* Brotherhood of the Magi *
Shamanic Initiation | June 3-12, 2020 | Sacred Valley, Peru
You are invited into the heart of the Sacred Valley to awaken the magic that lies within.
It is a great honor and pleasure to invite you into the Brotherhood of the Magi: Shamanic Initiation. This is a 10 day all-inclusive journey into the ancient mysteries of the Apus, the sacred mountains of Peru where the Andean people believe the Gods & Goddesses reside.
One of the many intentions behind this retreat is to provide a safe and supportive space to awaken our inner magus, wizard, and shaman. We all contain this intuitive wisdom and healing capacity within and throughout our time together there will be many opportunities to call this energy forth.
This vision has been deeply inspired and guided by Jessie Ayani's book: The Brotherhood of the Magi. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you picking up a copy!
This schedule has been received and put together with the intention to create a "wholistically holistic" program for continued depth throughout our 10 day retreat. In between all of our medicine journeys we will have embodiment practices to support the grounding of the higher frequencies you'll be accessing into the physical plane. We'll have many sharing circles to ensure that you have ample time to express yourself and receive reflection and support from the collective brotherhood.
June 3 - Arrive @ Paucartika Hacienda Lodge | Opening Ceremony w/ Traditional Andean Despacho
June 4 - Huachuma Ceremony #1 | Temazcal w/ Andean Elders
June 5 - Huachuma Ceremony #2 | Ancient Incan Civilization Hike | Fire Ceremony
June 6 - Ayahuasca Ceremony #1 | Traditional Healing Ceremony w/ Shipibo Family
June 7 - Ayahuasca Ceremony #2 | Traditional Healing Ceremony w/ Shipibo Family
June 8 - Rest Day | Plant Baths | Massages
June 9 - Huachuma Ceremony #3 | Ollyantaytambo w/ Intiwari | Apu Pumamarca Hike
June 10 - Transitional Day to Apu Ausangate | Hot Springs
June 11 - Huachuma Ceremony #4 | Horseback Hike around the 7 Sacred Lakes | Kar-Pay Initiation
June 12 - Closing Ceremony | Departure to Cusco
You will receive the detailed schedule upon acceptance of application.
*I can also provide the more specific schedule upon request prior to application...please inquire here
We are incredibly blessed to have many Andean elders in support of the MANifestation. I have personally worked multiple times with each of the elders that we'll have the opportunity to receive from and can personally attest to their purity, integrity, and devotion to sharing their wisdom and medicine in their own unique way. In fact the "Brotherhood" vision came through only once I had the opportunity to form a loving relationship with each of the following wisdom keepers...
Teo, Marina, & Pio - Mahua-Shipibo Family - Ayahuasca
Teo has a strong desire to restore the rainforest and sustain biodiversity, and so works with local native communities to replant Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna (the two ingredients used in the Ayahuasca brew), among other permaculture projects. In 2017 he planted over 5000 seedlings of Ayahuasca vine, as well as several dozen Chacruna shrubs, near his village. Teo also received his diploma in Pedagogy, the method and practice of teaching, and was a professor for 19 years, overlapping with shamanic work in his community.⠀⠀
Marina Sinti Reategui was born in the Yarinacocha district of Pucallpa, in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. She is the daughter of Elias Sinti Magin Doña Exilda Reategui, and her grandmother and mother were both medicine women. She learned the medicine work of Ayahuasca from her mother, and works with her husband Teobaldo help heal people together, both within their community and in bringing the medicine abroad. She has knowledge of many different medicinal plant remedies, and embodies the feminine aspect of the medicine. Marina has been on the shamanic path for the last 14 years.
Teobaldo Ochavano Lopez was born in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. His father, Teobaldo Ochavano Mahua Doña Luisa Lopez Maynas, was the first bilingual teacher and shaman in his community, and his mother used plant medicines to cure and heal. His grandparents, on both sides, were also healers. He apprenticed under 4 different Maestros – his father, his uncle, his cousin, and another teacher, and has been working with Ayahuasca for 30 years.⠀
Intiwari - Huachuma
Intiwari is the embodiment of an Andean magus. He was born high above Lake Titicaca where many Incan mythology stories were originated and he carries the Huachumero tradition forward from his grandfather's lineage. A world traveler, the Spirit of Huachuma has been his teacher since he was 13 years old. Intiwari is holding a very beautiful perspective of the Andean cosmo-vision and is one of the most generous elders that I've met in regards to sharing his experiential wisdom. He's created an incredible temple space in the heart of Ollyantaytambo surrounded by majestic Apus and sacred sites. He's a family man that has been cultivating his own medicine upon the land he's been care-taking for many years now and he's very excited to share his heart with us.
