Walking the Path of the Great Central Sun ~ March Equinox Sacred Journey to Peru with Shaman Amaru & Reiki Master Teacher Tania Marie
I am very excited to finally and officially announce 2015’s first retreat of the year, which has been a long time in the making. As with all things, I listen patiently to guidance on where and when these sacred experiences are to come together. It wasn’t surprising to see how it unfolded to create the timing and beauty of the energy it now is.
I journeyed to Peru back in November of 2008 on my own sacred journey. It was then that I met and became very dear friends with my Cosmic brother, Amaru, who was leading our experience. We’ve remained in touch over the years and here we are now merging our energies to bring to you this empowering experience for the upcoming Equinox of March 2015, where we will blend our gifts of service together to support you and the Earth.
March 20th, 2015 carries a threefold energy with it…it will be the Equinox, a New Moon, and also a Total Solar Eclipse in the sign of Pisces (my native Sun Sign). Astrologically, this represents new beginnings, planting inspirational seeds, renewal, growth, revitalization, and the aspect of blooming in all its glory.
March 20th is one of a few major celestial occurrences taking place in 2015, which include a 3rd and 4th Total Lunar Eclipses of the Blood Moon Tetrad – March’s Equinox lying in the middle of this sequence.
Needless to say, I am already feeling the depth of this journey I’ve been called to facilitate, as part of my soul mission to help anchor in energies on the Earth grid at these sacred energy vortex areas.
This and July’s Reiki & Horses Retreat in British Columbia will be the last opportunities to join me for one of these special experiences to anchor in the energies both for the Earth collective, in Cosmic alignment, and for yourself.
We will be walking the path of remembrance and activation of Source within (the Nameless and Omnipresent One) on this journey, as we connect and align ourselves with the emanations we are of that Universal Light anchored in the Great Central Sun – traveling the Ancient ways, connecting deeply with Terra (Earth), and infusing the Light in the Heart of your Essence that will propel your ascension into Vibration of Light.
I look forward to seeing who else will be hearing and embracing their call and joining us.
Below you will find the itinerary for our upcoming Spring 2015 Sacred Journey. If you have questions and/or would like to register, you can contact me here: CONTACT TANIA MARIE
Let me first introduce you to Amaru Gustavo Cornejo Cornejo our Leader, mystical guide, and the Founder of Light of the Andes who has so beautifully put together the itinerary for our Sacred and Cosmic Journey, with a bio introduction:
“Amaru” Gustavo Cornejo Cornejo is the Director and Founder of “Light of the Andes” ~ Cosmic Journeys dedicated to guiding groups of seekers and aspirants to the Light Warriors, who travel to Peru from all countries to accomplish the Great Work and to reach enlightenment of the Great Being that is within every Human Being’s potential. Amaru guides the reconnection of geo-cosmic Power Centers (Chakras ) of South America and throughout the Andean world, integrating Ancestral Shamanic Path titles and professional knowledge in tourism , mining and metallurgy , Cosmo-biology , Chinese Martial Arts (therapeutic and evolutionary Ancient system of Tao Arts) and the various initiations received from traveling several Ancient trails in the Spirit of the Andes and the East. He imparts the investigations and discoveries he’s made from walking the Path of the Warrior of Light in communion with the Universal Source. Amaru is a Master of ancestral therapeutic system of the Cosmic Light of Andean origin – Lemurian called YLLA – HANTATY , as well as a Master of the ancient Reiki System, Instructor of Chinese Martial Arts dedicated to “the Healing Tao System” and above all things, facilitator of the Holisitic Shamanic Path in the Andes. Since a child, Amaru has been dedicated to mystical exploration, which has allowed him to discover a wealth of archaeological and anthropological remains of the Ancient cultures of the Wizarding World Andino, thus has discovered and recognized some of the trails of the Ancient Wisdom Andina, which is still alive and available to those seeking to open heart and mind without dogma or preconceptions. He has also been in contact with some of the Masters of various paths of Ancient wisdom of our humanity and is a mystical writer whose works are based on his experiences, research, and accomplishments – his first book titled “Huaynaputina” (Young Waterboy ). In this work we find the answers Amaru explored in effort to answer questions that tourists and scholars from Peru and around the world are constantly asking. Amaru seeks to share with us these Ancient cultural values of our humanity, which he says is a legacy that Source grants us, of civilizations ignored and unimagined by us today.
