Mary Ann the Shaman of the Andes - Interview in Panorama.

jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2009

Ceremonies of Love "Munay"

A large part of our happiness comes from the delight of our relationships with others. Once we begin to notice the ways in which our interactions enrich our lives, we realize that there is so much that we have to celebrate. Ultimately it is our connection with the people in our lives that helps us connect to the happiness that lies within us. Appreciating our loved ones and what they bring to our lives today will allow us to find that joy in each and every moment. You may be in the mood to celebrate today and seek ways to share your joy and gratitude with others.

  • Ceremony of Welcome
When we welcome an individual into our family—whether that individual is human or animal—a transformation takes place, a shift in the energy of the family unit. The birth or adoption of a child, the introduction of a spouse or stepparent, or the choice to bring a pet into our home can mark a new direction in the life of the family as a whole. A simple welcoming ritual can serve as the platform upon which every member of the household, old and new, gathers together to joyfully mark this new phase of family life. Encouraging every member of the family to take part in the ritual will foster a sense of unity and help members come together to grow into the new family paradigm as a group.

  • Ceremony of Spiritual Union
When two souls meet an explosion of unconditional love swirls around them and they KNOW they are soul mates…
Loving and committing to another person is a spiritual process we assume together. The true test of our love comes from our willingness to explore this world with another person; to not only share in the delights that we encounter but also to negotiate the bumps in the road together. By being able to love and care for someone else with an open heart, we will find that we can reach a greater level of personal transformation, evolving along our path and learning powerful lessons about ourselves that we might not otherwise be able to do on our own.

  • Ceremony of Evolution / Growth
While expressing our love without any strings attached, others will be grateful to us for loving them in conscious ways, specially our children when they are growing into adolescents searching for their own independence in decision-making about their lives. Taking care of our emotional needs allows us to form healthy, interdependent relationships. The people in our lives are there as companions on our journey and have their own purposes to fulfill. They are not here to keep us constantly entertained or meet our every emotional need. When we can relate to people in a way that our relationships add to our already full lives instead of becoming the center of our focus, we create interdependence instead of dependence.

  • Ceremony of Farewell
When the time to say farewell to a loved one comes, it is important to help his/her spirit to depart to the Light, to leave this physical plane, surrounded by love, peace and joy, as he/her is returning to his/her origin, to the source of all creation, where we all come from. His/her energy will always be with us, it does not go away from our lives, the connection is forever. The transformation from the physical to the light, to become pure energy, is sublime and beautiful and to accompany a member of our family through this trance is a demonstration of unconditional love, of detachment and brings inner peace to those staying in this earthly plane.

domingo, 4 de octubre de 2009



Malena Hughet and Mary Ann Eddowes

Sound, songs and mandalas are used as therapeutical and healing instruments to improve health, to transform the energy and vibrate in a higher frequency.They stimulate the body and the auric field. This therapy can help release emotional, mental and even physical imbalances. The direct application of sound, shape and color on the human body and mind tunes in the imbalanced areas through tones, shapes and colors harmonically related that heal and return the body to its natural frequency.

We invite you to join us in this journey through shape, sound and color!


Malena Hughet – Arte Therapist – Mandala

Mary Ann Eddowes – Spiritual Healer

viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009


In 2006 she was invited to create APEHCOCA (Peruvian Association for the Coca Leaf), a private organization that protects, promotes and spreads information on the value of the Coca Leaf as a Natural Resource, in its Sacred use, as part of our Cultural Identity and as our best Medicine and Nourishment. It also promotes scientific and historical research on the Coca Leaf and carries out actions to retire the Coca Leaf from the No.1 International List of Illicit Drugs - Convention of Vienna 1961, that considers this plant as a drug and its consumption as drug-addiction. This organization is free of any political affiliation and totally opposed to drug trafficking. Mary Ann Eddowes is a Board member.


In 2007 the book titled “Mujeres Batalla” (Battle Women) was launched. It contains interviews made by Antonio Orjeda, journalist of “El Comercio”, during 2006, among which is Mary Ann. At present she is member of a non-profit organization named "Asociación de Mujeres Batalla” - AMUBA, (Battle Women Association), which has assumed the social responsibility of reinforcing human values in the human being and of supporting women and youngsters in the path to self-empowerment.

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

13 Indigenous Grandmothers

In August 2009, Mary Ann attended the 6th Gathering of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in Oregon, USA.

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Pilgrimage Journeys

  • Reencounter with our Andean Ancestors.

