Autumn Equinox Despacho Ceremony
A despacho is a prayer bundle, an offering to the Sacred Energies of Life. That align us in right relationship with Creation, ourselves, our life purpose, and certainly offering gratitude to our blessed Earth Mother and all of Creation.
The Q’ero, a Quechua-speaking indigenous people of south central Peru, believe that everything in nature is animate and in the concept of ayni, or reciprocity. Andeans practice this principle within their communities, as well as in their interaction with the energies of nature. The two major energies of the natural realm are the Apus, the spirits of the mountains, and Pachamama, the spirit of the Earth. The Q’ero call upon the Apus for guidance and assistance, and rely upon the Pachamama for sustenance and livelihood. One of the ways the Q’ero reciprocate the generosity and guidance given them by a nature spirit is through a despacho ceremony, a perfect expression of ayni. – Shaman’s Market
There is a $25 exchange for this event.