Munay-Ki Journeying and Soul Retrieval

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Munay-Ki Journeying and Soul Retrieval

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Munay-Ki Journeying-Soul Retrieval: The Soul’s Path to Freedom

Munay-Ki and the Laika

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“The munay-Ki comes from a Quechua word that means ‘I love you.’

The munay-Ki are the nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power who has accepted the stewardship for all creation.

The nine rites are common to all shamanic traditions, even though they are expressed in different forms and styles in different cultures.

They derive from the great initiations from the Hindus Valley.

And they were brought to the Americas by the first medicine men and women who crossed the Baring Straits from Siberia during the glacial period some 30,000 years ago.

These courageous travelers were the Laika, the Earth keepers of old.

The Laika have always been ordinary men and women who live extraordinary lives.

They were not born with special gifts from Spirit; they have acquired uncommon grace and power through prayer, study of the wisdom teachings or Insights, and discipline.

Some grew to be renowned leaders and healers, while others lived quiet lives, raising their children and growing corn.

The Laika felt that people would come to the munay-Ki when they were ready and felt a calling to do so.

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Calling from Spirit

Many of you have received such a calling from Spirit, and long to make a difference in the world and in your life.

When you come to the path of the Earth keepers with sincere intention and an open heart, you’ll soon notice that you’re not alone.

You’ll find yourself in the company of like-minded people who strive to live by ethics and vision.

And you’ll find yourself in the company of Earth keepers who lived on this planet many thousands of years ago.

Luminous beings who are now part of the great matrix of life. These Earth keepers will add their power and vision to yours.

Experience the munay-Ki

As you experience the munay-Ki, you’ll feel the presence and sense the wisdom of these luminous ones who have broken out of linear time.

And now dwell in sacred time, in infinity, free from the grip of karma and rebirth.

The munay-Ki will clear your luminous energy field of the psychic sludge left by past traumas.

As you raise your level of vibration, these luminous beings will come to you and guide you.

Connect with them, and you’ll be able to recall stories that you never experienced directly, but that are now yours.

You’ll remember sitting around a fire with the buffalo behind you, and meditating in a stone temple above the snow line.

Earth keepers

Since the Earth keepers come from the future as well, they can help us to access who we’re becoming as humans 10,000 years from now.

The memories from the past are available to the Laika who taps into that vast reservoir of knowledge that exists outside of time.

The visions of the future come as possibilities, because everything in the future is still in potential form.

That’s why Earth keepers from the Hopi, the Maya, the Inka, and many other nations gather regularly to pray for peace on the earth.

They do so by tracking along the possible futures for the planet to find one in which the rivers and the air are clean, and people live in harmony with each other and nature.

The act of finding this desirable future installs it into our collective destiny and makes it a little bit more probable than it was before, because it has acquired another quanta of energy from these Earth keepers.

Connect with these luminous ones

When we connect with these luminous ones, their stories become our stories.

We actually “remember” making our way across the Bering Straits or crossing the Sonora Desert into Central America, or even before that.

Making our way over the Himalayas to the fertile green valleys on our great journey north from India.

When we partner with the Earth keepers from the future, we make available to ourselves knowledge that can upgrade the quality of our DNA.

This runs contrary to scientific wisdom, which says that our genes can only be informed by the past, by the gifts and illnesses our ancestors had.

The Laika understand that when you are free of the bounds of time, the future can reach backwards like a giant hand to pull you forward. You can be influenced by who you are becoming.

Receive the munay-Ki

As you receive the munay-Ki, your chakras will become clear and you’ll acquire what the Laika know as the rainbow body.

This is when your chakras glow with their original radiance.

Remember that each of the chakras has a color, and when they’re shining with their original light, they emit the colors of the rainbow.

When they’re dulled by trauma from this and from previous lifetimes, our LEF acquires a grayish hue and our chakras become pools of psychic sewage.

Once we acquire a rainbow body, the luminous Earthkeepers can reach out to us because they recognize that we share a common vision and calling.

When this happens, and if you’ve developed the ability to see into the invisible world, you can discern the former physical forms of these luminous ones.

Sometimes, people will perceive these ancient Earth keepers as Native American elders, wearing robes from Asia or furs from Siberia, or even feathers from the Amazon.

Sometimes you’ll be able to perceive their thoughts and feelings.

And you will have access to their wisdom and their stories.

Eventually, as you experience the 7th, 8th, and 9th initiation, you can download a new and better version of the software that informs the LEF.

Which will then inform your DNA, giving it instructions on how to create a new body that will age, heal, and die differently.

They’ll come to you when you invite them

There’s nothing you need to do to attract these luminous Earth keepers.

They’ll come to you when you invite them to do so and are ready to receive them. When the student is ready, the master appears.

They will not disturb you in any way, but are available to support you in your efforts to bring a bit more light and healing into the world.

They’re also there to protect you from the negativity and fearful energies in the world today.

The Nature of the Luminous Beings

These luminous ones are our medicine lineage. They’re humans who rose to the level of angels.

Some are in bodies, some are in spirit form, but all have a mandate to protect those who are looking after the well-being of the planet.

The Buddhists call them Bodhisattvas.

They are the finest spiritual allies anyone can have, and they provide us with knowledge on how one becomes an angel.

This is what the prophecies of the Laika mean when they tell us that we have the potential to become Homo luminous.

We can develop the luminous energy fields of angels within our lifetime.

The munay-Ki offers us the energetic keys to do this.

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When we evolve to Homo luminous

We no longer have to call on angels and archangels to help us find a parking spot or our fortunes, because we are becoming like them.

Remember that in the Bible, God said, “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever. ”

As we become Earth keepers, we join the ranks of the angels, who come from many different worlds and were the original souls present after the Creation.

They don’t cycle through bodies as we do, because they don’t need a corporeal form, as they don’t need to learn and grow during an existence in the material world.

