November/December 2003 Alternative Health
The Ancient Healing Art of Egg Cleansing
A bit mysterious, very unique, but very pleasurable, egg cleansings are a
form of healing still little known outside of Mesoamerica. For centuries
curanderos, or shamans, have helped their people find spiritual, physical,
emotional and mental health through their native ways. Their healing techniques
are many, but one of the most powerful methods used by Mesoamerican shamans is
the egg cleansing.
Egg cleansings, or limpías, are a unique healing that works by running a raw
egg over the body of the person being cleansed. As simple as this may sound, the
effects are remarkable. The egg cleansing works to clear a clients energy
filed, ridding energetic and physical toxins. Clients are energetically opened
and loosened, relaxed and brought to a more blissful state. Clients
overwhelmingly report feeling physically lighter, happier and more balanced
after a cleansing session.
So, what is so magical about an egg? Egg cleansings are performed by shamans
using smoke and an egg. Unlike most healing forms that move slowly or focus on
one area of the body at a time, egg cleansings require constant motion as the
shaman runs the egg over the clients entire body. Between the egg and the
smoke (traditionally incense from the dried sap of the Copal tree) that is blown
over and onto the client, the cleanse works with both the energetic and physical
aspects of the person. This is one of the great advantages to the egg cleanse
its beneficial effects work to touch the aura and the structured aspects of
the client, (the structured aspects being the physical, emotional and mental
One of the most magical parts of the egg cleanse takes place after the cleanse
when the shaman reads the clients egg.
I studied with Maria, a local curandera in the Mexican Yucatan, to develop my
intuition to read the egg. After working with Mother Sarita, a
well-known healer and curandera, I began my own cleansing work. Mother
Sarita is the mother of the Nagual don Miguel Ruiz, best selling author of The
Four Agreements. Don Miguel was my spiritual teacher at the time. In my training
with Mother Sarita, I learned several shamanic healing techniques, but the egg
cleansing was one of the most unique and effective. Both Maria de Tulum and
Mother Sarita are curanderas con sabidura, or shamans with the ability to
"see" beyond time and space.
A seemingly light, mystical and fun experience, egg cleansings are powerful
and transformational. Their purpose is to work with nature to restore a
place of balance and connection for us. Those experiencing it are literally
lifted to a new place- their vibration is continuously lifted through this
ancient healing form. In this lifted state, they feel healthier, more powerful
and more capable in life.
In the process of exploring her Mayan roots, Kalyn has studied egg
cleansings with curanderos and shamans in the Maya Caribbean (in Mexico) and
with Mother Sarita, the well-known curandera and mother of best selling author
of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz. Kalyn now shares this ancient
energetic healing in her new book Shamanic Egg Cleansings ( Lightwurks
LLC Publishing) www.eggcleansing.com.