Experts believe that Peru is one of the greatest of all power places® in the world. You’ll feel it and experience it in ways you’ll never forget.
[su_heading style=”1″]SUNRISE AT MACHU PICCHU[/su_heading]
This conference has been specifically designed to climax in Machu Picchu at sunrise with a specially arranged entrance when the site is closed to the public. Machu Picchu is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The purpose of this conference is to provide you with unique information, insights and spirit-centered experiences for personal and planetary transformation.
The energy of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas provides the perfect environment for accelerated growth and understanding. You travel to the fabled, mystic land of the ancient Incas, who called themselves the “Children of the Sun.”
Meet Native Shamans: Another exciting feature of this conference is the opportunity to meet with a native shaman of the ancient Incan tradition. He will lead a special ceremony for the group.
Some speakers will be offering optional individual healing sessions during this conference. This is a golden opportunity for one-on-one consultations that can be truly transformational.
You will also have time for Peru’s colorful present-day culture, places and people. Plan to enjoy the fascinating towns, the fine shopping, and the truly warmhearted people.
With its magnificent scenery, breathtaking monuments and wealth of cultural history, Peru provides a powerful setting for our conference.
We shall gather to bring increasingly powerful spiritual energies to ourselves and the planet.
[su_heading style=”1″]CONFERENCE SITES[/su_heading]
The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu, the Legendary “Lost City of the Incas”
The conference takes place at two spectacular sites, the Incan Sacred Valley of Urubamba and majestic Machu Picchu. The Urubamba Valley, where the program begins at a beautiful resort hotel, is nestled below the high Andean peaks and invites you into its tranquil and soothing surroundings. With the nourishing waters of the Urubamba River sweeping through on the way to mist-enshrouded Machu Picchu, it is no wonder that the ancient Incans made this valley their home.
In your free time, enjoy the walk into the local village for some wonderful breathtaking scenery and visiting with the friendly, shy and open hearted local villagers. There will also be time to hike up into the hills to see the Incan terraces still being used and the majestic mountains. Truly, the Apus continue to bless this place of peace and inner nourishment.
In this tranquil environment you will have time to experience the healing nature of this special Incan Sacred Valley, enjoy the presentations and appreciate the nurturing landscape that surrounds you.
The program continues at the legendary golden city of Machu Picchu, ingeniously located on a narrow saddle of nearly inaccessible mountains in the heart of a semitropical forest. It is vertically invisible from the valley floor below and stayed hidden, a closely guarded secret for over four hundred years, until its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. This ancient ceremonial center consists of more than two hundred buildings, including numerous temples and altars constructed in terraces and connected by stairways carved from solid rock set in a spectacular setting within a 360-degree ring of mountain peaks. The Spaniards never found this “Holy City” of the Incas and the energy at this sacred site remains very powerful even today.
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[su_spoiler title=”Day 1/Oct. 24″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Travel from Miami to Lima, Peru.[/su_spoiler]
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Morning flight to Cusco and then drive to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with high peaks of the Andes surrounding it. The Incas’ belief was that the gods lived in these mountains. Take the rest of the day to relax, acclimate, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a welcome buffet lunch. Later this afternoon there is an orientation and welcome meeting.*
[su_spoiler title=”Day 3/Oct. 26″ open=”yes” style=”2″] Conference meetings and experiential presentations in the morning and afternoon with a long mid-day break to enjoy the wonderful environment. Be joined by a native shaman, who will do an ancient Incan blessing ceremony of welcome with the group.[/su_spoiler]
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Today travel to the ancient Incan town of Ollantaytambo, a terraced fortress-like town built by the Incas and also considered a protective gateway to Machu Picchu. This important site is situated at the north end of the Sacred Valley in the midst of spectacular mountains, and we will take a while to savor their inner power and majesty. Ollantaytambo is most famous for six enormous stones, so huge that some say only magical powers could have moved them here.
