Mystical Tours in Cusco
COCA LEAF READING
The word coca comes from the aymara word “q'oka”
that means food for workers, for thousands of years it’s
been a fundamental element on the day life and religious
rituals of many indigenous cultures in South America.
Chewed with lime, which serves as a catalyst, its leaves
release a mild dose of alkaloid, alleviating hunger,
pain, thirst, and even supply some vitamins otherwise
absent on the diet of the people who life in the highlands.
A legend tells the story of Peruvian mother Quilla, goddess
of the moon, which scattered the sacred bush in warm places
obeying the sun’s orders, Inti, so that its leaves can
relieve fatigue and hunger of its elected Town giving them strength.
Under the government of the Incas, the coca was
revered as a gift from the gods and their production
and distribution were strictly controlled by the state.
Since ancient times coca leaves were used in Andean religious
practices, and in the prediction or reading the future. Even
today in the Andes the coca can give you predictions and the
shamans can see what is going to happen in the future, visionaries
are people who inherited these lessons and knowledge from their parents.
The Shaman or Paqo in Quechua language asked the visitor’s
name and the reason of the visit, then goes into a prayer to
his protective spirits (Apus) of the mountains, and rose three
coca leaves and blows towards the mountains mentioned in his
prayer, then throws a handful of coca on a colored small
blanket (unkuña) and observes carefully the position in which
the leaves have fallen and so begins a dialogue between
the guessed and the visitor.
You can ask anything, but it is important to know that Coca
Leaves are considered messengers. And the Paqo will tell
you what is the best decision that you can have in your
life as an advice
8:30 a.m. Pick up from the Hotel.
We will go to Planetarium, it is a place located 3
kilometers from Cusco City, where there will be waiting
for us the Paqo (Shaman) We will be able
to share an unforgettable experience.
Return at about 10:00 a.m.
OFFERING AND CEREMONY DEDICATED TO THE EARTH
This Inca ritual, which lasts even among people of the
Andes, it is made with the idea of thanking the mother earth
for everything that we have as a sign of reverence and paying
her back for all the crops and the food that is
given to its people and animals.
At the same time through this ritual the people can
ask the mother earth for favors, or be always kind
with them, their needs such as hunger or thirst, so
the Ayni (Quechua word that means today for me,
tomorrow for you - TRADING) can be done.
Everything had to be in harmony, and if something happened it
was because this harmony was broken on the spiritual aspect,
and to correct this it was necessary the assistance or
help from the Apus and Mother Earth, that were considered
alive gods for this reason they were able to go through
needs of hunger, thirst, and they reached the offerings.
One of the most important deities of the Incas was the Moon,
called Mama Quilla, who was the Intis´s sister and
wife ( Inti – Sun), She accompanied the god Inti in
equal rank in the celestial court, She was the sky´s
mother, She was the female side of the universe, She
had influence over the tides, growing of the plant,
fertilization ... The Incas built, lunar calendars,
temples dedicated to their deity, one of them is the
amazing place located 1 ½ hours from Cusco City. Go
ahead and know this sacred place, full of mystery and
enigmatic place for meditation and the realization
of an offering to the Mother Earth.
9:00 a.m. pickup from the hotel and transfer to
the Lunar Calendar of Quillaro the motherumiyoc.
11:00 a.m. Ceremony.
13:00 p.m. Rest and box lunch.
14:00 p.m. Back to Cusco.