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Offering to Pachamama “Mother Earth”

Offering to Pachamama “Mother Earth”

Trip Overview

Tour Type:
Day session.
Start/End Time:
Pickup is at 09AM from your hotel lobby and you should be back around 1PM.
Consideration:
Please remember comfortable clothes.
Highlights:
Offering to Mother Earth.

If you are traveling through Inca lands, make your offering to the PachamamaMother Earth” and receive health and protection from Mother Nature, loved and respected by the Incas and modern Andean man.

Cusco not only offers beautiful tours like the Inca Trail, Lares trekking or the Rainbow Mountain trip. You can also live unforgettable mystical experiences of healing and offerings for physical and spiritual health.

Mystical and experiential journeys are in great demand by foreign travelers who seek to heal and learn more about the world they live in. The case of the Ayahuasca retreat or the San Pedro ceremony are the most recommended. But also the offering to the Pachamama or Mother Earth is very well known, that in spite of the years still remains thanks to the Andean man.

The offering to the Pachamama is one of the most beautiful and respected Inca ceremonies, the ceremony is only offered by shamans or “Curanderos” recognized and respected, is the mediator between the pagan life of man and mother nature. The offering to mother earth can also be appreciated at the beginning of the sun festival “Intirraymi” but in a not very adequate and superficial way.

Mother Earth (PACHAMAMA) is benevolent, respected, adored and loved by Andean men. In Inca mythology, PACHAMAMA is the goddess of fertility and mother of everything on the planet. After the arrival of the Spaniards, the Virgin Mary was the representation of PACHAMAMA in the Catholic religion and the Andean communities continued to worship without having to change their religion, beliefs or customs.

The Apus (sacred mountains) are sacred spirits considered protectors of men and cities, typically the Apus are male spirits, but there are also female deities. Since ancient times Andean men communicated with the Apus through ceremonies, prayers and offerings to ask for protection, strength, wisdom, etc.

The offering to PACHAMAMA allows us to give thanks for all that we have received and its generosity, creating a feeling of harmony and gratitude with nature and letting her know that we have an unconditional love for mother earth and the spirits within us. The master who is the bridge between us and PACHAMAMA will teach us the knowledge he received from her and why he follows this spiritual path.

Tour Plan

1

Part: 1

Spiritual cleansing & offering to mother earth & coca leaves reading

We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to chinchero a small town site located just outside Cusco, 45 min. Away. All the ceremonies are presided over by our Masters. Each one is specially chosen by the group of healing masters or the mountain spirits to follow their profession and share their gifts. Chinchero Masters are the closest living descendants of the Incas and still maintain many of their ancient traditions.

To begin, the master will start with a Cleansing Ceremony. It is used to clean the negative energies from your body. The Master creates a cover of sage over you while saying a prayer in his native Quechua language, it is quite a moving experience.

2

Part: 2

Next is the Coca Leaves Reading Ceremony. The master will start by asking questions regarding your home life, health, family, friends and occupation. The master will say a prayer to the mountains with the coca leaves in a blanket held high above his head. He next places them down on a flat surface and gently opens the blanket. The placement of the leaves is his direct insight into your past, present, and future. This is a long-standing practice in Andean culture and a one-of-a-kind experience.

3

Part: 3

The final and most important ceremony is the Offering to Pachamama. Pachamama is the Andean word for Mother Earth. We give thanks to Pachamama for our crops and everything we have by putting our intentions back into the earth below.

The offering begins with a prayer and opening the "Despacho" it contains, seeds special stones or minerals, coca leaves, candies, cereals, dry parts of the Lama animal, etc. which have a symbolic meaning. The master calls into the ceremony to all the sacred spirits of the nature to gather with us in communion, the way to ask or be grateful for something is making a Kintu (three coca leaves together) and put into the Despacho. Before wrapping the offering the master will make sure you now the significance of everything in the Despacho before offering it to the Sacred fire. Once all three ceremonies have finished, our private transport will take you back to your hotel.

Price

This Tour Only As A Private Service

Daily Departure with at least 2 people.
NUMBER OF PAX PRICE PER PERSON
02 People $ 130.00
03 People $ 110.00
04 People $ 95.00
06 People $ 60.00
08 People $ 40.00

Included:

Services of a Master in private service.
All the materials required for the ceremony.
Transportation to and from Chinchero (from Cusco).

Visit Places:

Chinchero.
Killarumiyoc.
Tambomachay.
Chacan.

Packing List

You should bring:

Sun hat.
Sun block.
Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
Water.
Camera.
Extra money.

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