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

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010


Master of Masters, always opening, always softening, always IN the prayer, never behind it or beside it. There are many who hunger for this instrument to touch and to have it touch them. All who come in a good way, no matter how small or large a group, are welcome and receive its impossible and mysterious blessing, as it becomes the engineer of the change and the prayer they need in their life.  Chanunpa is very mysterious and we cannot know the ways in which it causes everything to come into alignment with ourselves and our prayers and all the prayers that come through us and to us. We are in the midst of all of those prayers, which is what our prayer is as a Chanunpa CARRIER...
We carry the Chanunpa for any size group.  A whole village, if necessary. We ask only that each person who comes expresses their gratitude, open their heart about what is troubling them, and ask for help. We do not pray for outcomes for others. And we don't tell long stories. The spirit of the Chanunpa knows who we are and what we are exactly....this is precisely the reason this instrument of power is powerful. It is never imprecise or haphazard or in error or unclear. And, with the blessing it has made for itself, it is absolutely aware of our true intention and the architecture of our correction on our path in each and every moment, past, present and future. 
It is the Great Medicine of true LISTENING and true HEARING. It provides the point of focus for all expansion and the means of expansion for every point of focus, every time, without fail, forever.  The purpose of community and circles is to redistribute the burden of these changes to each according to his or her ability to contain their part in each and every moment. In this way, through the blessing of the instrument by not only the prayers but the impeccable visible living prayers and practices of our brothers and sisters in this way, the instrument becomes more powerful, the prayer more true and more visible. 
"Show me your people"....That is the question and that is the answer.  We must stay in the prayer of the Chanunpa and create family, community and circles of authentic hearts and actions in every moment, so that more human beings who ARE the Sacred Pipe can go out into their worlds and BE the living prayer, thus instructing others through their embodiment.

George Gray Eagle Bear Bertelstein
Medicine Path Native Church – Berkeley, California

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010



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lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010


Trujillo-Lambayeque, Perú


At the shore of the great Pacific Ocean, where the ancient Peruvians located the beginning and the end of the world.  Where the unknown was conceived such as they could see it:  Water.  There, in the vastness of the salty sea, delimited sweet water areas, enigmatic deserts and fertile valleys, they built their magnificent civilizations.  Magical universes, multi-ecological, and reverential of Women Goddesses of life and death, of the great entourage of governesses, priestesses, healers and foretellers, mediators of the supernatural power on Earth.

After 1700 years, we invite you to travel through its mysteries, its wisdom and its ancient spirituality.

Mary Ann Eddowes                                                      Maritza Villavicencio
Spiritual Healer                                                              Historian and Phytomantic

Program of Activities

- Visit the ceremonial or energetic centres  in Trujillo and Lambayeque:  the Citadel of Chan Chan,  the Huacas del Sol y de la Luna (Temples of the Moon and the Sun), Huaca Cao, Tombs of San José de Moro, Pyramids of Túcume, Sicán and the Forest of Pómac


- Historical Magical-Spiritual Guidance by Mrs. Maritza Villavicencio


- Spiritual Rituals in energetic and ceremonial centres, by Mrs. Mary Ann Eddowes:   the Goddess of the Sea, the Goddess of the Moon, the Lady of Cao, the Priestesses of San José Moro, the Spirits of Túcume and Offering to Mother Earth and the Spiritis of the Forest of Pómac
- Visit the Museum "Royal Tombs of Sipan"


