Profile of an Apache Curandera Natural Medicine Healer
Ernesto Alvarado/Tano Quinquil is cited in the book, Shamanic Wisdom keepers by Timothy Freke. In 1976 he developed the first counseling center to utilize native healer, Diana Velasquez, as a treatment alternative in Denver, Colorado. He began his journey to the spirit world with roadman Jim Eagle-Elk on the Coleville reservation in the state of Washington in 1979. The plant teachers have opened the doors for him to the green world and the animal world. Some of his herbal training came from Michael Moore, Herbs of the Rocky Mountain West. He is recognized for his words and herbal cures by people in many countries. His services have always been offered for no fee. The ancestor spirits have gifted him the caring of the knowledge of the sacred glyphs written in stones. In 1989 he was anniciated as a medicine-man by Charles Many Horses.
His Gavilan Apache ancestors roamed Mexico in one of only
two areas where the sacred plant teacher, Peyote is known to exist. He was given his healer name,”Tano Quinquil” meaning the Silent Wind, at the Apache Stronghold in Arizona. The ancestors have gifted him with knowledge of the portals and multiple dimensions.
Professionally he has been licensed as a Ph.D. psychologist, principal, social worker and community developer. He resides in the Denver, Colorado area while his spirit roams freely on mother/father Tierra. Palenque, Tikal, Machu Picchu, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Tula, Tres Rios,Copan, Tiwanaku, Tepoztlan and Tenochtitlan are but a few of the sites where he has been gifted with knowledge by the ancestors. His ancestral linage is Mexican Gavilan Apache and Spanish Celt.
His journeys have taken him to Switzerland and France where he built healing lodges. In Mexico he helped construct three stone medicine wheels and assisted in training university students in the healing arts. Ernesto and his Apache sundancer mates, Tomas Shash and Geronimo Archuleta, are seeking publication of their book, “The Apache Way to Healing.”