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Q’ero Shaman Event April 2018

Written by Eden Clark

Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day and step into a magical
4-day event with master shamans!

See full details below

Are you interested in deepening your understanding
and connection to Earth’s wisdom?

Are you wanting to expand your ability to perceive,
see, and communicate with Earth’s magic?


Medicine Ceremony  |  Transmission of Ayni Karpi Rites of Initiation
Despacho (prayer bundle blessing) | Fire Ceremony & Sacred Drumming
Sharing of Earth Wisdom | Sweat Lodge | Q’ero Peruvian textiles, art and jewelry
Private sessions* available with Don Pablo

We are excited to have not just one, but THREE shaman master teachers flying in to be at our home and retreat center, The Sanctuary, over Earth Day weekend, April 19 – 22!

He has been walking his medicine path for more than 15 years, having been accepted into numerous indigenous First Nations, Native American and Hawaiian lineages. He is acknowledged as a traditional sweat lodge ceremonial leader, shaman, and Reiki Master. He has lived and worked with the Q’ero for more than 8 years ago, and has sat in well over a 100 ceremonies with his primary teacher Don Humberto Soncco Quispe and assisted him directly in over 300 healing sessions. He started working with Don Pablo Quispe 3 years ago after bringing a group of seekers to their remote villages high in the Andes Mountain, and was invited by Don Pablo to his home village to pass the initiation rights of an Andean Healer directly at his primary Apu Huamalipa (the Healers mountain).

A Wachumera shaman who has dedicated her path to serving others for their deepest healing.  Lesley lives full time in the hills above Cusco, Peru, where for more than 20 years she has opened her beautiful retreat center to those seeking healing with grandfather medicine.  For an introduction to Lesley and this medicine, we encourage you to watch her 4 min Vimeo video: Temple of the Moon


Please come join us to share in the unique work done by the Q’ero people and those deeply integrated with the wisdom of Grandfather medicine in this special 4-day event.

and teachings of this ancient culture, Don Pablo Quispe.

This weekend will be a powerful initiation into what’s known as Earth Keeper wisdom.  For centuries, indigenous shamans from many continents – especially from places such as the High Andes of Peru – have been able to communicate and receive wisdom directly from the Earth and all of her beings.  The ability to open this relationship and understanding between you, the Earth, and all of its elements is an incredibly powerful force to hold.  It requires authenticity, integrity and being in “Ayni” – that is, being in right relationship with all things.

Led by our master shamans, this four day event we will be weaving together a series of ceremonies, initiations, and teachings that open up the doorway for you to access the realms of Earth Wisdom and accelerate into the prophecies of Human being to Luminous Being.  If you have already started this path, then this weekend will take you even deeper into your connection.

Normally you would have to fly to Peru to receive many of the Rites of Initiation that will be given, but instead we’re bringing these exceptional shamans to you!

What are the Ayni Karpay Rites of Initiation? 

and fed by us – will grow in our energetic fields and is there to assist us in that transformational process. According to many of the indigenous cultures around the globe that have held their prophecies safe for this time, including the Q’ero, the Hopi, the Mayan, the Tibetan, the Maori and many more, all of mankind is in the process of shifting in this way. The Q’ero Ayni Karpay assists us by expediting this process exponentially. All who receive the gift of their transmissions are instantly initiated Pacos of this ancient lineage and become themselves ambassadors to the world on its behalf.

What is a Despacho Ceremony?

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A Despacho Ceremony is an interactive ceremony where all involved build together (unity consciousness) a living mandala using items gathered from our local environment to offer our prayers and intentions to Spirit. These offerings are put together in a way that energetically weave the three worlds of existence, The (Hanoq Pacha) upper world, the middle world (Kay Pacha) and the lower world (the Uku Pacha) together by balancing the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine. This balance is the alchemy that ties the three worlds together. It brings our intentions to the elemental beings that govern the intricate balance that exists between all beings so they can assists us in rightly relating ourselves to the world around us.

 What is the Grandfather Ceremony?

and connect them to the wisdom of Earth and the worlds in between.  This ceremony is a relatively gentle and guided experience that can take you deep into your heart to experience your own connections to the realms of magic, while healing limitations, trauma, past lives, and much more.   Ceremonies, assisted with the healing wisdom of grandfather wachuma, are a day and night long exploration into your heart where we first gather in circle with highly guided intention work, followed by private time for meditation and quiet walks on the land, guided journeys, drumming, energy work, fire, and much more. Mild dietary restrictions are required for the 24 hours prior.   (Pay the deposit now to reserve your spot. We will email you to confirm which days you are attending,
then you will be sent a link to pay the balance 5 days before the event!)
See Event Costs Below


(see page below for breakdown of events each day!)

