Apprenticeship Program Workshop
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 program 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.
Weekend I. A Call to Heal (Releasing the Past)
This apprenticeship weekend 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.
Weekend II. A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present)
During this weekend 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.
Weekend III. The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future)
This weekend’s apprenticeship 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.
Weekend IV. The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery)
In this apprenticeship weekend 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.
Weekend V. The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth)
This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, the three suns, and the hampiqamayoq process: ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, well-being, and transformation. Participants will further empower themselves, their mesas and sacred objects through the arte declaration process and learn to work with the mesa’s vertical and horizontal dimensions of fields, forces, and organization.
To register for a workshop or for more information, please send an email to the address listed beside the workshop you are interested in. (If you do not see a workshop in your area, or if you wish to sponsor a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-314-3778.)
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- 12/21/12 from don Oscar
- As Above, So Below
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"For years I have been attending don Oscars weekend events yet I wanted to understand more about this beautiful ceremonial art so I signed up for the new THOTH-Endorsed Pachakuti Mesa Tradition apprenticeship. I just completed “A Call To Heal,” the first in the series and I am profoundly happy that I am deepening my study of this tradition through this apprenticeship series. One of the most inspirational teachings for me was learning the history of don Oscars tradition and seeing the pictures of don Oscars principal teachers, don Celso Rojas Palomino and don Benito Vargas. During the first PMT weekend I experienced some profound healing which I am continually reminded that this type of personal growth is likely the most effective of all my past healing endeavors and supports my individual manifestation in the world. I recommend this apprenticeship series to ALL mesa carriers that want to understand the Pachakuti Mesa and the tradition at a deeper level as well as those new to this tradition."
--David Hansen, Carlsbad, CA, Composer, Producer, Arranger
“The bottom line, this workshop has changed my life. All I can do is think about running around with an ‘Alpaca’ and I now find myself constantly wanting to go deeper into this work as well as return to the land of Peru where this tradition has originated. I am hopeful that one day I can personally thank ‘Don Oscar Miro-Quesada,’ the originator of this tradition, for bringing these seeds, these fruits, this promise of hope and source of vitality, to us Westerners.”
--B.E., Denver, CO, Paralegal/Investigator, Kung Fu Teacher & Holistic Health Coach