  • Goddesses and Priestesses of the North.
  • The Shamanic Axis Mundi

  • and Other Sacred Spaces


IV Conference on Shamanism
Iquitos-Peru, 2008


Wachuma: Master Plant for Awareness


III Conference on Shamanism
Iquitos-Peru, 2007

PLANT TO AWARENESS.... click here

Benefits of the Sweatlodge

The Sweatlodge is a powerful therapy for the treatment of many illnesses and pains, being either acute or chronic.

The physical benefits it provides: for problems related to rheumatism, prostate, arthritis, hepatitis, digestive system, blood circulation, lungs, bronchitis and glandular disorders such as thyroid. Due to its healing characteristics, it is the most efficient method to stimulate all internal organs, depurating the body, sweating great amounts of toxins accumulated due to pharmaceutical medicines and/or coming from the same food. We face serious problems due to contamination nowadays.

It helps in eliminating overweight, through sweat, therefore helps in treatments for obesity and premature aging of the skin.

It eliminates chronic physical and mental fatigue, digestive problems, relieves congestion of the lymphatic system and produces an outstanding improvement in the quality of life for people who suffer diabetes and hypertension.

This technique can be used to help women with problems such as: infertility, menstruation, spasms and colic, it stimulates the production of maternal milk and prevents surgery in the ovaries and the different parts of the body.

In brief, it is good for the following:

- Total Relaxation of the Muscular System
- Improvement of the Circulatory System
- Improvement of the Immune System
- Detoxification of the Body
- Dermatological System
- Respiratory System
- Nervous System

Healing Tools

The Andean Amazonian Harmonization and Energy Healing Therapies are carried out using different elements, received in spiritual ceremony and through a close relation with these elements coming from Mother Earth Pachamama. Among these harmonizing elements, we may find the following:

Condor Feathers

The Condor or Kuntur in Quechua, is the Spirit Animal which represents the Hanan Pacha (The World Above or Spiritual World) in the Andean Cosmovision. It symbolizes the liberation of sufferings, doubts, fears, trauma and limitations of the past, to be able to fly in freedom. It alleviates, clears and harmonizes the energies of the mind, body and heart. Powerful Condor feathers are used to cleanse the energetic field of the person, taking away all dense energies accumulated in the auric body.

Chacchas or Maracas (Rattles)

What is the first sound a baby listens to?..... Rattles! They harmonize and balance the energies in the human body through repetitive mantric rhythms, the points of energy of the Human Universe are aligned and unblocked through vibration, through sound. The rhythm varies, depending on the energy required by the person, in order to find balance, to heal, to relax.


So powerful, yet so simple. The drum has the extraordinary power to touch something deep and powerful within all. It awakens an aspect of ourselves that lies dormant until it hears an ancient calling through the rhythms of this healing vehicle. These sounds awaken our spirits and speak to our most primal and truest selves. Its beat reminds us of our own hearbeat. The drum can be a useful tool to quiet our inner voices and can help to unlock emotional blocks that maybe repressed or suppressed within.

Sacred Chant and Dance

The profound healing sound of music. Medicine songs and dance that master plants such as Wachuma and Ayawaska give to the initiated in this healing path and during the training of healers. The healing songs harmonize and bring spiritual flourishing, strength and cleansing, during a healing ceremony. Depending on the energy of the person, sounds and movement are channeled to cleanse and balance the person in all its bodies: physical, mental/emotional and spiritual, releasing blockages, realigning the bodies, restoring harmony and balance.

Healing with Hands

A natural way of healing, opening to the universal energies and channeling unconditional love, restoring our energy and balancing our energetic centers, healing in all levels: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. According to ancestral traditions, the hands are an extension of the heart, the soul inhabits the heart, therefore… the hands are healing instruments of the soul.


Always using our hands, channeling healing energy, massage is carried out on the areas where the person needs them most, to alleviate tension, to heal at emotional, psychological and spiritual levels, to release blockages. Sometimes, being touched with love and tenderness is only what we need to feel better, to feel cared for.


Its sacred spirit clears dense energies and low vibration and creates a protection around the person, to become more intuitive in regard to the energies moving around. Its strong spirit is a great Master.

Sacred Stones and Crystal Quartz

The Stone People are good medicine. They have healing and cleansing properties, opening our energy channels (chakras) and connecting us with the vibrations of our Mother Earth and of the Cosmos. They carry the most ancient information in the planet and they can give us many valuable and interesting messages, if we are open to connect with them.

