Using the powers of the full moon, please come join as we continue our studies of the internal, of the lower Realms also known as the Uhku Pacha. Together we will shine the light of the conscious mind into the unconscious; by journeying into the Ukhu Pacha, we awaken more deeply to who we are.
This work encourages you to dive deep into your inner world with the assistance of your animal ally. Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness.
Besides this experience, you may ask for medicine gifts or be open to an initiation of some kind. Directing your animal ally is beneficial in this way...to be discussed more at the event.
The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke and rattles), we will travel to the underworld as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so our travels to the underworld may be clean and clear.
Jnana Gowan, sanctioned teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and PMT carrier, will guide this evening's event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice to the underworld and will include live drumming.
All are welcome, newcomers and long-time journeyers alike.
When: Sunday April 29 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space - St. Alban's Parish Hall 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94706
What to bring:
- bring a pad/mat, eye pillow, blanket to lay on
- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world (or a purun illa)
- a rattle that you are connected with (there will be extra on site if you do not have one)
- an open heart and mind
Sliding scale: $15-$25
"The Ukhu Pacha is a place one must journey to for maturity and growth to take place. This could be seen as bringing aspects of the unconscious (shadow archetypes) into conscious awareness, bringing healing to conditions of the self that are repressed, and aiding in the development of aspects of the self that are unfinished. It is the place where (ayni) sacred reciprocity has not yet been realized."
(from Matthew Magee's book, Peruvian Shamanism, The Pachakuti Mesa)
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
- 1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event, less $10 cancellation fee)
- 48 hours from event start time: 25% Refund
- 24 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund
The only exception to this policy, (on a case by case basis) is for Medical Emergency or Family Trauma, and might require written proof.