Reiki master, Vajrayana practitioner, author, & researcher
Verónica Rivas (Melong Yeshe) is an Uruguayan author and researcher based in Brazil. Her cosmological and anthropological studies in magical practices among Eastern cultures led her to become interested in healing techniques. When she became a Reiki Master, she started to research the possibilities of integrating Reiki techniques with other forms of energy work, using her academic training in Philosophy as an epistemological background. Verónica is also an initiated practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism (Esoteric Buddhism), focusing her practical work in the deity known as Kurukulla. Currently, her research is focused on female deities and spirits of the Vajrayana and Hindu traditions, and Maria de Padilla and her connection with Quimbanda.
PUBLISHED WORK: KURUKULLA: Goddess of Bewitchment (Anathema Publishing Ltd. 2021), Maria Padilha: Queen of the Souls. The Key-holder of Midnight. Veneficia Publications (Forthcoming, 2021). "The Prophet, The Guide & the Trickster. The ambivalent aspect of the Dakini in the Tantric Path." PILLARS [Vol.2, Issue. 2]: Seeds of Ares (Anathema Publishing Ltd. 2020). "Treasure of Heart Essence. The revelations of the great yogini Sera Khandro." Conjure Codex IV (Hadean Press. 2020). "Between Tlacatecolotl and Exu. The Cults of the Bringer of Light." PILLARS. The Scalding of Sapientia (Anathema Publishing Ltd. 2018). "Sacred Mountains and Talking Drums. The Tibetan Chod Practice." Sabbatica Vol. IV (Sirius Limited Esoterica. 2018). "Kurukulla. The Wrathful Queen of Uddiyana." Noxobnia (Sirius Limited Esoterica. 2018). "Nahualism or Necromancy? The Symbolic Universe of the Vision Serpent in Mesoamerican Cosmology." Conjure Codex III (Hadean Press. 2017). "Sacred and Profane. The Erotic Touch of Death in Mesoamerican Cosmovision." Sabbatica. Vol. III (Sirius Limited Esoterica. 2017). Maria de Padilla: Queen of the Souls [with author Humberto Maggi], (Hadean Press, 2015).