Flower Essences & Essential Oils

Through Aromatherapy, the spirit connects with situations, people, places, previous experiences and helps in the process of harmonizing and cleansing.


  • Wachuma (Trichocereus Pachanoi)
- Wach: out of or another / Uma: head
  • Sacred Use: it connects us directly with the Divine Wisdom
  • Medicinal Use: it heals us and opens our consciousness for self-knowledge
  • Ceremonies
- Plant Ceremony
- Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Hot springs
  • Microdose
  • Psychological and Emotional State
- Fears and Doubts
- Willingness and Courage
- Honesty
  • Physical State
- Health

  • Intentions
  • Respect
  • Love
  • Faith
  • Integrity
  • Acceptance
  • Breathing
  • Self Expectations
- Digestion
- Patience
  • Understanding
- Personal Growth
- Flowing with the Cosmic Energy

  • Healer
o Guidance

A Magical Life

The art of producing marvellous results by compelling the aid of spirits, or by using the secret forces of nature; enchantment; sorcery; a secret or mysterious power over the imagination or will.

  • NOCCAN KANI: I Am who I Am
  • Our Source of Creation
  • Spirit, Physical Body, Mind, Feelings, Emotions, Sensations and Perceptions
  • Our Chakras or Points of Energy
  • Our Higher Selves
1. In our Thoughts: Everyone lives in their own dream
  • Faith and Knowledge
  • Honesty and Truth
  • Confidence, there is nothing standing between us and fulfillment
2. In our Words: Our word is the power that we have to create, it is a gift that comes directly from Great Spirit
  • Clarity
  • Integrity
  • Channelling the Universe’s Love
3. In our Actions: Take action without expecting reward
  • Service
  • Be Aware and Awake, Having Intent
  • Breathing
FINDING OUR JOY, BEING HAPPY EVERY SINGLE DAY Life is an ongoing process of learning and growth Surrender to the Mystery of Life New Thought Pattern: ¨I Surrender to This Life¨


  • Return to the Natural Cycles of the Universe and Mother Earth
  • Respect the Universal Law
  • Cultivate Spirituality


miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009


According to archaeology, 5000 B.C. this medicinal plant was used in the Andes of South America, being Chavin de Huantar the mother culture, considered as the first centre for spiritual initiation in South America. At this ceremonial centre, is where you may find visible proof of the use of Wachuma, incorrectly named San Pedro (Trichocereus Pachanoi). During the same period, the Caral, Chimu and Mochica cultures also obtained wisdom through the use of Wachuma. When the Inkas arrived, its use spread all over the Tawantinsuyu.

Therefore, it is necessary to speak about its sacred and medicinal use, sacred because it connects us directly with the Divine (God) and then heals us and opens our consciousness for self-apprenticeship, self-knowledge, in that way we do self-healing on ourselves and we can reach self-fulfillment. This plant, when you ingest it, has the quality of awakening the senses of the human being to work with the unconscious, where most of our traumas are kept and which can be acquired since we are in the womb of our physical mother or that we may bring from past lives.

The Spirit of Wachuma awakens our senses to access higher levels of consciousness, to access parallel dimensions, transmitting us wisdom and peace. It teaches us about true UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: MUNAY


We are permanently in contact with all sorts of energies, and without noticing we accumulate dense or low vibration frequencies which must be cleansed. While cleansing our energetic field, we can continue in the path to our personal growth, unblocking and eliminating all that we do not need anymore, opening the possibilities to fulfill and enjoy all our well-meant desires and projects. The Flower Bath is part of this process, in which we can all renew and transform those energies and evolve to our next step in life.


The Lakota indians know it as Inipi, while native people in the Mexican Sierra give it the name of Temascal. In all cases, it is a ceremony for physical and spiritual purification, which takes place inside an igloo-shaped lodge and symbolizes coming back into the womb of Mother Earth. Inside the lodge, the maternal uterus is recreated, grandmother stones are heated, and water with aromatic herbs is used to pour over the stones, it is a natural sauna. It usually takes place at night, but can be done during the day as well. When people are inside, the Circle of Truth is opened. The heat and the energy of the group facilitate a catharsis that brings out all emotional contents. Apart from eliminating toxins, the Sweatlodge is a good option to release tension and reencounter with oneself.

The scientific principle of the Sweatlodge is that consciousness is altered through different levels of heat, sweat and breathing, which means that through natural resources the psyche can open the conscience and work inside.

