For training inquiries, email Joan Parisi Wilcox at QentiWasi@gmail.com
After spending time recently with my primary teacher, Juan Nuñez del Prado, and his son, Ivan, I am inspired to re-enter the landscape of teaching. Juan and Ivan have suggested that I represent them and their way of teaching the tradition in the US, and I have agreed. So, if you are interested in getting a group together for training in the Andean sacred arts, please contact me at QentiWasi@gmail.com.
The formal training follows a three-part track. You must complete one course before taking the next.
First is the right-side work, called paña. This is an introduction to all the core symbols, signs, spirits, practices and techniques of the tradition. Paña focuses primarily on the mystical work of the lineage of don Benito Qoriwaman and involves mastering your energy body and working the energies outside of your personal energy bubble. It also focuses on core techniques for cleansing your bubble of heavy energy and empowering it with refined energy. This is the work of consciously engaging energy and making interchanges with the cosmos of living energies. It teaches you to perceive and work with your own energy and to make interchanges with nature, spirit beings, and other people, including working to heal or empower others. You learn the energy dynamics of ayni, masintin, and yanantin. You also learn about the misha, the personal power bundle; and the hayway or despacho, the primary nature offering that is the most important “teacher” of ayni/reciprocity in the tradition. You begin your climb up the Stairway of Seven Steps of conscious evolution. This core workshop provides a firm grounding in sensing, moving and working with your own energy and the energies of the cosmos and is necessary to advance to the work of the next two trainings.
The second workshop is about the work of the “middle,” called chaupi, following the lineage of Q’ero master don Andres Espinosa. It involves the integration point between energies outside the personal bubble and those inside it. It is focused on learning to move and tune energy.During this work, we will weave the belts of power, the chunpis, and begin working with them to consciously evolve your personal power. Each chunpi confers specific capacities (such as rimay, kanay, and atiy) that may now be dormant or under-developed within you. By working the chunpis you begin to recover and grow these capacities for your own well-being and the benefit of others. You also activate the “eyes” of the chunpis to improve your capacity for qaway, which is mystical seeing. You learn in depth how to move energy through your body and energy bubble, and between yourself and others. You work deeply with the energy of your birth and your death, cleansing heavy energy from your past and any fears of your future so that you can live with greater personal power in the now. You learn how to consciously create greater amounts of munay (love grounded in will) and the healing energy called hampe. This training is an intense immersion into sensing and moving the animating energies of the cosmos as expressed both within and without yourself. It is focused on relationships and how you are in the world as an evolving human being.
The final part of the training is the left-side work, lloq’e, largely based on the teachings of don Melchor Desa. This is the magical and practical work of actively mastering the energies inside your personal bubble and weaving the chunpis gracefully but deeply into the personal bubble and physical body. We continue to climb the Stairway of Seven Steps, which is both a journey of conscious personal evolution and a left-side journey through your chunpis with the assistance of eight “helper” spirits. You will plunge deep into your energetic anatomy, working through the cones of energy that reside within each chunpi and weaving the chunpis together through flows of energy up your spine. You deeply cleanse your energy body while activating it and your Inka Seed so that you can more fully live as “who you really are.” The workshop culminates in the raising of the amaru, the anaconda, which is a symbol of your personal power. Its focus overall is about having the personal power to take action in the world, to manifest your desires using capacities and gifts that you may not otherwise have at your disposal. It is about being a fully developed human being.
I look forward to stepping back out from behind the curtain of my low public profile to openly and joyously share this exquisite and powerful tradition. My goal, in agreement with Juan’s and Ivan’s, is to foster the conscious evolution of humankind—to further the prophecy of the rise of the New Humanity. . . Game on!
If you would like to gather a group and host a workshop, please contact me at QentiWasi@gmail.com. Ideally, a group will form an ayllu of a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 24.
Please see the drop-down menu “Upcoming Trainings” to learn where workshops are currently available.