For specific information about the Foundation Training and the Master Class in Andean mysticism, please click the “Learn the Andean Sacred Arts” tab. In addition to the workshops on Andean mysticism, I occasionally offer other, related workshops for personal transformation. They are listed below, too.
Scroll down to see the full 2023 class schedule, which includes: Foundation Training series, Master Class series, Deep-Dive Advanced classes, Inner Tawantin seminar, and Paqo Practice Groups.
2023 Andean Mysticism
Three-Month Online Training Series
February 7 – April 25, registration ends January 13, 2023
May 16 – August 8 (no class July 4), registration ends April 3, 2023
Sept 12 – Dec 5 (no class Nov 22), registration ends August 4, 2023
Learn the Andean sacred arts from the comfort of home.
Learn to engage consciously with the world of living energy. Discover how to bring coherence to your own energy body to further your conscious evolution. Bring greater love, joy, and well-being to yourself and the circumstances of your life. Live more passionately and grandly as both a spirit being and a human being. These are the promises of Andean mysticism if you apply yourself to its practices. And they are real.
In this three-month Foundation Training in Andean Mysticism, we meet weekly on Tuesdays for 2.5- to 3-hour sessions online on the free Zoom conferencing platform. You will learn both the promises of this graceful and powerful energy tradition and to apply the practices to realize its promises. As I and scores of my students can attest, it works. But your results are proportional to the quality of your commitment. This is the great law of the tradition—ayni, or the law of reciprocity.
In the Foundation Training we cover almost all of the material that is covered in the in-person trainings, from the energy exercises to the misha to despachos. The training is in three parts. Please see the tab “Learn the Andean Sacred Arts” for greater details about each aspect of the training. Generally, this is the tradition presented as purely as possible to how the masters of old taught it, as passed on to me from my primary teacher don Juan Nuñez del Prado. It is presented from the perspective of the fourth level, which is a stance not of rote learning but of personal energy artistry. As an overview, you will learn:
- The right-side paña training (6 weeks), which is the mystical and yachay (energetic perception and knowledge) aspects of the tradition through the teachings of don Benito Qoriwaman. This covers the energy cosmology in detail and all the fundamental energy practices, including the core heavy-energy releasing practices of saminchakuy and hucha miqhuy, and the empowering practice of saiwachakuy.
- The middle path of munay (3 weeks), called the chaupi, which covers the teachings of Q’ero master don Andres Espinosa. In this section we weave the chunpis (belts of power) and awaken the ñawis (mystical eyes), as well as learn how to move and tune energy through our energy body. We learn to actually generate munay (love) and hampi munay (healing) energies, and to be self-sufficient in willka, the sacred black light energy.
- The left-side lloq’e training (3 weeks), which is the magical and llank’ay (using energy to take action in the world) aspects of the tradition through the teachings of don Melchor Desa. Here we work deep within our mystical body to connect all of its aspects into one coherent system and we establish a relationship with our eight helper spirits and work with them. We seed ourselves to evolve to 6th-level beings and to increase the love, joy, and well-being within ourselves and that we can bring to all aspects of our lives.
Foundation Training classes are on Tuesdays, running between 2.5 to 3 hours from 1 pm – 3:30/4:00 pm Eastern time US. If you cannot be with us live, there is the option to learn through the audio recordings that are provided through a Dropbox link after each class. Many students have participated in this way.
The nonrefundable cost of the three-month Foundation Training is $695 USD. The course fee is be broken down into three payments over the length of the training. All payments are through Paypal.
To register or for more information, please email Joan at QentiWasi@gmail.com. Space is limited.
What Past Students Have Said About the Online Training:
“The online Andean training and the Masters training with Joan were more enriching and empowering than I could have imagined. I loved Joan’s faithfulness to preservation of the lineage as it was taught to her, and her clear and pragmatic approach is so refreshing. I feel like I gained so many valuable tools from both courses as well as an empowered perspective that comes from choosing a path of personal responsibility. Every class was absolutely packed with fascinating knowledge and practical energetic tools alongside fascinating stories. Joan is so incredibly knowledgeable and creates a captivating and engaging class environment. I will listen to the class [recordings] again and again and confidently look forward to increasing my personal energetic coherence and refining the ayni that I engage the cosmos with.” —J.H.
“The [online] course on the Andean cosmovision with Joan Parisi Wilcox has been extraordinary. She was able to share with us some very special teachings from elders of the Andean mystical traditions. In twelve years of study of these ways, I had not experienced many of the teachings and exercises before or in this same fashion. Joan seeks to share the teachings as true and authentically to their roots as possible. And clarifies the lineage from which they come. Joan teaches with wisdom, clarity, integrity and thoroughness. It was an honor and a privilege to work with Joan.” —D. P.