They have everlasting life, and are the keepers of many worlds in many galaxies.

Initiation Rites


The training of the Earth keepers has an energetic component, a series of initiations that help us to develop a new architecture in our luminous energy field. The rites anchor each of the critical junctures in the process of becoming homo luminous.

The nine rites are the sum total of attunements that we go through as we transit from the body of a human to the body of angels.

These rites were first given to ancient teachers by angelic beings, and now are passed on from teacher to student.

When an Earth keeper gifts the munay-Ki to a student.

It is the lineage of luminous beings that transmits itself, that leaps from the head of the master to the student as they lean into each other and touch, forehead to forehead.

To transfer this energetic information, the Earth keeper simply maintains sacred space and embodies the vibration of the level she wants to transmit.

While you can’t undergo these initiations on your own, once you receive them, the rites are yours to transmit to others as you wish.

The Nine Rites


The first rite consists of protections installed in your LEF.

These are known as the Bands of Power, and consist of five energetic bands representing earth, air, fire, water, and pure light. These bands are installed in your Luminous energy field, and act as filters, breaking down into one of the five elements any negative energies that come your way so that these energies can feed you instead of making you toxic or ill. The Bands of Power are always ‘on’, and negative energies bounce right off them. In a world filled with fear, the bands provide essential protection.

The second rite is the Healers rite

Which connects you to a lineage of Earth keepers from the past that come and assist you in your personal healing. The Laika know that we have tremendous spiritual assistance available to us. These luminous beings work on us during our meditation and sleep time to heal the wounds of the past and of our ancestors.

The third is the Harmony rites

In which you receive seven archetypes into your chakras. In the first chakra, you receive the archetype of serpent; jaguar goes into the second; hummingbird into the third; and eagle into the fourth. Then, three “archangels” go into your upper three chakras. Huascar Inka, the keeper of the lower world and the unconscious is transmitted into the fifth chakra; Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent God of the Americas, and keeper of the middle world (our waking world) goes into the sixth; and Pachakuti, the protector of the upper world (our super-conscious) and keeper of the time to come goes into the seventh chakra.

These archetypes are transmitted into your chakras as seeds. These seeds germinate with fire, and you have to perform a number of fire meditations to awaken them and help them grow. Afterward, they help combust the psychic sludge that has built up in your chakras, so that your chakras can shine with their original light as you acquire a rainbow body. This rite helps you to shed your past the way the serpent sheds her skin.

Next are the Seer rites

This rite installs filaments of light extending from your visual cortex in the back of your head to your third eye and heart chakras. This practice awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world. Many of our students at the Healing the Light Body School find that a few months after receiving the Seer rites, they’re able to perceive the world of energy around them.

The fifth is the Day keeper rites

The Day keepers were the masters of the ancient stone altars found in sacred places throughout the world, from Stonehenge to Machu Picchu. The Day keeper is able to call on the power of these ancient altars to heal and bring balance to the world. This rite is an energetic transmission that connects you to a lineage of Laikas from the past.

According to lore, the Day keepers call on the sun to rise each morning and set each evening, made sure that humans were in harmony with mother earth, and honored the ways of the feminine. The Day keepers were the midwives who attended births and deaths, as well as being the herbalists, or curanderas. They were generally women, and were knowledgeable about the ways of the feminine earth. This initiation begins the process of healing your inner feminine, and helps you to step beyond fear and practice peace.

The sixth is the Wisdom keeper rites

The legends say that the ancient wisdom resides in the high mountains. The ice-covered peaks were revered as places of power, just as other mountains around the world, from Mt. Sinai to Mt. Fuji to Mt. Olympus, have been honored as places where humans meet the divine. The lineage of Wisdom keepers are medicine men and women from the past who defeated death and stepped outside of time. The job of the Wisdom keeper is to protect the medicine teachings and share them with others when appropriate. This rite helps you to step outside of time and taste infinity.

The seventh is the Earth keeper rites

This rite connects you to a lineage of archangels that are guardians of our galaxy. They’re reputed to have human form and be as tall as trees. The Earth keepers, who are stewards of all life on the Earth, come under the direct protection of these archangels and can summon their power when they need to in order to bring healing and balance to any situation. The rite of the Earth keepers helps you learn the ways of the seer, and to dream the world into being.

The eighth is the Starkeeper rite

This rite anchors you safely to the time after the great change that is said will occur on or around the year 2012. According to lore, when you receive this rite, your physical body begins to evolve into that of Homo luminous. The aging process is slowed down, and you become resistant to diseases you were once vulnerable to. After I received these rites, I noticed that I no longer processed events primarily at the physical level. When I caught a cold, I processed it at the energetic level and it would wash through me in a day or two instead of a week or two. I started to live, and process the events that occurred in my life, at the level Spirit. When you receive these rites, you acquire stewardship of the time to come and all future generations.

The ninth is the Creator rite

When you receive this initiation, you awaken the God-light within you acquire stewardship for all of creation, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies in the universe. This rite has never been available before on the planet. Although there were individuals who attained this level of initiation, and awakened their Christ or Buddha consciousness, it was never possible to transmit these from one person to another, until today. So while Spirit-to-human transmission happened on occasion, human-to-human transmission was impossible until now. The Creator rite was brought forth and gifted to us by Inka elders in the Andes during the summer of 2006.

According to lore, the wisdom teachings of the Earthkeepers go back more than 100,000 years.

During this time, the teachings have gone through many transformations.

As mountain peoples migrated to lush farmland and then crossed the ice in Siberia into the thick forests of the American continent.

Today, we’re going through another evolution as we bring this ancient body of knowledge into the 21st century.

And although the outer form of the teachings change, the inner form remains the same.

I believe that we’re the new Earthkeepers who, it is said, will come from the West.
In munay,”

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

All spiritual work, such as we are engaged in here, needs to take place within a focused, safe and sacred environment.

