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Welcome to the
Pachamama Healing Center

a community healing center for people and animals


Full Moon Fire Ceremony
Tuesday April 19 at 7:30pm at PHC
Snacks welcome!


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. Since our expedition to the high Q'ero villages in 2014, we found only one village still existing in the Q'ero. The Q’ero have all sold their land and moved out of the high Q’ero villages and moved to the Cuzco area in a new community, where we also have distributed Clean Water filters.

However… yes, we are holding another fundraiser now to April 22, 2016, when our group will travel to Peru and our projects. We are trying to raise $6000.00 to accomplish this. We still need a few more filters for the Cuzco Q’ero, Some to our friends in Iquitos, finish with some supplies in Maska, a final treatment of parasite for the animals, just many little things.

Go to Donations page to

or send a check to:

VCF, Inc.
118 King Street
Groveland, MA 01834

New Puppy Kindergarten and Beginner Dog Obedience Training Class!
Wednesday nights
Tova Training Center in Raymond, NH!
Call for more information

The 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 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

East Coast
Elizabeth Kinch
Kristina Kinch
Jen Truppner
Rose Dobosz
Bonnie Griscovich
Dace Krasts
Fillipa Petrucelli
Rachel Shade Button

West Coast
Vivian Aubin
Darryl Boyer
Gina Lauvstad
Kim Williams-Brinck
Deb Petosa
Joanna Kaye
Janet Patrow
Cindy Sherbert
Barbara Vane
Barbara Krulich
Will Hoskins
Michelle Hartum
Barbara Zak
Doris Drouin

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. 

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.

Check out this Video!YEAH!!!,
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!

Available through your local bookstore’s order desk or at these
online bookstores:,,
and or by phone at 1-888-795-4274 ext. 7879

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.

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

Or order from,,,
or your local bookstore, ISBN 978-1-4415-3383-8

please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.

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