“Joan’s classes have been a life changer for me. I have been through many apprenticeships with different teachers; each had their value and place in my development, but I was always left with a feeling there was more. Joan’s unique wisdom and knowledge, teaching and writing skills, as well as her deep long-term commitment to Andean mysticism, has left me with the feeling that I have found my ‘something more.’ I recommend and encourage anyone who has asked the question: ‘Is there more?’ to take Joan’s classes. —L.P.K.
“Joan is an outstanding teacher. She approaches these authentic, precious teachings from the Andes with humility and respect. A fine story teller, her scholarly perspective on Andean mysticism is engaging. This training gives a complete account of the Andean cosmovision and how to access the world of living nature in order to increase joy, wholeness and healing in one’s life.” —A.B.
“I gained an immense wisdom from Joan’s [online] sessions. I felt the energies during [exercises] at par as being in a workshop. This truly portrays that energy has no boundaries and it works like magic. The Andean path is unequivocally a path of mystical energies, which are so simple to work with.” —R.P
“The teachings I have received from Joan have helped me to help others in my healing practice. She is very precise, clear, and takes the time to intellectually explain things. When Joan doesn’t know the source or something about the teachings, she is humble enough to make it known to you. She allows you to come to your own conclusions. She is one of the most humble women I have ever met. She is a living example of the teachings and how to use them to help yourself and others. She basically lives the teachings, and that is why these teachings exist and made it so far. I highly recommend Joan as a teacher and the course as a whole for self-development.” —A.B. (different student than the previous A.B.)
To learn more and to register, email Joan at QentiWasi@gmail.com.
2023 Master Class Schedule
This is a three-week course, and all classes are held on Thursdays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern time. Class choices are:
February 2, 9 & 16, registration deadline is January 9, 2023
May 25, June 1 & 8, registration deadline is April 21, 2023
September 21, 28 & October 3, registration deadline is August 18, 2023
This three-week class is available only to those who have completed all three sections of the Foundation Training in Andean mysticism with Joan, don Juan Nuñez del Prado, or another teacher trained by don Juan.
In this Master Class series, you will be introduced to the work of Bolivian master Tata Lorenzo. Kawsay Puriy means “walking in a cosmos of living energy.” In this training, you will indeed be connecting with the world and cosmos of living energy, working in a new way with the qanchispatañan (the Stairway of Seven Steps of conscious evolution). The energy work helps you:
- Seed the energies within yourself to become a teqse paqo, or universal paqo (high 4th level).
- Work through your personal pachas (space-time realms), including your past and future, with your family and the whole of humanity, and with your life in this human world and your connection to the universe.
- Receive support and empowerment from the entire Pachamama and Kawsay Pacha, including many cosmic “beings” such as the planets, the Milky Way galaxy, and the stars.
- Work more deeply with your Inka Seed, ñawis, and chunpis to integrate your energies with the Taytanchis/God within and the Taytanchis/God without.
- Empower your inner three worlds: the hanaqpacha, kaypacha and ukhupacha within your own poq’po.
- Work with the willka energy (black light energy: the sacred, creational energy) in all your energy centers and your Inka Seed.
- Contribute through your own conscious evolution to the rise of the Runakay Mosoq, the New Humanity.
In essence, this work is not only about being part of the cosmos, but feeling the cosmos as a living energy within your own poq’po. It is the connection with everything. It is sending energy “ahead of you” to help you progress faster, cleanse yourself more deeply, and reach the higher 4th level more quickly. It is a way to be supported and empowered by the entire cosmos of living energy and the spirit beings of the cosmic and earthly realms.
The training runs for three consecutive weeks. We meet weekly for two hours each class on the free online Zoom conferencing platform. You will be provided with audio recordings of each class for your private use only (via download from Dropbox). Many students who can’t meet with us live take this course through the audio recordings only. It easily lends itself to that form of learning.
The cost of the three-week class is a single nonrefundable payment of $230 USD. All payments are through Paypal. Space is limited.
Please note that to take this course you must have completed the three-part Foundation training in Andean mysticism with Joan or another teacher who has apprenticed to don Juan Nuñez del Prado.
To register or for more information, email Joan at QentiWasi@gmail.com.
Deep-Dive Advanced Classes
How do you deepen your practice and knowledge of Andean mysticism? What additional important information is there that was not able to be covered because of time constraints in the Foundation Training or Master Class? How would taking a deep dive into specific aspects of the Andean mystical tradition enrich your understanding of the energy practices and help further your own personal development? The answer is a series of Advanced “Deep Dive” classes.
