A native shaman from the Andes in Peru will discuss traditions from ancient Inca, sacred sites and offer blessings during an evening presentation at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion on Friday and lead an all-day workshop Saturday.
Pascual Apaza, a medicine man, is a member of the Q'ero tribe descended from the Inca. The legend is that the Q'ero's shamans foretold of the Spanish arrival and moved high into the Andes to avoid the invaders. They came down from these heights in the 1950s in an effort to help an increasingly troubled modern world by sharing their ancient practices and knowledge. This is Apaza's first visit to the United States.
If you are curious about such sacred sites as Machu Picchu (which the Spaniards never saw), Lake Titicaca, several in the Amazon jungle and the Sacred Valley, along with ancient Q'ero rites, the presentation and workshop should interest you, organizers Jose Guzman and Jamie Curtice say.
The presentation Friday is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion, a venue change. The cost is $35. To register, visit www.perumisticotravel.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 514-9212. The workshop on Saturday runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $125.