~ LOS APUS ~
A Sacred Pilgrimage with the Apukuna
May 12- May 23, 2019
Surround yourSelf, …Immerse yourSelf, …Allow the Apus to envelop you as we embark upon a sacred journey within the powerful wisdom and guidance of the Apukuna on this very special pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is rich in ritual and ceremonial presence to honor the lineage and ancestors of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition practices.
Travel with Pachamama each day, listening to the “messages” of the Apukuna, the sacred sites, vortexes, our Star Relations, Pachamama, and the ancestors of this tradition. Deepen your shamanic walk and practices, enliven your mesa with your individual and our collective prayers, rituals and experiences. Despachos, apacheta building, and PMT practices will be a part of each day. Ausangate, Salkantay, Pachatusan, Huanacauri, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, Aguas Caliente, the Qoricancha Sun Temple, Cusco City, the Sacred Valley …and more will all be part of your journey in the sacred lands of the Inca!
We will be traveling in high altitudes, 8,000 to 13,000+ feet throughout this pilgrimage. Some days will require moderate hiking, and travel to remote villages and areas. Each night we will be resting in either the Sacred Valley or Cusco to integrate the day’s travels comfortably.
~*~ Itinerary details and pricing will be available soon! Initial deposits are due Feb 1, 2019 ~*~
A passport or visa with “valid” expiration date; at least 6 months from date of travel is required. This journey will fill up fast, and space is limited.
Travel with curandera Mona Rain, Pachacuti Mesa Tradition Sanctioned Teacher and native Cuzco curandero don Pepe, and licensed Peruvian guide.
Under the impeccable, sensitive, and highly experienced guidance of Mona and don Pepe, you will ceremoniously be introduced to the lands of the Inca, and sink deeply into your intimacy with Pachamama and the Apukuna. Connected Above and Below.. Within and Without.. A luminous strand within the web of life…
Please contact Mona directly for more information, and the detailed itinerary email@example.com. Thank you for your gracious consideration!
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Throughout the year, south Florida-based shaman and curandera Mona Rain joins Peruvian Shaman and Curandero don Pepe Arancibia, to act as spiritual guides for Shaman-Led Vision Quests to Mystical Peru. The Vision Quests are an intimate exploration both within and without. While traversing Pachamama’s sacred lands, connecting with the energies, and partaking in ancient indigenous ceremonies, journeyers come to profound new understandings about themselves, create healing, and awaken to love and joy in its purest forms.
Individually, Mona and don Pepe each offer a wealth of shamanic, healing, and teaching skills, both learned and innate, and have touched innumerable lives while bringing blessing and awareness to Pachamama. Together, they create and lead unforgettable, transformational Spiritual Vision Quests. Please click here to learn more about Mona, and click here to learn more about don Pepe.
This is the typical testimonial offered in response to Mona and don Pepe’s skills as spiritual tour guides:
“Mona and Pepe make the perfect guides for a Peruvian Quest. They are a beautiful balance of feminine and masculine energy. They know how to lead a group physically, mentally, spiritually. They intuit your energy, knowing what you are experiencing and how to help you navigate allowing you to have a an amazing experience!” ~ V.C., FL
Throughout these trips, ancient traditions and sacred ceremonies take place daily. Learn about and take part in the tradition of the sacred Coca Leaf, and if you so desire, avail yourself of a Coca Leaf reading by an Elder from the Q’ero nation. Offer gifts to and ask for blessings from Pachamama and the Apus, the mountain spirits, in a traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony. Connect with the wisdom of the sacred ceremonial plants in indigenous cultures.
One past traveler, Ken Herft, Jr., created a video that beautifully depicts glimpses of the sacred lands and traditions. Please click here to immerse yourself in the magic!
Another past traveler shares the following experience:
“…my husband and I had the opportunity to travel in the magic land of Peru with Mona and Pepe. I remember being in a ceremony with the beautiful ikaros sung by Pepe, with Mona kneeling & looking like a guardian angel, praying for the Spirit’s opening. Traveling with the two of them, we learned much about the native people of Peru and the ancient cultures of the country. Sitting in the field of Sacsayhuaman, looking at the amazing walls of this historical site while Pepe led a meditation, was an amazing and healing moment. I was so fortunate to be able to travel with these remarkable guides, that I returned a gentler person. I will always thank them for this trip and one day, I hope to see more magical sites under their guidance.” ~ Mary M. Director of HR., Principal, Geosyntec Consultants Inc., Boca Raton, FL
If you’d like more details about the upcoming LOS APUS Pilgrimage to Peru in May, 2019, or about private journeys or future group Vision Quests, please email Mona Rain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some additional reviews of past trips, and of your spiritual guides:
My Spiritual Vision Quest ~ June 2015
“I had the incredible experience of realizing a dream, a dream that I been cultivating on some level of my existence, in each and every lifetime, that I have lived over the last 1,000 years. I believe that I was able to bring this dream to fruition, in this lifetime, due to my sacred contract with Mona Rain.
