Tata José Soc Chivalán is a Maya spiritual leader in the Quiché tradition. Initiated by elders into his sacred power, he has visions that enable him to recognize and heal physical, psychological, and spiritual illness. A ceremonialist residing in Guatemala, Chivalán says it is his sacred contract to share ancient teachings with the four colors of mankind, and in the four cardinal directions.
Tata José Soc Chivalán speaks to us about his work as a healer, the role of ceremony, and the ancestors. Filmed at the ruins of Q’umarkaj, Guatemala.