses how he was lead down the path of marakame. He explains the importance of community fires and how tending a fire is the energy of the heart. As a healer, Jonathan works with individual's health issues, addressing the spiritual aspects such as trauma, grief, anger, depresssion, etc. His healing helps open a person's heart and other channels of the body so one can live more freely in the world.
Jonathan Merritt is a marakame, an initiated traditional healer in the lineage of the Huichol (Wirarrika) people of Mexico's Western Sierra Madre. Initiated in 2006, he serves his community as a healer and ceremonial leader, keeping a monthly Community Sacred Fire in Portland, Oregon. A poet and writer, he was the founding editor of Sacred Fire. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Earth & Spirit Council. Jonathan is married to the naturopath and acupuncturist, Jennifer Means. He has three children.
Jonathan Merritt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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