Retreating up to the highest reaches of the Peruvian Andes more than 500 years ago to escape the clutches of the Spanish invaders, the last living descendants of the Inca maintain and protect traditions that have sustained their people for millennia against what they regard as the “civilization of the conquerers”. The Q’ero people cling tightly to their high mountain redoubts in the hope that one day the Inti will return and usher in a golden age for the Q’ero and the followers of the way.
The Last Incas
The Q’ero live in small, one-room homes of clay and stone, grouped together in several widely dispersed villages, some of which are only inhabited for the summer months. The Q’ero forge a modest existence, growing corn and potatoes, weaving, and raising llamas. Over the last decade or so, several Peruvian and NGO projects have sought with varying degrees of success to improve access to education, potable water, electricity and other modern necessities to alleviate the harsh environmental conditions, poverty, and isolation of the Q’ero existence.
Prophecies of the Q’ero Paq’o or “shaman”
The Q’ero believe themselves to be the last of the Incas – a tribe of 600 who sought refuge at altitudes above 14,000 feet in order to escape the conquering conquistadors. For 500 years the Q’ero elders have preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change, or “pachacuti,” in which the world would be turned right-side-up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder ended.
Sacred Valley Expeditions’ transformative journey “Becoming Pachacuti,” offers travelers the opportunity to meet Q’ero paq’os (shaman) and learn about their ancient, mystical culture, and to learn from them the sacred power of living in harmony with nature through their ancient principles. This expedition offers the opportunity to work with a paq’o to clear your heavy energies (Hucha) and introduce light energies (Sami) by engaging in sacred Q’ero karpays (intitiations) and plant medicine rituals.
The Q’ero believe that the doorways between the worlds are opening again: holes in time that we can step through and beyond, where we can explore our human capabilities. Regaining our luminous nature is a possibility today for all who dare to take the leap.
The Andean shamans say:
“Follow your own footsteps. Learn from the rivers, the trees and the rocks.
Honor the Christ, the Buddha, your brothers and sisters.
Honor the Earth Mother and the Great Spirit.
Honor yourself and all of creation.”
Prophecies of the Q’ero Inca Shamans www.bibliotecapleyades.net/profecias/esp_profecias_inca.htm
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