Medicine Ceremony ONLY (Thursday/Friday): $288
Weekend Initiation Ceremonies ONLY (Saturday/Sunday):  $288 (was $388)
Entire 4 Days of Events – SPECIAL DISCOUNT:  Normally $576 — but with $77 ‘ayni’ discount =$499!
(If you are a couple/family attending, additional discount can apply, please


and Eden’s private home and retreat space on 3 acres of land in Bonsall, North San Diego County (15 mins inland from the ocean, approx 35 mins from Encinitas, 1 hr from Orange County, or 2 hrs from LA).  This beautiful home and grounds have been enveloped in crystal grids and protection stones, have been brought into harmony with the Elemental Spirits and Ancestors, and include walking paths, medicine wheels, a ceremonial fire pit, citrus and macadamia nut tree groves, hawks and owls, and so much more.


We have created this event so you can choose to come to the first 2 days (just Thurs/Fri) -OR- the last 2 days (just Sat/Sun) -OR- all 4 days of events. 


Join John Germain Leto, Eden Clark Leto, Lesley Myburgh and Steve Anderson for a Grandfather ceremony. This is open to anyone, no matter if you are new or experienced in working with plant medicine.

Grandfather ceremonies are a day and night long exploration into your heart, assisted with the healing wisdom of grandfather wachuma, guided journeys, drumming, energy work, clearing work, and much more.  For more detailed information, please email info@johnandeden.com.

Ceremony begins promptly at 10:00am.
You must stay the night on site as ceremony lasts well into the evening.
Integration circle, which is mandatory to stay for, will be complete by 11:00am on Friday.
Full details including how to prepare and what to bring will be sent via email.


  • All medicine
  • Healthy organic dinner, snacks, and breakfast
  • Group circle work including 1-on-1 assistance in honing your intention and primary goals
  • 1-on-1 energy work during ceremony, as needed
  • Highly guided post-ceremony 1-on-1 integration guidance and coaching
  • Accommodations (*slumber party style, but private glamping tents are also available for an extra fee. See accommodations below)

If you are staying for the entire weekend of events:  You have the option Friday afternoon of heading to the beach, going back home or staying somewhere else for the night – OR – remaining on site to help build the sweat lodge and welcoming Don Pablo to the Sanctuary (who will be arriving Friday afternoon).There are no specific events planned for Friday evening other then rest, integration, and being with community.


The weekend’s events will consist of a powerful series of wisdom talks, ceremonies, and rites of initiations performed directly by Q’ero shaman Don Pablo from Peru along with Steve Anderson.

Outline (please note times may change as we stay in flow):

10:00am: Welcome and introduction to our shaman guests
11:30am: Offerings to the land, group despacho
1:00pm: Lunch
2:30pm: Transmission of Ayni Karpay Rites
5:00pm: Break, dinner
6:30pm: Fire ceremony and drumming
7:30pm:  Sweat lodge (Optional, and open to anyone who wants to attend.  This is a free event)
Late evening: Music, gathering, evening lounge

7:30am:  Light yoga, breath work
8:30am: Organic breakfast
9:30am: Wisdom & sharing circle
10:00am: Third Ayni Karpi rite
11:30am: Final circle, closing

Q’ero Elder Don Pablo will be available for private despacho sessions where he will powerfully call in the assistance, energies, and clear any blocks to help you in all areas of your life – home, work, career, financial, loved ones, health and family.  Sessions are 1 hour. Cost: $225/session (100% of proceeds go to Don Pablo to support him and his village).  Cash only.

Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Q’ero Don Pablo will be available for PRIVATE 1-on-1 sessions.

Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Q’ero Don Pablo will be available for PRIVATE 1-on-1 sessions.



and recognition from several indigenous tribal elders for more than 15 years.  He has been leading traditional sweat lodge ceremonies for 10 years.

He will be creating a sweat lodge on the property on Friday. If you are staying the weekend, you have the opportunity to help in its building and creation.

On Saturday evening, following the Ayni Karpi Rite of Initiation, you have the option of participating in the sweat lodge.  It is open to men and women.

IMPORTANT:  Please note – the sweat lodge is offered for FREE by Steve Anderson and is not a part of the paid events.  It is open to ANYONE who wishes to attend, apart from the paid events. 

(Pay the deposit now to reserve your spot. We will email you to confirm which days you are attending,
then you will be sent a link to pay the balance 5 days before the event!)


and teachers of shamanic wisdom for over a decade, we have had the honor to work with, and become close allies with, a small handful of master teachers. These are people whose integrity, authenticity, power, and connection to Earth and the realm of Spirit we have experienced first hand.  We continually remain in awe of their commitment to their path and miracles they create.  This weekend came about through nothing less than a boatload of divine alignment, and we know it will leave everyone who participates with a deeper connection to Earth and all of her magic.  If you are here to be in service to this world, then nothing is more important than being powerfully grounded and understanding the earth realm in which we exist.”


Email us at andeden.com for additional questions.

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About the author

Eden Clark

Eden has been a published author with Random House, has written for countless magazines and blogs, and is a contributing writer for PREVENTION magazine with more that 10 million readers. Her desire is for people to step out of the exhaustive cycle of what they think their life has to be, and instead awaken to their full power, their highest path, and their brightest future.