About

Vera Lopez – Founder and Spiritual Leader of Spirits of the Earth®.

Vera Lopez is a native of Brazil and International Transformational Teacher and Coach. She began studying spirituality at the age of 18 in Brazil.

For 14 years she studied and worked with Luiz Gasparetto, a well known Psychologist - Metaphysical Teacher and Spiritual Psychic Artist, in his spiritual and metaphysical center in Brazil. There she realized her natural ability to channel and started to direct it as a guidance tool while working as a spiritual counselor.

In 1989 she founded  Spirits of the Earth®, a spiritual adventure travel company, touching the lives of hundreds of individuals while guiding them on spiritual journeys to Machu Picchu, Peru. Initiated in the Inca Tradition many times by different elders in Peru, including the Q’eros, Vera is a shaman in her own right.

Vera also leads international classes and retreats on many topics such as shamanism, metaphysics, Traditional Japanese Reiki, Awakening the Illuminated Heart and is an Integrative and Spiritual Divorce Coaching Professional.

For more information about Vera Lopez and her work, please visit VeraLopez.com

Madeleine Merentette, Bestselling Author & International Speaker

“As founder of Grail Springs, Canada’s award-winning transformation retreat, I have had the honor of both meeting and hosting hundreds of transformational leaders at the centre for almost two decades. Vera Lopez is one of those souls you meet in life who you can never forget. It was clear to me at first sight, that she walks her path within an ancient bestowal, here to assist the planet and all of its kingdoms, earth, plant, animal, human and soul, in the process of conscious evolution. She is the embodiment of a most unique combination of attributes so rarely seen or felt and anyone who is lucky enough to cross paths with her, can say they have truly met a living goddess, a guardian of Mother Earth.”

Madeleine Merentette, Bestselling Author & International Speaker Grail Springs
Don Mariano Quispe - Native Peruvian Shaman

Don Mariano is an elder in the Q’ero community of Charkapata, a Cusco province high up in the Andes. At an early age he became a Pampamesayoq apprentice.

He is recognised as a Kurak Akulleq and is an acknowledged teacher and ceremony authority. He specialises in pulse reading, working with the feminine as well as in the ceremony of Haywarikuy – ‘offerings to reach the earth’ – also known in Spanish as despachos. As a paqo he heals through despachos and coca leaves’ readings and he is renowned for his expertise to diagnose through reading the patient’s pulse.

Some of Our Guides

Guido has studied ancient Peruvian history and culture, exercising today his expertise of the sacred sites groups visit. His own native Peruvian upbringing also makes him an expert in Shamanic, spiritual and native traditions with a focus on Pacha Mama.

His gentle, professional and heart-warming manner guides participants to appreciate the rich, intricate and sacred nature of the ancient Inca land.


Boris has a vast knowledge of the Ancient Peruvian culture, Inca traditions, Shamanism and historic sites.

Voted as one of the top Peruvian tour guides, he escorts many Spirits of the Earth groups during their spiritual journey. His calm manner, professional approach and wise guidance provides a nurturing environment for learning, healing and exploration.