Tania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, experiential facilitator of workshops and sacred journeys/retreats, author, visionary artist, and sacred tattoo designer. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania supports people globally to find inspiration and empowerment, and to live with more love, harmony, and conscious awareness. Her mission and commitment to integrative balance and returning to natural harmony on personal and collective levels have led her across the globe to many exotic lands and sacred energy portals to anchor the Earth grid energies and help assist activation of remembrance. Tania integrates her visionary imagination, intuitive healing, and Ancient and Cosmic insights with passionate devotion to empower others into recognition of their wholeness and to walk in the personal frequency that is creatively unique to each individual.
Walking the Path of the Great Central Sun ~ March Equinox Sacred Journey to Peru
March 11th – March 22nd, 2015
With Optional Extension through March 25th, 2015
Day 1 – 3/11/15: Arrival at Jorge Chaves Airport, Lima, Peru in the p.m., transfer to your hotel accommodations and rest.
Day 2 – 3/12/15: Meeting with the Highest Altar of the Oldest Civilization of the Americas. In the early a.m we travel by bus to the great altar of the oldest culture of the Andes and the Americas: CARAL where we will do a special ceremony with the Apus to receive their teachings and protection.
Day 3- 3/13/15: Flight to the Capital of the Incas Empire – Cusco City – a.m. Arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel accommodations/Lunch. P.m. City tour visiting the biggest Temple of the Sun: SACSAYHUAMAN, descending to Cusco city for visiting QORICANCHA Temple (Temple of the Golden Consciousness)
Day 4 – 3/14/15: Full Day Sacred Valley – early a.m. we travel by bus to the Sacred Valley to visit OLLANTAYTAMBO (town with its ancestral temple of the Sun), the Altar of the Cosmic Waters, enigmatic Temple of the Condor and monument dedicated to the Civilizator Heroe of the Andes. After lunch we take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu town – Aguas Calientes. Transfer to your hotel accommodations and rest or explore the town.
Day 5 – 3/15/15: Encounter with the wonderful Altar of the Future Solar Humanity – Machu Picchu. Early a.m. we take a bus climbing up to our first encounter with the Crystal City – Machu Picchu and experience a Shamanic Ceremony to work for the Solar Humanity. Lunch in the village and option to enjoy the thermal baths in the afternoon and evening or explore the town.
Day 6 – 3/16/15: Second Visit to the Crystal City – Machu Picchu. Early a.m. we climb by bus and enjoy our second encounter with the Crystal City, City of Peace. Lunch and then return by train to Cusco. Transfer to our hotel accommodations and rest or enjoy the town.
Day 7 – 3/17/15: Journey toward Sacred Lake Region of the Incas. A.m. bus ride from Cusco to Puno city with stops to visit beautiful and important manifestations of the Ancient cultures of the Andean World: RAJCHI or Temple of Huiracocha, the museum of the Ancient Lithic culture PUKARA. Lunch in the village of Sicuani. Afternoon arrival to the city of Puno. Transfer to hotel accommodations and rest or explore the city.
Day 8 – 3/18/15: Traveling in Search of the Dimensional Door. A.m. travel by bus and on the highest plateau of planet Earth, come close to the border with Bolivia in search of the now famous door – Dimensional Amaru Muru where we will perform another ceremony with our ancestral Aukis Apus. In the afternoon we will then get the first and transcendent enounter with the highest lake of the Earth, considered the matrix and source cultures of the Andean World: Lake TITICACA. After that, we return to Puno for dinner and rest at our hotel.
