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 all the result of ceremonial work and Divine guidance, in alignment with the Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor.
Board of Directors
We are happy to introduce our team of spiritual leaders and teachers.
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 and Ayahuasquero for the Church of the Eagle and the Condor.
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 maternal clan is One-Who-Walks-Around and she was born for the Zuni Pueblo people. Belinda was born and raised on the Navajo reservation, located in Arizona.
She is the wisdom carrier, healer, 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, a wealth of experience with non-profit boards in the area of family health, education, spirituality, and utilities.
Belinda holds a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, a Masters in Public Health, and a Masters in Technology. She is a member of the Management Board for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the Church of the Eagle and the Condor. In addition, she is a Trustee for Living the Path of Samadhi Foundation, and a member of the Council of Elders for Cathy’s Attars.