Blue Morpho San Pedro (Huachuma) Center at Willka T'ika
Blue Morpho’s San Pedro retreats are designed to engender deep personal and spiritual transformation. We combine our 13+ years of shamanic distinction in traditional methods with our innovative and effective approach enlisting modern shamanic disciplines and universal spiritual wisdom to create powerful ceremonial spaces of healing, change, transformation, exploration and learning. The visionary cactus Huachuma brings a potent addition to your sacred plant work, adding depth, dimension, tradition and new medicine forms to offer you a genuine space to grow and blossom into who you truly are.
Your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution is our focus. The plant medicines and our Master Shamans create a very powerful and an effective means for generating lasting change. You will experience evolutionary learning while receiving shamanic healing in a setting of support, love and harmony. San Pedro opens the gateways to discovery and wholeness so that, in conjunction with a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, Earth, and ultimately, your life.
Luxury Accommodations in the Sacred Valley
Located at the foot of glacier-topped Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Blue Morpho San Pedro Retreat at Willka T'ika offers guests an experience of gracious luxury in one of the earth’s most energetically charged, culturally rich settings.
The Blue Morpho Shamanic Center and Willka T'ika Lodge offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of Mother Earth, “Pachamama” in the indigenous Quechua language. Spacious yoga studios, cozy meditation cottages, and outdoor and indoor ceremonial areas afford spaces for personal and group activities.
The Natural Beauty Reflects Your Inner Light
Willka T’ika’s magnificent healing gardens provide an incredible setting for our San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremonies and to relax, restore, and receive the powerful energy of the Andes. The one-of-a-kind seven chakra gardens cover the grounds with lush vibrant foliage, and are connected to each other by enchanting winding stone paths. Each garden is designed to correspond to one of the seven chakras, or energy centers, of the human body, and is graced with sacred sculptures and stonework appropriate to the chakra represented.
Many ancient Incan sites are a short distance from the property, making Willka Tika the perfect base while visiting the Sacred Valley. The retreat includes gourmet vegetarian cuisine, authentic Andean healing arts, and excursions to Machu Picchu and other Incan sites led by select professional guides.
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The focus of Blue Morpho's San Pedro workshops are on your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution. The medicine spaces we create and journey to together are very powerful and an effective means for creating lasting change, experiencing evolutionary learning, and receiving shamanic healing in a setting of support, love and harmony. San Pedro opens the gatewaysto discovery and wholeness so that, in conjunction with a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, transformation, and ultimately, your life.
San Pedro & Astrology -- August 29 - September 3, 2016
The Outer Planets -- Agents of Transformation
This transformational journey unites the time-tested wisdom of Astrology with the ancient Andean medicine of San Pedro to create a unique experience of personal evolution, transformation and illumination.
Myriad cultures around the world have for thousands of years recognized and harnessed the connection between the movements of the heavenly bodies -- Sun, Moon and planets -- and their own lives on Earth. They have used this knowledge and wisdom as an aid to a clearer understanding of their lives, environments, and themselves.
In this tour, held in one of the great power centers of the Incan world, you will be guided on a journey of self-knowledge, cosmic exploration, and transformation by a master shaman and a professional astrologer.
The focus of this week is on the movement of the planets through time. We will especially turn our attention toSaturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – classically known as the planetary agents of transformation. When one of these planets comes into contact with key elements of one’s birth chart – known as a transit – we experience an event or events consistent with the symbolism of the two planets involved.
In other words, when Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto comes into contact with a planet or angle in your birth chart, it is a time when significant change is likely to come into your life. And this change does not often come quietly! During this workshop you will learn how to recognize these pivotal periods and to gain a deeper understanding of the important lessons of personal transformation that life is asking you to undergo at such a time.
Armed with this knowledge, you will be better equipped to deal effectively with life’s key moments, enabling you to move in harmony with the Universe.
Discussions will include critical life periods such as the Saturn Returns (age 29) and Uranus Half Return (age 42).
Astrologer Mark Flaherty will use many examples from both famous people’s lives and those of the workshop participants to help you understand how these transits work in practice.
The workshop will include daily astrological discussions, as well as 3 San Pedro ceremonies guided by Malcolm Rossiter and visits to a variety of Incan Sacred Sites.
Prior experience with plant medicines or astrology is not required.
A HISTORY OF SAN PEDRO
San Pedro, also known as Huachuma, is a sacred cactus native to Peru and one of the main healing plants of the Andean mountain and coastal traditions. Its use dates back several thousands of years and has been associated with a variety of Peru’s mystical cultures of antiquity. Healing and shamanic methods oriented around Huachuma's capacity as a sacred teacher plant have perpetuated in the region continuously, even as external influence from the Colonial period has taken root.
