My last blog post described the first three Rites of my initiation into the, heretofore secret, Andean Shamanic Munay-Ki Rites. Peruvian shamans recognize that a New Age, mentioned in their prophecies five-hundred years ago, has begun with the New Millennium.
According to the book, Cusco 1: The Munay-Ki Rites – Tradition, Magic and Andean Spirituality in Peru, energy shifts are bringing destruction, confusion and great changes to people, worldwide. “It is time to expand our consciousness and amplify our awareness so we don’t feel lost and confused. There are many Beings and Forces in the Unseen World assisting us at this time and the energy transmissions from the Muany-Ki Rites act as codes to awaken our inner knowing. Thus, the time has come for the secret shamanic teachings to spread throughout the many world civilizations via awakened souls of all backgrounds.”
Diane Dunn, founder of Paz y Luz Healing and Conference Center, in Pisac, Peru; and author of the above book, states that this dynamic period is the beginning of a new Golden Age, when these teaching can be brought out of the high Andean mountain fastness and shared. “The stability we seek at such a time can best be found inside ourselves and in our connection with the unseen world.”
Ten days ago, when I arrived at Paz y Luz Resort, I had never heard of Munay-Ki. I had fond memories of my visit here in 2009, when I’d experienced a particularly excellent vision during a shaman-led, Ayahuasca ceremony; but this time, my experience was to be different. First, if you want to meet fellow seekers and the spiritually-open and energized; I suggest that you seek out similar places in the world. Wonderful friendships and conversations abound. Admittedly, I often do find such connections in hostels all over the world, but in the Sacred Valley of Peru, this is absolutely going to happen! I always jump in with two feet!
Thus, when I read Diane’s description of Munay-Ki and realized that she would leave in a few days to travel Europe, leading workshops on the subject; I prevailed upon her to take me on as a student for the first phase of this two-step Initiation. My previous post described Day One’s three Rites. Now, I will present the three that I experienced today; with the final three for a future post. All of the following were administered while I was seated in a chair, eyes closed, in Diane’s upstairs ceremonial room, listening to soft Peruvian Pan Pipe music. Diane moved about me, shaking the rattle, placing her hands on my shoulders or chakras and speaking soft words. The following descriptions are quotes from her book.
“SEER RITE – installs filaments of light extending from your visual cortex in the back of your head to your third eye and heart center. This installation awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world, to see and know with your heart and your intuition.
DAYKEEPER RITE – is an energetic transmission that connects you to a lineage of shaman from the past. The Daykeepers were the masters of the ancient stone altars found in sacred places throughout the world, from Stonehenge to Machu Picchu. The Daykeeper is able to call on the powers of these ancient altars to heal and bring balance to the world.
According to lore, the Daykeepers called on the sun to rise each morning and set each evening; made sure humans were in harmony with Mother Earth (Pachamama) and honored the ways of the feminine. The Daykeepers were the midwives who attended births and deaths, as well as being herbalists and traditional healers. They were generally women and were knowledgeable about the ways of the feminine earth. This initiation begins the process of healing your inner feminine, and helps you to step beyond fear and to practice peace.
WISDOMKEEPER RITE – helps you to step outside of time and taste infinity. The legends say the ancient wisdom resides in the high mountains. The ice-covered peaks were revered as places of power, just as other mountains around the world, from Mt Sinai to Mt. Fuji, to Mt Olympus, have been honored as places where humans meet the divine. The lineage of Wisdomkeepers consists of medicine men and women from the past who defeated death and stepped outside of time.”
The various effects of these Initiations will be subtle; just as the time of seed-planting is subtle. Over time, individuals report amazing things occurring within themselves. Or perhaps, amazing things that happen outside of themselves, but seem to be related. Diane Dunn, for instance, met Christer, the love of her life, just a few days after receiving the Munay-Ki in 2007. Such results are never the reason that one partakes in such ceremony; but it is wise to remain vigilant to pick up on the possible effects. One feeling that I particularly value is the opportunity to join in with the ancient and indigenous teachings of some very wonderful and spiritual native Peruvian earth keepers, here at the Time of The End. It’s not so much for my own personal advancement, although that too; as it is for participation of elevating the vibrations of the planet during a very crucial time in our evolution.