In August of 2022 the Wircocha Foundation opened a permanent home for the descendants of the Inka in the heart of their Ancestral Inka Capital of Cosqo (Cuzco City, Peru); the first ever Hatun Q'eros Cultural Healing Center!
The Q'ero Cultural Center is housed at the Casona Corrales, a beautiful hotel owned by Aldo & Roger Corrales, sons of Paucartambo and friends of Wiraqocha Foundation & the Q'ero. Located just one half block off Cusi Pata Square (Plaza Regocijo) in the Heart of Cusco City, the Q'ero offer healing sessions and have a store where you can see demonstrations and purchase their ancestral weaving arts.
Begun in 1949 when the Q'ero were first recognized as descendants of the Inka, to the first academic expedition in 1955, to the granting of their homeland land-rights back to the Q'ero in the 1960's, to the 1980's designation of Cusco as a World Heritage site, to the 1990's when the very first workshops on the Inka Mystical Tradition were taught, to 2011 when the Q'ero Nation was recognized as "the last Inka Village on earth," a Cultural Patrimony of Peru, the Wiracocha Foundation and Friends have been fighting for decades for the rights of the Q'ero and this moment!
After more than half a century of being overlooked, the Q'ero now stand tall in their own healing and weaving house in the heart of Cusco. Please support this nonprofit, charitable organization who are dedicated to preserving and sharing the Sacred Nature Wisdom of the Q’ero people of the Andes by visiting them in person or connecting with them online.
About Elizabeth B. Jenkins
Author, Teacher - Hawaii
Wiraqocha Foundation founder, Elizabeth B. Jenkins is a mom, an organic farmer, an MA and MFT, and a 35 year student of Inka Nature Wisdom Traditions held by the Q'ero Nation of Peru. She is an international best-selling author of three books and the founder of the Wiraqocha Foundation (1996). The Wiraqocha Foundation serves as the US umbrella organization for Willka Yachay — most successful in creating schools in Hatun Q’eros, heart of the Q'ero Nation. In 2010, Elizabeth led a Discovery Channel film crew to capture never-before-seen rituals in the mountain temples of Hatun Q'eros. In January 2021, she founded the Global Paqo School to employ the Q’ero Masters and aspiring youth during the pandemic. She also co-founded the Q'ero Wayruroni Association in order to better serve the Q'ero communities in Peru. She resides with her yanantin (one of a complementary pair) Barney, on her organic coffee and macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawai`i where she collaborates with Native Hawaiian elders and the magical Volcanic Island forces of Nature.
Hear her interview Hatun Q’eros - A Lifetime of Devotion at our Shamans Directory Event, September 24th 2022.
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