About the Church of the Eagle and the Condor
The Church of the Eagle and the Condor was birthed into existence in 2018. The creation of the Church and its continued evolution are the result of ceremonial work and Divine guidance, in alignment with the Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor.
We are happy to introduce our team of spiritual leaders and teachers.
Board of Directors
President and Co-Treasurer
Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA in 2006, Joe spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. Dr. Tafur’s medical practice is currently based at the Ocotillo Center for Integrative Medicine.
In addition to his medical work in the United States, Joe co-founded and co-managed the spiritual retreat center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual in Peru from 2010-2016. Joe is also an international author, educator, and is co-founder of the nonprofit Modern Spirit, Inc. dedicated to demonstrating the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. He is a Shipibo Wisdom Carrier, Ayahuasquero for the Church of the Eagle and the Condor, and founding member of the Church.
Rodney Garcia is a Curandero and ceremonial practitioner of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT). He also is an apprentice of the Shipibo Ayahuasca and Master Plant tradition working under Enrique López Fasanando, at Inkan Kena Centro Espiritual in the Peruvian Amazon.
Rodney holds a Medical Doctorate specialized in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He is a licensed and Board Certified Anesthesiologist practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His passions for medicine, health, and wellness extend beyond Anesthesiology and the operating room and are expressed through various western medicine modalities including Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine, as well as Body, Mind, and Spiritual practices.
Spiritual, medical, and food sovereignty are of vital importance to him and, in alignment with this overarching approach to integral health, Rodney established and co-owns a regenerative, permaculture farm and homestead in the high desert environment of central New Mexico.
Rodney and his partner are in the process of establishing a Ceremonial retreat and Wellness Center in Mexico, in the town of Tomatlan. The Center will serve as a traditional medicines practice and plant medicine educational center for the local communities and international visitors.
Co-Treasurer and Secretary
Belinda is of Dine’ (Navajo) and A:shiwi (Pueblo of Zuni) descent. Her clans are One-Who-Walks-Around and she was born for the Zuni Pueblo people. Her maternal grandparents are from the Black Sheep and her paternal grandparents are from the Zuni Pueble people. Belinda was born and raised on the Navajo reservation, located in Arizona.
She is the educator, healer, writer, and founder of Kaalogii LLC, focused on cultural and traditional teaching, inner healing, and an international speaker on various topics impacting Native American communities in the United States. In addition, she is a practitioner of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.
As a retired professional she has more than 26 years of professional experience in the fields of community health, environmental, health, safety, occupational health, and risk management. In addition, she has a wealth of experience with non-profit boards in the areas of family health, education, spirituality, and utilities.
Belinda holds degrees in Health Sciences, Public Health, and Technology. She is a Diné Wisdom Carrier and a founding member of the Church of the Eagle and the Condor.
Wisdom Carrier - Diné
Naomi is Diné (Navajo) from Arizona. Her maternal clan is Dibe łizhni (Black Sheep) and her paternal clan is Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People). Her maternal grandparents are Táchiínii (Red Running Into The Water Clan) and her paternal grandparents are Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People). She carries the wisdom of her ancestors and knows the importance of sacredness in our lives. She has a close connection to all beings, as Crystal Grid Weaver she is deeply interwoven with the earth and its energy. As a Storyteller and Song Keeper, she brings in the essence of life. She is a mother of 3 daughters and a grandmother of 10. The focus of her work is for the next seven generations.
THE PROPHECY OF THE EAGLE AND THE CONDOR
The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor teachings have guided members to form a cosmological understanding of the meaning and purpose of life, humanity’s place in it, the role of Spirit, and have cultivated tools with which to heal at the most fundamental spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and soul levels.
“According to the Prophecy, the essential feature of this nascent age is the extraordinary planetary crisis and upheaval. Tied to the cumulative effects of alienation, separation, and deep amnesia, this crisis increasingly characterizes both humanity and the world. The defining moment of this age is the ‘re-encounter’ of all elements having suffered separation during humanity’s prior unfolding. It becomes a time of coming together of peoples, ancestry, and traditions, along with the restoration of harmony between humankind and Mother Nature. It culminates symbolically the meeting of all races, and their ‘breaking bread' together at the table of the World Teacher. This event indicates the emergency of humanity from its illusion of separation.”
~ Don Oscar Miro Quesada ~