"The work has nourished every part of me. It has opened up doors and given me a solid platform to work with. I have been provided with the tools to delve deeper and to continue making the necessary internal and external changes in my life. It is a deeply healing and transformative medicine and it is a great opportunity to honour and have these old teachings passed down and shared." A.F.
KEEPERS OF THE EARTH CAULDRON
THE MEETING OF CONDOR, EAGLE and RAVEN
The brand new training 'Keepers of the Earth Cauldron' is a fulfilment of the indigenous prophecies of the Americas.
Step into the medicine spiral, become an Earth Cauldron Keeper, and take your place in the shift from 3rd level to 4th level consciousness. Help manifest the conditions for humanity to become luminous beings who walk the earth in beauty, peace and harmony.
Drawing upon well-tested practices taught by indigenous earth keepers, as well as energetic transmissions from Paqos in the high Andes; as well as Shamans of the Peruvian lowlands and the Amazon. A unique synthesis bringing together Western psycho-spiritual awareness with Shamanic and Mystical Initiation, underpinned by the cosmology and depth of spiritual insight of the Q'ero who to this day maintain an unbroken link with mother earth, natural spirituality and nature beings. With the encouragement and blessing of the Q'ero this blend of wisdom teachings provides us with a life-saving blueprint to apply to our own lands and understanding with which to court our own nature spirits. With the extraordinary generosity of these people we are blessed with techniques for reconnecting with our own indigenous natures and the spirits and ancestors of our lands.
More information about my research and development in relation to the land where I live.
The Keepers of the Earth Cauldron incorporates:
* the Medicine Spiral (or Wheel) and how to make a Medicine Bundle (or Mesa/Mamakaype)
* Hatun Karpay - path of the 4th level Mystic - opening perception
* Munay Ki - path of awakening - revealing shadow - owning projections
* tried and tested TOOLS for Shamanic Healing
* AYNI/RECIPROCITY - exercises to help you exchange energies with your local Nature Spirits and ancient spirituality.
Read about my experience with our local Goddess.
The medicine spiral incorporates exercises to help us to shed skins and all that disconnects us from our mother earth, from our destinies. The cauldron helps us to reconnect heart to heart with our indigenous brothers and sisters around the world. You will also learn how to grow your own medicine bundle and connect with your local nature spirits.
No longer do you have to burn up fossil fuels travelling to distant lands, it is now possible to become an Earth keeper, perhaps become a Shamanic practitioner, perhaps deepen your experience of activism, or simply come home to yourself and heal old wounds right here in this land.
This work is a synthesis of spiritual practices designed to dismantle all that disconnects us from nature, to dismember ourselves and be born anew in relation to earth and sky. The techniques, insights and experiences are underpinned by a deeply held connection to and boundless gratitude to the people of Q'eros who so generously teach us the way of harmony and love. It is a synthesis intended to bring participants into alignment with the energies of nature close to their own doorstep and inspired by the wisdom teachings of indigenous peoples around the world.
With an open heart and deep gratitude to mother earth, father sky and all that is I offer this work in good faith and take full responsibility for it. This is my synthesis of wisdom teachings and initiations (passed on with the blessings of those who gave them to me) and combined with my own research here in this land.
Hatun Karpay (Indoors)
A profound initiation into Andean Cosmovision learning the deep energetic pathways of personal power and how we negotiate this with ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, as well as those who challenge us. A deep understanding about how to connect with the energies of nature, nature spirits, the elements, how to clean our own energy fields and clear heaviness with others. A realistic appraisal of personal power and how to grow it. Skills for balancing feminine and masculine energies. Taught to me by Juan and Ivan Nunez del Prado
"I found the Munay Ki to be a very transformational process. With the transmission of each Rite I felt that I got to explore another aspect of myself and my connection with the wider world around me. It added a real depth, grounding and deeper understanding to my life. I continue to grow the Rites. Kate was extremely knowledgeable and supportive and held the space beautifully." C. H.
The transmission of energetic initiations from Peruvian indigenous wisdom keepers as collated by Alberto Villoldo. In my expression of this it is underpinned by the cosmology of the Q'eros whose wisdom and connection to natural spirituality is unbroken
The Q'ero elders say that the new Paqos (Shamans) will arise in the West and that now is the time to share their wisdom. The depth and breadth of their cosmology embraces and harmonises with all forms of spiritual integrity, hence their recognition of Jesus as a spiritual master despite their treatment by the Spanish. Indeed the Inka (of whom the Q'ero are descendants) had an enormously successful strategy for building their Empire which meant that they included rather than repudiated the spiritual wealth of the peoples they incorporated.
We are enormously privileged, not to say indebted, to receive their wisdom teachings and they encourage us to transcribe them and remember our own indigenous natures. These Initiations are underpinned by an unbroken natural spiritual tradition and as such can give you a sense of grounding, continuity and security. They offer us a clear blueprint which we can connect to our land, our sacred sites, our local nature spirits, our ancestors and our own indigenous teacher plants. One of my teachers Dona Maria, an Alto Mesayok, encourages us to make sense of Andean Cosmovision in our own lands and this is what I teach.
