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Julia Julieta Casimiro Estrada

Dates lived: 1936- 7/2018

Julia Julieta Casimiro Estrada

Bio: Doña Julia Julieta Casimiro, an indigenous Mazatec healer, was born in the town of Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca. She started on the path to becoming a wise woman when her husband, Don Lucio Isaías Pineda Carrera’s, mother, Doña Regina Carrera Calvo, began to teach her the traditional ways. Julieta became well known in the town as a healer and during controversial times provided a safe harbor for the seekers who were visiting Huautla and were often misguided. She was a part of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council from 2004- 2017 traveling around to world, and sharing her wisdom as a keeper of the traditional healing way of the “ninos santos”, the mushrooms.

Julia Julieta Casimiro Estrada Lineage

Lineage: Julieta learned her healing work form her mother in law Regina Carrera Calvo. She also spent time with MariaSabina in the context of friendship. Of her 10 children, 3 have carried on in the lineage of healers. Eugenia, one of her younger daughters has been closely apprenticing with her mother for the last decade before Julieta passed. Julieta also passed on her wisdom to Francoise over the last 20 years of Francoise visiting her, bringing clients to work with Julieta and herself in Mexico, and also traveling internationally with Julieta. Julieta’s influence on Aharon and Francoise’s work and the development of the CCM approach was substantial.