Feb 8, 2013

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Awakening the Shaman Within 9 Levels of Initiation – Peru 2013

AWAKENING THE SHAMAN WITHIN

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9 LEVELS OF INITIATION

 

Receive Shamanic Blessings and Rites of Passage
by the Inca’s Last Medicine People

Experience the rich and diverse culture of modern and ancient Peru on this transformational journey with Spirits of the Earth. Your trip includes visting some of the most renowned places of the ancient Inka tradition, and exploring the history and magic of the Peruvian landscape. Major destinations that you can look forward to on your trip include Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and of course the monumental Machu Picchu! Along the way, you will have a chance to savor the delectable Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the colorful markets.

In addition to the tourist component of this journey, you can look forward to participating in sacred ceremonies carried out by the  Peruvian Shamans—the last Inca Medicine People. Your journey will include deeply moving spiritual experiences based on the 9 Levels of Initiation, Shamanic blessings and Rites of Passage.

This journey takes place during the summer of 2013 and our itinerary is as follows:

[LIMA OPTIONAL]

 

July 29th:  Home – Lima

Enjoy the flight and sweet anticipation! In Lima, a Spirits of the Earth representative will be greeting you at the airport and escorting you to your hotel. Welcome to Peru!

July 30th: Lima

More than 400 years ago, the Spanish conqueror (“conquistador”) Francisco Pizarro named Lima the City of the Kings (“Ciudad de los Reyes”.) Today, that same city, which rose from the lands of the native chief  Taulischusco, is a city of over 7 million people who proudly preserve the colonial convents and mansions which are symbols of their ancient and noble traditions.

Leisure morning to relax, and after lunch our Lima exploration will  begin at the historical Plaza de Armas, home of Government’s Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall. Afterwards we visit the Gold Museum. Peruvian people used to work the metal in a spectacular way. The procedure called “cire perdue” (lost wax) which was well known in the East but it disappeared in the West in the Renaissance era. This procedure was the most commonly used by the Peruvian goldsmiths. Our excursion to the Gold Museum can allow us to appreciate an excellent collection of gold pieces from different  Peruvian  Cultures; some of these pieces are more than 3000 years old. In this museum you will see valuable objects and jewelry of great worth, which where worked in Gold, Silver and with stunning  types of stones. This jewelry was used by the most important people of the Inca’s time, who were the son of the Sun and monarchs of this Empire. After the guided tour, we return to the hotel for a free evening. It is suggested that you retire early as tomorrow your trip to Cusco and the Sacred Valley will require some of your energy. Sweet Dreams!

July 31st: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

After breakfast, you will have a transfer to airport to join the rest of the group that traveled overnight to Lima, so together everyone takes the same flight to Cusco.

ITINERARY WITHOUT LIMA OPTIONAL 

 

July 31st: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Arrival into Cusco Airport ~ must arrive before noon Peru time
  • You will be greeted by Spirits of the Earth Staff and board a comfortable coach for your transfer to our Wellness Center in the Heart of the Sacred Valley (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Check in, settle into your room and rest to acclimatize with the altitude (9,000ft)
  • Dinner on your own before or after our first gathering
  • 6:00 PM ~ Open Prayer Ceremony and Orientation with Vera Lopez

August 1st: Sacred Valley of the Incas – PachaMama’s Day

From August 1st to August 6th the Andean people believe the heart of PachaMama (Mother Earth) is open to receive our gratitude and love. The energy of PachaMama’s children in thanksgiving and ceremony is transformational. Today they gather in their home towns, high altitude villages and in every corner of this special country to perform an ancient traditional ceremony called Pago to PachaMama (offering ritual to Mother Earth) and so will we.

  • Breakfast included at our Wellness Resort
  • After breakfast we gather in a circle to better understand our Andean transformation retreat. Vera Lopez will speak about the Inka Prophecy and why Peru is considered by many sages of today the new cosmic and spiritual center of the Earth
  • Followed by our first rites of passage lead by our Qero Shaman’s ~ we receive the Bands of Power for Protection
  • These five luminous belts represent: Earth-Air-Fire-Water-Light
  • Lunch break
  • After lunch we join the Andean Spirit of Gratitude in an Offering Ritual to PachaMama (lead by our Qero Shamans), your initiation into the Incan Tradition has begun.
  • Free evening to enjoy SPA treatments at the Wellness Resort

August 2nd: Sacred Valley (Moray)

  • Breakfast included at our Wellness Resort
  • After breakfast gather in the conference room. Today Vera will lead us through a special process called: the Forgiveness Dance
  • Today we experience the Earth Temple of Moray ~ Moray is a set of 4 circles, like bowls in the earth where the ancient shamans harvested their wisdom.
  • Ceremony at the temple with our Shaman friends ~ receiving the Healer Rite
  • This rite connects you to a lineage of shamans from the past who come to assist you in your personal healing
  • Lunch in Urubamba
  • After lunch, we visit the studio and workshop of Pablo Seminario and Marilu Behar, internationally renowned artists. Their art is a message from the past. Today his work stands as one of Peru’s treasures.
  • Late afternoon return to our Wellness Center
  • Free evening to enjoy SPA treatments

