The Q’ero Indians are direct descendants of the Incas and are also called the Children of the Sun. They live in Peru in the Central Andes at a height of 4000-5000 metres, a several days’ journey from the city of Cusco, the ancient centre of the Inca Empire.

For centuries the Q’ero Indians have lived secluded from the outside world and they have been able to make themselves untraceable during the Spanish conquest. Thus, Q’ero or Inca shamanism has been preserved in its pure, original form. The Q’ero shamans can be male or female. They distinguish more types of shamans, amongst which the shamans of Mother Earth, the so-called pampamesayoq, and the shamans of the spirits of the mountains, or the altomesayoq. They call themselves paqos, priest healers. Inca shamanism is a natural medicine.

For Q’ero Indians everything consists of living energy directed by the cosmos called Kawsay Pacha and the earth, called Pachamama. These are the two Divine sources for them. Q’ero paqos are masters in the practice of energetic healing. According to their tradition everything is connected. In their views illnesses and for instance traumas attach themselves to the energetic field around our bodies. By cleansing this energetic field recovery can be accomplished and an illness can be healed before it manifests in the body. The basic assumption is that an illness or a defect means a disruption of balance: within a person as well as in relation to other people and the world around us. Restoring this balance can result in the recovery of all kinds of ailments.

Q’ero shamans have started to initiate Western people in their knowledge and wisdom based on a prophecy. This prophecy concerns the year 2012 and the coming of a new era, which they call Taripay Pacha meaning ‘the age in which we meet ourselves again’. As from the moment the ice caps started to melt in their mountains the Q’ero shamans have left them. If this would happen it would be time for them to make their knowledge and wisdom known. The prophecy, a prophecy of the Andes, promises a golden age in which we as human beings can reach unknown levels of consciousness.

Nowadays Q’ero paqos travel to Europe and North America several times a year to share their knowledge and wisdom, to heal people, to give initiations, to connect us with Mother Earth again, with the feminine energy. Reason for this is that according to the paqos this is what Western people need the most in this phase of human evolution.