Provenance of the Munay Ki - the Munay Ki as a 'package' of Rites was put together by Alberto Villoldo and I received all of these during my 3 year training with the Four Winds.
Healer's Rite - Hampe blessing - I received this from Alberto. Also more recently directly from the highland Q'ero Pampamesayoks
Bands of Power - More accurately known as the Chumpi Belts which I offer as received from Juan Nunez del Prado who received it from Don Andres Espinosa
Seer's Rite - from the practices of the North Coast peoples of Peru (Chimu and Moche descendants) and the seers and trackers of the Amazon
Harmony Rite - from the lowland Q'ero - the Huachipayre people from the edge of the Amazon. Villoldo learned this from Alejandro Cahaunchi. I have also learned this from Juan Nunez del Prado and I adapt it to suit the lands of the people I work with.
The Daykeeper's Rite - also known as the Pampamesayok - the Pampamesayoks of Q'eros are highly trained Paqos. This Rite alone does not give you the training to be able to call yourself a Pampamesayok, however it gives you greater insight into daily ritual, altar-keeping, connecting to your local sacred sites.
The Wisdomkeeper's Rite - also known as Altomesayok - Dona Maria with whom I have worked is an Altomesayok and she is even more highly trained than the Pampamesayoks. Only one of two of these in each generation in Q'eros. The Altomesayok can speak directly with nature. This Rite alone will not give you the training to be able to call yourself an Altomesayok however it gives you a taste of connecting directly with the mountain wisdom-keepers.
The Earth-keeper's Rite - is known among the Andean Paqos as the Kurak Akuyek and refers to the elder who masticates the wisdom - there is currently no recognised Kurak Akuyek in Q'eros. In good faith I transmit this Rite as I have received it and I offer it in the context of reinvoking our local connection to our ancestors and cleaning that connection by releasing hucha.
The Star-keeper's Rite - better known amongst the Q'ero as the Mosoq Karpay. I have received this Rite directly from the Q'ero and I transmit it with enormous gratitude to them. The Mosoq Karpay is the act of renewal of promises of service and stepping into right relationship with Mother Earth. The Paqos of Peru renew their promises with offerings on Pachamama Day, 1st August and they receive the Mosoq Karpay. It is in this way that I received the Mosoq Karpay from them. According to Villoldo this Rite 'announces and prepares us for the time to come' - the way I interpret this statement, especially in relation to the Q'ero tradition, is that when we renew our promises to Mother Earth we connect even more deeply with her and Pachamama as cosmic mother and in this way align ourselves with the great unfolding.
The Creator's Rite - also known as the Taitanchis rite. I was in Utah in 2006 when Alberto came back from a pilgrimage to Q'olloriti and received and then transmitted this rite. Taitanchi is the q'echuan word for God and it is the first time that it is possible to transmit this 'creator' energy human to human. In my experience it is a very high energy rite which streams from the source of creation.
HATUN KARPI - MUNAY KI : WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Hatun Karpi (indoors) as transmitted to me by Juan Nunez Del Prado is a fully integrated profound energetic initiation which opens up pathways of connection to internal processes, external relationships and cosmic inspiration. The exercises and initiations all come from centuries old unbroken lineages of the Qero and Wacho (mountain) traditions of Peru. This is a profoundly mystical and yet everyday practical initiation which deepens your understanding of your personal power; enables a realistic appraisal of your relationships with other people; helps you to find energetic pathways to communicate with nature; there is a clean precision to this path to healing of self and others, in many ways it is the Path of the Mystic. This is fourth level work. In my experience it made sense of, deepened and added a strong back-bone as well as layers of understanding to my journey thus far. With my ongoing training with Elizabeth Jenkins, Juan Nunez del Prado and the Q'echuan Paqos I am incorporating and transcending all that has come before.
Munay Ki, on the other hand, is drawn from a wider circle of traditions in Peru - lowlands as well as mountains and Amazon. Unlike other teachers I bring carefully crafted exercises to bring context to this journey . It is more of a Shamanic path - a deep dive into psycho-spiritual dismemberment with initiations to energise and reinform your experience of earth, humanity and cosmos. It is like a preparation for Hatun Karpi if you have never done any Shamanic work before and even if you do Munay Ki alone and step in with all your heart it will transform your life. The late Polly Higgins did this series with me over three years and found it very beneficial, it was a real honour to work with her, we taught each other a lot.
What do I bring as a teacher? I am deeply grateful to all my teachers and my unique addition to the wonders of their transmissions is my experiences of the nature spirits and mother goddess local to where I live, and I offer these experiences as portals for you to develop your own relationship with the spirits of place where you live.
Both Hatun Karpi and Munay Ki are complementary and neither are for the feint-hearted, this is not spiritual tourism.
Keepers of the Earth Cauldron - Tools for Shamanic Healing - for Making Ceremony - for creating a Medicine Bundle
If you decide to dive deeply into this training you will also learn tried and tested tools for Shamanic Healing to add to your tool kit or to launch you onto your journey as a healer.