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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...
Diseases and their origins

Diseases and their origins

Interview with Juan Nuñez del Prado (Peru, July 2012) Diseases and their origins This interview with Juan Núñez del Prado, a khuraq akkuleq (“Elder”) of Inca wisdom, was written in July 2012 in Peru. It reflects the very personal opinion of this master; he...
Myth or truth

Myth or truth

Incas, Mayas and human sacrifices Myth or Truth This essay deals with with details, facts and stories about the Incas and the Inca empire as well as the question whether the Incas celebrated human sacrifices or not. Incas, Mayas and Aztecs During its heyday in the...