Marcela & David - Temazcal
David & Marcela are a beautiful Andean couple that have been married for over 35 years. They continue to grow deeper in love as they devote their lives to sharing the wisdom they've cultivated through growing up within the Andes Mountains. The main medicine that they work with is the Temazcal, or sweat lodge, and they make an incredible team with David working the fire and Marcela pouring the water. She's an experienced Moon Dancer and has poured hundreds of sweat lodges, bringing a very grounded, heart-centered prayer making her the perfect mother to support us to purify. They have two beautiful children together and have just recently grounded into a new house in Urubamba. We are very blessed to have them sharing their love with us!
Wilma & Wilson - Despacho
Wilma & Wilson are brother and sister by blood that live just north of the Sacred Valley in a mountain village. They are Quechan speaking natives that call forth their family's traditional offering ceremony, a Despacho. They bring a very pure, humble, & deep prayer into their offerings and share a lot about the lineage in which they come from. Wilma & Wilson also share a lot of the Quechan translations into both Spanish & English which will give us a solid base to work off of in learning some of the important Quechan phrases. They carry a beautiful lightness around them and it's a great blessing to have them come and share their prayers with us for our opening ceremony.
Paucartika Hacienda Lodge
Paucartika is a beautiful retreat center located in Lamay, right in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It's right at the base of an ancient archeological site which witholds the ruins of an Incan civilization.
The accommodation options are dorm style rooms and everything that we'll need will be at our fingertips. There's a temazcal, maloca, fireplace on site and our Peruvian chefs will be staying with us to nourish our bodies with local, organic fare that will be highly supportive of the deep healing work that we'll be doing.
Please click here for more information & photos about Paucartika
Ninos del Sol - Charity Project
Ninos del Sol is a revolutionary children's home that has brought nearly 100 children off of the street and out of poor living conditions. They focus upon providing a space of unconditional love for them to heal while teaching them about emotional awareness, yoga, and gardening. Their aim is to empower the children to take care of themselves while learning how to work together as a family through communication, kindness, and sharing. They function solely off of donations and the proceeds go to the maintenance of their Urubamba home, schooling the children, and supporting the young men & women who are now studying at college in Cusco.
It just so happens that Paucartika used to be Casa de Milagros, which was started by Mama Kia who was the elder mother that originally adopted 25 street children from Cusco and began this beautiful project. Mama Kia has since passed and there's a beautiful couple named Viviana & Avishai that are taking care of the children. We've been supporting them every year we go to the Sacred Valley and a portion of everyone's exchange will go directly to supporting the Ninos. There will also be opportunities for volunteering at their new home in Urubama.
Please visit ninosdelsol.org for more information about this project...
All Inclusive Package:
*$1,000 non-refundable deposit is require to secure your space. See more details below...
Special Early Bird Price:
*When paid in full by January 15th.
Arrivals and Departures: All guests are recommended to fly into Cusco, Peru no later than the evening of June 2rd. On June 3rd at 11am guests will be picked up at their various hotels in Cusco or Pisac and transferred to Paucartika.
Check-In @ Paucartika at 12pm on the day on June 3rd. We'll arrive to Cusco around 3PM on June 12th.
Cancellation Policy: $1,000 non refundable deposit is required to book your space. Full balance is due by May 3rd. All payments are non refundable, but are transferrable to a future retreat if a personal or family emergency arises and you have proper documentation. For payment plan options please email here.
Price Includes: 7 nights accommodation at Paucartika & 2 nights at Apu Ausangate, 2-3 meals per day, shuttle transport to and from Cusco, all ceremonial experiences, all classes and workshops, transportation to and from all activities.
Not included in package price: Your flight. We will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We are happy to assist.