Trip to Peru – July/August 2012, Summary & Photos

by Mariela Maya



Hello dear ones!

On July 22, 2012, we started our journey together with a beautiful group in Peru. I am sharing with you below a summary of our activities and you can visit my album on Facebook where you will find over 300 photos. I invite you also to ‘Like’ my MayanKin page so you can see future photos I will upload soon. And you can check MayanKin Trip to Peru July 2012 for some of the panoramic photos I took during the trip. Thanks for sharing them with others!

Our group trip consisted of ten full days. On the first six days we slept in Pisac in the Sacred Valley, we stayed for one night in Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu the following day and we were for three nights in Cusco. Each day we worked with the Mayan Calendar energies where I gave the group little cards with questions related to each energy in order to get in tune with them based on the activities we were having in the different sacred places. I also transmitted the Munay-Ki Rites, initiatory rites that are part of the Shaman’s Path of the Q’ero Nation, the descendants of the Inca, indigenous people of the holy mountains of the Andes in Peru. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions and are considered as codes to heal and transform our luminous energy field (LEF) to become the new humans (homo luminous) in these prophetic times. Form Quechua origin, Munay-Ki means “I love you”.

Manuel, our local guide, accompanied us during our entire stay. In addition to being a beautiful person, he helped us in the translation from Quechua to English, as the native people in the communities and the shamans only speak in this ancestral language. Manuel also taught us many important things related to the Andean cosmovision and spirituality and shared with us information in regards to the Incas and their history.

In the afternoon of the first day, we received the Ayni Rite by Don Francisco, Doña Juanita and their son Eduardo Ricardo, a family of Q’eros shamans. This ceremony included a welcome despacho to bless our journey (offering to Pachamama, Mother Earth, and the Apus, spirits of the mountains). We ended the day with a beautiful fire ceremony to burn our despacho.

On the following day, we visit Amaru community, where we learned about the Andean traditions and the weaving process with natural wools. We stayed there the whole day enjoying a yummy lunch prepared with native products from the community.

The following four days were dedicated to connect with Nature’s elements. We started in Moray followed by Salineras Maras to connect with the element EARTH, the densest of all elements, in which we gave Pachamama our hucha, or heavy Energy in Quechua language, as fertilizer for Mother Earth to help us to transform what no longer serves our purpose. In Moray, we connected with the womb of the Earth, where we were also accompanied by another shaman, Don Basilio, and shared another despacho ceremony.

On the fourth day, we went to the ceremonial temple of Tipon to connect with the element WATER, to wash the things we were letting go of. We continued our walk to Pachatusan, the Healer’s mountain, where we celebrated the Day out of Time (7/25), day dedicated to artistic expressions. We worked there with our dreamcatchers, sacred objects by indigenous communities of the North, which serve to “catch” our good dreams and luminous energies and dissolve nightmares and heavy energies. We ended the day eating a yummy chocolate cake baked by Gladys, chef at Paz y Luz, while I was blowing my birthday candles!

On the fifth day, we connected with the element AIR in Zona X, between Cusco and Pisac, for the wind to blow away what we began releasing in the previous days. Afterwards, we visited the Animal Sanctuary of Ccochahuasi and Awana Kancha, where we saw condors, pumas, birds, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, among others. We ended the day in the Botanic Garden in Pisac, Felipe Marín Moreno, where we celebrated the beginning of the Blue Resonant Storm Year in the 13Moon Calendar (7/26), while playing crystal bowls and other instruments and worked with our voices in companion of Dan Furst, North American astrologer and author who lives in Pisac.

The sixth day was dedicated to the element FIRE, the most subtle of all, to burn what no longer serves us and gain clarity on the path to follow. We left very early in the morning before dawn to receive the Sun before it arose behind the mountains. We visited the Temple of Intihuatana, in the archeological park of Pisac, with Diane Dunn, healer, author and owner of Paz y Luz, spiritual center where we were staying. We received there the Pampamesayoq Rite by the Q’eros shaman family and we had our farewell despacho ceremony. After burning our despacho at Paz y Luz, we visited Kausay Punku, “A Door to Life” in Quechua, where the Ccapa family was waiting for us with a great autochthonous lunch including corn, different types of potatoes, rice and cuys (guinea pigs), among others, all cultivated in their own community. We ended the day in the community planting corn and quinoa seeds. It was a truly beautiful experience to learn the way of planting in the traditional way of the Incas and to, symbolically, leave our seeds in the Sacred Valley. A dream that I had for many years became true!

On the following day, we went to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes. After a wonderful dinner, we woke up early on the next day to take the bus to Machu Picchu. It was five o’clock in the morning and there was already a long line in front of us! Once in Machu Picchu, Manuel took us to a great place apart from the crowd, where we could truly connect with the energies of this amazing sacred place and enjoy a beautiful day. It was very special for me to be able to transmit there the Daykeeper’s Rite, the first of three Munay-Ki lineage rites. This rite relates to the Pampamesayoq Rite in its traditional form, which we received from the shamans in Intihuatana a few days earlier. In the afternoon, we took the train to Cusco, where we remained until the end of our stay.

On the ninth day, we visited the great Thunder Temple of Sacsayhuaman, and we continued to the Serpent Cave where we finished our dreamcatchers and we got coca leaves readings by the shaman, Don Basilio. We enjoyed the city the rest of the day. On the last day we walked around the colonial city of Cusco, visited the Central Market of San Pedro and the main Handcrafts Market where we had lunch and spent some time shopping, important activity when visiting Peru! At night, we enjoyed a traditional Andean dinner and show, while celebrating Hector’s birthday, one of the members of our group.

What a magical and special trip!! I want to thank Manuel and each one of you that joined us for sharing our journeys in those so wonderful and sacred lands!

I will soon announce the dates for the next trips in 2013 in English, which will take place during the months of April and July. During the trip in July, we are planning with Patricia Carman from Argentina, healer, astrologer, Reiki Master and Flower essence and sound therapy practitioner, among others, a third trip in Spanish. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

I invite you now to enjoy the photos and, if you visit my album on Facebook, you will find a brief description next to each photo.

Blessings to everyone!

In Lak’esh,

Mariela Maya
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mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
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