Despacho Ceremony for the Earthkeepers

Despacho is a centuries old Andean tradition which is mediated by 'Paqos' (Andean Shamans) who make an offering to spirit on behalf of their communities to bring about personal healing; group transformation; to mark rites of passage; to celebrate life events...the list is endless but the theme is always one of 'Ayni' - offering gratitude, with the intention of being in 'right relationship' with all that is. Here in Stroud in October 2017 we created a Despacho Ceremony which was relevant to our time and place and which drew about 30 people from our community to gather together. The following blog is a description with photos and testimonials of a very special 'Earthkeeper's Despacho' ceremony