Peruvian Shamanism & Planetary Destiny
All tickets $20
Screening & Discussion
Mirror of Heaven, Embodiment of Earth:
The Pachakuti Mesa Lineage of Cross-Cultural Shamanism with Special Guest Oscar Miro-Quesada
this sevent will be introduced to the traditional teachings of Peru's indigenous healers, known as curanderos or shamans, as well as what those teachings tell us about our collective planetary destiny. The presentation will also examine the ceremonial use of a particular altar used in healing rituals known as the Pachakuti Mesa. The event includes screening of a film entitled "Mirror of Heaven, Embodiment of Earth: The Pachakuti Mesa Lineage of Cross-Cultural Shamanism with Oscar Miro-Quesada"
ABOUT OSCAR MIRO-QUESADA
Oscar Miro-Quesada is a respected Peruvian kamasqu curandero, UN Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, and founder of The Heart of the Healer Foundation. Oscar has dedicated his life to the revitalization of ethnospiritual wisdom traditions as a way to restore sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. A popular international teacher and master ceremonialist, his work has been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.
The Heart of the Healer Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve indigenous cultures and restore our earth. Toward that end, T.H.O.T.H. Foundation has the following goals: To protect ancestral sacred sites, pilgrimage destinations, natural landscape shrines and tribal lands in the Peruvian rainforest; to preserve and revitalize indigenous earth-honoring wisdom and ceremonial healing practices; and to impart the prophetic vision and mythic reality of native peoples as expressed through their creation stories, tribal legends, ceremonial rites-of-passage, art, music, dance, song and other traditional forms of cultural identity. Accomplishments of the foundation include: Shipibo Community Outreach Program. Over 55,200 meals and school supplies were provided to the Shipibo children relocated from the Peruvian Amazon to the Lima fairgrounds. Their class curriculum, including the study of the Shipibo language and stories of origin and proliferation of their mythic art, is an outstanding example of preserving indigenous cultures for future generations. Rainforest Protection: Leased and purchased 15,300 acres of rainforest at Rio Las Piedras, Peru for preservation and research in biodiversity. On these lands are 1200 species of butterflies, 600 species of birds, 120 species of reptiles and 90 species of mammals. Preservation of areas such as this is critical, as 1.5 acres of rainforest land are lost every second, and global oxygen supplies depend largely upon the rainforest for oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange (the Amazon rainforest generates over 20% of the world's oxygen).
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