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Offline educatedindian

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Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« on: February 27, 2018, 01:19:29 am »
Blond white woman claiming to be Andean shaman peddling a confused mishmash of pseudo science alt medicine.

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https://chacarunahealing.com/
....healing session with Mona may include any of the following:  Shamanic Healing, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Therapeutic Imagery and Biofeedback, Acupressure, Energy-Chakra Balancing, Crystal & Gemstone Chakra Balancing, Spirit Guidance Channeling, Distance Healing....

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So that's: Core shamanism exploitation.
Craniosacral, faux medicine with warnings out on it for causing deaths.
Chakras taken from Hindu tradition.
Crystal woo from Nuage.
Channeling.

Then there's the claims of Andean healing.
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....Integrative Energy sessions, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Workshops and Apprenticeship programs, mentoring, ceremony, Peru Spiritual Vision Quests.
Andean Shamanic Healing ~ Earth Medicine Offerings:
Soul Retrieval
Shamanic Extraction
Ecuadorian Fire Cleansing
Shamanic Journeying
Power Animals & Spirit Allies
Gemstone & Crystal Healing

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All except one of those are Nuage, not Native. The fire cleansing is either a rip off of...and she admits it...

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...from the Yachak lineage tradition and have evolved from the volcanic and fire energies in the high Andes of Ecuador. Pilgrimages are made to the three sacred volcanic vortexes in Ecuador.  These sacred volcanic vortexes are a combination of the masculine and feminine energies of the spirits.  The Fire Cleansing ceremony unites these energies. Mona undertook pilgrimages and experienced initiations in Ecuador, receiving the teachings and initiating in the Fire Cleansings.

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But there's no sign of Yachak fire cleansing ceremony anywhere online except her site.

The so called vision quests are just guided tours. Some other claimed training...

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https://www.iahp.com/MonaRain/
...Polarity Therapy * Andean Healing Traditions * C.O.R.E. Myofascial Release * Sacred Stone Massage * Swe-Thai Massage * Positional Release

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Polarity therapy is more pseudo science, claiming to manipulate energy fields.
Positional and myofascial are the same thing, more quack therapies.
Swe Thai claims to mix Swedish and Thai massage, but was created by an American.

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https://www.healthprofs.com/us/massage-therapists/mona-rain-smith-boynton-beach-fl/528768?sid=1519698820.1282_32058&city=Boynton+Beach&state=FL&spec=3084&ref=2&tr=ResultsName
....Her treatment room is himalayan halite salt & quartz crystaline walls!

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Smith/Rain bounces back and forth between claiming to be a curandera and a shaman. One is definitely not the other.
Besides Miro-Quesada, who appears in quite a few other threads in the forum, her main teacher and partner is Pepe Arancibia.
It's pretty obvious that, despite hiding behind sunglasses and floppy hats, Arancibia is NOT Native. Also obvious he's always been just a tour guide, and still is.

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https://chacarunahealing.com/trips-to-peru-about-don-pepe-arancibia/
....At the young age of 11, he taught himself English and began guiding the tourists throughout the streets of Cuzco, working for tips....He has traveled extensively and led groups into well traveled – and not so traveled – tourists paths throughout all Peru. During his years as a guide, don Pepe has developed intimate connections with the campesinos and indigenous populations....

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"Connections with..." He's not NDN. At least they admit it, though all the faux NDN trappings all over the site give the opposite impression.

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Re: Mona Rain
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 02:35:17 am »
On her FB page she says she worked at the Hippocrates Health Institute around 2012.

The Hippocrates Health Institute engages in dangerous cancer quackery.

Questions about Hippocrates: Complaint filed against clinic that treated First Nations girl pulled out of chemo
http://nationalpost.com/news/questions-about-hippocrates-complaint-filed-against-clinic-that-treated-first-nations-girl-pulled-out-of-chemo

Florida health spa’s cancer claims under fire
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/02/21/florida-health-spas-cancer-claims-under-fire.html

The Hippocrates Health Institute: Cancer quackery finally under the spotlight, but will it matter?
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/brian-clement-and-the-hippocrates-health-institute-finally-under-the-spotlight/

Piff

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Re: Mona Rain
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 02:47:46 am »
Her name is Mona Jean Smith.

I found her though finding this https://www.iahp.com/MonaRain/ which gives her massage license number. I ran her license number through Florida DOH license check

MONA JEAN SMITH MS.
License Number: MA13722
License Status
    CLEAR/ACTIVE
License Expiration Date
    8/31/2019
License Original Issue Date
    08/19/1992
Address of Record
    BOYNTON BEACH, FL 33435
    UNITED STATES
https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/HealthcareProviders/LicenseVerification?LicInd=11392&Procde=1401&org=%20

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Re: Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 03:00:54 am »
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CHACARUNA HEALING SHAMANIC TEACHINGS AND JOURNEYS, LLC
Filing Information
Document Number
L17000054565
FEI/EIN Number
NONE
Date Filed
03/08/2017
Effective Date
03/08/2017
State
FL
Status
ACTIVE

BOYNTON BEACH, FL 33435

Registered Agent Name & Address SMITH, MONA J, MS.

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442


Title MGR

SMITH, MONA J, MS

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442

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Piff

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Re: Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:13:44 am »
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I highly recommend this online course to anyone who is drawn to study, not only shamanic work, but pure and heartfelt reverence to our Pachamama and all sentient beings. Don Oscar’s impeccability, wisdom and knowledge, vision, and gifts from his heart were felt through the airwaves and personally touched me deeply to my soul’s core. The information contained within the course and within his words and prayers will fuel my mesa and path for the rest of my life. Thank you, Shift Network for your outstanding ability to bring this forth in this format. Excited about the advanced work ahead! Sulpayki, don Oscar y Cindy!
– Mona Rain, Deerfield Beach, FL


http://shiftnetworkcourses.com/course/UniversalShaman2

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Re: Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 01:06:13 am »
http://shiftnetworkcourses.com/course/UniversalShaman2
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A 7-Module Training
With Peruvian Curandero, Psychologist and Author
don Oscar Miro-Quesada

I found don Oscar Miro-Quesada mentioned briefly in at least half a dozen comments in the forum, especially:

"Shamans Market is a labor of love and service operated by Bryan & Denise Bigelow. They began their spiritual journey in 1994 and over this time have worked with many teachers including: Alberto Villodo, Jose Luis Herrera, Don Theo Parades, Ruben Orellana, Luz Clara and John Perkins. For the past 10 years Bryan & Dense have been students of Don Oscar Miro Quesada and the Pachakuti Mesa."

All the ones I bolded have threads on them. […]

However, I cannot find the thread about Don Oscar Miro Quesada?

Piff

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Re: Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 01:14:22 am »
I don't think we have a specific dedicated thread on Oscar Miro Quesada. Someone can certainly start one. He looks to be a long time fraud and he has many followers.

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Re: Mona Smith AKA Mona Rain
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 01:34:50 pm »
I don't think we have a specific dedicated thread on Oscar Miro Quesada. Someone can certainly start one. He looks to be a long time fraud and he has many followers.

Thank you Piff for starting this new thread about him:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5369.0
[Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo "Pachakuti Mesa Tradition"]