Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is the originator of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism and the visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer organization (THOTH). Through his teachers, don Celso Rojas Palomino and don Benito Corihuamán Vargas, the ancient lineage of this shamanic tradition can be traced back to its origins over 5,000 years ago.
“Pachakuti” means “world reversal” and refers to the time of transformation we are living now. A mesa is an altar for self-exploration, transformation and personal growth in which we create a new paradigm of one’s relation to the Self and the Universe. This tradition, in all its richness, is an evolving practice of inner and outer activities that restore balance and harmony to our relationships with All That Is.
Don Oscar’s first experience with Peruvian shamanism was under the famed huachumero don Celso Rojas Palomino from Salas. After don Celso transitioned to the Spirit World, don Oscar then started a four-year apprenticeship within the Andean Paqokuna tradition of shamanism with famed kuraq akulleq don Benito Corihuamán Vargas from the village of Wasao.
Both of these venerated elders sanctioned Oscar with a similar compacto de voz y palabra (i.e., “an oral bequeath as elder lineage carrier for the people,”) requesting him to share the “prophetic vision” of the “Ancient Ones”, among as many people as possible living in modern Western developed nations of the world. Both elders insisted this was the only way of safeguarding the true “inner wisdom” behind the Earth-based spiritual traditions and healing arts continuously practiced by Peruvian indigenous cultures since time immemorial. They both insisted that this was the only way to prevent the total disappearance of these sacred wisdom traditions.
Cultivated over many years by don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo, the practice of the Pachakuti Mesa has unfolded in manners unique to it; it has further gathered unto itself a body of wisdom that accentuates the inner transformative beauty it offers to the world while strengthening its roots in the pre-Columbian past.
Originally born from don Oscar’s profound apprenticeship to the shamanic traditions of the coast and highlands, and continued through his equally dedicated and direct learning from the Unseen Realms, the Pachakuti Mesa has evolved steadily out of these experiences and the insights of the sacred community that has become the collective repository for the tradition.
Following its nascence from the cultural and shamanic lineages of Peru, the Pachakuti Mesa has steadily grown through its service within the context of Western culture. In its progressive emergence, it has become a fit vessel for the developing experience of the many dedicated practitioners of its community. As nourishment and organizing center, the Pachakuti Mesa has become a living spring to the waters and wisdom of sacred community, dedicated to a shared Earth-honoring path of service, in which the ancient feeds the present and reveals the creative expression of contemporary practice.
For more information about the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Lineage and don Oscar Miro-Quesada, visit The Heart of The Healer.