Day 9 – 3/19/15: Navigating the Sacred Lake of the Incas. A.m. travel by boat from Puno to the island of AMANTANI, named as The Island of Cosmic Love, with a stop on the way to visit the floating islands of The Uros. P.m. arrival to Amantani, ascend on foot to our lodging house accommodations. Lunch, rest, and time to share the Shamanic Ceremony of the Sacred Fire with the local Andean Priest and Master Amaru.
Day 10 – 3/20/15: Day of Assimilation and Comprehensive Preparation in the Path of Light – Equinox occurs at 16:57 pm Universal Time. This will be both a free day and day of comprehensive and initiatory work facilitated by both Amaru and Tania. A day to share the Andean Cosmogony and its relation with the global humanity. At 16:57 p.m. we join in a magickal ceremony on Amantani Island for our Equinox connection with a special and simple sacred gathering.
Day 11 – 3/21/15: Powerful Day of the Solar Initiation Ceremony. Very early a.m. before the sun rises, when the stars are still shining, we will walk to the top of the mountain for the Ceremony of our SOLAR INITIATION together at the Temple of PACHATATA… We present our offerings to the Universe and return to our lodging for breakfast, time to assimilate our experiences, and then descend to the harbor to sail back to the city of Puno.
Day 12 – 3/22/15: Temple of Immortality and Return Home. Very early a.m. we travel to visit the Temple of Immortality: SILLUSTANI. After a beautiful concluding ceremony, we then continue on from there to the airport in Juliaca for our flights back to Lima, and then evening flight connections back home for those of you concluding your journey here. And for those of you who would like to continue on to join us at the Altar of the Cosmic Soul with an optional extension to MARKAHUASI we will travel forth to our next destination.
Optional Extension: MARKAHUASI: The Stone Forest – Altar of the Cosmic Soul
Markahuasi is a very powerful, energetic, sacred place up at roughly 4000 meters (13,123.36 feet in elevation), with some areas ranging 3,850 to 4,200 meters. The reason it is known as “The Stone Forest” is because of its landscape of curious, large rock formations that create a “forest” of stone human and animal figures. Due to an abundance of metal the rocks are magnetic and really can be felt by the energetically sensitive. Due to the unknown molding technique of these rock carvings, some say the formations are simply due to natural erosion, while other theories speak to their creation by Ancient civilizations of extraterrestrial origin. On clear days there is good visibility of the Pacific Ocean from here and at night you can see the Milky Way, constellations, planets, and often shooting stars.
Day 13 – 3/23/15: After our night’s rest in Lima, we depart by bus at 6:30 a.m. from our hotel Miraflores in the district of Lima city to the high mountains of the eastern region of Lima to San Pedro de Casta. 10:00 a.m. we take a rest stop and pick up our picnic lunches while we appreciate the energetic landscapes of this part of Lima. Stops in Santa Eulalia, Huinco, and Autisha Bridge. 12:30 p.m. arrival to San Pedro de Casta to enjoy lunch. 2:00 p.m. we start the walk up, which we take approximately 80 minutes. By 5:30 p.m. we regroup on the Plateau and make camp. 7:00 p.m. our guide shares ancient knowledge of the Andes in connection with our entire planet. We then share a Sacred Fire Ceremony with thanks to the presence of fire spirits who will work with us for more than two hours of fire ceremony while the Stars and Light of the Cosmos and Earth hear our songs and mantras in offering and connection for our journey in the following days.
Day 14 – 3/24/15: 7:00 a.m. or upon waking, we enjoy a warm breakfast and hot tea or coffee to encounter the colder temperatures on the Plateau. 8:00 a.m. we start the hike up the Plateau to experience and explore the mystical rock formations. 12:00 p.m. we enjoy a picnic lunch, rest, and then descend the Plateau. 3:00 p.m. we make our way back to the town of San Pedro de Casta and enjoy a delicious farewell meal then catch our transfer back to Lima. 8:00 p.m. we arrive in Lima after our two full days on the Plateau of Markahuasi. Rest in our hotel accommodations.
