The Despacho is a sacred offering, a gift of gratitude for the organizing principles of the Universe bringing heaven and earth together to create reciprocity and right relationship.
A Despacho is a sacred energetic dialogue between the Shaman and Spirit, depicted using prayers made of coca leaves and elements of nature. The elements of nature symbolically represent the embodiment and manifestation of one’s prayers, dreams and visions.
During the Despacho Ceremony the elements and sacred dialogue are imprinted into the luminous body of the Shaman creating realignment with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and Creation.
The Despacho is created in Sacred Space and built with pristine, heart-centered intent to ensure the highest visions, possibiities and outcome. The Despacho is gifted through Sacred Fire Ceremony to Pachamama and the Heavens to transmute the prayers for healing and Right Relationship.
There are hundreds of varieties of Despachos such as Ayni Despachos for right relationship, Aya (Rainbow) Despachos for transitions, Despachos for Pachamama , Apu Despachos for the Mountain Spirits, Despachos for protection, celebration, marriage, animals, crops, business, health, and healing.
Despacho Ceremonies are common practice in the Andes and are traditionally created after each earth cycle with the intent of aligning with right relationship and well-being for the individual and Allyu (community).