Magic Hands

Magic Hands, Cusco: Address, Phone Number, Magic Hands Reviews: 2.5/5

Magic Hands
2.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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Store with recessed windows and beautiful paintings and jewelry. The door is locked until you knock.
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2.5
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Erin L
4 contributions
Felt lied to
Jul 2015 • Friends
I went into Magic Hands with a couple of friends in 2010. I guess Jesus knew I was the one who might shell out $200 for a lovely pendant that he said would transform negative energy into positive energy. The front piece of the pendant is a piece of glass that Jesus said was a fire opal. He lied to me. The "fire opal" is really just a piece of glass with colorful foil set below the glass. Beware or that part especially. The pendent is otherwise quite nice and well made, probably worth more like $40. Anyway, I was gullible and feel taken advantage of. Lesson learned.
Written July 6, 2015
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Erezoni
New York City, NY25 contributions
Beware! A scam artist.
Mar 2013 • Solo
I will cut to the chase - I'm deeply involved in spirituality, I was wandering around the beautiful San Blas square, saw the "magic" sign, got curious, knocked, this Jesus man opened the door with the same speech of "not opening to anyone" and from this moment on, I got the very exact same diagnosis as described in http://jvrichardsonjr.net/cultural/shaman.htm, with the very same tricks (it is as if I was writing that piece in the link, identical), and the 700 soles necklace. He was also smearing my spiritual teacher without knowing him or anything about him and then smearing all other shamans and curanderos in peru.

I'm well experienced with such spiritual con men (that's what a long time in India yields among other things) and I know how to notice the signs and the motives but I must say that this one is really a talented scam artist. I then got back to my hotel and googled him and was not surprised to read these accounts here.

Pitty that there are such people who exploit the naivity of others. I give you my word: he is a con man, don't buy his diagnosis and above all, don't buy his overpriced necklaces, they will not provide anything except of more indecent money to his pockets.
Written March 28, 2013
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rodhner
Managua, Nicaragua1 contribution
contact information?
Feb 2012 • Solo
I bought a beautiful piece here while in Cusco last year, recently lost it in the ocean and woudld like to try and replace it: does anybody have contact information for the owner/shaman/artist? Thank you,
Rachel
Written January 8, 2013
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Didem K
Istanbul, Turkey8 contributions
Go there for the fun but don't forget it is a show!
Aug 2012 • Couples
We went there with my husband, were told the very same story as all the other ones here (I had an orange and green aura and my husband a yellow and light blue one - he offered to sell us the very same amulets as those described in the other reviews). I probably would have bought it -and would have regretted it after reading the reviews here. I was lucky to be with my husband who remained sceptical (as the man indicated when he started "analyzing" my husband - which is a very good trick). He also told us, with a meaningful smile- that everybody in Cuzco was a "shaman" but that he was a real healer with a "clinique" in Puerto Maldonado.
It is a pity as I wish that would have been a true and good experience...
I rated this place 3 because it is worth seeing the show...
Written September 4, 2012
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etnobal
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Same strory as many
Jun 2011 • Friends
I went around 2004, he told me also that I was a condor (or if I remember a big bird), a butterfly, a macho man and a witch. He said also that he could only see 4 lives, but that I hade about 7-8 of them. He said that I needed to be grounded and not 'fly' everywhere. He said that I possibly had some healing power and that I should buy this necklace and do this ritual, and at the end I would be able to heal some people. Anways, I didn't buy it, because I felt that it was to good to be true. My friend on the other had gave in him and bought a necklace and she ended up missing money for the trip and I had to pay for her, we god in a good fight because of that hahaha! I really beleive in this stuff, but he is a con artist, and out there to get money obviously. BEWARE.
Written May 3, 2012
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Poefiepuff
1 contribution
Enjoy the show!!!
Went into the shop earlier with my skeptical husband, he gave him the green/orange fire opal reading. We went back later, intrigued, and he gave me the amethyst reading with 8 past lives. We couldn't afford the pieces he suggested (and were too skeptical anyway), but ended up haggling with him, buying a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery for a low price, and then went to the hotel, having a giggle after googling his shop at the same stories being repeated word for word, including not allowing others with bad auras into the shop.

My husband's thoughts:
I left thinking he is a very good cold reader and was actually disappointed when I saw on google that he uses the same stories over and over.
I don't know if I'll call him a conman, (maybe) but definitely a showman, a quite colourful one and a good jewelry designer. If he preys on someone and overcharge them for a piece then yes, what goes around comes around. Then again, placebos can work. But just enjoy his act and appreciate the work for themselves. I know of artists who are more full of BS than him.
Written April 26, 2012
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Daniel B
New York, New York, United States1 contribution
unforgettable
Feb 2011 • Solo
I visited machu pichu and peru in 1999 - it was an unforgettable experience. I happend into this store by chance - as others have reported - and Jairo Jesus read me immediately and unforgettably. I wanted to buy one of his necklaces. I had money. He refused to sell me one. He said that I was not ready. He told me that i needed to learn to love myself. He was right. I have always wanted to return, but the experience and the necklaces were unforgettable
Written January 26, 2012
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TravelerET134
Boston, MA17 contributions
If you believe in Magic - The Magic is real!
Aug 2011 • Couples
Jesus is exactly what he says he is, a deeply spiritual man with a gift. If you are a skeptic, his gift is great salesmanship. If you are open minded and hearted, his gift is more profound. Much of life is about seeking one thing or another...You generally find what you are looking for.
Written August 5, 2011
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Sukaya
1 contribution
Jesus de Jairo - Shaman Showman
Well, I visited his store one night, he gave me the same download that was written above. About the aura and my problems and how his necklace would help... He gave the necklace to tale with me and try it... I can pay him later... So I took it. Went to my hotel and googled him and found out he told me the same stuff as everyone else. The stone that he calls a Fire Opal from Maldonado is dichroic glass...
So I went to him two days after that since the store was closed, to give it to him back. We talked for a long time, then he offered me another pendant instead. Previously he had told me about this other pendant "that I was not ready for until I wore the opal one for 4months". But now he wanted me to take it. All of a sudden I was ready for it... This is the baby condor feather one with the seven metals others have spoken about...
I became more and more skeptical, he talks about all the other people being "Showman not Shaman" but it is kinda his vibe too...
When I gave him the first necklace he took in the back and brought the condor feather one and the opal one, but he switched it.... He told me some of the stones on the back had changed color and that it was working... I checked out and indeed they changed but it was because he swapped it. This is when I lost all faith. It's so sad that people like that are out there taking advantage of others in the name of spirituality and health... He is very charismatic and sweet, very likable.... Just not a just person...
Written April 1, 2011
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horse lover
victoria, bc8 contributions
Worth the experience
My husband and I happened upon "Magic Hands" several years ago when spending time in Cusco. While I agree that the process was similar to what others have written, Jesus was dead accurate on our individual personal characters. Both of us are pretty skeptical in nature so we weren't an easy sell. Within minutes, Jesus nailed us in his description of where we'd been, who we are today and where we're going. I thought my husband was going to pass out from the accuracy of he journey. Our 'charms' were totally different from each others and suited us perfectly.

If he's a scam, I don't care. I had a great time and felt it was one of the best events of our Peruvian journey.
Written September 18, 2010
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