The Holy Dirt of Chimayo
From Miracle Detectives: Holy Dirt of Chimayo
The results of the dirt analysis come back. Indre believes the power of positive thinking and the placebo effect are responsible for the miraculous healing power of Chimayo. That, and the calcium carbonate in the soil. "Beyond that, there doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary about the dirt that would explain its healing properties," she says.
RANDALL: Even though I think your description of things is a truth, to me it's a truth on the surface. There's a deeper truth that is the one that Dese's embraced and I embrace it with her. She, in a moment of supreme faith, used the dirt to initiate a healing. To me that's a miracle that should go on the wall at Chimayo as testimony to the power of the place. I'm comfortable calling it a miracle.
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Published on January 19, 2011