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Paqos (practitioners of the Inka tradition) use a mesa or misha (mee-schah), a term that describes the holy ritual bundle with which they work. It consists of a rigid outer cloth, which in turn contains a variety of objects. These objects of power (khuyas) connect a Paqo with places, people, or situations in his life that are important to him.

Thus, the mesa is an aid for establishing energetic connections between people, places, situations, and oneself. It becomes a reflection of the spiritual power of a Paqo. If he loses the mesa, he does not lose his spiritual power, however, as he can make up a new mesa at any time.

See also misha