Sound Healing: Harmonization of The Human Universe

Sound and music are used as therapeutic and healing instruments to improve health, to transform the energy and vibrate at a higher frequency. They stimulate the body and the auric field. This therapy helps in the process of liberating all emotional, mental and even physical imbalances. The direct application of sound on the human body resonates on the imbalanced parts through harmonically related tones that heal and restore the natural frequency of the body.

Individual and group healing sessions, harmonizing the person using Condor feathers to cleanse the energetic field, rattles and other percussion and wind instruments, to level and unblock points of energy in the Human Universe, through vibration, sound and mainly sacred songs to heal and harmonize the person. She also uses crystals, flower essences and essential oils, reiki and massage techniques, depending on the person’s needs. The drum is used so the person reconnects with his heart. The rainstick is used as water to cleanse and relax. All the elements contribute to the total harmony of the human being. The main intention in this process is to harmonize and cleanse people and physical spaces.


Since ancient times, People and Communities in the Andes carry out a ritual with our sacred and blessed COCA MAMA, a magical and beneficial therapy still in practice: The Healing Ritual with the Sacred K’intu. This therapy mainly helps with problems such as altitude sickness, headaches and migraine, sight pain, deeziness, nausea, vomit, fever, lack of concentration, lack of sleep, it even helps us cleanse all negative thoughts we may have or it simply helps us relax, feel peaceful or helps us find our own energetic balance. We only need to accept, to be receptive to this energy, to have faith in what we are going to do. To close the energetic circle of Love between the GIVER: THE COCA LEAF and the RECEIVER: THE HUMAN BEING.


Andean spirituality is based upon Munay, the power of feeling, on Tukuymunayniyuq, supreme love, on Ayni, which means reciprocity, sharing not only what you have but who you are in essence; and on Noqa Kan Kani which means “You and I are the same…” Andean people try to keep a permanent equilibrium with all that surrounds them through reciprocity with their community, their habitat and their gods.

The ritual most frequently used to keep this equilibrium is the offering, “pagapu” or “despacho”, where Coca Leaves are used in groups of three. This is the K’intu which represents the union between the Kay Pacha (this world) and the Hanan Pacha (the world above), with which Mama Coca communicates through her leaves and stems, and the Uku Pacha (the world below), with which she communicates through her roots. The encounter among these three energies results in equilibrium.

This offering’s most elevate purpose is to propitiate the union among all living creatures, the Cosmos and Nature. Its everyday use is to ask for favors or to thank for what has been received. An Offering in the Andean world is the best way of reciprocity with Mother Earth, giving her back the best fruits with which she provides us, each participant becomes the offering itself. Afterwards, this offering will be burned, buried in Mother Earth (Mama Pacha) or offered to Mother Ocean (Mama Qocha), following ancestral rites.

Who is Mary Ann Eddowes?

21 years ago she started studying and practicing Traditional Medicine from the Andean and Amazonian Region in Peru and also from North America.  She performs shamanic ceremonies with Wachuma and runs Sweatlodge, as well as Sound Healing, Offerings to Mother Earth, Flower Baths, Healing Rituals with the Sacred Coca Leaf and other rituals for the spiritual healing of humanity and the planet.  She is a Cannunpa Carrier, Lakota Sacred Pipe, a powerful sacrament to raise our prayers to the Great Spirit.

She is Founder Member of the Board of Directors at the NGO Comunidad Tawantinsuyu, dedicated to revalue and preserve Traditional Medicine and Andean-Amazonian Ancestral Wisdom in Peru. (2000-2006 / 2014-2015). www.comunidadtawantinsuyu.orgSince 2006 she is also Member of the APEHCOCA Group created to promote the good use of our Sacred Coca Leaf as part of our Ancestral Andean Tradition, for Rituals, as Medicine and Nutritional Supplement. She collaborates with the Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange – CSEE from New Mexico, USA as well as the NGO Ciudad Saludable in Lima, Peru

25 years of experience in Convention Management at national and international levels.  She was Director of Events at the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions – CONFIEP, in charge of organizing all Meetings, Seminars and Entrepreneurial Gatherings.  Afterwards, she was Director of Special Events and Tourism at the Peruvian Promotion Commission – PROMPERU where she organized events in several provinces in Peru as well as in Spain, Chile and the United States. During 4 years she taught Professional Event Organization at the Faculty of Tourism Management, San Ignacio de Loyola University   Since 21 years ago she works independently as Event Organizer, now specialized in meetings and gatherings on Traditional Medicine, Ecology, Spirituality and Sacred Plants.

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