To facilitate; this SACRED SPACE is created.

This is done as a two-step process.

Step 1: Engaging the Eco-sphere (Calling in the four Directions)

This process opens up a large space for our work to take place within. It calls upon the four directions and the archetypes they represent, the Earth and the Heavens to assist by holding the space safe and sacred.

  • Stand quietly and steady yourself, bringing your awareness to focus on the work you are about to undertake. This can be inside a building or outside in a natural environment as circumstances require.
  • Turn to face the SOUTH.
  • You may wish to briefly shake a rattle, sound a drum, or ring bells. All of these are optional and you can simply stand with a raised arm in salutation to the direction you are invoking.
  • Hold the desire to call these elements to join you as a yearning for their presence sincerely felt from your heart.
  • Say the Prayer for creating Sacred Space as set out below, turning clockwise to each direction, bending to touch the Earth and reaching up to the Heavens in turn as each verse is spoken.


To the winds of the South; Great Serpent,

Wrap your coils of light around us,

Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin,

To walk softly on the Earth.

Teach us the beauty of your way.


To the winds of the West; Mother Jaguar,

Protect our medicine space.

Teach us the way of peace,

To live impeccably.

Show us the way beyond death.


To the winds of the North; Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, Ancient Ones.

Come and warm your hands by our fires,

Whisper to us in the wind.

We honour you who have come before us,

And you who will come after us, our children’s children.


To the winds of the East; great Eagle, Condor,

Come to us from the place of the rising Sun.

Keep us under your wing.

Show us the mountain we only dare to dream of.

Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit.


Mother Earth, Sacred Mother.

We have gathered for the healing of all your children.

The Stone people, the Plant People, the four legged, the two legged, the creepy crawlers,

The finned, the furred and the winged ones.

All our relations.


Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations.

Great Spirit, You who are known by a thousand names,

And You who are the Un-namable One.

Thank you for bringing us together,

And allowing us to sing the Song and dance the Dance of Life for one more day.

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Step 2: Engaging the Soul space (personal sacred space)

This process opens up a personal space for our work to take place within.

It draws upon the sacred spring that already exists within each one of us and expands it outside our body.

It is said in the ancient traditions including those of the Q’ero that the 8th chakra (or Wirra Cocha) is the ‘soul’.

And upon death all the lower chakras and the luminous energy field ‘move back’ into this space.

Sacred space is engaged by the opening up of the Wirra Cocha, the 8th chakra.

Which is located outside of the body, a few inches above the head.

This is expanded to envelop our own physical and luminous bodies and those of the person we are working with.

We can also open this space for ourselves at any time we feel in need of protection or just ‘quietness’.

Personal sacred space is a further defense against unwanted intrusive energies.

Perhaps even those that our client may unknowingly be carrying or emanating.

Opening Personal Space

  • Stand or sit quietly and steady yourself, bringing your awareness to focus on the work you are about to undertake.
  • Bring your hands into the prayer position, to rest at your heart.
  • Raise your hands upwards until they are a few inches above your head and as you do so, with your hands now back to back, reach into your 8th Chakra.
  • Separate your hands out to the sides like the fanning out of a peacocks tail feathers and bring them down, as far as possible, with the intention of completely encompassing the physical and luminous body. Do not be concerned about the perfecting of a technique, focus on working with intent.
  • Bring your hands up into the prayer position for a few seconds prior to commencing the work.

This whole process should take no longer than 15 to 20 seconds


After you are completely finished with your journey or soul retrieval, be sure to close sacred space by reversing the process for opening outlined above.

Here you are retrieving the expanded space and bringing it back into the Wirra Cocha(the 8th Chakra, higher Soul).

Here again intent, not technique, is the key.

  • Reach down as far as practical and draw your hands up and over your head ‘gathering’ the sacred space and bringing it back into your Wirra Cocha.
  • With your hands at your 8th chakra, pause for a moment to collect the guidance of the Higher Soul, then, keeping your right on top of your left, gently bring them down the centre line of your body allowing the energy and information from your 8th chakra to ‘inform’ each of your seven lower chakras. Finally place your hands on the ground, or if this is not physically possible have them facing the ground, gifting some of this energy to the Earth.

When all your work has been completed close the larger sacred space by turning, as before, to salute each direction,

The Earth and the Heavens while repeating the prayer. Begin with the South direction and add the following words… at the end of each verse;

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for being here.

And holding this space sacred for our work today.

We release you”.


Munay-Ki Summary

  1. The next Step in Evolution
  2. Evolution within generations, not only between generations. How? The Luminous Energy Field (LEF) is the software that instructs the hardware (DNA) to manufacture proteins that create the body.
  3. munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. These codes are transmitted through 9 rites or “downloads” into the LEF. Download ports are the chakra system. The chakras connect to our spine and inform our neuro-physiology and brain directly.
  4. munay-Ki means “I Love You” or “Be as Thou Art”. The first 7 rites of the munay-Ki have always been available. The last 2 rites have never been available to humanity before this time.
  5. Why is the munay-Ki important?
    • Activates the LEF and its power to manifest and create.
    • Transforms your life from scarcity to Grace.
    • 2012
    • 144,000 conscious, awake humans that can change the world.
  6. Three Hallmark Practices
    • Sacred Space
    • Breath
    • Fire Ceremony
  7. 5 Principles. The principles are needed to grow the seeds of the munay-Ki into homo luminous, and to lay the foundations of a new world.
    • Nonviolence
    • Truthfulness
    • Integrity
    • Moderation
    • Generosity
  8. Simple to do (SAT).
    • Enter Sacred Space
    • Attune
    • Transmit
  1. Establish Mentor-Protégé relationship.
  2. Foundation Rites
    • Healers: Launches healing journey. Activates your healing power.
    • Bands of Power: Protections.
    • Harmony Rites: Connects you to organizing principles of the universe.
    • Seer Rites: Awakens the Seer within; re-wires perceptual centers.