After your group lunch travel to the ancient Incan village of Chincero, where the terraced farmlands of the Incas are still visible. Chincero was the main population center for the entire Sacred Valley in Incan times. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 5/Oct. 28″ open=”yes” style=”2″]Walk up into the mountains on a trail to see the majestic mountains and the ancient Incan terraces still being used to this day. A Gathering in the late afternoon to prepare for the Machu Picchu experience.[/su_spoiler]
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Today board the first class tourist train for mystical Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. It was here that the Incas succeeded in combining the wonders of civilization with those of nature. The sheer beauty of what is considered by some the most dramatic place in the world overwhelms you as you are immediately drawn into its “still alive” mysteries. After an extensive guided tour with your metaphysically oriented guide, you have free time to explore and meditate.
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This morning visit Machu Picchu early for sunrise over the magnificent ruins. This afternoon, if you would like to, you may go to the nearby local, rustic hot springs at Aguas Calientes or bathe in the wonderful Vileanota River, fed by pure mountain springs. Those not taking the extension week, travel back to the Sacred Valley in the late afternoon. (Those on the optional extension, spend an extra day in the Machu Picchu area. See extension itinerary.)[/su_spoiler]
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Morning drive to Cusco and then fly from Cusco to Lima for check-in for departure flight for the U.S.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Day 9/Nov. 1″ open=”yes” style=”2″] Early morning flight from Lima to U.S. (Both Miami and Los Angeles passengers depart on early morning flights and arrive into U.S. on morning of Nov. 1.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_label style=”important”]*Note:[/su_label] Meetings and presentations will take place throughout this program. Exact times to be announced on site.
[su_label style=”important”]Note:[/su_label] Itinerary subject to change.
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*EXTRA DAY AT MACHU PICCHU
*CUSCO *LAKE TITICACA
Including more time at Machu Picchu!
Oct. 30 – Nov. 6, 2014
FOLLOWING THE “PERSONAL & PLANTETARY TRANSFORMATION” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
[su_spoiler title=”October 30″ open=”yes” style=”2″](Enjoy extra time in Machu Picchu after the Conference program-only group departs.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”October 31″ open=”yes” style=”2″] Free day at Machu Picchu. Today, if you like, you may soak in the nearby very rustic, local hot springs at Aguas Calientes. Late afternoon return to your resort in the Sacred Valley.[/su_spoiler]
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On your way to Cusco, tour the immense stone ruins of Sachsayhuaman Temple. The cyclopean stones of this temple fit so closely together that one cannot wedge a knife between them. Also experience the very powerful purifying baths of Tambomachay, and the Temple of Kenko dedicated to the Earth Mother and the four elements.
Continue on to Cusco, elevation 11,400 feet, Holy City and center of the ancient Incan civilization. Cusco is the oldest inhabited city in the Western hemisphere. When the Spaniards arrived here the beauty, of its edifices, surpassing all they had yet seen in the New World, astonished them. Gold in the form of intricate religious symbols and artifacts were seen everywhere. Our stay in Cusco is centrally located, making it easy to enjoy this wonderful town where ancient, original Incan walls and cobblestone streets blend with colonial Spanish architecture. [/su_spoiler]
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Walking tour to the Coricancha, the “enclosure of gold.” Its perfect architecture and stonework reflect the fact that it was the most important, most sacred temple in the entire Incan realm, the sacred hub of the mystical Incan Empire. The essence and feeling of what was the heart of this land is not to be missed. Its Altar of the Sun, the holy of holies of the ancient Incas, still remains. Free time today to explore Cusco.[/su_spoiler]
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Today board your first class train to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Incan legend tells us that children of the Sun, Manco Capac and Mama Ocollo, emerged in a shower of spray from the deep waters of Lake Titicaca to found the Incan Empire in Cusco, where Manco Capac’s golden staff sank into the ground. Anyone fortunate enough to look upon Lake Titicaca today cannot help but feel the same sense of awe that the ancient Incan peoples had when viewing their sacred lake, their spiritual birthplace. With lofty-snow covered peaks rising above distant shores, the vast blue lake at 12,400 feet elevation presents one of the most breathtaking panoramas of the Andes. The 3,000 square mile lake is located in the “Altiplano” which extends for hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia. On the grassy plains graze herds of llamas and alpacas, whose fine wool is woven into clothing and sold in the markets of Cusco and all over the Andes. [/su_spoiler]
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Board a specially chartered boat to cruise on spectacular Lake Titicaca. You will enjoy the exhilarating feeling that emanates from this sacred lake. Go to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians, who created these man-made islands centuries ago to live on in order to escape the warfare throughout the area. A soothing and nurturing sense envelops people here, which is a wonderful way to end this part of your spiritual odyssey. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”November 5″ open=”yes” style=”2″] Fly to Lima and check in for your departure flight for the U.S.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”November 6″ open=”1″ style=”2″] Early morning flight from Lima to U.S. (Both Miami and Los Angeles passengers depart on early morning flights and arrive into U.S. on morning of Nov. 7.)[/su_spoiler]
[su_label style=”important”]Note:[/su_label] Itinerary subject to change.
