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Masters of the Living Energy : The Mystical World of the Q'Ero of Peru - Joan Parisi Wilcox

Masters of the Living Energy

The Mystical World of the Q'Ero of Peru

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An intimate glimpse into the world of ancient Peruvian spiritual practice and cosmology

• Reveals the mysteries of the world of living energy (kawsay pacha) through intensive in-depth interviews with six Q’ero mystics

• Explores the energetics, spirits, tools, and practices of Andean mysticism--the real story behind the fictionalized accounts in The Celestine Prophecy

Known as the “keepers of the ancient knowledge,” the Q’ero Indians of Peru are the most respected mystics of the south-central Andes. In 1996 Joan Parisi Wilcox traveled to the Andes and was able to record the mysteries of kawsay pacha, the multidimensional world of living energy, through more than 40 hours of intensive interviews with six Q’ero paqos, masters of the ancient spiritual traditions of Peru.
The Q’ero are known for having preserved the Inca spiritual tradition more purely than any other indigenous population in the Andes. The in-depth interviews presented in this book recount the direct words of these masters so readers can discover for themselves the mind and heart space of these people. Four new chapters of this revised edition focus on the work of the mesa, the Andean form of a spiritual medicine bundle, and its use as a conduit for the healing energies of nature. The mesa is called the “heart’s fire” because it represents the finest energy--the energy of compassion--that a paqo cultivates while walking the sacred path. Wilcox provides instructions on how to make, activate, and work with a mesa, as well as other practical exercises showing how we can use the power of the Andean spiritual tradition in our own lives.

" . . . a really fabulous book! . . . if you have any interest in the 'Mystical Q'ero' (who had been thought of only as 'legends' before their re-appearce in the late 50's!), this is probably the most legitimate over-view that's out there . . . highly recommended!" * BTripp, LiVE JOURNAL, April 2009 *
"A treasury of shamanic knowledge and practices whose insights into an ancient wisdom can help those of us living in a modern society find attunement with nature and harmony within ourselves." * Kenneth Meadows, author of Shamanic Experience *
"The Q'ero have preserved a path for which many in the modern world hunger and thirst--how to participate in a world of living energies." * William Sullivan, author of The Secret of the Incas *
"Treats the beliefs and religion of the Quechua people with profound feeling and a deep identification seldom seen." * Jorge A. Flores Ochoa, professor of anthropology, National University of Cuzco, Peru *
"Joan Parisi Wilcox has given us a mature and sensitive portrait of a mystical system as seen through the eyes of its practitioners, the Q'ero. Written with heart and respect, this book is a gateway for serious seekers to discover the world of living energy and to learn how to live in harmony with nature and each other." * Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success *
"You will bring the word of the Q'ero to the world." * Don Mariano Apasa Marchaqa, Q'ero Master, speaking to the author *

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Author's Note to the Revised Editionp. ix
Contributors: The Paqos and Othersp. xiii
Introduction: Crossing the Hummingbird Bridgep. 1
The Kawsay Pacha: The World of Living Energy
In the Land of the Inkas: An Overview of Andean Mysticismp. 22
Children of the Sun: Engaging Your Energy Bodyp. 43
The Age of Meeting Ourselves Againp. 68
Walking the Sacred Path: Interviews with the Q'ero
Ancient Tradition, Modern Practicep. 83
The Grandsons of Inkarip. 91
Pampa Mesayoq: Master of the Earth Ritualsp. 100
Alto Mesayoq: Master of the Hanaq Pachap. 120
Kawsay and K'arap. 144
The Three Worldsp. 163
Our Heart's Fire: The Mesa and Healing
The Gifts of the Mesap. 179
The Mesa Carrier and the Kawsay Pachap. 194
Mesa Carriers and Healingp. 210
Finding Your Direction as a Paqop. 231
The Flight of the Condor: Putting Andean Practices to Work in Your Life
Hucha Mikhuy: Cleansing and Digesting Heavy Energyp. 247
Language of the Stones: Working with Khuyasp. 268
Manifesting Intentions Through a Despachop. 281
The Q'ero as Shamans and Mysticsp. 295
Lost Knowledge: The Q'ero and Andean Prophecyp. 297
In the Hand of the Hacendadop. 303
Notesp. 315
Glossary of Andean Mystical Termsp. 317
Bibliographyp. 326
Indexp. 328
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ISBN: 9781594770128
ISBN-10: 1594770123
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised