From a 2003 interview with my father, Pedro Morales, about the customers and the consultas (consultations):
"But in some of the sessions that my mother would have, your grandmother, you know people would come with every kind of thing. Mothers would bring sick children, those things were for free, people would come who wanted to change their luck and those things were charged, and most of the time people had psychological problems or wanted some type of elixir or potion or bath or something to help them heal. I always thought it was a good thing when human beings seek healing --that it's because life is worth living. So, to them and to the person who is the healer, it’s the most proactive type of affirmation there is, and it’s really significant. A lot of people don’t see it that way, they see it as just another kooky engagement or indulgence in a kooky world, and in fact if you put them all together, no matter what religion it is, they all boil down to the same thing, that is an affirmation of life. "