In the spiritual tradition of the Inkas, there are two sacred training paths on which people learn to move the energy of the kausay pacha, the living universe: that of the Paqo and that of the dancer (tusuq).
Don Benito Qoriwaman, kuraq akkuleq and high priest of the Andean traditionThe great pilgrimages to the holy places of power in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador provide particularly good opportunities to admire the qualities and skills of the dancers, for example in Qoyllurrit’i or in Paucartambo. For a Paqo, there are two different training paths: that of a Pampa mesayoq and that of a Alto mesayoq.
The difference between the two paths is not easy to discern as both of them involve the learning and application of powerful healing techniques. The Alto mesayoq can be described as a high priest or mystic, as he works and communicates directly with the living beings of the kausay pacha, the world of living energy, especially with the Tekse Apus.
The Alto mesayoq can move energies in ways that are simply unbelievable and raise them to an incredible level. The relationship of an Alto mesayoq with the spirits is reciprocal – they talk to each other and exchange knowledge.
There are 4 levels of Alto mesayoq
1st level: ayllu alto mesayoq
2nd level: llaqta alto mesayoq
3rd level: suyu alto mesayoq
4th level: kuraq akkuleq
These levels also characterize the degree of personal power of each paqo, since they correspond to the levels of the Apus with which the Alto mesayoq works.
Famous Alto mesayoqs who have attained the level of kuraq akkuleq
– Benito Qoriwaman
– Andres Espinoza
– Melchor Deza
– Manuel Quispe
– Juan Núñez del Prado
– Mariano Apaza
– Martin Quispe
Incidentally, the title Alto mesayoq does not necessarily refer to a Q’ero Indian. For example, two great teachers of Juan Núñez del Prado, Don Benito and Don Melchor, were not Q’eros, but came from Wasao, a small village near Cuzco. Don Andres Espinoza was a Q’ero from the village of Q’ero Totorani.