a community healing center
Full Moon Fire Ceremony
February 15, 5:00pm
Vanishing Cultures Foundation has again been asked to find a way to bring more clean water filters to our friends in the Iquitos area of the Amazon. Our hope is to bring filters in February. So the request is being sent to all of you....to donate!
www.VanishingCultures.org to donate. Thank you....
Vanishing Cultures Foundation has finally completed the collection and distribution of Clean water filters to the high Q'ero villages. Supplying Clean Water to the high villages has been one of VCF's original goals, and now it has been completed. Thank you to all who helped us reach this goal, more information on www.VanishingCultures.org
Journey to Apu Ausangate, 2013 Expedition was an incredible experience. Apu Ausangate welcomed us with blue skies and wonderful weather, well a little snow and rain in the night time, making the mountain experience complete. Our last night on the Apu, we were gidfted with a visit from the wild herd of Vicuna....a very protected and endangered animal. They are called the angels of the Andes because they leap through the mountains with such grace.
Continuing our expedition to Apu Wakay Willca was amazing. It is a Apu viewed so often yet never hiked. This is a very special Apu, with hidden lagoons and beautiful flowers every where. It has a sweetness to her however one she likes to be illusive. Camping on her in the night time was amazing, the skies were so clear you could touch the skies. She still has many secrects we look forward to exploring.
Our expedition was just perfect. Photos and more to come on Expeditions page....
A Question about finding a good teacher.
I am often asked whom do you recommend for teachers? Well of course I recommend my students first, I know they are well trained and have the experience to hold the sacredness of the space needed for people to heal and not always include their own personal dramas. Of course we use our stories as tools to help others get past a place they are stuck in, however our own stories are not the center of teaching healing work.
Any of my certified students are fully qualified to teach, the list is below. If you have a question, please feel free to contact me for a referral if they are not on the list below.
My response is always the same, observe the actions of the teacher in as many different situations as you can. Be discerning.
Honor the person you decide to be your teacher, however do not have a teacher on a pedestal. A good teacher will walk at your side, not in front of you or behind you.
Here is a list of those I personally highly recommend as teachers for the following trainings, the contact information will be on the links page :
Inca Medicine Wheel
A note from Denise
Shaman is a Turkic word originating from shaman or shay men. It describes an individual who acts as an intermediary between the realms of the visible world and the invisible world of spirit for the purposes gaining information and healing an individual or the community. This shaman restores the community and/or physical bodies to balance and wholeness and mends the soul resulting in the elimination of ailments and disharmony. The first recorded shamans were women in Czeck republic, dating back to the Upper Paleolithic or stone age, dating back 50,000 years ago.
ARE YOU A SHAMAN? DO YOU TEACH SHAMANISM?
Peru Expedition 2011 and VCF Expedition with Jonathan Rose with photos is now under articles!
Available Now Two books by Denise A. Kinch!
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Available in USA, Canada, Europe!
Promises to Peru, Remembering the Sacred
Promises.... that is what this book is about. Making promises and then keeping them, no matter how large or how small. It is about keeping your word, something that is lacking more and more in this world. If we do not keep our word, what else is there. This book is about keeping promises despite the difficulties.
This book documents the work of Vanishing Cultures Foundation, Inc. VCF provides a variety of services to the indigenous people of Peru. Providing Don Manuel Quispe with living and medical care until his death in 2004. Bringing medical teams and veterinary supplies to the Q'ero villages and the Cuzco region. VCF provided funding to build schools, training and education, teachers, health centers, health education, community kitchens fully packed with cooking tools, special programs for individual students, providing home and support for Q'ero children to attend school in Cuzco. VCF has provided Christmas celebrations to village children. This book is to recognize the heartfelt work of volunteers who assisted in delivering the supplies to Peru. Especially to recognize the Americcan students, who collected school supplies for the last 12 years, donating everything from pennies to pencils.
A Walk Between Worlds, Truth is Beauty, The Q'ero
Imagine moving through the veil of time, arriving in the Andes mountains 600 years past. This could be the village of Chua Chua or Yawacancha, home of the Q’ero nation of Peru. The beauty is that these villages are the same now as they were in the times of their grandfathers, grandfathers... The people who make them their home, walk in the footsteps of their ancestors each day.
A Walk Between the Worlds is the first book to explore the cultural traditions of the Q’ero Mountain people from their perspective. They have lived in remote elevations in the Andes Mountains since pre-Inca times. This isolation from the modern world has created a powerful community, honoring the value of each individual as an integral part of the whole. They are a living example of ‘being’ the balance between Heaven and Earth. This is the story of the master weavers, and how they have woven their relationship with the universe into the fabric of their being, in harmony with all their relations.
Their are over 200 professional photographs, opening your heart and spirit to the stark beauty of their landscape and the simplicity of these people.
please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.
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