Tossing salka seeds into the wind.
As part of my (self-directed) participation in the poetic salka movement on this planet I have written this blog, and a book, and have given presentations at academic conferences, and have taught several hundred Andean (salka) meditation classes and workshops in Utah. I would like to also offer presentations, classes, and workshops in other areas of the country and other places on the planet. The only way I can think to nourish this happening is to let you all know that I am available and interested.
Part of the cost in having me come to your area is the expense of transporting me there. But if I happen to be in the neighborhood anyway…..
This August my wife and I will be vacationing in Europe. I would love to connect with waikis in Europe while we are there. If you would be interested in arranging for me to give a presentation on the Andean Cosmovision, or an Andean (salka) meditation class, or a short workshop, please contact me at info@SalkaWind.com. I can let you know the types of presentations/classes/workshops I offer and if you are interested we can talk dates, logistics, and ayni.
P.S. My academic vita can be found in this blog on the page Oakley’s Vita.
P.P.S. The poetic salka movement on the planet was founded by don Américo Yábar and don Gayle Yábar who deserve all of the credit for the beauty of the path they have shown me.
Another great trip to Peru! This time I went with 11 waikis to work with don Americo and Gayle Yabar, and other paq’os and healers with whom they arranged for us to meet.
Part of the beauty of following a path of heart is the company I get to keep. Here we are at Molino, Gayle’s place in the Andes that he has converted from an old mill into a wonderful setting for groups to stay and connect to the river and the Apus and the stars and the Cosmos.
Our first meeting of the trip with the Q’ero, here the men are creating a despacho (offering).
Our second meeting with the Q’ero (at 15,000 feet) focused on the ñustas (powerful feminine energies).
A special moment. We passed this old man carrying a large sack up into the mountains. Americo stopped to connect with him and give him some food. Things like this happen a lot when we travel with Americo, what a path of heart! Photo by Pia Ossorio.
Connecting with an Apu. We were at 16,000 feet, the Apus tower much higher still.
I have a much more comprehensive slide show of the trip which I would be delighted for you to see. If you would like to view it go to the Andean Cosmovision (the Facebook page for my book) and scroll down to the album.
This trip had a big effect on me and I have returned with some information that I would like to share with you. I am still struggling with how to organize what I want to say, but that is what this blog is all about, to give me a place where I can play around with how to get the information out. I will be tackling this in subsequent posts. My intent is to help us refine our understanding of how to explore the Cosmovision back here in the West, for as much as I love going to Peru, it simply isn’t necessary to go to Peru to explore the vast, mysterious, and beautiful territory that is the Andean Cosmovision.
My book “The Andean Cosmovision” is finally finished and available for purchase! The heart of the book are the meditations that I have learned over the years from don Americo Yabar, they are interwoven with concepts for integrating the Andean Cosmovision with the Western world view. Images of the front and back cover are provided at the end of this post.
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I created this blog as a place in which to express and share many of the ideas that subsequently went into the book. I am not, however, abandoning the blog now that I have completed my book; I will continue to use it as a venue in which to share additional information about the Andean Cosmovision and to report on the activities of Salka Wind and related organizations.
Big hugs, Oakley