Aloha worldwide Paqos and Friends...
I am so excited to announce my next book project – unlike anything I've written before – and to share some great news about the kids in our Q'ero Kids Education Project.
SHE is the first book in my new MotherWorld series – an epic fantasy adventure about a young Paqo princess from another time and another galaxy, pulled inexorably into a destiny far beyond her wildest imaginings. As she follows the signs in nature and her own intuition,
I first encountered and understood the Ñust’as as female nature beings during the Hatun Qarpay, meaning ‘Great Initiation’ of the Inka. This ten-day Initiation Ceremony recovered by Peruvian anthropologist Juan Nuñez del Prado (the veritable Joseph Campbell of the Andes) is an authentic Inka Initiation rite covering the sacred Inkan geography from the lower elevations of Macchu Pikchu, through the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, to the highest and largest temple complex of Wiraqo
There is no denying that the mysterious allure of Peru, Macchu Pikchu, the Inkas and the “shamanism” of the Q’ero Indians of Peru—modern lineal descendants of the Inka—has been magnetizing people from around the globe for the last twenty years. As westerners, we know innately that there is something here that we want…something we desperately need. I contend that it is the sacred healing power of Mother Nature that we are after, a.k.a., the Ñust`as. The Inka Nature Wisdom tra
In May of 2014, I received an excited phone call from Fredy, my intrepid Peruvian guide and best-in-the-world Quechua to English translator. He told me he was on Mama Simona mountain when the team excavating the archaeological site found a completely intact 400-year-old Mesa with all its khuyas. Mama Simona– the only female Apu of the twelve sacred mountains system of the Cuzco Valley and the only one from which you can see all the other apus – had opened her mesa to the worl
Mother Nature has an organic structure that is the foundation for her power and sustainability. Surprisingly, many students of the Q’ero tradition are not taught the essentials concerning the structure of the Mesa, the structure of Offerings (including despachos – or haywarikuy, to offer by one's own hand), and how they are energetically created and organized. An ancient Quechua song recorded at Qollori’ti Festival in the early 1930’s speaks of the importance of organizing yo
I am excited and grateful to announce several very special Wiraqocha Foundation workshops coming up on our farm on the Big Island of Hawaii in September and October. Our beloved Q'ero brothers Don Francisco Apaza and Don Ricardo Apaza will be here at our farm, Ai lani Orchards, working with our Paqo Farms apprentices from September 15 to October 15....so if you have been considering joining our month-long Paqo Apprenticeship Program, where the wisdom of the ancients meets the
Guillermo Soncco and his wife, Marcosa and two of their children (Roxanna, age 9 – one of our Q’ero students in San Sebastian) and their 4 month old baby, Miku, came with Seth and I to the Qolluyrit’ti festival in Sinakara in late May, 2013. Marcosa had lost a baby in 2012 – the baby was stillborn. It took three weeks to expel the fetus, with the process nearly killing her in the process. In truth, I didn’t even realize until we were in Mawayani that the precious baby, Miku w