My Encounter With Keith, The Chocolate Shaman Of Guatemala
Published on December 10, 2012
Hey Rationality, appropriate name!
I'd agree with you - I'm not so sure about chocolate spirits or crystal healing myself, but if it makes people happy and does no harm, then I don't have a problem with it. And I don't think chocolate healing does any harm in the hands of Keith the Shaman.
Out of all the expat communities who have carved out little hippie enclaves in Guatemala, there's supposedly much greater community between the locals and expats in San Marco. Animosity can be high elsewhere, because when the white Western expats run hip hostels and cafes and tour companies for backpackers - who is going to go to the outdated local versions?
I'm sorry, but I can't take any of this seriously. Chocolate spirits? Crystal healing? How about some genuine psychology and science?