YOUR PERSONAL INVESTMENT FOR THIS SACRED JOURNEY:
Receive $200 off if you register by 12/31/2014
To register, a non-refundable deposit of $500 will hold your space and lock in the $200 discount for your sacred journey
You have the option to either pay the full amount now or hold your space with the non-refundable deposit of $500 per person.
If you choose to do the deposit, you also have the option of making monthly payments or waiting until 30 days before the retreat date (when the balance is due by), which is February 9th, to pay your balance in full.
If you choose the payment option, and register this month of November 2014, you could split the total in 4 payments of $574 each, which would lock in your space. This example of payments would be for the itinerary WITHOUT the optional extension (or 4 payments of $699 for the itinerary WITH optional extension), in a shared twin room, and including the discount, as an example.
Or, you can simply provide the $500 deposit, which locks in your $200 discount and pay the balance in full by 2/9/15 without payments.
Options: (If you’d like to pay in full and do so by the 12/31/14 cut off to receive your discount, you will need to message me for a separate invoice, as prices below reflect regular pricing. There’s also an option below to just place your deposit)
12 Day Itineray 3/11 – 3/22 without Optional Markahuasi Extension in Shared Twin Room: $2495 ($2295 by 12/31)
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12 Day Itinerary 3/11 – 3/22 without Optional Markahuasi Extension in Private Room: $2795 ($2595 by 12/31)
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15 Day Itinerary with Optional Markahuasi Extension in Shared Twin Room: $2995 ($2795 by 12/31)
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15 Day Itinerary with Optional Markahuasi Extension in Private Room: $3395 ($3195 by 12/31)
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Or, register to hold your space with a non-refundable deposit of $500 here:
If you choose the deposit option, you will be contacted once the deposit is received to discuss and set up your payment plan.
- TRANSFERS IN AND OUT
- 9 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – CATEGORY 3 * WITH BREAKFAST BUFFET, (Hotels in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes and Puno)
- 2 NIGHTS IN AMANTANI ISLAND SETTLERS HOUSE WITH LUNCH, DINNER AND BREAKFAST
- TRANSPORTATION FOR EACH DAY EXPERIENCE
- MACHU PICCHU TRANSPORT BY TRAIN… IN / OUT
- CUSCO – PUNO… TOURIST TRANSPORT INCLUDES LUNCH BUFFET EN ROUTE
- TICKETS TO THE SITES VISITED AND SCHEDULED
- PROFESSIONAL GUIDE and SHAMANIC SERVICE BY MASTER AMARU with HOLISTIC SHAMANIC CEREMONIES and SOLAR INITIATION
- EXPERIENTIAL GUIDANCE, INTEGRATIVE HEALING DISCUSSIONS, and ENERGETIC/SOUND FACILITATION BY TANIA MARIE
SACRED JOURNEY INVESTMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- LUNCHES AND DINNERS, EXCEPT ON AMANTANI ISLAND
- NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIR FLIGHTS (I can assist you with the dates, times, and flight cities you will need)
- TIPS FOR SERVANTS OF RESTAURANTS, HOTEL EMPLOYEES, TRANSFERS, VEHICLE DRIVERS, CHARGERS IN AIRPORTS OR SIMILAR
- AIRPORT TAXES
- SPENDING MONEY FOR PERSONAL PURCHASES, SOUVENIRS, THERMAL BATHS OR FREE TIME EXPLORATIONS
- The walk from Atogolpo to Markahuasi Plateau approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
- The walk will take us from 3700 meters up to 3950 meters approx. = 12,139 to 12,959 feet. So that is an incline of 820 feet at high altitude in the 80 minutes
- Difficulty level 2+ to 3: Requires having fitness
- DIETARY NEEDS: Vegan and Vegetarian Diets are easily accommodated and can be assisted conveniently by Amaru who has been vegetarian since childhood. I have been vegan for 9 years and had no difficulty with food on my journey in 2008 to Peru whatsoever.
