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Equinox greetings beloved community,

In the northern hemisphere, March is associated with ‘spring cleaning’. This month we offer you a potent ritual entitled Transforming Human Impediments located in the Ritual Arts section of our website. This ritual is carefully designed to elicit healing transformation and visionary self-empowerment for yourself and loved ones by using photographs, writings, drawings, etc., that have been worked on your PMT altar ground. In the words of don Oscar Miro-Quesada, “It is a noble honor to master the art of the ritual transformation of seemingly autonomous obstacles in service to others. This is a true re-Membering of your destined role as luminous strands within the great web of life. You may rest assured that your prayers and good medicine shall always accompany you and those you serve on this sacred Earth walk.”

You may also find inspiration in these articles from our Writer’s Forum: Ritual is a Technology by Amy Mermaid Isakov, and Death and Rebirth: Just Another Day in the Shamanic Life by Stephanie Red Feather, PhD.

As we approach the equinox, take a moment to find a ceremony in your region and make an effort to participate even if it means driving and/or staying overnight with a community member. If you intend to creatively honor the balance of the sun and the moon in your own PMT-related ceremony and would like to add it to the THOTH community calendar, email Michele@heartofthehealer.org. PLEASE REACH OUT. The solstice and equinox are the most important days of the year for ceremony dedicated to Pachamama.

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition gatherings are being offered by our community in California | Florida | Kansas | Missouri | New Mexico | North Carolina and Québec. Please follow the links for event information and MULTIPLE gatherings and locations within each region, AND check back on the calendar as events may be added during the month!

Wednesday Night Link-Up gatherings this month are being offered in Utah | and Virginia. Be sure to check the calendar as more may be added.

Sacred Retreats in Peru include Los Apus: A Sacred Pilgrimage with the Apukuna led by Mona Rain | and Amazon Jungle Medicine Journey with Alan Waugh. Also, plan ahead for these upcoming retreats in the US: Antisuyu September Gathering in New York | and Pachamama Rising! in California.

Celebrating new beginnings,
Cindy, Xiomara, Marin and Michele

‟The Great Work is not so much about transforming the world as it is about transforming ourselves in the process.”
 ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Five-part Apprenticeship Series Starting Soon
The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition : Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal


Yola Dunne

Glenda Skelley

Anna Maria Lopez & Heather Weingartner

Yola Dunne

Darcy Kopas & Robin Flynn

Darcy Kopas & Robin Flynn

Cynthia Greer

Autumn Paige Moler & Daniel Moler

Mona Rain

Photos courtesy (top) Pauline Saade, and (bottom) Mona Rain
If you don’t see an apprenticeship in your region, consider sponsoring one! To learn more, contact PMT@heartofthehealer.org
Photo above by Connie Frisbee-Houde

ON-DEMAND COURSES with don Oscar Miro-Quesada

We are pleased to offer these On-Demand apprenticeships through The Shift Network. In addition to allowing you to study as your schedule allows, these courses also offer an opportunity for a very rich and active on-line community and live interactive teaching assistants to clarify questions that may arise. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

THE PATH OF THE UNIVERSAL SHAMAN: Transform Your World Through Shamanic Ritual, Heart Wisdom & Sacred Living Dedicated to the ONENESS of humanity and a practice of true reverence for Mother Earth, this 7-module training introduces a path for healing ancient rifts and restoring personal and collective wholeness in our modern world. Perhaps you felt shamanic healing wisdom was reserved for those who were ‘born into it’. However, these ancient skills are available to all! Here is the essential introductory course for anyone interested in exploring The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.

REVERENCE, RITUAL & RENEWAL: Being a Shamanic Evolutionary Healing Force for Our World Does your heart break for Mother Earth? Do you wonder how you can help shift humanity into a new relationship with our planet? Become the medicine the world needs! Discover how to work with the energies, intentions, and spirits of nature. Learn long-forgotten shamanic rituals related to the proper ceremonial activation of sacred powers and spirit bridges into Pachamama’s subtle energy body. Recommended for those already familiar with the mesa or who are willing to do preliminary study and assemble a mesa before beginning the first module.
BECOMING A SHINING ONE: A Shamanic Initiation into the Ancestral Energy Healing Practices of Peru Activate your light body for healing, vitality, and spiritual awakening. During this 12-session on-line course, you’ll practice hands-on ritual arts of prayerful invocation, evocation, and decree empowered through shamanic breathwork, Quechua sacred words, altar configuration, ceremonial gesture, and focused imaginative intention. These practices are relevant for people from all walks of life who are seeking to maximize their presence as sources of healing light in the world.
See more of don Oscar's offerings:  free podcasts, and  products.
In the Writer′s Forum

by Pieter Lefferts

by Amy Mermaid Isakov

by Stephanie Red Feather, PhD
The Heart of the Healer Writer′s Forum features gifted writers inspired by the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Lineage. Each has made a generous and heartfelt commitment to regularly contribute their insights, experience, and llankay to our community via their essays.

If you would like to be considered as a Writer’s Forum contributor, contact michele@heartofthehealer.org.

First Five-part Apprenticeship in Europe!

We bow in gratitude to sanctioned teacher Cynthia Greer and sponsor Christian Thurow for creating a most special opportunity in Surbiton, UK, held in February. This premier hoop included representatives from not only the UK, but Germany, Slovinia, Spain, The Netherlands and Columbia! Congratulations to these students for their completion of Parts I-III – The Call to Heal, A Balance of Power, and The Condor’s Quest. We extend you a very warm welcome to our increasingly global community! HAYLLI!
Earth Flower Offerings
Find ritual tools and sacred offerings lovingly crafted by sanctioned Teacher Heather Weingartner. Since becoming an apprentice with the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, Heather has devoted much time to making medicines for ritual healing, and offerings of beauty in ayni for the Earth. She has opened this Etsy shop with the intention of inspiring the ceremonial work of other mesa carriers while supporting herself in right livelihood. Please enjoy this 15% off coupon with your first visit!
Featured Video
As Souls We Are Truth
In this brief but impactful video, don Oscar teaches that when we understand we are immortal, that our consciousness is part of the unending, seamless cycle of life, we are able to surrender to peaceful and joyous participation in life.

To view more and become a subscriber to don Oscar’s YouTube channel click here or on the YouTube icon below.
Apu Ausangate
Our newsletter header depicts Ausangate, one of the twelve most revered apukuna in Peru. For a list of other sacred pilgrimage sites and apus in North and South America visit Sacred Sites in our Ritual Arts section on the THOTH website.