Location : CINE KRAMEIKOS
58, Kerameikos Street & 13, Marathonos Street
104 35 Athens
This very beautiful and powerful ceremony was handed down to us from Inka times in Peru. It honors all of life, our Mother the Earth, the spirits of the mountains, the sky, the stones, the plants, the trees, the animals, Grand Mother Moon, Father Sun and the Star nations. It is about giving back and coming in right relationship with everything and everyone in our lives. When we honor all of life and the sacredness of what is, we are led back in alignment with our highest destiny.
Up to a hundred ingredients, such as chocolate, beans, raisins, flowers etc… go into the creation of a despacho, forming a beautiful natural mandala. Each symbolizes an aspect of our lives, with always a balance between the masculine and the feminine. All our prayers are blown into quintus (traditionally, coca leaves, but bay leaves for us in the US) for manifestation. The bundle thus formed in a state of reverence and gratitude, is then burned, allowing our prayers to be released in the ethers and brought to the upper world by Condor and Pachamama (Mother Earth).
The results of a despacho can be mild if we are already connected to our higher truth, or quite intense if we have strayed from our destiny. Coming in right relationship with aspects of our lives could initially lead to surprising results. We could get fired from our job, see a love relationship come to an end or find ourselves temporarily without money. But all these occurrences, however dramatic they may seem at the time, will invariably lead to much better circumstances: such as the job of our dreams, the partner who matches us in body, mind, heart and spirit and greater abundance than ever.
Michelle Karén, international conference speaker, author of 9 books on Astrology, living food nutrition, yoga and spiritual novels, Astrologer to the Stars at the 78th Academy Awards in Hollywood, and graduate of the Four Winds Society (Alberto Villoldo), was personally trained in Peru by the Q’ero Master Shamans, particularly her mentor Don Pasqual (on the attached picture). She became the God Mother of one of his children, Danilo, in a traditional hair cutting ceremony in Cuzco.
Workshop Shamanic Initiation
28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str.117 43 Athens.
Tel.: +30 210 92.88.400. Fax.: +30 210 92.33.317.
During this exceptional day, Michelle, -who was personally trained in Peru by the indigenous Q’ero Master Shamans, direct descendants of the Inkas-, will share the principles of Andean shamanism. She will teach us how to:
open sacred space
Find our power animal
Explore our shadow
Create altars to empower our life
Care for our drum and turning it into a magical tool of power
Journey and work with our dreams
Create a mask and learn the principles of shapeshifting.
Kindly note to wear black (or dark) comfortable clothes and not plan any evening event. The day will end around 6 PM and you will want to get a good night’s sleep to integrate what we covered.
– a drum
– a rattle
– a large sheet of colored paper or a paper plate
– glue stick
– elastic band (long enough to go around the back of your head, to attach the mask to your face)
– a stapler with staples
– double sided scotch tape
– crayons, colored pencils or markers
– yarn, glitter, decorative items
– a large bag for picking items in nature
– your lunch
– 1 cup of sea salt (at home for your bath Tuesday night)