Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge
The Mystical World of the Q'ero Indians of Peru
AUTHOR: Wilcox, Joan P.
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Joan Parisi Wilcox has trained for over five years with the Q'ero Indians, mystics of the south-central Andes region who are regarded as the "keepers of the ancient knowledge." In 1997 she was initiated as a fourth-level Andean "priest" -- the highest level of the mystical hierarchy.
This unique book is the first to present a factual overview of Andean mysticism. Wilcox, through her training and immersion into the practices of the Q'ero, is the first and only person to record the knowledge of the Andean mystic tradition, as told to her in personal interviews.
Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge is divided into three parts:
Part I - The Kawsay Pacha: The World Of Living Energy
This section is a comprehensive overview of the kawsay pacha, the world of living energy, and the nature spirits and mystical tools through which Andean mystics access this multidimensional world of living energy. In a simple, yet authoritative way, the author provides the information and terminology necessary to understand Peruvian mysticism.
Part II - Interviews With the Q'ero Mystics
In their own words hear the Q'ero masters recount their arduous initiations and provide intimate details of their energy and healing work. These remarkable chapters provide -- for the first time in English -- the only means to learn directly from the most respected shamans of Peru.
Part III - Putting Andean Shamanic Practices to Work in Your Life
The author provides numerous exercises designed to launch readers on their own journey along the sacred path. Man
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/1/1999
CATEGORY: Body, Mind & Spirit, Religion, Science