SHAMANIC WISDOM & SACRED MANTRA
SHAMANIC WISDOM & SACRED MANTRA
We begin each day with morning yoga and an expedition to ancient temples, where we take part in ceremonies with the Andean shamans. In the early evening we immerse ourselves in the healing world of mantras and sacred songs, exploring sound, silence and meditation.
In this healing environment, we are enveloped in a joyful, inspirational, and loving rejuvenation of the spirit.
Come into harmony with the original sound of the Universe.
Explore the wisdom of the ancients in temples in the clouds.
Take part in ceremonies led by renowned medicine men and women of the Andes.
Receive rites of initiation as an Earthkeeper.
Watch Dr. Alberto Villoldo talk about our expeditions.
LET GO INTO THE MYSTERY, AND RISE IN LOVE
June 7-14, 2020
Land costs: $2,900 for double occupancy (same cost for 3rd person); and $3,700 for single occupancy.
Junior Suites hotel upgrade: $3,200 for double occupancy (same as above for 3rd person); and $4,000 for single occupancy. Limited availability. Please call the office to register.
Optional Machu Picchu Day Trip*
Your day trip begins with a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu (7,875 foot elevation), where guides will walk you through the fabled “City of Light.” When guided walk concludes you can continue to explore the sanctuary at your own pace. Afterwards, you may visit the local craft markets in Aguas Calientes, before our afternoon return to our hotel.
Registration link will be provided with your Via Illuminata confirmation.
*Excursion day takes place during the expedition.
**Third party provider, all payments and arrangements are managed by WELSAT. The last day to register for this optional day trip is May 6, 2020.
Optional Sacred Valley Extension**
Mt. Pachatusan, the Axis of the World
Hosted by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
June 14-19, 2020
This is an expedition to Mt. Pachatusan to take part in sacred ceremonies and rites of initiation with the shamans and prophecy keepers of the Andes. Mt. Pachatusan is the legendary protector of the Earthkeepers, the medicine men and women charged with the stewardship of all living beings on the Earth. In ceremonies in millenary lagoons we will receive the blessings of the ancient masters of this land, and we heal from the stories from our past.
Land cost: $1,950 for double occupancy; $2,350 for single occupancy.
**This is a rugged expedition that includes two nights of camping at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet and extensive hiking at altitude. Participants must be in good physical shape. Open only to Via Illuminata participants (as you will have acclimated to altitude.)
ABOUT DEVA, MITEN, AND MANOSE
“The music we make is born out of a committed spiritual practice. We meditate – we investigate – and our music is a result of that experience. It’s more a case of life and death than entertainment….”
Flame carriers of a 5,000-year-old tradition, Deva Premal and Miten are at the forefront of the burgeoning world-wide chant phenomenon. They are one of the major contributors to the soundtrack of just about every 21st century alternative healing modality, from rehab/detox/stress management clinics to yoga studios, spas and meditation centres, shamanic gatherings and ceremonies in the depths of the Amazon, and throughout the world. Merging ancient mantras of India and Tibet with contemporary musical settings, their debut album The Essence introduced a unique musical genre.
Manose’s hometown, Boudha, Nepal, stands on the ancient route leading from the Himalayan mountains down into the Kathmandu valley. His real relationship with music began when Madan Dev Bhatta, a disciple of Ustad Bishmillah Khan, initiated him into the study of classical raga music, often known as North Indian classical music. He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, he has toured all over the world, and it is his ongoing pleasure to be Nepal’s musical ambassador to the world.