The Advanced Classes are one-time classes for those paqos who have taken the Foundation Series and are hungry to explore the finer points of the Andean cosmovision and energy practices. They are largely informational, although several of the classes involve substantial energy work within the class and may require some at-home pre-work in preparation for the class. There are five advanced classes, each on a different topic, scheduled for 2023, and each is offered twice during the year.
- All classes are held on a Thursday afternoon, and they run about 2.5 hours, with some going longer depending on the subject. All times below are Eastern time US. Please adjust for your time zone.
- We will meet online on the free Zoom conferencing platform.
- An audio file will be provided after the class to all participants for their private use only.
- You may participate only via the recording if your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate with us live.
- You must have completed the three-part Foundation training in order to take a Deep-Drive Class.
Cost, Dates, and Topics:
Depending on the length of the class, a deep-dive advanced class is a single nonrefundable payment of either $90 USD or $125 USD. All payments are through Paypal. There are two date options for each class.
~ What’s In a Word: Deep Dive into Quechua Terms, Incantations, and Concepts – 2.5 hours (1 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern time), $90 USD
June 15, registration deadline May 5
December 7, registration deadline November 3
What do the words sami and hucha mean to regular Andeans and how do those meanings enrich our understanding of their mystical meaning? How are the sonqo and heart different? The qosqo and belly different? What is munay suti and what does it have to do with enlightenment? What does llanthu kawsay, the term explaining light living energy, really mean? What is an utisqa? How can the kutiy incantation be interpreted and how might it apply to a soul retrieval ceremony? What is the difference between being salka and purun? We will explore the mystical vocabulary and concepts of the Andean tradition to get to the “meanings behind the meanings” in a way that will expand both our appreciation of the tradition and our personal practice in surprising ways.
~ Driving the Kawsay: Deep Dive into Ayni and Manifesting Intentions – 3 hours (1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time), $125 USD
March 9, registration deadline February 3, 2023
August 24, registration deadline July 17, 2023
You know you are making energetic interchanges with the living energy. You know you can accumulate personal power to drive energy to manifest desires, improve conditions in your life, and so much more. But as a paqo and a human being what is your actual relationship to reality? How much influence can you really have? How responsible (or not) are you for the condition of our life? We will drill down into the Andean cosmovision of the nature of reality, the influence of ayni interchanges, how will and intent play into these interchanges, and your overall relationship as a human being with the field of living energy. There is pre-work for this class to prepare for an in-class energy exercise to drive the kawsay toward manifesting a personal intention.
~ Deep Dive into Achieving Holy Relationships – 3 hours (1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time), $125 USD
April 6, registration deadline March 10, 2023
August 3, registration deadline July 1, 2023
How many of us currently have, or have had in the past, a “holy” relationship, one of deep and abiding respect, caring, understanding, and reciprocity? The answer most likely is that few of us have experienced this kind of highly refined relationship. They are rare, because while most of us aspire to such holy relationships, we don’t know what it takes to actually achieve them (or sustain them). The truth is that, for most of us, we are thankful enough when our relationships are okay or even great. But holy? That’s probably a pipe dream. Except that it isn’t! The Andean tradition, in combination with wisdom from other traditions, including modern psychology, provides a template for what a holy relationship looks and feels like, and a roadmap for achieving this level of highly self-aware interaction. Our deep dive into holy relationships is based on the little known “stairway” of relationships—the qanchispatañan of relational energy—which parallels the qanchispatañan of the seven stages of personal human consciousness. Once we understand what each step up this relational stairway requires, we will see that while it isn’t an easy journey to reach a holy relationship, it is absolutely possible. This class requires pre-work on personal relationships and psychology that will be used in the class.
~ Deep Dive: All About the Despacho (Haywarisqa) – 2.5 hours (1 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern time), $90 USD
July 27, registration deadline June 19, 2023
November 9, registration deadline October 6, 2023
Because of time constraints, we don’t go into great detail about the despacho (haywarisqa in Quechua) in the Foundation Training, but in this class we take a deep dive into aspects of the despacho that most people never hear about or don’t consider. While the despacho is the most common ritual performed in the Andes, it is rarely ever “just” a ritual offering. It is, as I like to put it, an externalization of our internal state. The despacho is the great teacher of ayni, and we will examine many different ways it helps us develop and express our ayni. Or, in other words, how the despacho is a kind of teaching about the unfolding revelation of ourselves and the flowering of our Inka Seed. Beyond the philosophical understanding of the despacho, we will look at the more technical aspects of making one. There are all kinds of despachos, and we want to choose the style, organization, and design of our despacho that best expresses our intent. We will not actually make a despacho together in class, but we will take a deep dive into the fourth-level perspective of many different kinds of despachos, which will be sure to expand your vision of what making and offering a despacho means.
