Teachers & Traditions
For many years we have been fortunate to have been in the presence of
powerful and inspiring teachers.
These are the traditions and teachers that have been the most influential
as we have spent much of our lives immersed in their teachings.
We look forward to sharing relevant aspects of what we have learned with you
and introducing you to our
teachers from the beautiful Medicine Traditions of Peru.
Peruvian Maestros & Medicines
Traditional Andean Medicine Ways
The Q’ero traditions include the Despacho and the Karpay rites.
The Despacho ceremony connects us with all the elements of our world embodying our dreams, prayers, intentions and gratitude.
The Karpay rites are energetic transmissions connecting us to the lineage of the Q’ero and a doorway to sacred power and purpose. These are transformative transmissions of energy that inspirit us all to be potent Earth keepers.
Despacho ceremonies are traditional Andean offering ceremonies.
They contain prayers, prayers for Pachamama, Mother Earth. Burning or burying the despacho in the earth releases these prayers.
In metaphorical terms a despacho is an entire universe. It contains the four directions, the sky, the earth, the Apus, everything in our cosmos. It holds our dreams, our prayers and our intentions.
The making of a despacho is an ancient ceremony from the Andes. Prayers are blown into all of the symbolic objects and a beautiful universe is slowly constructed from leaves, food and all kinds of other materials.
In this universe there is respect and care for Mother Earth, sweetness, abundance, health, wealth, the mountains, the stars, the forests, the clouds, the oceans, the entire world, the entire galaxy and all of us.
The completed despacho is tied and offered to the fire, releasing the prayers and intentions.
A karpay is an initiation ritual or rite, an energetic transmission of the teacher’s own power and spiritual lineage. It is a doorway, an opening to sacred power.
These rites are a direct transmission of all the knowledge and wisdom of each shaman including that of the lineage of medicine people that came before him.
The transmission is done in sacred space using the shaman’s mesa (bundle of healing stones and power objects), intention and breath.
PERSONAL HEALING SESSIONS
The personal healing sessions are performed in sacred space using the shaman’s mesa (bundle of healing stones and power objects)
These ceremonies cleanse, energise, heal and transform our being on all levels, deepening our connection with Mother Earth and with ourselves
Indian Gurus & Yoga
The Three Worlds of Inka Mythology
Energetically, we have found that the three destinations of the Amazon Jungle, the Sacred Valley and Ausangate Mountain along with Lake Titicaca represent the three worlds of the Inka tradition allowing connection with the magic of the under world, Ukhupacha, and upper world, Hanaq'pacha, and potentially manifesting our dreams and intentions as we travel into this world in which we live, Kaypacha. We can realise our true purpose and direction here and now.
In the Amazon we awaken and reconnect with the earth and the deepest part of our being as we travel down a winding river deep into the jungle. Here we enter what the Inka call Ukhupacha (under world). The place of intuition, dreams and the subconscious with the powerful healing teacher plant and medicine, Ayahuasca, the sacred ‘vine of the soul’. These journeys can be very strong as the medicine cleanses and purifies us and guides us with awareness and visions.
As those aspects that do not serve us are released, we witness the visionary powers of the higher self and the Great Mystery that we need to see to embrace our own purpose in this great evolutionary time of 2012 and beyond.
These Ayahuasca sessions are held under the safety and guidance of our local Amazonian Maestro (Plant Doctor). He comes from an impeccable lineage of plant doctors in Peru and with his more than 40 years of experience is a well known and highly regarded Jaguar Shaman. We feel it is essential to be lead by the very best indigenous traditional shaman that Peru has to offer when traveling so far for this medicine. Our days in the jungle are also filled with yoga, meditation and deep yoga relaxation, relaxing mud baths, river swims, jungle walks and heavenly hammock naps.
After our time in Ukhupacha we travel on to the Sacred Valley in the magnificent Andes Mountains. This journey is into the Hanaq'pacha (upper world), defined by it's abundance of super-refined energy (Sami). It is here we soar with Kuntur, the Great Condor. We experience traditional Andean medicine ways with keepers of ancient wisdom and some of the most respected mystics of the Andes, the Q'ero Medicine People. They are the link to the ancient lineage of the Inka.
The strong purification of the Amazon jungle highly tunes us to receive the refined energy of the Q'eros Despacho offerings and Karpay transmissions in the extraordinary Inka temples. We are connected with the great Apus, mountain gods, the Q’ero lineage, master healers and much more.
The Despachos are traditional offerings to Pachamama, our Mother Earth and to the Apus, the mountain deities. They are a time for gratitude and to fine tune our intentions, and pray for continued guidance and strength.
The Q’ero then pass on their ancient rites via the Karpays to fully prepare us for this time as Earth Keepers and warriors for Pachamama and creation itself. A Karpay is an initiation ritual or an energetic transmission of the teacher’s own power and spiritual lineage. It is a doorway, an opening to the sacred power. In a more profound and elevated state we learn to dream the world into being with beauty and reverence. To become the World in the Dream.
Having received the karpay energy transmissions from the Q'ero in the Sacred Valley, we continue with them to either the awe inspiring Ausangate Mountain or magnificent Lake Titicaca. It is here that we journey in Kaypacha (middle world), the realm of Otorongo, the puma. This is the physical realm, the place where we remember who we are and we experience and don't judge.
During this time we focus on the visions, insights, blessings and gifts we have received in the under and upper worlds. We focus on how to integrate the wisdom received into our lives back home and how to perform our purpose/visions received from the other worlds as the Inka fulfilled their vision to share their magnificent wisdom, spirituality and ways of living when they formed their civilisation and temples.