Lineage Rites

Daykeepers:  Bring healing and beauty

Wisdom keepers: Teach.  Bring wisdom and joy.  Eliminate suffering.

Earth Keepers:  Hold Stewardship of entire Earth.

Become Peace. Rites of the time to Come.

Downloads the final codes for the new human into the LEF.

Anchors you in the future NOW.

Creator Rites:  Brings the cellular realization that Spirit is not only acting through you,

but as YOU, ineffable Pure Consciousness.

Chakras: The Anatomy of the Soul

The Luminous Energy Field contains an archive of all of our personal and ancestral memories.

of all early-life trauma, and even of painful wounds from former lifetimes.

These records or imprints are stored in full color and intensity of emotion. Imprints are like dormant computer programs.

When activated compel us toward behaviors, relationships, accidents, and illnesses that parody the initial wounding.

Our personal history indeed repeats itself. Imprints of physical trauma are stored in the outermost layer of the Luminous Energy Field.

Emotional imprints are stored in the second layer, soul imprints in the third, and spiritual imprints in the fourth and deepest layer.

Imprints in the Luminous Energy Field predispose us to follow certain pathways in life.

They orchestrate the incidents, experiences, and people we attract to ourselves.

Imprints propel us to re-create painful dramas and heartbreaking encounters.

Yet ultimately guide us toward situations wherein we can heal our ancient soul wounds.

The Luminous Energy Field

The Luminous Energy Field contains a template of how we live, how we age, how we heal, and how we might die.

When there is no imprint for disease in the Luminous Energy Field, recovery from an illness happens at tremendous speed.

By the same token, imprints for diseases can depress the immune system.

And it can take an extremely long time for us to regain our health during an illness.

None of us wants to spend months convalescing when we could have recovered in a matter of days or weeks.

When we erase the negative imprint that caused the onset of illness, the immune system can rapidly eradicate the disease.

In the outermost layer of the Luminous Energy Field is the membrane or “skin” of the luminous body.

This membrane serves as a defensive cocoon in the same way the skin is the protective membrane of the body.

The imprints of physical trauma and disease are etched onto this membrane like designs cut into glass.


Imprints are formed when the negative emotions that accompany trauma are not healed.

Imprints in the Luminous Energy Field can arrange strange and apparently unrelated events in the outside world.

They can orchestrate our meeting love partners who all have the same toxic personality traits.

They can strand us in the oddest places to come upon someone we are destined to meet.

They can program us to be in the vehicle hit by oncoming traffic or in the one that just missed the accident.

The healer

The healer is interested in draining the toxic emotional energy around an imprint and then erasing the imprint itself.

The first stages of the Healing the Light Body training consists of a deep clearing or “scouring” of our Luminous Energy Field.

The student no longer identifies with her personal history.

Thus the Navajo medicine woman is able to say.

“the mountain am I, the rivers am I” Healers may have suffered loss, hunger, pain, and abuse.

But they understand that above all they are travelers on a great journey through infinity.

This is the goal of healing through the Illumination Process.


Regardless of where they were born, everyone has a skeleton with the exact same number of bones. In the same way, we all share the same luminous anatomy, which includes the chakras and the acupuncture meridians.

The chakras are swirling disks of energy. The word chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit. They spin three to four inches outside the body and link to our spine and central nervous system. The chakras are a direct pipeline to the human neural network.

They rotate clockwise, in the same direction that the spiral arms of the galaxy revolve. Each chakra has a unique frequency that we perceive is one of the seven colors of the rainbow.

The chakras in a newborn child display their pure color, from red in the first chakra to violet in the seventh.

As we grow older the color in our chakras becomes dull. The trauma and loss in our lives leave their toxic residues behind.

The sludge that adheres to a chakra does not permit it to vibrate at its pure frequency, and physical aging is accelerated. When a shaman completes her healing process her chakras become clear. They spin freely and vibrate with their original purity again.

Rainbow Body

The Amazon shamans believe that when you clear all your chakras you acquire a “rainbow body.”

Each center vibrates at its natural frequency, and you radiate the seven colors of the rainbow.

According to legend, when you acquire the rainbow body you can make the journey beyond death to the Spirit world.

You are able to assist others in their healing, and you can die consciously since you already know the way back home.

The jungle shamans believe death is a great predator that stalks each and every one of us.


They say that many illnesses are caused by the death that festers within us.

These medicine people believe that death (or lifelessness, as I prefer to think of it) claims us little by little.

Until one day we realize that we are more dead than alive.

I’ve seen it happen to many persons, and I believe this condition is rampant in America today.

When your chakras are clear you are no longer stalked by death.

You are claimed by life, and therefore you can never by claimed again by death.

The flag of the Inka nation is the rainbow, which holds a very special place in their mythology.

You can see it flying over the rooftops of Cusco even today.


The Earth Chakras

The five lower chakras, from the root to the throat, are nourished primarily by the Earth.

Imagine a tree whose roots go deep into the ground. The nutrients it draws from the Earth are carried up the trunk to the highest branches. The sunlight it absorbs through the leaves is turned into energy that in turn is transferred all the way to the roots.

The four upper chakras are fed primarily by the energies of the Sun, our star.

The sky-god religions emphasize the development of the upper chakras to the neglect of the lower. The sky-god civilizations perfected technology, reason, and logic.

The Earth-goddess religions emphasize the lower chakras to the neglect of the upper ones.

These civilizations remained agrarian cultures with little interest in Western-style progress.

While achieving advancement in astronomy, philosophy, and architecture (the Chinese discovered gunpowder but used it only for fireworks.

It took the Europeans to use it for warfare).


