Thursday, June 9, 2011
The first day in Lima, Peru I went to an open market. There I found a medicine woman who sold many herbs for all kinds of remedies. They were suppose to cure digestive, psychological, endocrine and sexual problems.
The medicine woman charged 5 soles to read my fortune with coca leaves. She opened a curtain that led to a room in the back of her booth. There she had a shrine with what looked like a Peruvian version of the Virgen Mary. We sat down in front of the shrine and she took a bundle of coca leaves and told me to breathe into them. She took these leaves and did a series of gestures and finally she rang a bell. At this point she let the leaves drop one by one onto a mat infront of the shrine. "Muy bien," she said "muy bien." She said I was healthy, and then she took three leaves out of the pile and asked if I felt nervous a lot. I answered yes and she said I probably had "susto" She recommended that I got a cleansing with an egg or a guinea pig. Then, she said I could ask three questions. First I asked if I was going to do good in my career. "You will finish." she replied. Next I asked if the person I am with is the one. "Yes," she said, "you will get married." Lastly I asked how many kids I will have. "Two." she said with certainty.