The ceremonial practices and traditions incorporating Huachuma that we see today exemplify the strength and capacity of the local shamanism to evolve and adapt to new environments and foreign influences as it maintains its place as a powerful healing tool and agent of transformation in today’s global shamanic climate.
Blue Morpho’s San Pedro workshops are designed to harness this capacity of change to engender deep personal and spiritual transformation. We combine our 13+ years of shamanic distinction in traditional methods with our innovative and effective approach enlisting modern shamanic disciplines and universal spiritual wisdom to create powerful ceremonial spaces of healing, change, transformation, exploration and learning. The visionary cactus Huachuma brings a potent addition to Blue Morpho’s sacred plant work, adding depth, dimension, tradition and new medicine forms to offer you a genuine space to grow and blossom into who you truly are.
The medicine of this sacred plant has an elegant balance of power and grace, compassion joined by stern lessons, with a softness yet endurance that continues to persist, even days after the ceremonies conclude. The medicine space is totally engrossing yet not overwhelming. With a simultaneous earthy, grounding quality matched with a cosmic, elevating refinement, this sacred cactus is an incredible tool for exploring the meeting point of your humanity and divinity, body and spirit.
San Pedro workshops take place in the Sacred Valley and include explorations of Incan and pre-Incan spiritual cultures of the area. On the days between ceremonies, we head out on day trips to various Sacred Sites around the region, including temples and ruins near Urubamba, Pisaq, Cusco, and Ollantaytambo. We make sure to visit sites that are well-known as well as off the tourist path, learning to connect with and map the spiritual architecture of the place. As part of our ceremonies at these ancient places, we work with Coca Madre, another sacred plant from this region, to offer blessings, open our awareness and deepen our connections to the spirits of the environment and the local traditions of antiquity. Our sacred site journeys are woven into the subsequent San Pedro ceremonies, creating a tapestry of spiritual learning, growth, exploration and transformation throughout the week.
Included in this San Pedro/Astrology workshop:
- Three San Pedro ceremonies with Master Shaman & Experienced Guides
- Full shamanic support
- Personal shamanic healing
- Group talks to share and illuminate experiences
- Group talks on shamanism, mysticism, and personal transformation
- Coca Madre ceremonies
- Tobacco medicine ceremonies
- Day trips to ancient sites in the Sacred Valley (see workshops descriptions for specific trips)
- Entrance fees to the sacred sites
- Accommodations at a luxury resort surrounded by vibrant gardens, including 7 chakra gardens
- High-quality vegetarian food (non-vegetarian options offered on days we eat lunch out)
- Lunches during day trips at top locations in Peru’s Sacred Valley
- Filtered water available throughout your stay
- Fresh herb teas harvested from the garden each day
Other Upcoming Explorations include:
San Pedro and Sacred Geometry (Feb. 15th – Feb. 21st, 2016)
San Pedro and Yoga, Mythology (Apr. 16th – Apr. 24th, 2016)
San Pedro and Machu Picchu (Aug. 22nd – Aug. 28th, 2016)
YOUR SHAMANIC JOURNEY OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Our workshops illuminate the reality of sacred plant medicine shamanism and universal spirituality in a sacred and ceremonial setting. As we journey into Peru’s Sacred Valley, together we hold the intent for spiritual transformation and learning through direct experience during these illuminating days. This will be a time to not only benefit from the shamanism and transformational techniques utilized during the workshop, but to learn how to incorporate them into your life. You will take the knowledge home and gain benefit from implementing what you have learned well after the workshop's conclusion.
The workshop will include daily astrological discussions, as well as 3 San Pedro ceremonies and visits to a variety of Incan Sacred Sites.
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Master Shaman Malcolm Rossiter
Master Shaman and General Manager. Malcolm has been working with people in the health, nutrition, fitness and spiritual well-being industries for over two decades. Now at Blue Morpho he combines his years of experience with his love and dedication to the Ayahuasca medicine. In 2006 he started traveling the world drinking and working with Ayahuasqueros from a wide range of heritages and lineages. In 2008 he attended his first Blue Morpho tour and realized that this place had the perfect blend of Traditional Shamanism and Universal Philosophy. He returned to Blue Morpho many times over the next few years and finally moved to Iquitos in January 2010 to become a member of the Blue Morpho staff.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Shamanic Guide Matt Toussaint
Shamanic Guide and Camp Facilitator. For the past 13 years Matt has immersed himself in spiritual practice and exploration. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on shamanism in the modern world. He has been working as part of the Blue Morpho team in a variety of contexts since 2012, including Modern Shamanism and the Blue Morpho Foundation. In late 2014, he came to Peru full time to continue learning and sharing his love and passion for the medicine and the shamanic arts.See more photos and other events by this presenter