~ Deep Dive: Willka, the Inka Seed, and the Journey toward Enlightenment – 3 hours (1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time), $125 USD
May 11, registration deadline April 7, 2023
October 26, registration deadline September 8, 2023
Willka is the sacred black light energy, a powerful restructuring and creative energy. Our Inka Seed is the repository of all of our capacities and holds the potential of our literally becoming enlightened human beings. When we work with willka and our Inka Seed together, we generate the kawsay that can propel our journey of self-awareness and inner development. In this deep-dive class, we will look at how when we weave the chunpis (belts of power) we generate within us this willka energy. We create an inner repository of this powerful creational energy. We will explore ways to use this willka energy within to deepen our connection to our Inka Seed and fuel our progress up the qanchispatañan of the seven stages of personal human consciousness. In the process, we will examine alternative ways to look at the chunpis as descending and ascending frequencies of kawsay, at the willka energy as a kind of chaupi energy (an integrating energy and a “turning point” energy), and at our Inka Seed as a tiny energetic structure that is in reality a huge information field. There will be pre-work for this class, and in-class energy work.
You must have completed the Foundation Training to take a deep-dive advanced class. For more information about or to register for any deep-dive advanced class, please email Joan at QentiWasi@gmail.com.
Testimonials about the Deep Dive classes:
“I still get excited about new offerings because of Joan’s willingness to share everything she has learned through her many years study. Joan’s Quechua Terminology and Driving the Kawsay are great explorations after her Foundation and Master class series. Every class by Joan includes a very generous amount of information and is priced well below what I would consider the actual value for the knowledge shared. If you are curious what you could learn from her many decades of study of this path, then take all of her classes! She is a sweet, brilliant teacher.” —C.B.
“I recently took Joan’s Holy Relationships class and I am so glad I did! The class was amazing! Joan is always so honest, organized, and thoughtful. You can tell that she has put a lot of time into thinking about and developing the class. This class really put many Andean concepts together for me and I feel like I now have a map to use to help me further develop my own relationships. I highly recommend the class if you are looking to understand the energy dynamics of relationships and to further your understanding of Andean practices and how they can be applied to your own life.” —K.F.
“Holy Relationships—another great class! Thank you, Joan.” —M. K-W.
“In the Driving the Kawsay class, Joan clearly explains why your intention and awareness are key, as well as how to use your Inka Seed as a compass. Joan taught a wonderful technique to push the Kawsay [energy] and I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to understand how to [do that]. The Andean Path and Joan’s extraordinary knowledge as a teacher have been a godsend. Awesome class! Extremely valuable information.” —A. H.
“The Driving the Kawsay class was extremely valuable. Learning profoundly about reality, our own influence and what we personally are responsible for or not was opening up perspectives, as always in Joan’s classes. What it means to really drive the kawsay became so clear. I loved the firsthand experience examples as they make it so easy to understand the teachings on a “live” level. Thank you so much, Joan!” —I. M.
Inner Tawantin: Reducing Hucha, Increasing Sami
Once we are trained in the ways of Andean mysticism, we know how to release and transform our hucha. But how and why do we create hucha in the first place? In this four-part seminar, co-taught by Joan Parisi Wilcox and Christina Allen, we will take a deep dive into the tawantin of the self through the lens of both Andean mysticism and the psychology of Carl Jung in order to stop creating so much hucha, know ourselves better, and live more fully from our Inka Seed.
The seminar is comprised of four classes, with one class spaced out every two months over the course of the year. Each class focuses on a single aspect of our inner tawantin, as overviewed below:
Class 1: The Persona The persona is the you who wears many masks, molds the self to others’ expectations, is living a series of stories rather than truths, and is generally a self-created fiction. But it is a fiction with a purpose. Those purposes are usually fueled by fears, anxieties, feelings of being less than, unexplored beliefs, and unrealized or misplaced values. By taking off those masks, reframing those stories, reclaiming your inner truth and getting to know who you are really are, you can free yourself to live a more authentic, sami-filled life.
