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Join Sacred Mythic Journeys for an intense retreat in the Andes Mountains. You will begin your journey on the islands of the sun and the moon on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and continues onto the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru. This retreat is your opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Andes, to explore the rich ancient culture of the Inkas, and to step beyond the world you have known.
Special arrangements can be made for a private room, but this is by request only and for an additional charge per night. Please contact Sacred Mythic Journeys for more information. However, in order to maximize the experience for all retreat participants, Sacred Mythic Journeys recommends highly that everybody uses the carefully selected shared accommodations.
Sacred Mythic Journeys always use a selection of reputable and comfortable shared accommodations, as to maintain a family and creative team atmosphere throughout your experience. Individual lodgings and rooms will therefore usually be shared by no more than between two and four people at a time, with shared bathroom and shower facilities.
The Quechua Indians of the central Andes are the direct descendants of the Incas. The Inca Empire, which existed for a century before the arrival of the Spanish, was a highly developed civilization. The Inca Empire stretched from parts of present-day Colombia in the north, southward into Chile. The Incas had an impressive governing structure.
The elders spoke of the transformation of the human species that has already begun and is well under way. It is called the Pachakuti - the world turning upside down. The current Pachakuti that the Western world is experiencing now is the returning to a way of living that is right side up so to speak. The elder shamans say that homo sapiens are becoming extinct, and that human are becoming homo luminous; and that you are the ones you have been waiting for.
The Inka believe a new day is dawning. The doorways between the worlds are opening holes in time that you can step through and beyond, where human's capabilities propel them to heights never experienced before. You have the knowledge to craft new physical bodies that age differently, heal differently, and that possibly may never die.
These bodies offer you the opportunity to step beyond the world you have known, where you can once again embark on your journey, returning to the stars.
According to the legend, when the Q’ero first appeared at the feast of the Collor Riti wearing ponchos emblazoned with the royal emblem of the sun, and aisle parted in the thousands gathered and the elders of the medicine people welcomed them, saying, “we have been waiting for you for five hundred years.”
They are the Inkas, the last original descendants of the children of the sun, and they have returned to deliver the prophecy entrusted to them foretelling of the end of time. But they have also been the keepers of a body of processes, of rites of passage that usher in who you are becoming as a people and a planet.
San Pedro is a cactus that grows all along the Andes (and now North America as well). The earliest recorded shamanic use of this plant available to human dates back over 3000 years, and there are reasons to believe its use is much more ancient than that - both the physical and psychic fabric of this part of the world is informed with the energy of this plant teacher.
San Pedro is used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its energy opens up one’s channels, allowing one to connect deeply with oneself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions.
According to Incan lore, after a great flood, the god Viracocha arose from Lake Titicaca to create the world. He commanded the sun (Inti), moon (Mama Kilya), and stars to rise, then went to Tiahuanaco to create the first human beings, Mallku Kapac and Mama Ocllo. These first humans, the “Inca Adam and Eve,” were formed from stone and brought to life by Viracocha, who commanded them to go out and populate the world.
Thus, Lake Titicaca is the birthplace of the Incas, whose spirits return to their origin in the lake upon death.
Meet, introductions, and team briefing in La Paz, Bolivia.
Journey to the ancient ruined city of Tiwanaku to cleanse and purify yourself ready for the journey ahead.
Travel to the town of Copacabana by bus and have dinner by Lake Titicaca to soak in the powerful energy.
Visit by boat and hike the sacred sites of the islands of the sun and the moon on Lake Titicaca.
Ride by bus to the Sacred Valley in Peru for your shamanic plant medicine work.
Day of silence, native Indian sweat lodge ceremony.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day one.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day two.
Shamanic plant medicine ceremony day three.
Sharing, relaxation, and integration day, and travel to the ancient ruined city of Machu Picchu by bus.
Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, Q’ero Despacho ceremony, and travel back to the Sacred Valley of the Incas by train.
Heart energy medicine workshop day one.
Heart energy medicine workshop day two.
Foundational AcroYoga expressions workshop and celebration dinner.
Marc is the co-founder of Sacred Mythic Journeys and cosmic journey guide. After working and traveling in some very remote parts of the planet such as Tibet, Nepal, China, Tanzania, Thailand, Fiji, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, and Brazil as a scuba diving instructor, coral reef conservation project expedition leader, and keen surfer, skydiver and snowboarder, Marc realized truly with much more clarity where his life had been leading him all this time and what it had been preparing him for.
This retreat begins on the islands of the sun and the moon on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, which represent two of the greatest natural and cultural monuments of South America, and eventually guides you onto the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru.
The Sacred Valley encompasses the heartland of the Inca Empire and was formed by the Urubamba River, also known as Wilcamayu which in Quechua (the still spoken language of the Inca Empire), means the "Sacred River". It is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges of the Andes Mountains, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages.
The natural beauty of these places is impossible to describe. You simply have to visit them to appreciate it.
The Andes run the entire length of South America, from the humid tropics of the Caribbean to the ice fields of Patagonia. The longest north-south mountain range in the world, the Andes encompass a tremendous range of ecosystems and are home to a rich variety of plant and animal species and human communities.
During your retreat, you will be served healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices, and herbal teas. There will be also welcome celebration and farewell meals on your arrival and departure days.
Please book your flight to arrive at El Alto International Airport (LPB). Sacred Mythic Journeys recommend you to arrive a day early and stay at a hotel or hostel so to relax and recharge before the start of your journey or retreat. On the first day of the journey or retreat, you will meet in one pre-designated location that Sacred Mythic Journeys will confirm with you nearer to your retreat starting date.