In my life I work as a Traditional Healer or Curandero and Artisan. I've been working with Traditional Medicine for 30 years.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan and currently live a 3 minute walk form the Clear Creek in lovely Camp Verde, Arizona.
1990 - 2017 I lived and worked in California, Arizona, Baja California & all over Mexico, where I had the blessing of being able to spend my time discovering and sharing the Magic of Traditional Medicine.
The school was founded with the idea of sharing, promoting and preserving Traditional Medicine and respect for the Mother Earth.
The School of Mother Earth was involved extensively in the Baja California community organizing and participating in ecological and cultural events to get the word out to as many people as we could.
My School was recognized as a representative of the Mexican Institute of Traditional Medicine and through my work with them I created The Festival of Traditional Medicine of the Americas.
The festival was a wonderful 3 day event with Traditional Healers and Herbalists From Mexico and the USA sharing their Wisdom in Tecate, Baja California Mexico. Beside the weekend intensive workshops put on by the amazing teachers this event included Cultural presentations, Traditional Market and a area where Traditional Medicine was available to all of our visitors and participants. I put on this event for 3 years.
I would really like to do this again, when I find the right sponsor!
In 2001, Shortly after arriving in Tijuana, I began Participating in the Mexican National Festival of Medicinal Plants which has led to a deep connection to the Traditional Healers here in Mexico. I have been invited several times to teach at the Festival and since have become a representative of the Mexican Institute of Traditional Medicine in Baja.
The first few visits to the Festival led to an amazing journey of being invited all over Mexico to share Knowledge and Healing with many indigenous groups and communities.
There were several years when I would load 2 duffle bags of herbs, a kit of tinctures and a massage table onto a bus and take off for months at a time doing healing and learning in Pueblos all over Mexico. In this time period I treated literally thousands of patients myself and working in partnership with Other Traditional Healers. The amount of experience and knowledge gained in this period still is amazing to me.
Though my travelling clinic has slowed down a bit I still treat patients on an almost daily basis and still truly enjoy it.
Welcome To Tera Alchemy!
Happy to share with you
Wearable Art & Medicine From Mother Earth!
My name is Brian Hornbeck.
Mostly everything you will find offered by Tera Alchemy is made by me.
Working with the Plants, Minerals and other gifts from Nature, creating tools to help you maintain balance and insure that you are well adorned for your journey!
I really am having fun doing what I love!
~ Born - December 7, 1964 - Detroit, Michigan
~ Military Service – Nuclear, Biological Chemical Specialist, 1983 – 1987
~ Bachelors of Science – HVAC & R Engineering (Energy Managment was the name of the program when I started. Sounded good to me and what my life's about now)
~ Herbal Certificate Program @ Self Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing
~ Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage @ Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
~ Lifetime Study with Elders and other Traditional Healers of the Americas with a 20 + year focus on the Curandero traditions of Mexico.
~ Teacher @ Self Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing, San Diego, Ca 2005 – present
~ Founder and main instructor @ School of Mother Earth, Tijuana, BC Mexico 2006 – 2017
~ Teacher and/or vendor @ Mexican National Festival of Medicinal Plants, Several occasions 2004 – 2013
~ Representative of the Mexican Institute of Traditional Medicine in Baja California 2008 – 2012
~ Organizer of Festival of Traditional Medicine of the Americas Tecate, BC Mexico 2010 – 2012
~ Facilitator of numerous Workshops, Ceremonies and Guided Meditations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan and Baja California, Mexico 2000 – present
~ Treating Patients in a Clinical Setting as an Herbalist and Traditional Healer Since 1995
~ Participating in numerous Expos, Markets, and Special Events as both Presenter and/or Vendor since 1995
~ Recognized by the United Nations of Indians as a Medico Tradicional or Traditional Medicine Person
"Mostly it's been about following my Heart and accepting the work I came here to do! Life has been and continues to be, a long strange trip, full of Wonderfully Magical experiences and valuable lessons. Still Smiling and still laughing at myself as I try and figure it out!"
A bit about what I have been up to in this Lifetime:
In 2006 I founded Escuela de la Madre Tierra or School of Mother Earth.
A busy school and clinic in Tijuana, where I was sharing with those searching for both knowledge and a way to return to balance in their lives and health, through reconnecting to the medicine from Mother Earth!
Escuela de La Madre Tierra 6th street downtown TJ.
Mural by Libre Gutierrez!
I have studied and worked with Traditional Western Herbs, Chinese Herbs as well as an extensive study of the Indigenous use of Herbs and Traditional Medicine. I have been recognized and am registered as a Traditional Healer with the United Nations of Indians.
I work with many healing modalities: Eastern and Western Massage, Traditional Bone Setting, Healing with Energy, Reiki, Jin Shin, Crystal Healing (my 1st method of sharing), Group Meditation and Qi Gong. Most of these I also teach.
Through the use of Traditional Medicine I help my clients to bring the body, mind and spirit into alignment after traumatic experiences.
Working with Plants and Minerals has been the major passion in my life and has brought me so many magical and wonderful experiences. I continue to be fascinated with learning and sharing with those who are awakening to the wonders of the gifts and Traditions from the Mother Earth.