Magic Hands
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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Poefiepuff
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Didem K
Istanbul, Türkiye9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sukaya
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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dankelros
Durham1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Magic Hands in 2007 and was let into Jesus de Jairo's shop. He spoke to my friend first and then me. He said that my friend has a yellow and orange aura which was compatible with mine which was amathyst. He said my friend was 'a skeptical woman' and went on to tell her about some 'health problems' that she has and advised her to buy a necklace that would improve her condition!!
I then asked him to read my aura. He said it was purple and that I am a very spiritual women, strong and powerfull. He asked me to hold out my right hand and he put his hand over it and he asked me to say my name three times. He then said that I had 8 past lives but he could only tell 4 of them I had been a condor, a butterfly, a bad man and a witch. He said I had traveled through my lives very quickly. He advised me to buy a necklace which he had made. It had a baby condor feather, a foccil claw, moonstone, surpantina, a small metal shape on the back that looks like a fish, and inside it, 7 metals for protection. He gave me a ritual to do for 10 months and said that after the 10 months my 3rd eye would be opened and I would become wise and know everything.
The necklaces were about $200 each and we both purchased them.
I felt really good about this experience until I decided to google Magic Hands and discovered that many people had had exactly the same experience as me and were told exactly the same things. This man is obviously a con artist and out to make money. I am a great believer in karma and 'what goes around, comes around' so Jesus de Jairo, beware.
Written May 17, 2010
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rodhner
Managua, Nicaragua1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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horse lover
victoria, bc8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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steve6219
Brussels2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi I'm from Belgium,
I”m 48 years old, as all who visit Peru, I achieved my dream to know Machu Picchu. They were my last 2 days and wanted to use up my last minute walking through the streets so narrow and pretty. I know more than 40 countries (I think I lost count) but the most beautiful experience happened to me in Cusco.

I heard some drums that sounded, in a small park, was the San Blas neighborhood, where many travelers take a break, listening to the music that some street musicians play. I sat down to enjoy this beautiful music, when unintentionally I heard a comment from 2 tourists who sat beside me.

The man said, " Try it, possibly my aura is not good."

This aroused my curiosity, The Woman got up from his seat, walked a few steps and pushed a door, which did not open. The woman blushed, turned around, approached his companion and said: "Surely my aura is also bad." They got up and went their way, but always looking at that glass door that had a sign that read "Magic Hands".

My curiosity got the better, as I approached, I felt something strange as fear, and at the same time temptation to push that door and I did immediately.
Surprise! , A smiling man with long hair opened the door and he said, "Hi, I was waiting for you , welcome" and he asked me if I had information about his store. I said no, I just walked and I made him a comment about the people who minutes earlier could not enter. And he said:

- "Surely ,they don’t need me" (He told me smiling)

- I replied right away, do I need you?

- Of course, your head will explode , because of so much curiosity.

He told me that my aura was light blue, immediately asked, and what does it mean?
He said I was a foolishly romantic man, that I love writing, and that “people like you are very few in this world, very pragmatic, that’s why you suffer ”.

It was totally true, many tears welled up in my eyes, and I hugged him. I felt like a child that saw his father after a long time. He said this was my third failed marriage. And it was all true.

I had hundreds of questions hovering in my head. I managed to ask only ,what should I do?
He walked to a compartment inside his shop and showed me a blue amulet (a very very pretty small stone with eye-shaped and silver frame). He said that “this stone will give you courage and power to focus the problems of others without getting involved too much,” and most importantly It will give you a great spiritual and material vision. "This is just what you need"

More tears flowed from my eyes and with some hesitation I asked: And what should I give you for this ? It was hard to say for me (how much is it). And with a sad-eyed but smiling at the same time he told me $ 220.
As was the end of my trip, my third divorce, my bank account to zero, it was impossible for me, I only had 80 euros for my last 2 days in Peru and my taxes at the airport. Oh my God, what do I do?

It was incredible, Jairo Jesus, took the necklace, and he put it on my neck and told me that in 3 or 4 months when your financial situation is better, and working You could send me the money and he explain to me that he was a romantic fool like me,too . Wow! This was amazing, this happened to me on June 14 last year, at 3 pm. I will never forget that day. Two months later I sent the money and now my son who is 20 years will visit Cusco in May. My son says he does not care too much about Machupichu, He just want to know Jairo Jesus and I reply sarcastically, "I hope that He will open his door."

I am never separated from my amulet and I thank God for the June 14 last year.

By the way , I found this links ,they are really interesting..

http://magichandscusco.jimdo.com/

http://magichandscusco.wordpress.com/

Brussels – Belgium 2010.
Written March 31, 2010
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Erezoni
New York City, NY25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TravelerET134
Boston, MA17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Daniel B
New York, New York, United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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