About the Lineage
i have experienced especially a Peruvian shamanic blend called Pachakuti Mesa work since 2001 . This is
a tradtion that has a large emphasis on luscious, Earth-honoring ceremonies that can help to bring balance
to life as it negotiates through these ceremonies the often forgotten aspect of " Ayni", sacred reciprocity.
When we make a despacho in gratitude to the Earth and all the gifts that we receive from Her, when we align
ourselves to the land and consecrate a space to be more in tune with the Unseen, we communicate
our awareness of something more than our human consciousness and bring ourselves more fully into relationship.
Imagine if you lived next to a neighbor all your life and would never say " hello" . Such is often our ignorance
of the "otherness" that is not so other , as we are all being born out of this Earth ...
Native Americans talk of all our relations.
That is part of an awareness that can be recovered by shamanic practices...
These practices are manyfold and there are a wide variety of traditions and lineages . They all come from
the understanding of how we are interconnected within the Sacred Web of Life . They also
acknowledge the power of the Elementals ; energies that have a much larger impact and are connected to the
dance of the Earth as a celestial being ... and the existence of several layers of reality , not just the one that
we are so often hypnotized by ...
the ceremonies described below are coming from a place of heartfeltness that can only be
experienced ... if you have ever been part of a heartfelt ceremony, you will know that time is an
element that is hard to predict when being part of it . and so, the time frame i give is an estimate .
it's a good idea to do any sort of ceremony in a place of suspended moment :))
- often in itself a healing experience -
and to allow for a time/day when you can actually enter into the experience without
concern for something " needing" to be taken care of other than allowing yourself to fully
be present with what the ceremony / the moment calls for ...
And finally, I have heard shamanic practises referred to as a religion ... i want to emphasize
that i personally do not recommend making anything into a religion .
Living a shamanic life means knowing/acknowledging that everything around us is,
like us , filled with consciousness . One can , therefore, be in relationship and
communication with IT - you can call it Great Spirit/ God etc.
To me, it seems that putting a label on IT has not done us much service .
i also would say that whatever we do along the lines of ceremony is much more
impactful when it comes from a place of choice ... it does
not do good at all when we do things from a place of duty , in my experience.
Shamanic practises are coming from a place of direct connection & experience, or at
least the intent of it , and so are a living tradition ... the ceremonies offered
can help to open us to this experience . As one of my teachers likes to say :
we learn by doing .