Sergio Magaña was born into a traditional Catholic, Mexican family. Because his mother worked, he was strongly influenced by his nanny Rosita, who taught Magaña healing techniques from her own indigenous tradition — the Otami community in central Mexico.
As a teenager, Sergio wanted to be an actor. When his family refused to let me him pursue this career, he became frustrated and began to rebel.
His mother, trying to help him through a difficult time, sent him to psychologist, Laura Muñoz, who would become one of his teachers.
During one of their sessions and after reading his aura, Dr. Muñoz told him, “You will be like me, and a good one.”
Years later, Sergio began looking for other spiritual options, and found the Toltec-Mexica Tradition, which became the cornerstone of his professional life.
Magaña, now a practicing healer, practitioner and workshop instructor, has worked to become a spiritual bridge between the old ways and the new.
In his most recent book, Caves of Power, Magaña brings to the forefront the sacred voice of ancient indigenous healing traditions which, more often than not, remain absent from the crowded arena of current day spiritual practices.
With ancient Mexican practices presented in ways that are not only easy to understand and implement, Caves of Power seamlessly translates the spiritual healing legacy of his ancestors in a way that is modern, relevant and clear.
According to Magaña, “Many people across the world today are looking for their true selves.
The ancient Mexicans viewed this true self as the ‘caves’, which referred to our spirit, instincts, and subconscious.”
“According to the Mexican tradition, we have seven caves of power. Healing these caves allows us to improve all areas of our lives.”
In addition to sharing powerful practices for healing, rejuvenation, manifestation, and enlightenment, Magaña delves into the depths of his personal journey and how the ancient practices helped him to reconnect with his own inner healing.
BJB: What is the basis of your work?
SM: I work with ancient practices of Mexico. I was introduced to these practices by my nanny when I was a child.
As a young boy, I saw and experienced the way she was able to heal aches and pains through certain techniques. Later, I entered the tradition to learn healing techniques and practices from more experienced teachers.
Now what I do is teach how to integrate and assimilate ancient teachings with modern practices, such as healing for rejuvenation, to release suffering, heal ancestral energies, and regain personal power and also for manifestation.
The teachings are based in ancient traditions, but I am now a bridge to modernize how the teachings can now be applied.
The reason for this is because I have lived a part of my life within the Western mind of the modern world, so I know what the interests are for healing. For example, in the ancient times the rejuvenation practices were done for people who wanted to become masters for eternity. They were not concerned with aesthetics in the way we are now.
BJB: Are caves of power the same as chakras?
SM: Chakras are known to be associated with colors, as where in the ancient Mexican tradition the first and seventh energy spots are black.
In the ancient Mexican tradition, there are seven energy points from the Toltec and the Aztecs that are named Totonalcayos. They are heat spots. It’s similar to chakras, but the meaning is different of what they represent.
For example, the first system is where the energy of your ancestors still lives within you. It’s the base of the old wounds that you sometimes repeat from their systems. This is where you can begin to call in light to clear negative ancestral patterns that reside in your cellular memory.
In the first cave, a practice you could use would be to call in light to move the energy upward through your body like a serpent. This moves negative ancestral energetic patterns out to exit at the top of the cave.
At the end of a clearing you would have opened the channel to make the energy rise up toward the sun to collect your best potential.
In the book I suggest doing the healing rituals inside of a cave. But of course you can also do these inside of your home in a dark room, preferably at night with slight light coming in from the window.
BJB: On page 31 you write, “This body of knowledge is known as ‘the caves of power’, a reference to the power hidden in the inner self. For the ancient Mexicans, the inner self was a part of ourselves where our dreams and underworlds resided.”
How is our power hidden in the darkness of our cave?