The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal

This foundational apprenticeship provides tools to develop your connection to nature, spirit, and heartfelt community, offering a practical, compassionate path for navigating these times.
Michelle Mitchell

Teacher / Leader

Michelle Mitchell
Phone
(207) 513-0908
Email
mici.mitchell@gmail.com

Michelle has dedicated more than three decades to fostering community healing and restitution. Her journey into healing practices began in her childhood, under the guidance of her grandmother, Ouma, in apartheid-torn South Africa. Learning the art of divination during this time exposed her early on to the impacts of oppressive systems, which shaped her life’s work and fueled her commitment to social justice. As a clinical psychologist and an applied social researcher, Michelle creates inclusive spaces where diverse voices and personal stories are both heard and valued. Grounded in her African roots, she champions the philosophy of Ubuntu, embodying the belief that “I am because we are,” and highlighting the importance of shared wisdom and community connection. Michelle currently lives near Augusta, the capital of Maine.

Date

Sep 13, 2024 - Sep 21, 2025

Location

Augusta, Maine

TO REGISTER and information on pricing, scholarship, time and event location, please contact the teacher using the links below.

Contact: Michelle Mitchell
Phone:
207-513-0908
Email: Mici.mitchell@gmail.com

This apprenticeship provides the framework to deepen my relationship to myself and spirit. From this place I feel better equipped to live my life in a more balanced way, and to serve others with a more loving and compassionate heart. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity. – Andrea W. Nelson, BC

Call to Heal: Releasing the Past
September 13 – 15, 2024
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.

Part 2: A Balance of Power: Transforming the Present
December 13 – 15, 2024

During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center direction 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.

Part 3: The Condor’s Quest: Creating the Future
March 14 – 16, 2025
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.

Part 4: The Hummingbird’s Ascent: Living the Mystery
June 20 – 22, 2025
 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.

Part 5: The Shamanic Self: Serving the Earth
September 19 – 21, 2025
This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation and care of an apacheta. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and transformation). Participants will be further empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

TO REGISTER and information on pricing, scholarship, time and event location
Contact: Michelle Mitchell
Phone:
207-513-0908
Email: Mici.mitchell@gmail.com

Michelle Mitchell

Teacher / Leader

Michelle Mitchell
Phone
(207) 513-0908
Email
mici.mitchell@gmail.com

Michelle has dedicated more than three decades to fostering community healing and restitution. Her journey into healing practices began in her childhood, under the guidance of her grandmother, Ouma, in apartheid-torn South Africa. Learning the art of divination during this time exposed her early on to the impacts of oppressive systems, which shaped her life’s work and fueled her commitment to social justice. As a clinical psychologist and an applied social researcher, Michelle creates inclusive spaces where diverse voices and personal stories are both heard and valued. Grounded in her African roots, she champions the philosophy of Ubuntu, embodying the belief that “I am because we are,” and highlighting the importance of shared wisdom and community connection. Michelle currently lives near Augusta, the capital of Maine.

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