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[su_heading style=”1″]YOUR FACILITATORS
DURING THE MAIN CONFERENCE PROGRAM[/su_heading]
James Patrick Lynch is a licensed instructor for the Institute of HeartMath, Boulder Creek, California. HeartMath is an internationally recognized research organization that has been the pioneer in studies on heart/brain/emotional coherence. For over twenty-one years, HeartMath has been spreading and sharing work on helping the world improve physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological health and well-being. James has traveled to three continents, conducting workshops and seminars, as well as working one-on-one with individuals. HeartMath’s goals include showing people how to increase their coherence, and flow to manage stress. Simple, but highly effective techniques have allowed individuals to improve their health, well being and relationships. The work focuses on showing ways to consciously create more ease as one navigates through daily interactions with family, friends and co-workers.
In addition to being a certified instructor in De-Stress Management and Resiliency Building, James is also a Healing Touch Practitioner, registered Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, and Quantum Touch worker. James has been integrating these various arts with clients, friends, and community.
As an ordained minister, Rev. James uses therapeutic grade essential oils in his practice of healing with the Raindrop Technique massage.
The synchronicity of marrying these arts and sciences with Heartfelt intention, has been experienced by many, and James has in turn, felt and known the benefits in connecting with the energetic, magnetic fields of others, interpersonally.
James will be sharing his work and experiencing from you, participants, in private and individual healing sessions during our wonderful and precious time together, here in Peru.
James lives with his lady, Jaclyn, in Tampa Bay, Florida, where he raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis and parrots.
Walter Saenz has been traveling to, researching and studying the ancient Incan sites all over Peru for over 30 years. He will share his expansive knowledge of the very ancient Andean Incan Cosmology. He will delve with you into the multi levels of existence according to the cosmology, and also reveal hidden secrets about the potent symbol of the Andean Cross. He will provide a peek into the traditional day to day spiritual practices of the Andean people of today, and how they relate to the 4 elements, their animals, and their fellow human beings. One night during your tour gather with Walter under the stars as he guides you through the Southern hemisphere constellations, the myths surrounding these star groups and how their connection with the ancient ones and us even continues to this day. This ancient Andean cosmology and knowledge has been buried for millennia and has only recently in the last couple of decades been shared once again by elders.
Juan Carlos Machicado has been a guide for 28 years and is the author of “When the Stones Speak: Inca Architecture and Spirituality in the Andes” It explains in a deep way, the cosmic vision, philosophy and behavior of the Inca society. Juan Carlos will share his knowledge of how the Inca architecture was designed and built to incorporate the spirituality of the cosmos. He will show how the ancient culture was able develop a society where the material and spiritual values were in balance. If the Inca society in the past was able to live in harmony with nature, why we would not be able to do so today? Be fascinated by ancient myths represented in vessels, walls and other objects that demonstrate how to see the Inca construction was beyond an architectural point of view and instead reflected an orderly cosmological system.