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the history of the inkas

the history of the inkas

Rise and fall of the Inca Empire History of the Incas Humanity is based on six original civilizations that developed independently in various locations around the world. These were: Egypt, Babylon, China, India, Mesopotamia, and Central America. Excavations at Caral...
Inca Spirituality

Inca Spirituality

Introduction to the Inca tradition of the high AndesThe Inca Spirituality The religion of the Incas, also called “Inca tradition” or “Andean spiritual art,” is ranked – alongside Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity – as one of the...
Inka Trail

Inka Trail

Amazing road and street network in Peru The Inca Trail The term “Inca Trail” refers to the approximately 25,000 km to 30,000 km (15,500 – 18,500 miles) network of roads built by the Incas over a period of 100 years. The main and side streets connected all...
From sun cult to Christianity

From sun cult to Christianity

Lorem Ipsum From sun cult to Christianity Humanity is based on six original civilizations that developed independently in various locations around the world. These were: Egypt, Babylon, China, India, Mesopotamia, and Central America. Excavations at Caral (Peru)...
The prophecy of the Incas

The prophecy of the Incas

The return of the Inca The prophecy The Tawantinsuyu, the Qechua name for the Incan empire (“Four nations united“), was ruled by an emperor by divine right, who was equipped with great personal strength. This Inca was regarded by his subjects as a vehicle of cosmic...
Inca shamanism or Inca religion?

Inca shamanism or Inca religion?

Taking a good look into the spiritual tradition of the high Andes Inca shamanism or Inca religion? Defined in general terms, shamanism describes the ideas and practices of a shaman who takes care of a small community, a tribe or a clan utilizing his spiritual powers....
The Q’eros: Descendants of the Incas

The Q’eros: Descendants of the Incas

Keepers of the ancient knowledge The Q’eros: Descendants of the Incas The remote villages of the Q’eros are located at an altitude of up to 5.000m meters (approx. 16,400 ft)  above sea level in the snowcapped Vilcanota mountain range, the highest in south-east...
AYNI – the force of reciprocity

AYNI – the force of reciprocity

From the book “common ground”AYNI – the force of reciprocity The low clouds are like fog banks around the Andean peak. It is early morning. I have traveled thousands of miles, halfway around the earth, to these high altitudes where the air is thin. For...

Changes in the Inca tradition

Interview with Ivan and Juan Nuñez del Prado (July 2012) Changes in the Inca tradition Why do we speak of the “contemporary” Inka tradition today? What has changed since the time of the Incas? Juan Nuñez del Prado: The changes that this tradition has experienced...
Condor and hummingbird

Condor and hummingbird

Lorem Ipsum Condor and hummingbird This story from the Andes describes how it came about that the condor is still regarded as the king of the skies but has conceded its status as the primary spiritual messenger of heaven or as messenger of the upper world to the...