I believe that today we must develop the gifts of both the Earth chakras and the sky chakras.

Like the organs in the body, each chakra performs a unique function.

The first and second chakras digest emotional energies, churning them over to draw out nutrients.

When the first chakra is disconnected from the Earth, the lower centers are unable to expel emotional wastes.

There is no exit channel. These wastes turn into toxic sludge that adheres to the walls of a chakra and slows its spinning.

When sludge builds in our second chakra (where the fight-or-flight response resides) we interpret the world as hostile and aggressive.

The solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras (third, fourth, and fifth) are nurtured by the finer energies of love, compassion, and empathy.

They are not equipped to digest emotions of any kind. (We get in trouble when we try to digest heavy emotions and feelings with our heart chakra –we get emotional heartburn.)

The sky chakras are fed by the subtlest spiritual energy.


The first chakra is located at the base of the spine, between the anus and the genitals. It is the gateway to the feminine, extending luminous filaments down our legs into the biosphere. Like a taproot reaching into the moist, rich places in Mother Earth, the first chakra supplies us with essential nutrients.

When we become disconnected from the Earth, we begin to get our life nourishment from the surface. As a result, we become like a tree whose shallow, widespread roots cannot keep it from toppling during a storm. We lose our stability, our foundation, and our security.

When the first chakra is disconnected from the feminine Earth, we can feel orphaned and motherless. The masculine principle predominates, and we look for security from material things. Individuality prevails over relationship, and selfish drives triumph over family, social and global responsibility. The more separated we become from the Earth, the more hostile we become to the feminine.

First-chakra drives are primary and instinctual. We seek shelter. We forage for food. We strive to survive even under the most adverse situations. We procreate. These urges are fundamental instincts.

The four instinctual drives – fear, feeding, fighting, and sex- are mirrored in the agendas of the lower two chakras.

An individual operating out of the first chakra is in a state of primary fusion with the world. He is absorbed by the senses and engages the material world exclusively. He believes that the world owes him something and that those around him should recognize that he is special. He becomes self-centered and narcissistic.

There are remarkable positive attributes of the first chakra. Its survival instincts ensure the continuation of the species: They drive us to mate and bear children, and allow humans to persevere under the most adverse of conditions.


The second chakra is located four fingers below the belly button. It is linked to the kidneys and to the element water.

The second chakra metabolizes energy nutrients in the Luminous Energy Field. All forms of energy represent food to this chakra. It processes the Earth energy taken in through the first chakra and digests emotional energies in the nervous system. When this chakra is functioning properly, it can shed negative emotions such as anger and fear and expel them through the first chakra as waste.

Chronologically, this chakra corresponds to the ages between eight and fourteen. Adolescent longing for romantic adventure originates with the surge of activity in the second chakra. The chakra is erotic, full of lust and fantasy, propelling high-adrenaline romance.

The negative expressions of the second chakra are anger and fear.

Dysfunction in this chakra can lead one to confuse sex with love. The great task of the second chakra is to transform sex into love, romance into intimacy. This is no easy task, as the negative drives of this chakra are a need to control others through money, power, and sex.


The third chakra is located at the solar plexus and is associated with the pancreas. This gland is the energy banker of the body.

The third chakra is the power center in the luminous energy system. Its power can be used constructively, to manifest our aspirations in the world. When used destructively, it can repress our primary nature or libido.

The feminine power of the first chakra and the primordial sexual energy of the second chakra are transformed into a fine fuel that the third chakra employs for the fulfillment of our dreams. This chakra replenishes the reserves in the Luminous Energy Field. When we awaken the power of this chakra, we experience fearlessness and a resolve that cannot be deterred by adversity. Obstacles in our path crumble.

The function of the third chakra is to translate vision into reality

The fire element that rules it provides the fuel to manifest dreams.

The key word for this chakra is service.


The heart chakra is located at the cardiac plexus, in the center of the chest.

Freedom, joyfulness, and an abiding peace become the hallmarks of a person who dwells in his heart center.  It is the center from which we form our families and discover love with our soul partners and our children.

The love of the heart chakra is neither the affection that we exchange with each other nor the romantic love we “fall” into. The heart chakra thrives on the love of Creation. This kind of love is not object-focused, nor is it dependent on another for its existence. It is not sentimental. It is impersonal. Christian theologians call it agape. The Inka call it munay. This kind of love is not a means to an end. It does not lead to marriage or relationships. It is an end in itself.

One of the negative expressions of this chakra is an infatuation with the self. A balanced heart chakra allows us to commit to intimacy in love. It integrates the masculine and feminine principles within us, and we no longer seek our “missing half” outside ourselves.


The fifth chakra is located at the hollow of the throat and influences the thyroid gland, the temperature regulator in the body.

The fifth chakra is our psychic center, responsible for clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and the ability to communicate without words. A dysfunctional fifth chakra can result in unwanted psychic experiences. Sleep disorders are common when this chakra is out of balance. When the fifth chakra is clear, we begin to achieve recognition in our fields of endeavor and acquire mastery in our chosen profession. The fifth chakra gives us the ability to envision possible futures and to act on our vision. You imagine who you can become and feel the freedom of infinite possibilities. The fifth chakra allows us to look within, to become aware of our inner processes.

The fifth chakra gives voice to the feelings of the heart.

A negative expression of this chakra is the intoxication with your own knowledge. These people do not listen to others in a conversation. Being right is more important than being understanding. The danger of the fifth chakra is its tendency to turn spiritual insight into dogma.

Chakras:The Sky Chakras

In the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth chakras development becomes transpersonal. We explore increasingly subtle domains.

Stepping beyond death was the attribute of the sixth chakra; mastery of time was the attribute of the seventh; invisibility the attribute of the eighth; and the ability to keep a secret was the attribute of the ninth.


