Don Bernardino Quispe was bitten by a poisonous snake when he was approximately 17 years old. As he lingered at the edge of death, many spirits came to him. Although he felt afraid, he soon realized that he was being initiated. He consulted his friend, don Andreas Espinosa, who offered him a coca leaf reading and told him that he had been called to be a healer.
Don Andreas took don Bernardino to the Lord of Qoylloriti three times where he received three different initiations to step upon the path of a healer. During his initiations don Bernardino received the message that he would become a coca leaf reader, a seer, and a pampamesayoq. He offers potent medicine work with and emanates an energy of deep wisdom.