NOTE: We will be traveling at higher elevations than most people are accustomed to, so some acclimatization may take place. Some people experience altitude sickness and this is relative to each person, including the way each person experiences symptoms. So just be aware that this may happen. We have people to assist with this. Being that I don’t experience the effects, I will also be able to provide energetic assistance for this during your time.
Lima – 5, 090 feet
Cusco – 11,200 feet
Ollantaytambo – 9,160 feet
Machu Picchu – 8,000 feet
Puno – 12, 565 feet
Lake Titicaca – 12, 507 feet
Laughter IS Definitely the BEST Medicine – Become a Professional Laugher & Ignite that Fire in Your Belly!
Today was definitely one of those days when my personal humor came in handy, not to mention a small piece of cacao! :) A lot of crazy and spontaneous things keep happening these days with the swirling energies abound and they can be both wonderful and seem chaotic all at once. Woah horsies!
I always remind myself of one of my favorite personal mottos, “peace within chaos,” then I get a hold of myself, try to center my thoughts and feelings, so I can better move forward with clarity and focus and let nothing interfere. That’s usually about the time that silliness takes a hold of me and I crack an irresistible smile on my face and burst out in a good laugh at myself or at anything ridiculous around me. Afterall, we DO choose the way we experience things. In that moment I have the ability to alter my experience. And if at first I don’t succeed, I regroup and try again and find the humor in it along the way.
This is something I’ve learned to do much quicker, efficiently, and more naturally as of late. Everything takes practice, but right now everything is possible to be experienced instantly.
As always my ability to laugh at myself, to laugh easily, and to amuse and entertain myself are gifts I’m grateful to have and go hand-in-hand with my child-like nature. People would find spending a day as a faery or elf on my shoulder, quite entertaining. weeeeeeeeeeeeee LOL!
Laughter is something I grew up with in abundance. Having a very close knit family, my brother, dad, mom, and I would laugh for hours some times and so hysterically and fully that when our laughing fits hit out in public, we would actually get people come over to our table, if at dinner, and thank us for bringing joy to them. They would share how nice it was to see people truly being happy and not afraid to share it, and they couldn’t help but to start laughing themselves, even without being in on the joke.
To this day, we continue to laugh like little kids, joke and play. It’s one of the things I am grateful for in my family. We all just have never taken to heart the statement, “grow up!” Isn’t it more like, “grow out!” as in letting out your energy as big as it can be so it overflows in joyful, vulnerable, and uncontainable bursts of contagious energy? Well, at least that’s how I see it.
Laughter is definitely infectious and so healthy for over-all well-being – heart, body, and soul. Plus, it keeps you human and sane! LOL!
But seriously, the vulnerability of opening yourself to a good hearty, deep solar plexus laugh that shakes your tummy like a bowl full of jelly – just like Santa! – really has alchemical effects that can create magick in your life.
Here are some great insights from Helpguide.org on the health benefits of humor and laughter, which include boosting your immune system, lowering stress hormones, easing fear, enhancing resiliency, strengthening relationships, attracting others, and more!
Read about it here: Laughter is the Best Medicine
I thought you might find these quotes on laughter to help cultivate more lightness and joy into your life.
Love and Faery giggles to you!! And remember to laugh, just because!
