With readings of selected visits by Kat Duff, Melissa Kennelly and Mirabai Starr.
Beloved Taos pediatrician Dr. Loretta Ortiz y Pino was asleep one night when she awoke
with a sense of intolerable restlessness. The voice of a friend who had recently died insisted, “You write, and I’ll talk.” She picked up pen and paper and began writing, in the dark, the words her friend spoke to her. This was the first of more than two hundred “visits”
Loretta received spanning nearly two decades from guides known and unknown. Faced
with terminal cancer in 2016, Loretta enlisted her loved ones to publish this selection of
visits. In each one, the different entities convey similar messages: life is an ephemeral gift,
constrained by illusion, and our truest task here is to love unconditionally; the afterlife is
beautiful, filled with peace and insight; and death is nothing to fear.
Dr. Loretta Ortiz y Pino (1954-2017) was a Stanford-educated pediatrician
who dedicated her life to caring for the children of Northern New Mexico,
from the Navajo Nation to Taos. Born and raised in Santa Fe, she came
from a long line of explorers, politicians, teachers, herbalists, and curanderos.
She trained as a curandera for ten years, was a certified medical
hypnotherapist, and advocated for integrative medicine in Taos.
Refreshments will be served.
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