August 3rd: Sacred Valley (Pisac)

  • Breakfast included at our Wellness Resort
  • After breakfast, we gather in the conference room – prayer and root dance lead by Vera
  • Day trip to Pisac, the Temple of the Falcon ~ archeological ruins
  • Hike with our Shamans where we sit in ceremony and receive the Harmony Rite ~ whereby the shaman transmits the seven archetypes into your Chakras
  • The archetypes are: Serpent ~ Jaguar ~ Hummingbird ~ Eagle ~ Huascar ~ Quetzacoatl ~ Pachakuti
  • These archetypes are transmitted into your energy centers as seeds
  • After ceremony and return hike, we will visit the Pisac Market in the town square
  • Lunch and shopping on your own
  • Late afternoon return to our Wellness Center
  • Free evening to enjoy SPA treatments

 August 4th: Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast included at our Wellness Resort
  • After breakfast we gather in the conference room – today Vera will lead another powerful process called: Exit
  • Day trip to Ollantaytambo – Ancient Lemurian Temple of Love
  • We receive the Daykeeper Rite ~ the Daykeeper is able to call on the power of the ancient stone altars found in sacred places ~ to heal and bring balance to the world
  • This Rite helps you to heal your inner feminine, step beyond fear and practice peace
  • Lunch on your own in Ollantaytambo town

After lunch we gather in a circle to lovingly give back. Ayni is the Andean concept of ‘reciprocity’, which provides the foundation for how the Andean people relate to each other as well as how they relate to Nature (they don’t see themselves as being separate from Nature). In AYNI you don’t give or receive something without reciprocity.

Each year our groups offer something unique and special to the children and natives of a remote village. Today you will have  an opportunity to touch someone’s heart in a way you never thought would be possible. Many consider this experience the highlight  of  their journey.

  • Late afternoon return to our Hotel
  • Free evening to enjoy SPA treatments

August 5th: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast included at our Wellness Resort
  • Morning departure by train to Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Check into hotel
  • Machu Picchu is Sacred Crystal City, at one time considered the Inka’s Holy University
  • Before entering this space, we receive the blessing of the Seer Rite ~ this Rite awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world

We then enter Machu Picchu in the most sacred way and at its front door will receive the Wisdomkeeper Rite ~ the ancient wisdom resides in the high mountains

  • The Lineage of Wisdomkeepers are medicine men and women who defeated death and stepped outside of time to taste the infinite
  • Return to hotel

August 6th: Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast included
  • Leave Aguas Calientes town before dawn for our Machu Picchu SunRise Ceremony 
  • As the sun rise we will receive the Earthkeeper Rite ~ this Rite connects you to a lineage of Archangels, guardians of our galaxy
  • The Rite of Earthkeeper helps you to learn the way of the seer and dream the world into being
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu and free time alone for meditation, exploration and personal connection to this special Apu.
  • At your preferred time, return to Aguas Calientes
  • Before dinner, meet at hotel reception and follow our guide and native brother Rojo to receive the Starkeeper Rite ~ this Rite anchors you safely to the time after great change such as that which occurred before and during 2012
  • When you receive this rite your physical body begins to evolve into that of Homo luminous
  • The aging process is slowed down and you become resistant to diseases you were once vulnerable to
  • Sweet Dreams!

August 7th: Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Breakfast included
  • Free morning, enjoy the magic surrounding the village or optional return to Machu Picchu for more meditation
  • Take train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, and then bus to Cusco
  • Our train leaves Aguas Calientes around 1:30 pm, we must be at train station 1 hour prior to departure
  • Before our arrival in Cusco we will stop at a special place to receive our final rite, God Rite ~ this rite awakens the God-Light, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies in the universe
  • Check into our hotel in Cusco — free evening

August 8th: Cusco

  • Breakfast included
  • Early departure for Cusco City

Cusco, the “Navel of the Earth” according to the Incas, is a warm and lovely city. The memories of its ancient inhabitants are still alive. The Incas developed an advanced awareness of energy and the knowledge of how to utilize each vibration for growth and transformation. Cusco was built in the shape of the Puma, the wisdom keeper of Kay Pacha (External World). Each temple was built at a specific point of power and we will start our visit at the head of the Puma - Saksayhuaman, one of the largest Temples of the Incas. Here, we will connect with energies that support our shift  in consciousness.

Our guided tour continues by a visit to Qorikancha (enclosure  of  gold) – at one time, the home of the Ancient Golden Sun Disc of the Motherland  of  Mu.

  • Free afternoon to explore the oldest continually inhabited city in the Americas
  • Early evening Farewell Dinner

August 9th: Cusco – Lima

  • Breakfast included
  • Early morning transfer to the Cusco Airport with connecting flight to Lima for International flights home

August 10th: Arrival Home

Welcome Home after a Magnificent Journey!

…Till the next time we HUG again, enjoy life and keep sharing the MAGNIFICENT being you ARE!

with love,

Vera

To register, or for any questions or more information email peru@spiritsoftheearth.com

Reservation, Deposit & Payment must be made via Spirits of the Earth Inc.