Karpay Initiation Retreat

In this eight-day retreat, you will explore and develop a
committed, daily spiritual practice through receiving seven energy transmissions called Karpay.

These sacred rites are experienced through ceremony and will help you to gain perspective on your own sacred path in life . Daily teachings and talks about the Q’ero tradition will be given by the highly respected Q’ero Shaman Don Augustine and Santos Machacca, in a magical retreat centre near Glastonbury. By the end of your time, you will have the confidence to face any life challenges ahead and a deeper insight into this authentic shamanic path.

You will have plenty of time to deepen your connection with this divine Andean tradition and Mother Earth.  To keep an intimate feel to the retreat, there are only 14 spaces.

With Pampamesayok Don Augustine Machacca Flores and Santos Machacca Apaza, from the High Andes, Peru. Also supported by Ali Rabjohns and Ewa Demahina, both experienced practitioners from this tradition.
Pampamesayoks source their power and information from the land, working in reciprocity or ‘Ayni’. The medicine people within the Q’ero nation are known as “paqos,” which means “priest or mystic” in Quechuan, the language of the Inca. Being in the full presence of this ancient wisdom can forever change the way we perceive the world around us. It opens the infinite door into our Llankay (the power of service and body). Yachay (the power of mind, wisdom and knowledge) and Munay (the power of Love, our will power and emotions).

The Seven Karpay

All these rites are seed transmissions of light and need tending with a daily Andean spiritual practice.

  • The first Karpay is The Pampamesayoq Karpay (The Earthkeepers’ Rite). You will deepen your connection with Pachamamma. The intention here is to help you develop your ability to heal all living beings, including the earth. We will also be exploring different offerings that we can give Pachamamma.
  • The Killa Karpay; We will call in the energy of Mama Killa (the moon) and Hatun Ch’aska (the star nation). You are given the opportunity to deepen your sacred connection with this sublime, spiritual energy of Mama Killa, your star brothers and star sisters.
  • The Ayni Karpay helps us to walk in balance, through reciprocity; our heart centred intention, our offerings and prayers. Ayni is the highest form of reciprocity or exchange with the universe, helping us to receive and dream our world into being. Working in Ayni also applies to Pachamamma. When we work on behalf of the earth, without expectation, she in turn helps us in unexpected, abundant ways.
  • The Altomesayoq Karpay; A high level healers rite, this is the psychic and visionary level of the Paqo. Focussing on the essence this rites energy and working with your Mesa; you can develop your connection with your Apu (your sacred mountain). Don Augustine has been given permission to give this rite by his Q’ero Elders. It is the highest level of connection with Great Spirit / Wiraccocha, the Apus (mountain spirits) and all the elements.
  • The N'usta Karpay; An opportunity to deeply connect with and explore your own divine feminine energy. You will receive the Karpay connected to the beautiful spirit of a feminine mountain. Each feminine mountain has a N’usta. It is a very heart-centred karpay, which encourages your heart to expand its energy field even wider.
  • The Taytanchis Karpay; This is a transmission of the Wiraccocha “the creator”, Father Sun, and Pachamamma. Paqo’s can develop ways to use and give this creative energy through their hands. Taytanchis Ranti means literally God on Earth. In the Andean tradition, the seventh level priests are able to resurrect their own physical bodies after death.
  • The Kuraq Akulleq Karpay; The Kuraq Akulleq open themselves up to receive divine guidance through their own sacred relationship with the universe. They are the highest level of the Altomesayok. This rite is deeply connected to the Q’ero ancestors, the lineage (the forefathers and mothers) as well as the Apus and Pachamamma.
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Itinerary 7-16 August 2021, Earth Spirit Centre

Day 1 – Arrive at 6pm, Dinner and introductory talk with Don Augustine and Santos.

Day 2 – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.  Despacho Ceremony in the morning  First Karpay in the afternoon, fire and talk in the evening.

Day 3 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.
After Lunch : Killa Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

Day 4 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.
After Lunch : Ayni Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

Day 5 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.
After Lunch : Altomesayoq Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

Day 6 – Free Day to explore Glastonbury and surrounding area.

Day 7 – 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos. After Lunch : Feminine Karpay

Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

Day 8 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.
After Lunch : Taytanchis Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

Day 910.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos. After Lunch : Kuraq Kakulliq Karpay
Evening: Bonfire and final celebration

Day 1010.30am – Final sharing circle, home after lunch.

These 8 days will explore the following

During this week Don Augustin and Santos, will also be open to perform; Individual Healings clearing physical, emotional conditions as well as personal readings.

  • Welcoming Despacho – where we also set the intentions and outcome for this week of ours.
  • A brief explanation of the seven Karpays (this is a transmission or interchange of energy) we will receive during this week (more will be explained before each karpay).
  • The History of Q’eros - How Augustin became a Paco, his family history and how Santos is now being trained in the family thread.
  • History and how the Despacho is and has been used in their tradition. A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering it’s used for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world. We will understand what each item represents and how to feel creative in performing one for ourselves.
  • Mesa, a prayer bundle, your personal “altar”, containing various power objects and stones used for moving energy in service of healing. The mesa is one of the main tools in the Andean healing tradition.
Personal investment

£350 non refundable deposit to secure your place.

The following prices include the deposit.

• Until March 30th 2021 – £1395 – Full amount to be paid by April 30th

• Until May 30th 2021 – £1450 – Full amount to be paid by June 30th

• Until August 7th 2021 – £1495 – Total amount to be paid up front.

Terms and conditions for Bookings

• Refunds given up to 30 days before the retreat start date of 7th August.
• If you let us know of any cancellation before 8th July, a refund (minus the
deposit) will be given.
• These prices include all twin accommodation and food, use of the hot tub and sauna at arranged times, all ceremonies and materials.
• This price does not include extra costs for private healing sessions with Don Augustine or Santos.

Accommodation

• Some Camping/ Campervan places are also available (includes breakfast / outside bathroom) – for this, please take £100 off the total prices and check with Ali for availability.
• Single supplements: please note that there will be an extra charge of £108 to your bill.
• Please see https://www.earthspirit-centre.co.uk/accommodation.php For more info on accommodation available.
• Overflow accommodation and details of village B&B’s also available, details on request from the Earthspirit centre, please contact them directly:
Email: office@earthspirit-centre.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1458 272161

Any other questions, or to book your place, please get in touch – Ali’s contact details are: 07528 614 747 or enquiries@alirabjohns.com

With thanks and blessings:

Ali