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kundenstimmen Selma from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In this video Selma tells how she learned about the Andean tradition many years ago and that she first got in touch with the Andean tradition through the Hatun Karpay, a spiritual journey in which one connects with powerful places and beings. What she enjouys about the Inka religionand is that one can develop his or her consciousness ...

History of the Inkas

wissenswertThe Inca civilization developed after several other civilizations before, emerging around 1,000 AD and reaching its peak in the mid-16th Century. Those who lived in the Inkan empire, called Tawantinsuyu (“Four nations united”), enjoyed a general state of economic prosperity. It seems that this was possible due to a combination of pragmatism and spirituality, guided by an overarching principle that is still known in the Andes today as ayni.read more »

Book recommendation

kundenstimmenThe Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy, and the War Against Time

Sullivan, a scholar of Native American cultures, begins with a question that has perplexed historians of the Spanish conquest: How could the vast Inca Empire, with its millions of subjects, have been conquered overnight by a band of 170 Spanish adventurers? Sullivan digs into the history and mythology of Andean civi...

About the Q’eros

wissenswertThe Q’eros are known as the keepers of the ancient knowledge and at the same time they are one of the most highly respected mystics in the southern and central Andes. They are indiginous priest, healers, shamans and simple farmers who have, preserved the knowledge of the spiritual tradition of the Inkas in a very pure form. Today a great deal is known about this último ayllu Inka, the so-called “last Inka community” and even Peru’s Minister of Culture once referred to the Q’eros as a “national, living cultural heritage.”read more »