Class 2: The Shadow The shadow is the subconscious repository of all the versions of yourself that you keep mostly hidden from yourself. But it also provides the fuel for how you show yourself in the world (your mask, or persona). Within the shadow are neglected, repressed, denied, and abandoned aspects of the self. These are selves that had to be cast aside for myriad reasons: from not expressing parts of yourself because you feel you won’t receive the love and approval you crave to acting in certain ways to meet other people’s or society’s standards. These are the selves that are both heavy and light, both life-draining and life-enhancing. Your demons and your gods/goddesses live here, and when you free them and integrate them instead of deny or hide them, you unleash yourself and your life energy.
Class 3: Animus/Anima No matter your actual gender or self-identity, within you lives both a male and female “energy” aspect of the self. How you relate to this inner yanantin/couple directly relates to how you deal with your overall self, such that you may be living only half of your potential. Your inner animus (masculine) and anima (feminine) together are the true self rather than the image you project to the world, and their interaction within the self affects your relationships with others, especially your closest and most intimate relationships. When you can reconcile your animus and anima, even reaching a royal marriage within, you will cease giving away parts of yourself or asking your partner to complete you, showing up instead as who you really are (kanay). You will feel the transformation from a partial self to a more fully whole self, and you will experience the affirming reverberations in all your relationships.
Class 4: The Self When you do the work of the first three sessions, you will be able to more clearly, cleanly, fully, and joyously express the entirety of yourself. You are a Drop of the Mystery, and there never has been, is not now, and never will be anyone like you. When you know who you really are and can claim ownership of the whole Self, then you have refined your kanay and can bring yourself into the world with personal truth, freedom, and passion. Through the Self, you unite both your personal human beingness and your transpersonal divine beingness.
Our work in this series is based on skillfully developing and using self-inquiry strategies and shadow work as well as our paqo skills to transform the hucha we find within ourselves and to prevent ourselves from continuing to create it. There will be substantial pre-work (where you will probe into your conscious and unconscious self at home before each class), so this course requires a commitment of time and energy. The classes will be both informational and experiential, using Andean energy work to release hucha and deepen the integration of each aspect of the self. There is also partner work (with a class participant) between class meetings.
Cost, Dates, and Times
The cost of the course is a single nonrefundable payment of $300 USD. Payment is through Paypal.
There are two seminar options to choose from in 2023, meeting either on Sundays or on Wednesdays on the following dates:
Sundays: 1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time US: February 5, April 2, June 11, August 6, registration deadline is December 31, 2022
Wednesdays: 1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time US: March 1, May 3, July 12, September 20, registration deadline is January 31
For more information or to register, email Joan at QentiWasi@gmail.com.
Paqo Practice Ayllus
Once you learn the Andean mystical tradition, the challenge is to actually live it. It’s all well and good to know how to reduce hucha and increase sami, but how do you put the practices into use moment to moment, day after day, in your life? How can you best use your practices and energy techniques not only to meet the challenges of “real life” but also to thrive no matter what is happening locally, nationally, or globally? Many people find that having an experienced mentor and a close community help them to stay on track in their practice. That’s why long-time practitioners Joan Parisi Wilcox and Christina Allen have gathered fellow paqos into Paqo Practice Ayllus: groups of dedicated practitioners who want private “community” time to discuss personal issues that are coming up and challenges they are facing and wondering what the best way to apply the Andean energy techniques are to resolve these challenges. Plus, participants are free to ask about any topic of interest in the Andean mystical realm to deepen their knowledge. These Paqo Practice groups are fueled by participants’ questions, which they email to Joan and Christina before each class. Plus, Joan and Christina lead participants through energy work during each class. If you are looking for a dedicated, heart-centered community of fully trained paqos, then a Paqo Practice Ayllu might be for you. (Please note, you must have completed the three-month Foundation Training with Joan Parisi Wilcox, Christina Allen, don Juan Nuñez del Prado or another teacher trained by him/them to participate in a Paqo Practice Ayllu.)
There are two Paqo Practice Groups: a “new” group for people joining a Paqo Practice Ayllu for the first time and an Advanced Paqo Practice Ayllu for those who have participated for six or more months. There is one new group forming for 2023. Joan and Christina ask for a commitment of six months, with the option of the your continuing for another six months by moving into/merging with the Advanced group. An audio file of each class is sent to each member after each meeting, so those who can’t make a meeting can still benefit from it.
Cost, Dates, and Times
All meetings are held on Mondays. Each meeting is an hour and a half long, from 2 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern time US.
The fee for six months is a single nonrefundable payment of $190 USD. Payment is through Paypal.
The new group will begin on Monday, January 23, and meet once a month for the next five months on the following dates: February 20, March 20, April 17, May 22, and June 26. The registration deadline for this new group is December 19, 2022.
Contact Joan at Qentiwasi@gmail.com to register or for more information.