“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” ~Jean Houston
“The first half of life is learning to be an adult—the second half is learning to be a child.” ~Pablo Picasso
“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~Victor Borge
“With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“I have been confronted with many difficulties throughout the course of my life, and my country is going through a critical period. But I laugh often, and my laughter is contagious. When people ask me how I find the strength to laugh now, I reply that I am a professional laugher.” ~The Dalai Lama
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~e.e. cummings
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from a human face.” ~Victor Hugo
“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Laugh because that is the purest sound.” ~Hafiz
“In some respects, if I had to choose just one (virtue on the spiritual path), I’d feel safest with a sense of humor. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, have a good laugh about human nature, and get on with our journeys.” ~Bo Lozoff
“Sometimes when I am alone in my room in the dark, I practice smiling to myself. I do this to be kind to myself, to take good care of myself, to love myself. I know that if I cannot take care of myself, I cannot take care of anyone else.” ~Thich Nhat Han
“In a few Zen monasteries, every monk has to start his morning with laughter, and has to end his night with laughter — the first thing and the last thing! You try it. . . For no reason! Because there is no reason. Simply, you are again there, still alive — it is a miracle!” ~Osho
“Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.” ~Japanese proverb
“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” ~Buddha
“If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing — trees and stones and stars with you.” ~Osho
“The point is seeing that THIS — the immediate, everyday and present experience — is IT, the entire and ultimate point for the existence of a universe. I believe that if this state of consciousness could become more universal, the pretentious nonsense which passes for the serious business of the world would dissolve in laughter…” ~Alan Watts
“I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter. Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery, Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men; Tears with which I join the broken-hearted, Laugher that symbolizes joy over my very existence.” ~Kahlil Gibran
“Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.” ~Stella & Blake
“What is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up!” ~Hafiz
“Be inwardly ever newly joyous, like the ever-fresh laughing waters of a gurgling brook.” ~Paramahaa Yogananda
“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” ~Yiddish Proverb
“When you laugh, aside from the endorphin rush, there’s also a spiritual opening. You’re not so tight inside yourself. That opening I’ve found to be a real gift, in people being able to absorb spirituality.” ~Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Connecting and Creatively Channeling the World Through Travel
I have always been an explorer and adventurer by heart and have been drawn to experience the richness of the many beautiful people, animals, countries and sacred sites across the globe. This is something in my DNA and soul that is undeniably loud and constantly consistent since always. I love to absorb the potent energy and feel the resonance in places far outside of my little world at home and find it food for the soul and providing access to expansive evolution and greater inspirational expression. Whether physically traveling in the 3D world or traversing the sanctums of inner and inter-dimensional travel…it’s food to the soul for me. The experiences I have been honored to share have been integral to my growth and the work I do, in gaining greater compassion, broader perspectives, transcending limiting boundaries and beliefs and adding depth and diversity to my understanding and embodiment.
Most of my travels are for purposes of healing on personal and collective levels and therefore are usually spiritually focused. I always intend to be guided to the perfect journey that encompasses my intentions, supports my dietary needs and draws the perfect experiences and connections, synchronously. And I have found that my journeys are filled with magic and unfold seamlessly and divinely due to following my intuitive guidance. My focuses are to aid the energy of the Earth, integrate the energy within myself and to bring back the messages, energy and visions I receive to imbue into my paintings and work. As a vegan, and spiritually as well as physically focused person on enjoying the totality of human experience in pleasures of food, fun, learning, adventure and sacredness, I love to relay that the world is full of possibilities for everyone and there are no limits to what you can create as joy in your own way no matter where you are.
Realizing that not everyone has the opportunity to travel, see and feel the treasures that inhabit the Earth we share, I always love to share the photos from my journeys and always include collective healing work as my focus of each journey. A way to bring a little piece of the beauty of the world to everyone, whether through photos shared on facebook, through the creations that channel through as a direct result, or the healing work I am drawn to provide in service – all embodying the totality of experiences I embrace.
Over the years I have been blessed to travel to exotic and sacred portal areas such as: Egypt, Peru, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Bimini, Bali, Costa Rica, Mayan Riviera, Hawaiian and Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada and several sacred areas in the US. I actually just returned from Bali, which was amazing and one of my favorite journeys. It is in my heart to continue these explorations of heart and soul whenever I am able to, and receive guidance to, and to always imbue the transformational experiences into everything I share for the highest good of all.