Nustakuna Karpay Initiations

In my sacred journeys through Latin America, learning many ancient spiritual traditions, I was taught the "Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna" by my shamanistic teacher, Linda Jordaan. The "Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna" are Quechua words meaning "Seven Goddess Initiations." The Quechua tribe, or Q'ero Nation, are indigenous peoples of the high Andes of Peru, and through a cultural exchange that began with Don Mariano Quispe in 2010, I was invited to learn some of their traditions.

What do the specific words mean, in "Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna?"

"Karpay" means "Initiation," and touches upon the way that these lessons/blessings are bestowed upon those willing to learn and connect.  "Quanchis" means that the rites originate from the Q'ero nation. The "Nustakuna" (or "Nustas," for short) are Sacred Archetypal Feminine Energies, worshipped as Goddesses, emanating from many bodies of water and many valleys-between-peaks in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. Their divine energies connect to all mountain valleys and bodies of water across the globe.

Who is eligible to participate in these initiations?

Everyone is welcome! The Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna do not discriminate on the basis of vender, even though they connect to divine feminine energies. They help balance masculine and feminine energies, so that everyone who participates can be spiritually nourished by them, and find greater harmony with Mother Earth, also known as "Pachamama" in the Q'ero language.

What benefits do these initiations offer?

The initiations align your chakras and connect you to Pachamama through the Nustas, bringing you into harmony with Earth's cycles and the natural world. The initiations are a time of awe, of beauty, of connectedness, and of growth through healing. Students in the Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna initiations are encouraged to be sensitively aware of the ways that the Nustas will reach out to communicate, such as through feelings, intuitions, and dreams. These initiations nourish your heart through a connection with the Divine Feminine, which can increase men's intuition, centeredness and kindness, while helping women connect with their Goddess energy. Ego wounds are healed, insight grows, love for all in the universe is cultivated like fruit growing from a sacred tree.

What is each Goddess Initiation like?

Each initiation takes approximately 1-2 hours, but their effects can last a lifetime.

1. Mama Ocllo

She is the daughter of Father Sun and Mother Earth and originates from Lake Titicaca. Mama Ocllo is the Earth Goddess, the Great Mother of all Goddesses, and the Goddess of Wisdom. The essence of Mama Ocllo is to ground us in our own center, to find our inner sanctity. Her rite heals your female power and restores balance, and prepares you to receive the rest of the initiations, as her rite opens your chakras and connects each you with a luminous spiral of light from your root to your crown. During this rite you will receive the "seeds of light" in each of your chakras. These seeds are connected to the 7 shamanic archetypes through 7 stones (normal stones or chumpi stones).

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype unlocks an increase in vitality, passion and physical security. She will help you overcome hostility, anxiety, depression and any lack of confidence in your future.

2. Doña Mujia

She is Goddess of Water. Mujia means "mermaid" and stands for the "spirit of the water". The energy connected to this Goddess is about ‘letting go’. This initiation helps us release the negative aspects of our ego and opens you to the concept of selfless union with others. It assists you in releasing your connections to your ‘roles’ while inviting you to transform the roles into positive interactions. This is a "Flowering rite." The tools used for this initiation are flowers and water.

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype clears emotions & feelings, trusting, faith. She helps release jealousy, resentfulness, loneliness, and shyness.

3. Mama Simone

She is the Goddess of our ancestors. In this rite, you connect with the ancient feminine lineage, the ancestors, your roots, and the journey home to find yourself. Her rite enables you to connect not only with Mother Earth, but also to achieve a deeper connection with yourself and the way in which you connect with the land you call home.

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype bosts self-esteem, positive self-image, personal power, independence, happiness, the state of being in touch with your gift, as well as your alignment with your cosmic personal path. This rite helps you release dependency, lack of confidence, self-condemnation, hostility, aggression.

4. Doña Teresa

She is the Goddess of Harmony and Softness, connected to our soul. She is associated with the heart shaped mountain near apu Ausengate in Peru ("apu" means mountain). Her rite opens your heart to all that is. She clears the energy around your heart so that you may experience your emotions purely without judgment, and so that you may see life with clarity through the eyes of your heart.

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype helps you connect with many gentle virtues. Loving, caring, generosity, selflessness, healing, nurturing, balanced, discerning. She helps you free yourself from indecision, paranoia, being overly critical, suffering due to manic depressive symptoms, feeling moody, and engaging in co-dependency.

5. Maria Sakapana

"The spiral of the Wind, She is the Goddess of Communication. Maria Skapana is associated with the two physical locations: Bolivia/Peru Altiplano, near Lake Titicaca and a location between the Q’eros Nation and the apu Asusungate. These are the places where the paqos (Inca shamans/priests) and others go to open up and clear their fifth chakra to speak their truth. This rite invites you to release all that holds you back from speaking your truth, from stepping into your True Self. This is a deeply cleansing rite

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype helps you practice good communication and expression, creativity, inspiration, contentment, and living in the present. Similarly, she helps you release poor communication patterns, the feeling that you can’t express thoughts, as well as feeling scared and timid. She instead boosts harmony, intuition, vision, as well as clarity of thoughts and emotions.

6. Huana Huaman Tikkla

She gives you connection to the Falcon Temple/The Temple of Clear Vision. This is the journey you take to gain clarity and to do our deep visionary work. With this rite you are connected to the spirits of the Falcon, Hawk, Eagle, Owl and Condor, to assist you in understanding life with clarity and a higher perspective. All of these are considered feminine characteristics. This rite is an energetic transmission for the opening of your third eye, inner vision and the way to connect with the spirit realm. The tool for this rite is one of your favorite items that symbolize ‘vision, perspective and seeing’.

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype gives you a spiritually integrated life, light energy, knowledge of higher consciousness, a divine connect to the source of spiritual energy, a feeling of being grounded in your life's purpose, a release of confusion and "fogginess," and she helps you reconnect while lessening your feelings of disconnection.

7.  Tomasa Huaman Tikkla

Goddess of the final Karpay Qanchis Nustakuna initiation, she is the sister of Huana Huaman Tikkla. They reside together. Tomasa huaman Tikkla is the Goddess of Freedom. The energy of her rite is "transformation and liberation." Because hers is the rite of transformation, it opens your crown chakra, connecting you to your True Self. This rite is the integration of all the Nustas' initiations and their blessings, connecting you to the 7 sisters, also known as the 7 stars of the Pleiades. The tools we use for this rite are 3 candles, with which you will work for 3 weeks.

Connecting to this Divine Feminine Archetype gives you the beautiful culmination of your devoted spiritual connection to these rites. She gives you peace and strengthens your spiritual self, holistically.

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