Welcome to the
Pachamama Healing Center
a community healing center for people and animals
THE FINAL VCF FUNDRAISER!
Hello amazing World Widwide Ayllu!
As many of you know, VCF has been working hard for over 20 years, supporting the indigenous peoples of Peru. We started our non profit at the request from Don Manuel Quispe to assist his people, the Q’ero Nation.
There are many accomplishments VCF has completed, read below. The list seems endless. However we feel we have completed our work in Peru. The Q’ero have all sold their land and moved out of the high Q’ero villages. Many Q’ero have moved to the Cuzco area in a new community, where we also have distributed Clean Water filters.
However… yes, we are holding one final fundraiser from now until mid – July, to totally complete all our projects. We are trying to raise $6000.00 to accomplish this. We still need a few more filters for the Cuzco Q’ero, finish some water supply in Maska, a final treatment of parasite for the animals, just many little things.
As of 2016 VCF will go into inactive status.
Go to Donations page to www.VanishingCultures.org/donations
or send a check to:
P.O. Box 77
Groveland, MA 01834
New Beginner Dog Obedience Training Class!
Thursday Nights, 7:00 pm
Haverhill Stadium Park!
Call for more information
New Animal Communication Class
6 week course, $150.00
More information coming soon!
Solstice Despacho and Fire Ceremony!
Tuesday, June 23 at 6 pm!
Inca Medicine Wheel, New England!
East - October 2, 3, 4
Training is Full. Past students may join any direction.
Expedition May 2 - May 16, 2015
Journey of Emergence. Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca
Date : May 2, 2015 land in Cuzco
Departure : May 16 from Juilaca
Cost : $3500.00 not including airfare, (accept cash, check, credit cards)
We arrive in Cusco, the navel of the world and axis of the Inca Empire. The millenary city of Cusco has undergone several foundations, the last one produced by the Spanish conquistadors 500 years ago. The city reflects in its construction the synthesis often thousand years of collective Andean history with impressive temples, palaces, plazas, homes, and churches surrounded by towering Apus or guardian spirit benefactors.
We will be starting with a cleansing ceremony at Chakan.
On our drive to Pisac, we will be visiting our school in Maska on the way. Then the afternoon into the evening will be in ceremony and despacho in the Temple of Pisac.
We then visit the City of Light of the Inca: Machu Picchu. We will explore the citadel, creating a despacho for the gifts of this magical land. Optional hikes will take us to mountain top Temple of the Moon or to the peak of Apu Machu Picchu.
Next, we drive across the spine of the Andes, the domain of the llamas, alpacas, vicunas, dormant volcanoes, hot springs, ice clad mountains, and colorful little villages nestled in the crooks of mountainsides. We will visit Raqchi, which evidences indicate was a complex village with multiple constructions for various purposes; including farming terraces, “kanchas” (palaces), “wayranas” (buildings having only 3 walls), “qolqas” (storehouses), different shrines, religious water fountains, etc. Possibly, it was an important “tambo” in the route toward the “Collasuyo”. The most important building within the complex is the WIRAQOCHA TEMPLE. Continuing on to w ork at Amaru Muro, the Inter-dimensional doorway 35 Kilometers from Puno, known as the Gateway to the lands of the gods on the way.
As we journey to the roof of the Inca world: lake Titicaca, the inland ocean home of the mysterious
Tiwanaku People. Tiawanaku, builders of pyramids and colossal monoliths, is considered the circle of oldest civilization in the Americas with 6,000 years of antiquity, and the forefathers of the Aymaru and Quechua peoples. All the myths of origin of civilizations prior to the Inca point to Lake Titicaca as the place where the first Andean people emerged.
On our journey we visit the legendary floating reed islands of the Uru people. The Uru believe that their ancestors came from Sirius the Dog Star. Although, they have disappeared as a civilization, the Uru still keep much of their traditions alive and live like their forefathers on floating reed islands.
Their mythology is very colorful and filled with elemental forces from nature and water spirits. They believe that the word Uru means one that cannot drown, since their spirits are of water.
This expectation will also take us to two of the most colorful islands in the lake: Amantani and Taquile. Both islands host two of the most unique Quechua communities in the Titicaca region. Communities that have kept intact the Ayllu system since Incan times along with their self-government models. Modern Peruvian authorities from the shores don't have jurisdiction on these islands. The community balance is such that they don't have police at any western means to provide order.
