The Art of Earth Offerings: Entering into Sacred Partnership with Pachamama’s Seen and Unseen Guardians of Ayni
Based on the teachings of don Oscar Miro Quesada, this in-depth apprenticeship is designed to develop skill and intelligence in the ceremonial application of ayni through the art of despacho making, based in Peruvian shamanism. Building on your foundational relationship with the five directions of the PMT lineage, this apprenticeship is an opportunity to expand your capabilities as shaman and ceremonial ritualist on behalf of Nature, Culture, and Self.
In addition to the Course Essentials book, you will receive a never before offeredDespacho Handbook including ceremonial components, an exhaustive list of ingredients and their symbolism in shamanism, and intention-specific healing ceremonies.
Develop a deep personal relationship with the five unseen Guardians of Ayni: Tirakuna, Awkikuna, Malkikuna, Machula Awlanchis, and Apukuna.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the specific offerings and their uses when engaging the Guardians of Ayni for healing in despachos.
Establish a comfort level with creating despachos for personal, communal, and planetary healing.
Serve your community as an empowered ceremonialist, leading despacho ceremonies and integrating them into your shamanism practice.
Honor the traditional roots of Andean despacho making and explore the contemporary and regional additions to this art.
Experience and understand the three primary ways of offering despachos: burying, burning, and offering to water.
Receive a minimum of 36 hours of in-person training on the ritual arts of despacho creation and offering in healing service for an individual (Self), the community (Culture), and the planet (Nature).
“We recognize all life as a gift. And as we receive, we participate in the flow by giving back. We give of ourselves, we give our service, we give our reverence and gratitude. Our relationships with the Earth are transformed as we enter into that awareness…personal healing becomes planetary transformation.”
– don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Who is The Art of Earth Offerings Apprenticeship For?
Anyone who wishes to establish and deepen their ability to commune with the Council of Guardians.
All those seeking enhanced initiation in the ancestral shamanic ritual arts of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism.
People interested in developing deeper sensitivity to the subtle but powerful forces that comprise the fabric of Creation for use as a shaman in service to Nature, Culture, and Self.
Everyone who would like to build confidence in their ritual skills for leading despacho ceremonies and integrating them into their spiritual practice.
Everyone looking to build community in meaningful ways by expanding their service as a ceremonial leader.
Prerequisite: Any person who already has or is willing to learn about and create a Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural altar ground. (Reach out to a Sanctioned Teacher.)
The PMT apprenticeship has been a blessing in helping me navigate these turbulent times and offer clarity regarding my future path. The PMT path provides an avenue to channel my love for the earth and its inhabitants in a loving and constructive way.
Julie Frederick, PsychotherapistNorth Carolina
Experiencing the PMT with loving souls and wonderful teachers has enriched my life in ways I could not have imagined. I am honored and grateful to share this medicine.
Tracy M. HypnotherapistFresno, CA
PMT has provided me a comforting, ever-changing, and expansive but anchored container for my spiritual life and real-world existence for the first time in my life. It has allowed me to experience the world around me as animate, playful, poetic. It helps me not judge things/events as good or bad, but to glean more information and thus appreciate it all. It is an enormous gift to go deeper into this work.
Cornelia M.L.Los Angeles, CA
I experienced profound shifts after participating in the PMT apprenticeship. The PMT is the only tradition that consistently manifests transformations in my life. The fullness and magic I feel in these circles is unparalleled and real.
Stefi PSan Francisco, CA
The apprenticeship gave me the community I've been seeking. Sharing, learning, and growing with a group of fellow seekers who are on the path of the healer was extremely powerful, especially in the context of an intact lineage.
Delia EchagaraySacramento, CA
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