About the Lineage
I am a keeper of a Peruvian shamanic lineage called Pachakuti Mesa work since 2001 . This is
a tradition that has an 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. The lineage that I am a keeper of is a synthesis
of 2 Peruvian wisdom traditions blending the Northwestern coastal regions
with the regions of the Mountains. Taught by Don Oscar Miro-Quesada,
it is called the Pachakuti Mesa tradition, Pachakuti meaning "world turning over"'
signifying the understanding of these times as a turning point.
This is in conjunction with many prophesies of indigenous seers, including
the Mayan calendar that fortold this time as a time of "ending".
Contrary to popular interpretations that swirled around, it did not foretell
the world ending, but a cycle of our Sun within the galactic dance.
The Sun has entered a new, 26000 year cycle called a processional cycle,
around our native Galaxy. Part of the visions of this time included the
change/widening of consciousness ( i believe of all consciousness on Earth)
to a new level. The Peruvian survivors of the holocaust of the conquistadores
called it the birthing of the "homo luminoso" - the enlightened human being...
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 in our human consciousness and
bring ourselves more fully into relationship with Divinity within/without...
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 alsoacknowledge 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 ...
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 .
We all know what happens when we do that... we start to draw lines at best and
bash our heads in at worst.
To quote Ghandi : " God has no religion "
Shamanic traditions are oral traditions. This is for a very good reason.
When we call in ceremony, we make ourselves available to the Unseen and our
connection to it. We trust that ceremony comes out of the NOW, the essence of
the moment, rather than something one can read up on in a book...
Writing down various ceremonies may be inspiring but it also reflects on a fear in
us to not be able to "come up" with what is needed for the ceremony - we
start to rely on something that has happened rather than something that wants to.
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/joy ... it does
not do good at all when we do things from a place of duty , in my experience.