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Killarumi

This posts ends with a small segment of song by the Qero (also spelled Q’ero) of Peru, but I would like to first give the story behind the song.  The Qero are lovely-hearted people who live in very isolated villages in the high Andes and who still live a life immersed in the Andean Cosmovision. I was in Peru as part of a small group participating in a trip organized by Carla Woody and sponsored in part by Kenosis Spirit Keepers (the non-profit organization of which Carla is the president and I am the vice-president). The purpose of the trip was to provide an opportunity for a Hopi spiritual leader to meet in ceremony with Qero paqos.  We arrived at sunset at an ancient site in the Andes of Peru known as ‘Killarumi’.

Killarumi (moonstone)

Killarumi

Mamma Killa is the Cosmic Being who is our moon, and ‘rumi’ is a Quechua word for ‘stone’, so the place is that of the Moonstone. Andeans would visit this ancient site to get in touch with feminine energy, which is deeply powerful and in tune with the Earth. Women would come to give offerings and to meditate if they were having difficulties conceiving or when they were nearing the time of giving birth.

Altar of Killarumi

Altar of Killarumi

In the moonlight this stone glows with a beautiful light.

Cave at Killarumi

Cave at Killarumi

This being a place of feminine energy there is a cave nearby. We meditated at the Moonstone and then we entered the cave. In the cave the Pachamama (the great mother who is the planet Earth) draws all of the hucha (heavy, discordant, energy) from your body.

Andes by Killarumi

Andes by Killarumi

After meditating we climbed a bit further up the mountain to where the Qero were waiting.

Qero waiting in a field.

Qero Await

The Qero were waiting for us in a field. As we entered the field the men began to play their quenas (flutes) and the women began to sing.

Carla hugging the Qero

Carla Woody and Qero Greeting

Americo and the Qero

Don Americo Yabar and the Qero

Women of Qero

Women of Qero

Child of Qero

Child of Qero

Moon over trees.

Moon at Killarumi

By the time the ceremony ended night (Mamma Tuta) had arrived.

A link to a segment of the song the women sang as we approached is provided below.  The song went right to my munay (heart) and started vibrating there.  Later the women stood around us and touched our hearts with their hands as they sang.

Qero Song

Killarumi is a place of feminine energy. The Andean Cosmovision is based upon the complementarity of opposites, a place of decidedly masculine energy will be shown in a later post.

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Mamma Tuta Danced

Rose Galaxy

In the beginning was Mamma Tuta, the dark, the void. Then Mamma Tuta began to dance, and as she danced the stars streamed out of her elbows, out of her knees, out of her breasts, out of her womb, and as she danced the stars were strewn across the universe.

This post was updated on June 3, 2011 to include the photo by NASA STScl.

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