Taquile still keeps a wonderful textile tradition. Historically, the inhabitants of the lake were in service to the main Pakarina of Titicaca (place of emergence). From that earlier time they consider themselves weavers of luminous strands that hold the reality of emergence and becoming of the Andean people. The men and women of the islands are master weavers and many of their cloths have been prized around the world. We will be guests in the homes of Amantani islanders who will share with us their stories, food, and laughter. The Yatiris or Medicine People will lead us in ceremonies invoking water spirits for renewal and rebirth on top of the islands, where the Inca built temples to the Pakarina of Titicaca.
On the shores of the lake we will visit the enigmatic Temples of Death and Rebirth at Cutimbo and Sillustani; monumental funeral towers. Each tower bears an animal spirit on the side as protector and guide in the after life. These funerary monuments stand as much as 30 ft, and were the last resting places and gateways to different worlds in the cosmology in the Andes. Master ceremonialists will lead us in meditations and rituals for rebirthing into the highest vision we hold for ourselves and out people.
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. 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.
1. Do you like the presentation of the person?
2. Do they speak in terms that you can be around for long periods of time?
3. Do they keep teacher student client boundaries solid, even when the other pushes to be "a sister, mother, lover, from a past life"?
4. Does their medicine make sense, do they walk in integrity with the medicine or use it to make money, and then tell you how much money they make?
5. Do they work with integrity or use their sexuality to manipulate the teachings. Are they always looking to the camera or mirror?
6. Do they respect their teachers or think they are smarted, better, and know more than them?
7. Do they make you do your work or are they just making you feel good?
8. Have they thrown their past teachings away because they know better, then continue to make money from those teachings they threw away?
9. Do they have a good relationship with past teachers?
10. Do they recognize and honor their past teachers?
10. Check their experience, do they "co".... teach, check with who they work with, that usually means they attended or facilitated. Not having the wisdom to teach yet.
11. Do they walk their talk, or just talk the talk, what is their personal life like, do you respect they way they live?
12. What do you walk away with, is it useful in a month, a year, or only a moment?
13. Is the teacher human....no one is perfect so do not expect perfection, Expectations alway create disappointments.
Honor the person you decide to be your teacher, however do not have your 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
Reiki, Laying of Hands, Laying of Stones
Soul Retrieval, Crystal Healing
House/ Space Clearing, Integrated Healing
Journey work, Protection work, Plant Spirit Medicine
Rachel Shade Button
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?
These are questions I am repeatedly asked. For many years I have avoided that description because of the many negative connotations associated with that word and technically speaking the word “shaman” belongs to the Siberian indigenous tradition. However, in our modern culture the words “shaman” and “shamanism” have been used to describe the vast array of indigenous spiritual traditions. The word “shamanism”, as it has come to be known, describes my work perfectly. I am a shamanic practitioner. I include indigenous training in my healing sessions and I teach indigenous traditions. My particular tradition does not use the word shaman or shamanism. The word used is paq'o. However a healer is a healer whatever the name or title. Many people do not know what a paq'o is but they may know what a shaman is! I find using the word “shamanism” helps people have a better understanding of what I do as a
healing practitioner and teacher.
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more to come on the articles page....
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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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.
Meet Denise Kinch, Humanitarian, Healer, Explorer and Modern day Medicine Woman. Her path to find the root of the healing tradition she was studying in the USA led her to meet Don Manuel Quispe, Healer and Altomesayok of the Q’ero Indians of Peru. A Walk Between the Worlds shares the stories or their time together, and the powerful messages Don Manuel has to share with those open to hearing them.
In her adventures in the high Andes and conversations with the elders of the Q’ero, Denise came across some suprising information. Many of the stories that have been taught in the west for the last 20 years about the Q’ero Nation are completely made up! She searched and searched to find validation for what she had been taught, and was in fact teaching herself only to come up continuously against walls saying ‘ this is not so’. After years of investigation and time spent with the people of the Q’ero in their villages she decided to put together this book. Upon his death bed in 2004 Don Manuel Quispe asked her to please tell the truth of his people…And so she is….
This womans single-handed desire to bring us the pure form of this tradition has sent her to numerous sacred lagoons, Mountains and villages. She has gone blindly through blizzards and up mountains into completely foreign territory, guided by faith alone. She has truly walked the walk and learned how to embody this tradition. It is who she has become.
What a gift that she has chosen to share it with us!
" And you can quote me on this, I believe that you more than anyone I know has made a difference in the lives, dreams and hopes of the Q'ero nation. You've done a great job, my dear, even if others don't want to recognize it. Spirit does. "
~Blessings, Alberto Villoldo
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