The sixth chakra, or third eye, is located in the middle of the forehead. In the Hindu traditions it is thought to be the third eye of Shiva, who grants knowledge of perfect truth and nonduality. We express the divine within ourselves, and we see the divine in others. You realize that you are an eternal being inhabiting a temporal body.

When the sixth chakra is malfunctioning, the individual confuses information with knowledge. He feels he has attained great spiritual truths, when all he has is a collection of facts. Shamans know how to make it rain without being able to explain that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Spiritual materialism is an endemic dysfunction of the third-eye chakra.

An awakened third eye allows the shaman to know who he is. It gives him knowledge of the past and future and allows him to envision alternative destinies.


The crown chakra at the very top of the head is our portal to the Heavens, in the same way that the first chakra is the portal to the Earth. Luminous threads from this center reach up to the stars and to our destinies. The Earth protects us and nurtures us with her life force, and the Heavens propel us toward our becoming.

The lesson of the seventh chakra is mastery of time. When we break free of linear, causal time, we are no longer in the tyrannical grip of the past. Today is no longer the result of an earlier incident, and we experience freedom from cause and effect. Whereas in the sixth chakra, the healer acquires knowledge of past and future events, when she awakens the gifts of the seventh chakra she is able to influence those events.

The negative expression of the seventh chakra is spiritual regression masquerading as enlightenment.

In our culture of instant gratification, spiritual seekers often want to leapfrog over the work of the lower chakras.

Those who have mastered the seventh chakra attain unusual powers including remembering ancient memories belonging to the collective consciousness of humanity.


The eighth chakra is the wiracocha, or “source of the sacred.” This chakra resides a few inches above the head, and when awakened shines like a radiant sun inside the Luminous Energy Field.

The information fields in the eighth chakra act as the template to create the physical body. This chakra is like a carpenter who builds a chair (the physical body) and later burns it in his fireplace. The carpenter feels no loss, as he knows that he can simply build another out of new wood. The eighth chakra is unaffected by the death of the body. If an imprint of disease exists in this chakra, it is like a design flaw that is replicated with each new chair.

The negative expression of this chakra is cosmic horror, such as is experienced by those caught between the worlds of spirit and matter.

The attribute of the eighth chakra is invisibility. In this center we become aware of the Beholder (known in Buddhism as the Witness)-a self that has been present from the beginning of our spiritual journey. Now disengaged from the mind, it is able to behold the mind with all of its dramas without subscribing to them. The Beholder witnesses our life unfolding, and understands that all of the stories we use to describe ourselves are only stories. Beholder perceives everything but cannot itself be perceived, because it cannot be turned into an object of perception. The Beholder is invisible because it cannot be beheld.

Eventually, the Beholder will begin to reveal its own source, which is Spirit, or the ninth chakra.

The eighth chakra resides within the Luminous Energy Field. It hovers above the head like a spinning sun. It is our connection with the Great Spirit, the place where God dwells within us.

We see this chakra illustrated as the light surrounding Christ and as the fire that descended upon the apostles at Pentecost, when they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we die, the eighth chakra expands into a luminous globe and envelops the other seven chakras in a vessel of light. After a period of atonement and purification, the eighth chakra manufactures another body, as it has done again and again over so many lifetimes. It leads us to our biological parents, and to the best life (not the easiest!) to acquire the experience we need to grow spiritually. The charged traumatic memories of our previous incarnation are transfused into our next body as imprints in our Luminous Energy Field.

The eighth chakra’s source is the ninth chakra, Spirit. The ninth chakra resides outside the Luminous Energy Field and extends throughout the cosmos. It is the heart of the universe, at one with the Great Spirit. The eighth chakra is where God dwells within us, and the ninth chakra, the part of us that dwells within the Creator.

The eighth chakra corresponds to the Christian concept of the soul, which is personal and finite. The ninth chakra corresponds to Spirit, which is impersonal and infinite.


The ninth chakra resides at the heart of the Universe, It is outside time and space; it extends through the vastness of space and connects to the eighth chakra by a luminous cord.

The ninth chakra is the Self that has never been born and will never die. This Self is prior to time, and it never enters the river through which time flows. It is prior to space and existed before the Universe manifested. This is the self that never left the Garden of Eden.

The Great Principles of Munay-Ki

bring no harm to yourself or others

be true to your word, and let your word be true

do not steal, not even a glance; walk your talk

use wisely the life force within you

give more than you take
for nothing in the world really belongs to you

The Luminous Energy Fields

We all posses a Luminous Energy Field that surrounds our physical body and informs our body in the same way that the energy fields of a magnet organize iron filings on a piece of glass.

Our Luminous Energy Field has existed since before the beginning of time. It was one with the unmanifest light of Creation, and it will endure throughout infinity. It dwells outside of time but manifests in time by creating new physical bodies lifetime after lifetime.

Imagine you are enveloped in a translucent, multicolored orb pulsing with blues, greens, magentas, and yellows, enfolding you to the width of your outstretched arms.

Just above your skin, streams of golden light shimmer and flow through the acupuncture meridians.

Between your skin and the membrane of the Luminous Energy Field swirl resplendent currents that fuse into whirlpools of light.

This reservoir of vital force is a sea of living energy as indispensable to our health as the oxygen and nutrients carried by the bloodstream.

They are the energies of the Luminous Energy Field, the purest and most precious fuel for life.

Vital reserves in the Luminous Energy Field

When the vital reserves in the Luminous Energy Field are depleted through illness, environmental pollutants, or stress, we suffer disease. We can ensure our health and vitality and extend our active, healthy years by replenishing this essential fuel.

Indian and Tibetan mystics who documented the existence of the Luminous Energy Field thousands of years ago described it as an aura or halo around the physical body.

At first it seemed odd to find the same concept of a human energy field among the jungle and mountain shamans in the Americas.

Once I grasped the universality of the human energy field, however, I understood that every culture must have discovered it.

