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What is Pakarina?


Machu Picchu in Cuzco

Pakarina is a quechua word, the language of the people of the Andes in Peru. It refers to a source of water, a spring, where the earth's fertility and the source of vitality come from.


The first time I heard this word was when hiking Ausangate mountain at 4,500 meters above sea level. My friend and inca priestess Urpi pointed to a spring and said: Pakarina. The word resonated deeply within my beign and I thought: some day I will use this word for my work.


Pakarina is a place of birth, of origin. It is represented by a spring on a mountain, a cave, or a womb. The ñawis (eyes/chakras) of the human body are also referred to as pakarinas.


In the Andean cosmology, it is said that during the Spanish conquest, the sacred medicinal seeds of the Incas were kept and hidden in the deep womb of Pachamama, in the sacred mountains called Apus. These Andean mountains of medicine are reached through pilgrimmage. The high priests of the ancient Andean tradition say that these mountains call us and send us messages for us to remember and re-connect with their sacred medicine kept deep within their pakarinas. The Andean cosmology tells us that these multidimensional seeds are kept in different times and spaces with the purpose of helping and healing known and unknown diseases in these times. That this wisdom of the Inka medicine radiates in all directions and is not only for Andean people. According to the prophecy of the Inka grandparents, the medicinal seed is returning, integrating and is woven from the main pakarina source of Pachamama, and through nature, as well as through some initiated teachers in these current times.


(Sources: Túpaq Ttito Kuntur, Jeffrey Wium. Urpi)



With Mama Maria on Apu Ausangate

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