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A Paqo (practitioner of the Inka tradition) uses the term misha or mesa to refer to the holy ritual bundle with which he works. 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 misha 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 misha, he does not lose his spiritual power, but simply makes up a new misha by charging new objects of power with energy and placing them into the new misha.

See also mesa