Roxi:

 

Roxanne is a modern-day Venezuelan healer that uses a mixture of Buddhism with a tint of Hinduism to find a special blend of teachings that allow her to connect to her patients and explore potential holistic therapies that combine psychotherapy, meditation, holistic living and spiritual exporation of self. Her embodied belief that human's knowledge lies within mainly motivates her work. She uses drawings, mandalas and a series of workshops ranging from massage therapy, acupunture, to meditation, chants and music to heal the body, mind and soul. Her role in the neighborhood is to replicate her philosophical understanding that are grounded in the belief that we all have the potential to lead higher meaning through our life choices and that our life choices are driven by engrained subconscious thoughts that we must learn to drain and pour out to find the beatuiful self. The latter is always whispering truth and healing into our lives. 

 

Roxi works in the larger neighborhood where El Calvario residents co-habitate. Yes it is co-habitation because El Calvario is an informal settlement in the center of a middle class urbanization. Roxi is in this way a neighborhood healer, therapist, and mother. Her role in the surrounding neighborhood is therefore threefold, and her reputation has resonated for 16 years and continues to grow. 

 

So where is Roxi in all of this? In a country where the highest leaders counted on more natural levels of mysticism and against the norms of religion, a series of people arose learning a hybrid of religions in Venezuela. The Virgin Mary, a strong motherly spiitual figure, th Holy Trinity, ideas of Buddha, and the hindi god Ganesh are explored in her neighborhood doctor's office, where she combines music, art, mystical expllorations of self to clear people's hectic urban reality into a magical manifesttation of one's true healthy self. 

 

 

Sidenote: Reference on this long archived research here.

Roxi, like many Venezuelans, has a hybrid sense of spirituality. In the midst of the Chavista revolution, the country struck out in hidden and not-so-hidden spiritual worlds and dogmas.

 

Ex President Chavez himself hit the scene as president going to Venezuelan healers and divination ladies, best known for leading the Caudillo into the secret world of the Occult. In this spiritual backdrop, Chavez is perhaps famous for speaking out against President Bush at the United Nations, calling the US president of the time (before 2008), a devil. This led the world to support Chavez and his left inclined political party. However, very few know about the spiritual backdrop of the Chavista revolution. Going to mistics famous for their divination abilities, Chavez was told he would only live until the age of 60, and he was also told the great Liberator Simon Bolivar has sought out in Chavez his leadership skills for Latin America. His secret invocations to El Libertador is what truly led Chavez and his followers down a mystical route, driven by what they deemed magical forces and what was believed to be spiritual contact with famous historical characters of Venezuelan's past. In Roxanne's case, her work is based on therapies that use Eastern religion, Nordic gods, Buddhism, Hinduism, as a segway for therapy on people's health and emotional problems. Basically, she roots her healing in meditation and positive artistic outlets.