The Nustas Karpay in Peru
We started our pilgrimage by the Urubamba River
With a despacho to honor Pachamama and receive blessings for our pilgrimage
Then we headed to Lake Titicaca, home of Mama Occllu for first rite.
On the way we visited the Oracle structures at Ratchi.
We did ceremony to honor Mama Occllo at Lake Titicaca
At the Island of the Sun.
Then we headed out to Apu Ausangate for the other six rites.
We forded streams with our pack horses
And made camp by a lake at the base of Ausangate.
We spent the night under the watchful eye of the mountain.
The next days were full of ceremony.
Don Mariano gave us the Nustas Karpay rites
at the home of the Nustas.
And we made our offerings of gratitude.
We went back down the mountain with our hearts and spirits full.
We stopped to say hello to Mama Rosa and goodbye to Don Mariano.
The Nustas Karpay is a series of Andean initiations into the Sacred Feminine Energies of the Earth and transmissions of the Nustas’ gifts, sown as seeds of light into one’s energy body.
Though these initiations are informed by the Andean culture from which they originated, the Nusta energies are universal: they are found everywhere on Earth. We are surrounded by them in our home at the Sanctuary in Mount Shasta.
When Don Mariano, one of our teachers, asked us to begin offering these transmissions in the U.S., We decided to first make a pilgrimage to the places in the Andes where our teacher feels greatest connection with the Nustas.
The purpose of this pilgrimage was to formally offer our selves in service to the Nustas, to further deepen our connections with them,and to receive their blessings as we embarked upon offering the Nustas Karpay.