We happily invite Mateo Magee back to the Bay Area to share his insight and wisdom in creating a community despacho. Please join us!
Mateo is the author of Peruvian Shamanism -The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.
He will offer private healing sessions while in the Bay Are the week of July 15-18.
There will also be the opportunity to spend the day with Mateo for The Heart of the Pachamama daylong intensive in El Cerrito, CA. (Cost is $75-$155.)
More about the despacho community ceremony:
(Please note I am having technical difficulty inputting the event cost - which is $25.00 - kids join for no charge)
In Peru, the indigenous people of the Andean highlands celebrate everyday life through endless forms of ritual expression. These people, known as the Paqokuna, understand ceremonial reverence is a key component to personal growth, communal health, and fostering a life of balance with the natural world. As such, there are ceremonies for nearly everything. One of the most beautiful, and effective of these ceremonies is known as the Haywarikuy, or “offering ceremony.” (spanish = despacho) This ceremony uses objects, such as flowers, minerals, and human made items to be the carriers of prayer for the community. Through a guided ritual process we create this offering together, filling it with our love and intention, and when it is complete it is offered to the sacred fire. This ceremony, rarely seen outside Quechua speaking communities, is expressed with an artistic elegance of color, aroma, sound, and form, using aesthetics and beauty as its medium. We have the opportunity to be a part of this ancient tribal ceremony here in our local community. The focus of this ceremony will be to manifest personal vision and to move more deeply into a lifestyle of reverent balance and interdependence with the Earth. What to Bring: Please bring an open heart and some friends and loved ones! Musical instruments of any kind are also welcomed and encouraged.
Kids are welcome and free to attend this beautiful celebration of life.