“When you engage in the shamanic arts, the magic begins in a deep and real way; the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is the best, most loving and efficient means to powerful and rich transformation. By participating in this tradition, with a shamanically empowered altar, your connection to the natural world is intensified and a vast portal is opened. The Pachakuti MesaTradition offers the opportunity to awaken from a deep sleep. This slumber is brought on by both the demands of hectic modern times and the collective memory loss of who we really are: earth-honoring humans that perform rituals of sacred reciprocity with the natural world. Once you come back to this understanding, you may find balance and internal harmony. With the simple tools and practices of thistradition, you’re invited to*re-member (as Oscar will often say) who you’ve always been. And this re-membering can become your daily practice.”
Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) 5-Part begins January 25, 2019 at Spirit House Retreat Space in Woodacre, California
InQuechua, (one of the languages of the Andean Regions in South America) the word pachatranslates to earth, world and even soil and the word kuti translates to turning, churning and reversal and sopachakutimeans world reversal or turning. Thirty years ago, don Oscar Miro-quesada brought together the two rivers of his 17- year apprenticeships with his two teachers. (don Selso Roja Palamino of the North Coast of Peru & don Vargas Coriharmaun Benito of the Andean mountains of the Cusco region). In Oscar’s visioning these two rivers of knowledge came together as one, and he consecrated the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition(PMT). In Oscar’s vista(deep visioning) he could see, as prophesized by many – the vast planetary changes coming our way.
We are at a time of great turning and churning, have you noticed? How is this change infiltrating into your life? What tools are you using to assist in staying steady during these times? Do you find you are knocked off balance by the uncertainty that we are facing? Many folks may feel numbed out by all the social media & technology or experience this intensity as a blanket of heaviness that feels like a dense weight. If it feels intense, it’s because it is.
As a Sanctioned Teacher for the Pachakuti MesaTradition, I feel it is my duty to be of service and assist others in finding ways to navigate these wild waters of change.
Beginning in January of 2019 the PMT 5-Part Apprenticeship Series will be offered in a full, rich retreat setting. It is here, in sacred circle with others, that you may explore the living lineage of the teachings that don Oscar was asked to pass along to other earth walking seekers. These teachings to be transmitted to those that desire a deeper connection to self and to the planet, to those that have a desire to be of service to others and to be a spokesperson for our beautiful planet earth, our pachamama.
Consisting of five weekend intensives, over the course of 15 months, I invite you to join this apprenticeship of a living lineage of Peruvian Shamanism. Part I is open to anyone wishing to deepen their connection to Spirit and animate universe and no prior experience is necessary.
Parts II - V build upon the teachings and initiations received in the prior weekends, which are prerequisite. This program has been carefully crafted to offer people from all walks of life a heartfelt initiation into the healing power and earth honoring ceremonial artistry of Peruvian mesa lineages.
By embarking upon this 15-month apprenticeship, you will engage in ancient teachings & transmissions not only from the PMT, but also from the natural world and from your own Pachakuti Mesa. Things may accelerate as you step into this powerful shamanic path because when a group of people join forces to create change – it can happen.
That is why the retreat setting is so important, appropriately named, Spirit House, this retreat space is located in Woodacre, California, and it provides a supportive and pristine container for this powerful growth work. And though you will feel a million miles from it all, Spirit House is only 25 minutes from San Rafael and 1.25 hours from both San Francisco & Berkeley)
The sacred space of Spirit House offers:
· A dedicated mesa lodge
· A community kitchen & dining space
· A hot tub and a deck space for rest
· A sauna for purification,
· Tasteful shared housing as sleeping quarters
· Hiking trails out the front door
· Early check-in on Friday - 2:00
· Late check out Sunday - 5:00
This retreat will offer partial meals:
· Dinner consisting of vegetarian soup and light fare Friday & Saturday .
· Breakfast Saturday & Sunday of granola, yogurt and fruits
Retreat weekend Dates:
Part I, The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past), January 25-27, 2019
Part II, A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present, May 17-19, 2019
Part III, The Condor's Quest (Creating the Future), Aug 23-25, 2019
Part IV, The Hummingbird's Ascent (Living the Mystery), November 8-10, 2019
Part V, Our Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth), March 20-22, 2020
Each weekend: $550-$850 sliding
This rate includes a simple, partial meal program to keep costs low. The participant will be asked to bring their own lunches.
Approximately 18-20 hours of class time: *Friday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. *Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. *Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
*please note: these times will vary slightly based on retreat setting
Arrival time to retreat space: 2:00 pm Fridays - until Sunday at 5:00pm
Please contact Jnana at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)734-4122 with questions or to get on the mailing list.
More information: www.heartofthehealer.org/apprenticeships/index.html
Instructor, Jnana Gowan: As the director of the Ukhu Pacha Healing and Inquiry Space in Albany, California. Jnana has a private practice and leads transformational programs which combine her depth of knowledge of yoga, ritual, ceremony and healing. A PMT mesa carrier since 2008 and a teacher (of many sorts) since 2000, she's completed the 5-Part Series. (twice) She has been teaching the PMT 5-Part Series since 2016. Jnana has attended numerous ceremonial events with her beloved teacher - and originator of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, don Oscar Miro-Quesada. In addition, she has gleaned deep teachings from her apprenticeship-work with author and healer, Mateo Magee.