What is The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition?

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Pachakuti refers to the time of great transformation that we are currently living in. In Quechua, a language of South America, the word “pacha” , translates to world, earth, space, realm…it may even mean soil; and “kuti” means turning, churn, movement.  When joined together these words may be interpreted as “world reversal or churning.” Mesa, in Spanish, means table. For many people, a mesa is also a shamanically empowered altar, used for self-exploration, transformation and personal growth.  By interfacing with a Pachakuti Mesa one may create a new paradigm of one’s relation to Self and the Universe. This tradition is an evolving practice of inner and outer actions and rituals, which may restore balance and harmony, while deepening our relationship to the natural world, and to Spirit.

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition
Apprenticeship Series

Walk a path of ancestral wisdom in the modern world.

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal is a five- part series of intensives in the shamanic arts of restoring harmony, health, and earth stewardship. This workshop series aligns the traditional shamanic arts of Peru and the wisdom of its heritage with the needs of the present day, a transformational moment of planetary and human history. Participants will cultivate a deeper relationship with nature and the unseen world, and receive multiple opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment, and profound personal growth. This apprenticeship series is open to all people who desire to be of service, whether they are long-time mesa carriers or new to this tradition.
We are now accepting applications for a new series beginning in 2018.
For more info about the current or upcoming Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Series, click here.

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Part I:   The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past)

This apprenticeship workshop initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa, a powerful and sacred altar. Students learn how to create their own mesas and work with them for self-empowerment, transformation, and helping others. Through shamanic journey and visionary states of consciousness, participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred reciprocity with all that is, the core ingredients of ceremonial mastery, sacred sound and ritual language, healing and curanderismo, and the inner world of the ukhupacha.

Part II:  
A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present)

During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center of the mesa, traditional Peruvian healing practices, and the kaypacha, the middle world. They will explore the kaypacha’s elemental matrix and magico-spiritual power, and learn about the moon’s presence in the middle world, mapping the cosmos on Earth, and celestial death and rebirth.

Part III:   The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future)

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This workshop is an initiation into the paqokuna, the Andean Shaman/Priesthood mystical path, the lineage of the sacred mountains, and the five virtues of the mesa. Participants will also journey to and experience the hanaqpacha, the upper world beyond the physical, work with the unseen world there and deepen their connection to their own spiritual resources.

Part IV:   The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery)

In this apprenticeship workshop students will experience the upper world and learn about its lightning bolt of mystical illumination and the flow of kamasqa, the power of Creation. They will work with the elements, the forces of the universe, the body of Mother Earth, and sacred healing objects. In sacred reciprocity participants will create despachos to honor Mother Earth, the sacred mountains, the elements, the unseen world, and prepare for a paqowachu, a sacred pilgrimage.

Part V:   The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth)

This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation and care of an apacheta. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and transformation). Students will also be empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

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Receive profound wisdom teachings and powerful initiations into cross-cultural shamanism and the shamanic arts in our apprenticeship series with PMT Teachers sanctioned by don Oscar Miro-Quesada. The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal is a five-part series of intensives that aligns the traditional teachings of Peru and the wisdom of its heritage with the needs of the present day. Providing a comprehensive foundation and profound initiation through ceremony and prayer into the living heart and soul of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, this will help participants cultivate a deeper relationship with nature and the unseen world, and receive multiple opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment and profound personal growth. This powerful series is open to all people who desire to be of service to themselves, their families, their community, and Mother Earth, whether they are long-time mesa carriers or new to this tradition through personal and communal ceremony.



For more info about the current or upcoming Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Series, click here.
Now accepting applications for a new series to begin in 2018.

 

 

originS and lineage of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition

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Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo (pictured left with Jnana Gowan) is the originator of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism and the visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer organization (THOTH). Through his teachers, don Celso Rojas Palomino and don Benito Corihuamán Vargas, the ancient lineage of this shamanic tradition can be traced back to its origins over 5,000 years ago. He also founded The Apprenticeship Series for Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT). Oscar Miro-Quesada is known world-wide as a Peruvian kamasqa curandero (rough translation – shaman), and also holds a position as a UN Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology.

Don Oscar’s first experience with Peruvian shamanism was under the famed huachumero don Celso Rojas Palomino from Salas. After don Celso transitioned to the Spirit World, don Oscar then started a four-year apprenticeship within the Andean Paqokuna tradition of shamanism with famed kuraq akulleq don Benito Corihuamán Vargas from the village of Wasao.

Both of these venerated elders sanctioned Oscar with a similar compacto de voz y palabra (i.e., “an oral bequeath as elder lineage carrier for the people,”) requesting him to share the “prophetic vision” of the “Ancient Ones”, among as many people as possible living in modern Western developed nations of the world. Both elders insisted this was the only way of safeguarding the true “inner wisdom” behind the Earth-based spiritual traditions and healing arts continuously practiced by Peruvian indigenous cultures since time immemorial. They both insisted that this was the only way to prevent the total disappearance of these sacred wisdom traditions.

The above info is from the Heart of the Healer site at: http://heartofthehealer.org