Grandmother Flordemayo
Hondurus, Central America


 The sacred Mayan prophecies have stated, "A time will come when the eagle of the north shall meet with the condor of the south. At this time, all the tribes will join together and form a Gathering of Elders. In these gatherings the elders will share their traditions and medicines with each other. When the elders have gathered, they will then disburse to share this ancient knowledge and wisdom with all of humanity." This prophecy has come to pass.

Flordemayo.jpg (42286 bytes)"I  don't consider myself a traditional person, but a universal person. Instead of abiding by rigid rules, I want to be free in my heart."  Grandmother Flordemayo 


The youngest of 15 children, Mayan elder Flordemayo was born in the big highlands of Central America on the Nicaragua/ Honduras border. She grew up in a family of traditional healers. When she was 4 years-old, Flordemayo began learning the art of “Curanderismo” in the traditional way: taught from mother to daughter, generation to generation.  She received her Mayan priest training from Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, a respected spiritual leader and head of the Quiche Maya Council of Elders.

Flordemayo is President of The Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, an organization that carries the wisdoms of traditional native people to a global audience. She is a featured speaker on Curanderismo at international conferences about traditional medicines, She has also worked with Native American and alternative western healers, and her knowledge and healing skills are recognized by medical doctors, nurses and medical institutions.  Flordemayo has received the Martin De La Cruz Award for Alternative Healing, a prestigious honor given by the International Congress of Traditional Medicine.

Since 1999 Flordemayo has been a part of the Wisdom of the Grandmother’s Foundation. Currently Flordemayo is a member of the Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She is also a founding member and President of  the Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge.

Although many Mayans live in Mexico, Grandmother Flordemayo reminds us that the Mayan culture is centered mainly in the area from the Peten Rainforest through Nicaragua.



Healing, Seeds and the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
An Interview with Flordemayo

Interview with Grandmother Flordemayo
by Future Primitive, July 9, 2007


2010 Sacred Awakenings Series
An interview with Grandmother Flordemayo.   Available for listening or download. Transcripts available.

National Radio Project Interview
Grandmothers Flordemayo, Beatrice, and Rita Blumenstein, talk about saving our earth for the next seven generations.


The 2005 Mexican Conteo Mayan Hieroglyphs and Codices
Symbols on the Wall Push Maya Writing Back By Years Reading Signs: Breaking the Maya Code

What Columbus Didn't Find Corn and the Maya 

Central America Bird Whistle


Researchers Find Important Mayan Remains


Mayan Kids
Learn, play games, have fun!


Q'eqchi' Maya Community
From The National Museum of the American Indian

Yaxuná: Archaeology of an Ancient Maya City    T
Online video: More than 1000 years ago Maya people from t Cobá built a 60-mile stone causeway to Yaxuná before war destroyed the culture.

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The Wholeness: Flordemayo 2012


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