In the East, mandalas depict the Buddha enveloped by blue and gold bands of fire.

In the West, Christ and the Apostles are shown with luminous halos around them.

In the mystical literature, the Apostle Thomas is said to have glowed with the same radiance as Christ.

Native American legends speak of persons who shimmered in the night as if lit by an inner fire.

The Andean storytellers recall the ruler Pachacutek, considered to be a Child of the Sun, who sparkled with the light of the dawn.

Every living thing on Earth is composed of light

Plants absorb light directly from the sun and turn it into life, and animals eat green plants that feed on light.

Light is the fundamental building block of life. We are light bound into living matter.

Every living thing around us is made of light, bound and packaged in different forms and vibration.

Physicists studying subatomic particles know that when you look deeply enough into the heart of matter.

You will find the entire universe is made up of vibration and light.

Buddha or Christ

We are mistaken if we believe that the accounts of the light around the Buddha or Christ are merely myths and legends.

Nor can we attribute these individuals’ radiance to some strange bioluminescence produced by the body, as if it were a kind of firefly effect.

The Buddha showed us the way to enlightenment.

He taught us to follow our light to attain liberation from suffering.

A blinding radiance was said to appear over Christ as he was baptized in the Jordan River.

When we believe that Christ may have glowed with the light of His love.

We certainly cannot, we negate Christ’s teaching when He said, “even greater things than I have done, you shall do.”

We commonly consider these references to the light as metaphors.

As we seek illumination as some form of higher understanding.

My investigations have convinced me that the ancient references to the light are fact that can be verified through experience.

Then, when we understand our luminous nature, we can shun the trappings of the material world and experience infinity.

The Power Animals


Each of the archetypal animals exudes a different flavor of energy. In the South serpent symbolizes knowledge, sexuality and healing. Perhaps the most universal archetype, serpent has always represented the healing power of nature. The staff of medicine, or caduceus, is formed by two serpents intertwined around a rod. In the East it is the coiled snake of the Kundalini energy.

Serpent represents the primeval connection to the feminine and thus is a symbol of fertility and sexuality. It symbolizes the essential life force that seeks union and creation. We can summon the creative principle by calling on the archetype of serpent. When I work with a client who has lost her passion for life, who has exhausted her energy and enthusiasm, I connect her with the energies of the South and send her home accompanied by the spirit of serpent. I know that this will rekindle her longing for life.


The animal of the West is jaguar. It renews and transforms the life of the rain forest. Where serpent represents the power of healing, which is gradual and incremental; jaguar stands for sudden transformation, fire and death. It might seem odd to us that the transforming force in the Universe is also associated with death. That which endured was always changing and renewing itself. That which remained unchanging perished. The Ancient Americans recognized that chaos and order, expansion and contraction, were the natural cycle of life.

We can transform our bodies so that they heal more rapidly and age more elegantly by embodying the forces represented by jaguar. I have grown to believe in the metaphor that we have nine lives, like cats. When we reach the end of one of these lifetimes (other people would call them stages or phases in one’s life), it is important to give the old self a decent burial, and then leap like a jaguar into who we are becoming. Otherwise, we can spend years patching and fixing an old self that we have outgrown.

When I work with a client in crisis, who may feel his life is beyond repair, I send him home with jaguar. Often my client thinks this is only a metaphor. I know that the life-and-death principle represented by the jaguar will assist him to allow those parts of himself that need to die to do so, as well as to regain hope and bring new balance from chaos.


In the North direction, hummingbird represents the courage required to embark on an epic journey. Hummingbirds migrate over the Atlantic, traveling every year from Brazil to Canada. When I work with a client who is embarking upon an epic life’s journey, I help her to connect with the energy of hummingbird. Once touched by the energies of this archetype, we are propelled on our own epic journey that eventually leads us back to our source, where our spirit was spawned.

The North energy helps us embark on great journey despite tremendous odds. When there is not enough time, money or know-how for what you are attempting, hummingbird can provide the courage and guidance necessary for success.


The East direction is represented by eagle and condor, who bring vision, clarity, and foresight. Eagle perceives the entire panorama of life without becoming bogged down in its details. The energies of eagle assist us in finding the guiding vision of our lives. The eyes of the condor see into the past and the future, helping to know where we come from, and who we are becoming.

Eagle allows us to rise above the mundane battles that occupy our lives and consume our energy and attention. Eagle gives us wings to soar above trivial day-to-day struggles into the high peaks close to Heaven. Eagle and condor represent the self-transcending principle in nature.


The final two directions – above and below, represent the masculine and feminine. The shaman summons it to preserve and perpetuate, while understanding that life is a delicate balance between the changing and the unchanging. The Inka believe that the soul has three parts. When people die, one part of their soul (the changing) returns to the Earth, to be reabsorbed into nature and become one with all life. Another part (their power and wisdom) returns to the sacred mountains, and a third part (the unchanging) returns to the Sun.

  • Earth is the receptive and nurturing principle. Its power is to mulch and renew. The summer leaves are turned back into rich soil. When saluting the Earth we acknowledge our relationship with all other life forms, from the trees to the fishes, the birds, and the stones. When saluting the Heavens we acknowledge our star brother and sisters, and we dedicate our healing effort to the Great Spirit, the Creator of all.


The great archetypes of our tradition are organizing principles of the Universe.

They are the forces that we call to create sacred space and they are the Energy Beings that have been planted as seeds in each of your chakras.

It is important to remember that you have received them as seeds.

They are pure potential – it is your own engagement with them and your relationship with them that will grow them into the powerful forces.

Forces that inform your chakras in new ways.

That is why you do the fire ceremonies, to grow these seeds with fire.

Take the two weeks after each fire ceremony to source yourself from the archetype in each chakra.

See your world from that perspective, so that you get your own sense of connection to each archetype.

