Our purpose is to keep preserving our traditions and also transmitting them to others, because just this little simple community, like ten people all around us, we are not enough for the world. ― Wilma Pinedo, Andean Shaman
Wilma Pinedo is a medicine woman, Shaman, Curandera, representing Apu Pachatusan outside of Cusco, Peru to the Northeast. She shared her story with Loren Wheeler on a day when she took a small group to offer ceremony on her home mountain. He dedicated this video to her, in deep appreciation for her immense heart, and the great gifts she gave to their group through her presence, and through her family's dedication to the ways of healing and being in balanced relationship with all of life.
We offer our gratitude to Wilma for her timeless message and to Loren Wheeler for his permission to share this beautiful video.

After weeks of profound grief following the loss of her young daughter, Sandra Corcoran found herself inexplicably at a life-changing workshop on indigenous teachings and energy healing. From the first glimpse of the light that called her to the workshop, she found herself at the beginning of a 30-year metaphysical journey within, initially to heal her grief and eventually leading her from the darkness into the light of her own soul’s evolution.

Sharing the core teachings of her many indigenous and esoteric mentors, including lessons in synchronicity, metaphysics, the extraordinary power of the heart, multi-dimensional realms, and energy healing, she takes readers on an adventure across continents through birth, death, ceremony, and ritual to renewal and the frontiers of expanded consciousness. She shows that no matter how far outside of the familiar we are led, we are guided back to ourselves and offered another opportunity to embrace our world and, ultimately, find our place in it.

Designated a 'dream decoder' by her North American teachers, Sandra's book is filled with dreams that foretold and informed her journey, and offers inspiration for anyone who wants to better understand how our dreams can support and  guide us throughout our waking lives!

About Sandra 
In addition to being the author of  Shamanic Awakening, Sandra Corcoran, M.Ed., is a therapeutic Thoth Tarot Reader, a trained integrative coach, a cross-cultural metaphysical teacher, a designated dream decoder, and an ART™ facilitator (Alchemical Regression Therapy). Her greatest delight is to bring passionate learners on yearly pilgrimages to experience the magic of Egypt, the wisdom of Peru, and the Magdalen and Black Madonna mysteries of France.

Hear her interview Dream Time at the Solstice at our Shamans Directory Live Event, December 11th 2022.


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Shamanic earth-based wisdom reminds us of our interconnectedness with the earth and all the other living beings around us. We can discover ways to restore and strengthen these relationship through science as well. This podcast episode, from The Detour with Adams Davis, is called “Democracy of Species." It was recorded in May 2022, and explores the relationships between human beings and other beings, between humans and animals, humans and plants, and humans and the earth itself.

Robin Wall Kimmerer and Emma Marris pay careful attention to the interconnections between these beings. Whether they are looking at mosses or sweet grass, maples or wolves or humans, Robin and Emma are wonderful teachers, helping us to see our world and ourselves more fully, and challenging us to reconsider our role in this fluid and dynamic web of relationships and responsibilities.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned her wide acclaim. Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Emma Marris is the author of Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World and Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. She also writes about the human and nonhuman worlds, and the enduringly complex relationships between them for National Geographic, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Wired, and other publications. She lives in Oregon with her husband—with whom she occasionally co-authors environmental philosophy papers—and their two children.

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Filmmakers Bettina Ehrhardt & Elisabeth Möhlmann invite you on an incredible adventure with a wisdom keeper and beloved woman shaman, Mama Irene, Healer of the Andes. This film documents Mama Irene, a remarkable 84-year-old woman healer from Peru in her daily life, drawing upon indigenous knowledge and traditions in danger of being lost forever.

We have a rare opportunity to witness Mama Irene’s secret healing practices, highlighting her passion to serve each patient who knocks on her door. We meet local women who have traveled for hours or days by foot through the Andes to seek treatment, and a medical doctor from India seeking a cure for an illness that Western Medicine has failed to help. We also accompany Mama Irene on an ancient spiritual ceremony to the Snow Star Festival, where thousands of pilgrims gather in Sinakara Valley high in the Peruvian Andes to honor the local glacier.

The film is not only a vital document of endangered wisdom, it is the story of an extraordinary woman, empowerment, and how to live in harmony with Mother Earth. To see her powerful medicine wrapped in the landscape and wisdom traditions of the Andes will deepen your appreciation of the mystical gifts and incredible strength of women everywhere.

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Language: Quechua, English, Spanish
Subtitles available: English, Spanish, French, German

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
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 Live Event, September 24th 2022.

