Terri Rivera (Sings with Ravens) is known by many as a gifted psychic, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Curandera. She sometimes employs the use of a Temezcal (sweat-lodge) to talk to spirit and find the source of an illness, then cleanse, heal, and retrieve lost parts of your soul. She can also see and hear people's spirit names.
Her family background is Pima, Aztec, Chilean and Irish.
She comes from a long line of Curanderas — female healers — on her father's side. Her maternal Irish/Chilean great grandfather was a healer who came to the United States from Chile. He called himself a dentist, but did much healing and curing.
Serpent mound Star Knowledge Conference at Woodland Altars
Terri's Spiritual Journey
Growing up in Idaho, she was influenced by the Pow-wow's held at the nearby Shoshoni-Bannock Reservation, where she would listen for hours to the beat of the drum that would pierce her very soul and tell her of things to come.
At the age of 5, during a tough and violent time in her childhood, she had a vision of the Lady of Guadalupe.
As she describes it: “A woman came into my room one night with many children following her. She said 'It's time for you to go home.' Very afraid, I shook my head 'no'. The woman continued moving along and went into the wall.
Suddenly, the room filled with light and the Lady of Guadalupe was there in front of me! At first, I was very afraid and closed my eyes, I was only 5 after all. But then I opened them again and looked at her. Her smile took all my fear away. She said to me 'Am I not here beside you? Am I not here to heal all this pain? Am I not here to spiritually guide you? Am I not here to heal all this pain?
From that moment I knew that she was really there with me and that I had a reason to live.”
It was this experience that inspired the song 'My Lady Sings (Grandmother Aurelia's song)' from the album Blue Moon.
Listen to My Lady Sings
Sings with Ravens has joined with Navajo, Hopi, Shawnee, Choctaw, Cherokee,
Apache, Lakota, Irish, Aztec, Mayan, and Incan Healers, sharing Healing ways
as well as learning from many traditions. It is because of her studies and
her rich and diverse ancestral heritage that her mission has become to help
others rediscover (as she has) their own Indigenous Spiritual identities.