Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship
Receive profound wisdom teachings and powerful initiations into cross-cultural shamanism and the shamanic arts in our apprenticeship program 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 Manifesting the Vision apprenticeship series 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 program 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.
The Apprenticeship Program for Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) has been created by Oscar Miro-Quesada, known world-wide as a Peruvian kamasqa curandero (rough translation – shaman). Oscar Miro-Quesada also holds a position as a UN Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology. It is through educational programs on the shamanic arts such as the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition that we will complete our mission and vision.
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Apprenticeship Program Workshops
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: 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.
Weekend 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.
Weekend III. The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future)
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.
Weekend 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.
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 teacher or 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 PMT@heartofthehealer.org .)