The photo above is the regalia of the Chilean Kultrun Carriers. I am third from the right. We had just completed a Machitun, a healing ceremony for a large group. The Machi is a medicine woman in Chile. The Machitun is a healing ceremony lead by the Kultrun carrier who uses the Kultrun and other sound instruments to help move energy from the recipients and balance the energy back to wellness. Katelyn is a Kultrun Carrier in this tradition. (Pictured third from the right)
SOUND HEALING MACHITUN
The Machitun is an sound healing session done with a kultrun and various other instruments. It comes from Chile. Katelyn is a kultrun carrier in the Chilean tradition. She studied with LuzClara, a Chilean medicine women, both in Chile and the US.
The KultrunThe kultrun is the quintessential musical instrument of the Mapuche machi (shaman). It is a large wooden kettledrum made from the hollow-out trunk of a “tree of power” that is considered to represent the earth. Katelyn's kultrun was created for her by the Mapuchi medicine women. Each machi paints his or her drum with the same general design, adding his or her own unique touches as well. The leather drumhead bears two crossed lines to represent the Mapuche division of the world into four parts. The machi’s place is at the center of these four corners of the world, surrounded by the astral powers that assist him or her.
The interior of the kultrun contains magic objects as well as the voice of the machi, which was introduced as the drum was made. The kultrun is played close to the ear so that its rich sound saturates the awareness of the player and encourages a state of trance
Photo at the right is my mentor, LuzClara.
Katelyn has 30 years of experience in the healing arts including 26 years as a psychologist, training in sound healing with Jonathan Goldman, internationally recognized sound healer, years of training with Chilean Medicine woman, Luzclara, study with a Peruvian shaman, training with Native American medicine women, Professional and advanced training with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine,25 years of private practice in hands on healing modalities, Post masters degree in Art Therapy and Sand Play therapy,25 years as a visionary artist. Katelyn has years of experience healing her self from from physical conditions she was told would not heal. She works with intuitive skills, high imagination and the wisdom of the ancients.