Instead of being exclusively informed by our histories and by our cultural prescriptions.

These organizing principles of the Universe, begin to organize our energy centers.

Serpent:  Mother of the Waters; archetype of the healer throughout many cultures; the one who teaches us to shed our personal past the way she sheds her skin — primary life force, the one who dives deep, deep – who knows the way into the deepest places inside of ourselves – the One who walks with beauty on the belly of the Mother – the One who knows the way back to the Garden, the place of innocence.

Jaguar:  Mother-Sister Jaguar who knows the way across the rainbow bridge to the world of mystery – the One who swallows the dying sun, teaching us to step beyond fear, violence and death.  The archetypal connection to the life force of the jungle, everything that is green; steward of the life force – Luminous Warrior who has no enemies in this world or the next – represents the Life/Death principle and renewal.

Ancient Ones and Hummingbird: The place of the ancestors, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, ancient memories, ancient wisdom – the Ones who have stepped outside of Time but slip through the curtain to help us remember the ancient ways – the way of the Hummingbird, who drinks directly from the nectar of Life — not built for flight yet undertakes and accomplishes the impossible journey.

Condor or Eagle:  The great archetype of the East, the place of the rising Sun, the place of our Becoming — principle of seeing from high perspective, vision of clarity and beauty, the great wings of the condor hold the heart, teaches us to see with the eyes of the heart – the One who pushes us out of the nest to spread our own wings so that we may always fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit.

Huascar:  Lord of life; Lord of death.  Historically, one of two sons of Pachakuti Inka (the Inka who read the prophecy of bearded men with sticks that spoke with fire who would turn the world upside down).  Huascar was the keeper of the medicine teachings; he was killed by his brother who then negotiated with the Spanish. He became the harmonizing principle of the Lower World – the chaotic dark place of all creative potential.  He/she is the renewer of the Earth and our own personal need of renewing our own earth, fields that are fallow, places that need aerating. The gift of Huascar is to harmonize our relationship with our Shadow.

Quetzelcoatl:  Lord of the morning/the dawn; the Day Bringer, Morning Star; — Quetzel is a beautiful jungle bird and coatl is serpent, reptile, a feathered, winged serpent that has acquired flight – the organizer of the middle world, brought irrigation, medicine plants and stonework, walked the Americas, brought stability, music, dance, flutes, drums – though it has been lost in our culture, we can call on it individually, an animistic knowledge of the ways of the Earth – organizes your relationship with the Middle World – when you come into relationship with Quetzlcoatl you don’t have to micromanage your life.

Pachakuti:  Historically, the Inka king who was given the prophecy that the world was turning over (coming of the Spanish) the keeper of the possibilities, organizing principle of the Upper World; – embodies the concept of circular time, stepping outside of linear time – makes time stand still – brings order, heavenly order – coming into relationship with Pachakuti allows us to recognize what can be changed and changing it before it is born

You must develop your own relationship with the archetypes and your descriptions should come from your experience.

The Source of the Rites of the munay-Ki

Rites of passage and initiation have been practiced for millennia by all peoples in the Earth.

The rites of the munay-Ki are based on initiatory practices of the Inka and pre-Inka shamans of the Andes and the Amazon.

They are presented the way that I learned them from my mentors, stripped of all trace of the cultures they come from.

I did this to respect the native traditions, and to avoid the idea that persons from the West can become traditional shamans or Indians.

I offer these rites with full permission from my teacher, don Manuel Quispe.

Who was the last great medicine man of the Q’ero Inka nation.

The Seers rite is practiced in many different forms among the North Coast peoples of Peru, (the descendants of the Chimu and Moche cultures), and by the seers and trackers of the Amazon.

The Harmony Rite comes from the lowland Q’ero, the Huachipayre people from the edge of the Amazon. I learned it from don Alejandro Cahuanchi, a renowned healer.

The Bands of Power were transmitted by Juan Victor Nuñez del Prado, a friend and colleague, whose father was one of the original discoverers of the Q’ero nation.

The Healers Rite is known as the Hampe blessing and comes from the highland Q’ero people.

The Daykeepers Rite is known among the Q’ero as the Pampamesayok, referring to the lowlands and valleys of the ‘pampa’, and to the mesa or altar.

The Wisdomkeepers Rite is known among the Q’ero as the Altomesayok rite, referring to the high mountains of the Andes. Don Manuel Quispe was the last great Altomesayok of Q’ero.

The Earthkeepers Rite is known among the Q’ero as the Kurak Akuyek rite, referring to the elder who ‘masticates’ the wisdom to nurture the young ones who follow.

The Starkeepers Rite is known as the Mosoq Karpay, which means the ‘new rite’ in the Qechua language. This rite announces and prepares one for the ‘time to come.’ The structure of Inka cosmology goes from the Earth (Pachamama) to the Mountains (Apu) to the Stars.

The Creator Rites are known as the Taitanchis rite. The word Taitanchis literally translates as ‘God.’

These rites are not only stages of initiation

These rites are not only stages of initiation, but perhaps steps for the evolution of humanity.

As nations fight for bits of territory and battle over land, we must find the wisdom to create peace among all peoples.

Our space telescopes show us images of a vast and immeasurable Universe.

We must find a human story that is inclusive of the stars.

And as our ability to destroy the world increases, we are called to step up to the task of assuming stewardship for all creation.

The rites are about stewardship

In essence, the rites are about stewardship.

They are not ego-awards or recognition of any kind of achievement, nor do they make anyone special. On the contrary, they make one uniquely unimportant.

Only then, from a position of no-ego, can we truly be of service.

During their visits to the USA, the Inka pointed out that the rites were not for us individually.

They were for others, to be shared.

It has been my experience that they do not blossom unless we give them away with great munay, with love.

In munay

Alberto Villoldo PhD
March 2007

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