- Visit the Mercado de Curanderos (Witchcraft Market) in Chiclayo


Thank you for my great adventure to the land of my SELF

"My trip to Peru with MaryAnn this February was so much more than I could ever have imagined.  I felt like I was being held with the most delicate of care and love the entire time I was there.  The trip was very organic and flowed with what appeared to be effortless grace.  All the aspects of the trip where thoughtfully considered by her, with great attention to; appropriate accommodations, sufficient time for self-reflection, connection with the elements, extraordinary food and the perfect amount of adventure.  I feel like I got to know myself through this trip.  By reconnecting with the earth and the ocean, I found my own essence.  Through discovering the history of Peru's ancient cultures I rediscovered that which is my birthright as a woman and as a spiritual being.  There was also a great amount of laughter throughout our trip.  MaryAnn has a contagious lightness and love of joy.  Conversation with her is easy and humor is almost always nearby.  She is straightforward and compassionate in her instructions and recommendations, so much so, one may forget at times that you are on a personal vision quest.  But she was consistently focused on my healing.  Throughout the traveling she gently reminded me to breath, to place attention to my words, my stance, my experience.  Not a moment was wasted.  As the trip progressed and experiences multiplied, she gently encouraged me out of thinking and into experiencing the moment.  I am grateful for that instruction now that I am home, with more time to re-experience those moments in my memory and to contemplate the depth of their meaning to me.

I am not the same.
I did not want to be the same.
I got so much more than I ever thought possible.

I am grateful to my dear healer, intuitive guide, and loving teacher MaryAnn".

Christina Tavera
San Francisco, California



"Sharing so many days with Mary Ann has been a magical experience, learning from a woman with so much experience in the path of sacred plants and ancestral ceremonies, has been a privilege. Respect towards nature, prayers, offerings and learning to read the signs in nature have been some of the many teachings that remain in my heart and will never forget. Sweatlodge is a ceremony and therapy in which we should all constantly participate, feeling the earth as a live being and leaving behind all the layers that we do not need anymore, it is an experience of integration and collective work that shows us the way in which we must live our life.

Thank you Mary Ann for believing in Magic! ".

Javier Quintana B.

San Roque de Cumbaza – Tarapoto


What Mary Ann has shared with us has been generous and sincere

" I feel one thing has taken us to another until finally the time for learning came. I feel deep gratitude for learning with Mary Ann, whom I consider a friend, sister, guide and teacher. This process has been more than what I expected: not only learning the ways and traditions but sharing time to review each detail, outside and within oneself to tune into a conscious and magical life, reconnecting with the invisible world. What Mary Ann has shared with us has been generous and sincere.

Thank you very much! ".

Claudia Olivares

San Roque de Cumbaza – Tarapoto


Photos by Javier Quintana.


White is pure light reflected in our heart

"White is pure light reflected in our Heart, the doors and paths open completely, beauty in your song and your wisdom delivered in each word you say, it was wonderful to share such sweet energy of growth, understanding, love and healing that you provided us with since your arrival in Tarapoto, and all through the process we experienced, I am eternally grateful ".

With love

Cindy Reategui

Tarapoto - Perú

For all my relations

"It is difficult to explain in words the healing and purification we go through in a sweatlodge. The cleansing your body and spirit experience is of great help to find inner balance and reconnect with our Mother Earth (Pachamama-Pachamama), from her womb. When we understand the essence of the sacred relation with our Mother, we can create sacred relations with all that surround us: plants, animals, stones and specially our brothers and sisters, knowing we are all part of a sacred family.

Urpi Yay Sonqo Yay Mary Ann for sharing and providing such wonderful medicine and for your wise advice. Many blessings in your path, and continue shining as always".

¡For all my relations!

Daniel Lerner

San Roque de Cumbaza – Tarapoto – Perú


"This has been a beautiful experience for us. It has been a sacred moment, the energy of love has blown its breath into our hearts, to be shared with others. We believe in love. And because we believe, we surrender to its daily renewal. This ceremony has been the celebration of that divine love adventure. We thank Heaven for allowing us to experience this feast of love, and we thank you Mary Ann, friend and teacher, for accepting to do it ".

Luis Salazar y Yamile Guerrero

Lima - Perú



"It was a beautiful ceremony… created together, feeling and receiving what was necessary. All my gratitude to Mary Ann for accepting to participate and guide the ritual, for holding the space for us in our decision of doing something different and authentic and for being a channel full of blessings and love… because that is how I felt it. "

Claudia Olivares
Lima - Perú

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