It has been through and with her guidance, mentorship, compassion, unconditional love, understanding and genuine belief in her mission to be the bridge that enables those of us who choose the journey, to travel and arrive back home, safely and complete.
Working with Mona over a period of four years, she assisted me in assimilating to channeling Masters of the Light, as well as working and integrating other intuitive abilities, to the degree, that I felt ready to experience Peru at the depths it was meant for me.
Knowing that Mona was always holding sacred space for me, allowed for me to truly let go of any fears or inhibitions. I believe that this true sense of freedom, along with the incredible energies of Peru, help set the stage for the most amazing experience of my life. I was gifted with the integration of a fragment of my over-soul and the energetic activation and alignment with the universe.
I have experienced Mona’s essence and truth, and know that she works from the highest level of integrity. It is because of these qualities, coupled with her knowledge, beliefs, wisdom and dedication to the ancients, that I choose her as my maestra and guide to Peru.
Mona’s partnership with don Pepe (an authentic Peruvian guide) is a match made in the cosmos. Together they bring about an experience, that some could only dream about.
It was evident that Mona and don Pepe planned each and every aspect of this amazing trip, with exquisite precision. From the intricate sacredness of the ceremonies to the leisure trips into the jungle for a day of hiking. Each day, each hour, built upon the latter, creating excitement and wonder.
Don Pepe was brilliant with his teachings and gentle guidance in the ways and history of the Peruvian people. Each day we all looked forward to his sharing of Peruvian customs, stories, daily antidotes as well as the daily agenda.
I began my trip with an open mind and and open heart, hoping only to find something I had been searching for, for over a thousand years… I ended my trip with a mind full of possibilities and a heart full of contentment, knowing that someday soon I would return to a place I now knew I could truly call home.
I consider it to have been a great honor to have had Mona and don Pepe as my Guides on such an incredible journey and will be forever grateful.” ~ Susan Johnston, Pensacola, Fl. Intuitive Life Coach/Certified Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist
“Mona Rain is my ‘Shaman, Healer, Sage’. I have been a regular client of hers for over 10 years and the healing I have experienced physically, mentally, and spiritually has been profound. In addition to her skills as a healer, I am so grateful for her calm and grounded demeanor. I place my full trust in her abilities and her confidentiality. Mona is also a teacher of Earth Medicine & shamanism. My connection with Gaia has grown as a result of her leadership. I have learned many self-healing techniques from her teachings.
In 2012, I traveled to Peru with Mona as part of a tour group on an archaeological and spiritual quest. It was there that I met Pepe Arancibia, one of our Peruvian guides. He knows his way around Peru! Pepe is a sweet and gentle man so connected to the Energies, the Cosmos, and the Earth. He tunes in to your needs, and supports you at the perfect time. Speaking of time, there were periods that I needed more time in order to process and integrate my experiences and he graciously allowed me to have it.” ~ V. C. W. Palm Beach, FL.
The photos in the following collage were taken during the Solstice Vision Quest to Peru in June 2015, at a spiritual vortex that is not on any tourist map. Sacred silence enveloped all as a portal to the Ancients and the Star Beings opened… Blessings to these dedicated travelers: (top to bottom, left to right) Stacy, Wendy, Cheryl, Karen, Brian, Kenny, and Susan, as you integrate the energies and experiences that touched and transformed your heart and soul. Click here to read a blog post about the Solstice Vision Quest to Peru, June, 2015. Visit Mona’s Facebook page, Chacaruna Healing and Shaman Spirits Cave, to see more photographs.
Remember to email Mona at email@example.com for information about the LOS APUS pilgrimage May 12-23,2019 and/or with any interest you may have in trips or private journeys. You are also welcome to inquire if Mona and don Pepe will be doing distance healings, LIVE coca readings or LIVE individual despacho ceremonies while she is in Peru.
“…my husband and I traveled with Mona and a small group to Peru on a healing and heart opening journey. There we had the pleasure of meeting Pepe. It was a honor to travel with both Mona and Pepe. They are wonderful souls: Mona’s grounded and unassuming demeanor combined with Pepe’s gentle nature allow one to feel comfortable and safe under their skilled and knowledgeable tutelage. It was quite a memorable journey and one that we will carry in our hearts forever. I highly recommend experiencing Peru under their guidance.” ~ Kathy & Bruce G. ~ Owners, BirdSong~ Wwoof (willing workers on organic farms) & organizers of annul Kiwiburn Festival Christchurch, New Zealand
“Walk Softly with PACHAMAMA and Be Her Prayer.” ~ Mona Rain