Chloe Garcia Ponce, a curandera (Mexican Healer) and herbalist, whose healing works are based on the shamanic teachings of the Mayan Elders and her Cherokee Grandmother, she sits for a portrait in her Brooklyn home on Nov. 14, 2014 in New York. Ponce says the “turtle is my medicine I embody her wisdom when I am doing my healing work”.
Shelley Poovey, an Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, holds a neutral pendulum in her Harlem home on Jan 17, 2015 in New York. It is used by tapping into inner intuition using your own subtle psychical reactions, bypassing the "should" and "ought to's" of your mind.
Chad Brigockas, acupuncturist and healer, practices Qigong outside his Brooklyn home on Feb. 2, 2015 in New York. Brigockas says it’s his goal to help people reconnect with whom they are, where they came from and where they want to go by restoring the body to its natural balance.
Andréa Takacs-Carvalho, Wellness Counselor and Spiritual Healer, burns Palo Santo on March 13, 2015 in New York, New York. Palo Santo is a natural wood used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune. It is common to smudge people and places to clean the area before some meditation or sessions.
Karen Rosales (Mia Fortuna), Tarot Card reader and and Healer who follows in the Native American, Mayan and Incan traditions, poses for a portrait in her Union City home on Feb 7, 2015 in New Jersey. Tarot Cards are used to measure potential outcomes and influences around you, like a person or event.
Regina Georges, a clinical hypnotist and natural medium, demonstrates hypnotism techniques on her sister Ashley Pernice in her Rochelle Park, NJ office on Nov. 15 2014. Georges uses her spiritual abilities, in conjunction with hypnosis, to help clients free themselves from unwanted issues such as weight, anxiety and phobias; guiding them through a past life experience to find the root cause of the issue.
Bill Bradley, psychic and clairvoyant, poses for a portrait outside his Lake Hopatcong home on Dec. 7, 2014. Bradley has the ability to tap into energy fields and extract negative blocks from the past that hold you back and keep you from recognizing your full potential.
Irma StarSpirit Woman is a medicine woman honoring the ways of the curanderas and medicine elders. Here, Irma plays her favorite drum while singing on Monday, March 9, 2015 in New York City. On it, she has painted Maria Sabina, a Mexican curandera, who is one of her allies and medicine helpers.
Barbara Dominick, energy and sound healing practitioner, says she doesn’t consider what she does to be work; rather it is service in love after meditating on Feb 12, 2015 in her Bronx home. Some people say the mole over her eye holds her psychic gifts.
Julie Addario, intuitive healer and channel, poses for a portrait in her Brooklyn home on Nov. 24, 2014 in New York. Addario integrates quartz crystals into her healing sessions as a tool to amplify energies and provide further clarity to the chakra fields the crystals lie on.