a community healing center for people and animals
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Hello amazing World Widwide Ayllu!
As many of you know, VCF has been working hard for over 20 years, supporting the indigenous peoples of Peru. We started our non profit at the request from Don Manuel Quispe to assist his people, the Q’ero Nation.
There are many accomplishments VCF has completed, read below. The list seems endless. However we feel we have completed our work in Peru. Since our expedition to the high Q'ero villages in 2014, we found only one village still existing in the Q'ero. The Q’ero have all sold their land and moved out of the high Q’ero villages and moved to the Cuzco area in a new community, where we also have distributed Clean Water filters.
However… yes, we are holding another fundraiser now to April 22, 2016, when our group will travel to Peru and our projects. We are trying to raise $6000.00 to accomplish this. We still need a few more filters for the Cuzco Q’ero, Some to our friends in Iquitos, finish with some supplies in Maska, a final treatment of parasite for the animals, just many little things.
Go to Donations page to www.VanishingCultures.org/donations
or send a check to:
New Puppy Kindergarten and Beginner Dog Obedience Training Class!
The Question about finding a good teacher.
I am often asked whom do you recommend for teachers? Well of course I recommend my students first, I know they are well trained and have the experience to hold the sacredness of the space needed for people to heal and not always include their own personal dramas. We use our stories as tools to help others get past a place they are stuck in, however our own stories are not the center of teaching healing work.
Any of my certified students are fully qualified to teach, the list is below. If you have a question, please feel free to contact me for a referral if they are not on the list below.
My response is always the same, observe the actions of the teacher in as many different situations as you can. Be discerning.
Honor the person you decide to be your teacher, however do not have your teacher on a pedestal. A good teacher will walk at your side, not in front of you or behind you.
Here is a list of those I personally highly recommend as teachers for the following trainings, the contact information will be on the links page :
Inca Medicine Wheel
A note from Denise
Shaman is a Turkic word originating from shaman or shay men. It describes an individual who acts as an intermediary between the realms of the visible world and the invisible world of spirit for the purposes gaining information and healing an individual or the community. This shaman restores the community and/or physical bodies to balance and wholeness and mends the soul resulting in the elimination of ailments and disharmony. The first recorded shamans were women in Czeck republic, dating back to the Upper Paleolithic or stone age, dating back 50,000 years ago.
ARE YOU A SHAMAN? DO YOU TEACH SHAMANISM?
Peru Expedition 2011 and VCF Expedition with Jonathan Rose with photos is now under articles!
Available Now Two books by Denise A. Kinch!
Available through your local bookstore’s order desk or at these
Available in USA, Canada, Europe!
Promises to Peru, Remembering the Sacred
Promises.... that is what this book is about. Making promises and then keeping them, no matter how large or how small. It is about keeping your word, something that is lacking more and more in this world. If we do not keep our word, what else is there. This book is about keeping promises despite the difficulties.
This book documents the work of Vanishing Cultures Foundation, Inc. VCF provides a variety of services to the indigenous people of Peru. Providing Don Manuel Quispe with living and medical care until his death in 2004. Bringing medical teams and veterinary supplies to the Q'ero villages and the Cuzco region. VCF provided funding to build schools, training and education, teachers, health centers, health education, community kitchens fully packed with cooking tools, special programs for individual students, providing home and support for Q'ero children to attend school in Cuzco. VCF has provided Christmas celebrations to village children. This book is to recognize the heartfelt work of volunteers who assisted in delivering the supplies to Peru. Especially to recognize the Americcan students, who collected school supplies for the last 12 years, donating everything from pennies to pencils.
A Walk Between Worlds, Truth is Beauty, The Q'ero
Imagine moving through the veil of time, arriving in the Andes mountains 600 years past. This could be the village of Chua Chua or Yawacancha, home of the Q’ero nation of Peru. The beauty is that these villages are the same now as they were in the times of their grandfathers, grandfathers... The people who make them their home, walk in the footsteps of their ancestors each day.
A Walk Between the Worlds is the first book to explore the cultural traditions of the Q’ero Mountain people from their perspective. They have lived in remote elevations in the Andes Mountains since pre-Inca times. This isolation from the modern world has created a powerful community, honoring the value of each individual as an integral part of the whole. They are a living example of ‘being’ the balance between Heaven and Earth. This is the story of the master weavers, and how they have woven their relationship with the universe into the fabric of their being, in harmony with all their relations.
Their are over 200 professional photographs, opening your heart and spirit to the stark beauty of their landscape and the simplicity of these people.
please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.
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