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The Gifts of Ma’at by Zahra Indigo Rønlov offers a potent opportunity to learn about and to work with Ma’at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice, Harmony, Balance, Reciprocity, Natural Law, and Cosmic Order. Zahra Indigo guides you on an extraordinary inner journey to align you with Truth so that you may move through your days with a heart as light as Ma’at’s feather.

The 42 Negative Confessions, also knows as The Declaration of Innocence, are the confessions a soul must make before the heart is weighed by the scale of Ma’at and one enters into the after life. Zahra Indigo has beautifully transformed these into 42 Positive Declarations to inspire you to live truthfully and light-heartedly. The book contains seven sections explaining the different dimensions of Truth, and takes you on a journey from the individual microcosmos to the macrocosmos at large.

A series of online classes led to the birth of The Gifts of Ma’at book. With the fifth round of classes starting this October (the first time offering the class after the release of her book), and an oracle deck in the making, you are invited to join Zahra Indigo to learn more, align with Ma’at, and create your own ‘PERT EM HRU’ or Book of Becoming Light.

Zahra Indigo brings to us a true gift, inviting us into the mysterious and sacred world of the Egyptian goddess Ma’at. She crafted this book so beautifully with pure poetry and so much feminine energy. This is such a fascinating work to bring through for our times. Zahra Indigo clearly has a strong connection with Ma’at so she could bring through the true magic of this energy so needed in the world today. ― Sandra Ingerman MA.

About Zahra Indigo

Zahra Indigo is a Sacred Witness, Healing Alchemist, Priestess of Ma’at, Egyptian Mysteries Guide, Teacher, Ceremonialist, Author, Artist, Mom, and Ambassador for Shamans Directory. She received her master's degree in Ecopsychology from Naropa University and is a Minister of Walking Prayer with the Center for Sacred Studies. As a Priestess of Ma’at, she is dedicated to serving Truth in every way she is able to perceive it. With an endless entrepreneurial spirit, she initiated and operates Sacred Witness LLC, and offers private healing sessions, classes, and specialized pilgrimages.

Hear her interview Seeking Truth and Arriving Into the Heart of Now and book reading at our Shamans Directory Live Event, June 11th 2022.

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Known as the ‘keepers of the ancient knowledge,’ the Q’ero Indians of Peru are the most respected mystics of the south-central Andes. In 1996 Joan Parisi Wilcox traveled to the Andes and was able to record the mysteries of kawsay pacha, the multidimensional world of living energy, through intensive interviews with six Q’ero Paqos, masters of the ancient spiritual traditions of Peru.

The Q’ero are known for having preserved the Inca spiritual tradition more purely than any other indigenous population in the Andes. The in-depth interviews presented in this book recount the direct words of these masters so readers can discover for themselves the mind and heart space of these people. Several chapters focus on the work of the mesa or misha, the Andean form of a spiritual medicine bundle, and its use as a conduit for the healing energies of nature. The mesa is called the “heart’s fire” because it represents the finest energy—the energy of compassion—that a Paqo cultivates while walking the sacred path. An Andean paqo provides instructions on how to make, activate, and work with a mesa, and Joan Wilcox provides other practical exercises showing how we can use the power of the Andean spiritual tradition in our own lives.

Joan Parisi Wilcox has given us a mature and sensitive portrait of a mystical system as seen through the eyes of its practitioners, the Q'ero. Written with heart and respect, this book is a gateway for serious seekers to discover the world of living energy and to learn how to live in harmony with nature and each other. ― Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

Joan welcomes you to Shamans Directory
The challenge for spiritual seekers has always been how to find a reliable, experienced teacher or practitioner—a mystic, shaman, healer, meditation teacher, mentor, guide. The need for a comprehensive directory for spiritual seekers has been acute, and now, through the visionary work of the Shamans Directory Team, the wait is over. Shamans Directory is an impressive resource, and as it continues to grow it will surely be the most comprehensive resource for spiritual seekers of all kinds. The vision of “One Fire, One Medicine” reverberates throughout the approach taken in this Directory. This open-hearted approach reminds me of something an Andean Paqo once said when asked if he minded that people from many cultures were coming to the Andes to learn from him and others. He said that he welcomed them all, for “Our clothes may be different, but we are all human beings,” and the sacred arts he practiced and taught not only benefit all of us, but in effect belong to all of us. That’s what Shamans Directory achieves: providing a resource for feeding the spirit of all of us. 

Hear her interview The Sacred Self - The Potential and Power of Your ‘Inka Seed’ at our Shamans Directory Live Event, July 9th 2022.

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