The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

 

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The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

 

info@livinganddyingconsciously.org

© 2019  The Living & Dying Consciously Project

September 16, 2016

After death our physical body returns to the earth.  Our wisdom returns to the mountains. Our soul returns to the stars.”   – Q’ero elder

I met Don Francisco Chura Flores, a Q’ero medicine man, when I attended a class on shamanic energy medicine in the desert of Joshua Tree, California. He dressed in the colorful hand-woven clothing of his people who live in the high mountains of Peru. He was not a tall man, but his presence was substantial. He had traveled to the desert as a guest of The Four Winds Society to give us, the students, the healer’s rites of the Q’ero...

May 21, 2016

 

I do despachos for health, love, and for business... and for the Apus.”  – Don Agustín, Q’ero paqo

 

The signature ceremony of The Living & Dying Consciously Project is a despacho ceremony, which has been practiced for hundreds of years in the high Andes Mountains (Apus) of South America. A despacho is a prayer bundle prepared in gratitude to the earth, the mountains and the spirits that support us in this world.  

 

All despachos have common elements and yet each has unique intentions.  A despacho can be a simple offering with few ingredients or it can be an el...

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