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The Healer’s Mesa (Hampi Misa)
A Master Class with Peruvian Altomisayoq
With translation & assistance by Ana Larramendi
(open to all mesa carriers)
Join us in the Mountains of Costa Rica for a rare opportunity to meet and work with Peru’s youngest living Altomisayoq, Adolfo Ttito Condori. This master class will give mesa carriers an opportunity to study authentic aspects of creating and working with different khuya mesas (spelled misa in Quechua). The objective of this class is to know, practice and understand this medicine bundle (misa) of sacred stones (khuyas). Adolfo is a masterful teacher who embodies what he teaches and encourages one to work with confidence, faith and love in what one is doing. He knows that the most profound comprehension comes with regular practice in harmony with the cosmos and the Andean Spirits.
Focus of Study:
We will start this class with general knowledge about the Andean misa: different types of misas, their various functions, characteristics and qualities. This will give students a more profound understanding of the misa in general. Adolfo will also describe the history of the khuya misas and the changes the misa has suffered in the times that have passed recently in this spiritual cosmology. From here we will focus specifically in the deeper study and practice of the hampi misa, because in our times it is important to know this for healing and protection.
At the same time our teachings will continue to focus on the Foundation practices of traditional Andean Cosmology. We will explore Hallpay; the sacred connection with the k’intu, and Hamut’ay; the Andean practice of connecting our manqo wasi (our interior sacred temple--or energy body) to light. With this we will develop a focused form of working with our kausay (life force) through breath and the 3-energy centers of our manqo wasi: Yachay, Munay and Llankay, to deepen the meditative practice of hamut’ay—an Andean form of meditation that helps us connect to our K’anchaq Kausay (inner light/life force) to awaken ourselves to a life of light.
The K’intu and K’intu Misa: Here we will develop a deeper understanding of the k’intu and how it is used as an offering, for creating sacred space and setting the tone prior to ceremony. From here we explore an ancient form of despacho (offering) called, the K’intu Misa. This pre-Inkan form of despacho is the foundation from which more elaborate styles of despachos developed. It is an elegant, beautiful and simple offering for the Pachamama. It is used as an expression of love and gratitude to be offered at sacred locations from where we may meet our Khuyas.
Your Misa & Khuyas: The misa is a dynamic and evolving medicine bundle that is a reflection of your sacred temple (manqo wasi). This requires regular harmonization or change, so the misa works with you and evolves with you. Do you feel like some khuyas in your misa don’t have much charge anymore? May it be time to add or remove khuyas? How many khuyas should your misa have? How do you know? When is this done? From where should new khuyas come from? How are new khuyas initiated into one’s misa? What are the characteristics of the khuyas? How do you manage and construct the energy of the khuyas? How do you read or listen to the messages of the khuyas? How do you differentiate between khuyas that are sacred and regular stones? This foundation work will give you a unique opportunity to have an indigenous paqo help you clarify, purify, charge and transform your misa. Adolfo will also help you identify what type of misa you have and how to strengthen it.
The Healer’s Mesa --Hampeq Misa (also called Hampi misa): After establishing foundation practices of the misa we will study more deeply the Healer’s misa. Which are the medicine stones (khuyas) used for yourself or others? Which are the khuyas that remain in your principal misa? What is the history of the hampeq misa? How it is the hampeq misa constructed? How is the hampeq misa different from other misas? What type of khuyas are in it? How they are gathered? Are there special ceremonies needed to prepare the khuyas? What are different types of healing practices with the hampi misa? Adolfo will teach us healing techniques and practices that are part of traditional Andean Cosmology.
Sacred Sites and Power Places: The power of the misa comes from the connection the paqo has to the Apukuna, pachamama and the sacred places the khuyas come from. Our class location will be high in the jungle mountains of Costa Rica. A paradise-like setting with nearby waterfalls and spectacular vistas surrounded by pristine, sacred land. Here we will practice working with our misas in sacred places to learn about working with the land for finding and initiating new khuyas here where we live. This will involve making K’intu Misas for the land, and elements, preparing sacred offerings, meditation and connecting to the pachamama.
Adolfo Ttito Condori was born in Poma Canchi, Peru, a small agrarian village surrounded by mountains and lagoons at 12,000 ft. He is the oldest of 6 children born to parents from a lineage of Inkas and medicine people. His journey in the Andean medicine ways began as a child under the guidance of his grandfather and parents who worked with plant medicines as pampamisayoqs. Adolfo experienced many of the classic initiations for becoming a medicine person. He has been struck by lightning twice (as a child and an adult). During adolescence he momentarily died from disease but was resuscitated by the Apus. At age 16 Adolfo lost his father, and in addition to taking over helping his mother raise his siblings, the spirits of the mountains began their teachings of Adolfo directly. After years of personal tests and training the Apus gave him the power of an Altomisayoq. With the guidance of their knowledge and practices Adolfo’s gifts come from a pure communion with the Apus for over 20 years.
Prerequisites: This class is open to all mesa carriers.
Dates & Times: February 21, to March 2, 2014.
Arrive in Costa Rica Friday, February 21 by 1:00pm--if not possible, I will have a hotel reserved for arrival in the evening of the February 20th. A shuttle will pick us up at the airport, taking the class to La Montaña Azul—our beautiful retreat center in the jungle-mountains of Costa Rica. We will arrive Friday at approximately 4:00pm local time for getting our rooms and settling.
Dinner will be followed by orientation and a small amount of class time.
Class begins February 22 and runs through March 1st with full days and nights of teachings.
Class ends in the evening of March 1st. There will be an early morning shuttle departure on March 2nd to the airport. Please book your flights to leave San Jose, Costa Rica no earlier than 1:00pm on March 2, 2014.
Save $400 when you register by October 15th, or $200 if you register by December 1, 2013
Costs: Costa Rica Training cost: Three tiers of cost: Double occupancy and Dormitory.
For questions please contact Ana Larramendi: (608-255-4333) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Register: Costa Rica Registration form.pdf
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