Sri Mataji Shaktiananda

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Erika Tucker (birthname), Shaktiananda, Shakti Ma, Shaktiananda Ma, Anant Vibushit Shree Mahamandaleshwar Ma Shaktiananda Paramahansa
Kriya Yoga, Shiva Kriya Yoga (SKY)
Main Countries of Activity: 
Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia
Date of Birth: 
September 26, 1961
Place of Birth: 
Caracas, Venezuela
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Other Related Gurus: 
Her husband: Victor Mayo (Shivananda)


Erika Tucker was born in Caracas,( Venezuela, on 26th of September, 1961.

She was a well known entertainment journalist, host of television and radio spots, in Caracas in the late 80s and early 90s whose life changed diametrically after a terrible car accident in 1991. The accident triggered her to begin a retrospective review of her life and embark on a spiritual path.

In 1999, she met Victor Mayo (spiritual name: Shivananda) who was a trans-personal psychologist and researcher and Vedic Kabbalist born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1966. He came with the idea of doing a joint psychology research of altered states of consciousness and super-conscious connection. They married and have remained together ever since. He is the one in charge of all the organization.

She received a diksha from Swami Nardanand in 2006 and, later in September, a shaktipat (initiation) from Swami Divyanand Theerth Maharaj in the mountains of the Aragua state in Venezuela.

During Kumbha Mela 2007 in Allahabad, India, she received the rank of Mahamandaleshwar and Sadhui Mataji.

In 2001, she established the 'Shaktiananda Order of Babaji', a spiritual group dedicated to work according to the guidance of the Sanatana Dharma and the teachings of Mahavatar Babaji. This group contains seekers mainly from Latin America.

She is said to have more than 1,000 disciples.


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Locations in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Miami, España, Italia

Escuela de Valores Divinos - La Morada del Colibrí

Escuela de Valores Divinos (School of Divine Values) has centers in several locations in America. La Morada del Colibrí ashram is the central one.

Cuenca, Azuay Province , Ecuador

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Books & Media

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Shakti Ma "Un Resplandor Eterno". ("La conciencia Babaji en América,)

by Victor Mayo Shivananda


Este libro forma parte de una rebelión de Luz. De un desafío Nuevo.Es la revelación de un exitoso experimento que ha tenido lugar en América, a traves del ser y de la misión de Shakti Ma. Ella ha sido designada para llevar adelante esta nueva Aventura del Linaje de Maestros Inmortales, aquellos que han tomado la inmensa responsabilidad de conducir al hombre hacia su Conciencia Cósmica.