The Road to Q'ero: A Journey Home
The Q’ero are a culture that lives with deep connections to the workings of Mama Pacha (Mother Earth), and Pacha Mama, who is the Cosmic Mother; their traditions are thousands of years old. In the 1500’s, when the Spanish invaded, the Q’ero returned to their homeland in a high, isolated part of Peru to escape and they remained there, maintaining their traditions. With no connection to the outside world, time basically stood still for the Q’ero.
On this unchartered adventure taken through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and culminating in a journey on foot and horseback to Q’eros, we were introduced to the Apus – the spirits of the sacred mountains of Peru, considered to be the most powerful of all nature spirits. Most importantly, we were invited into the Q’eros’ ancient rituals of the karpays, a series of ceremonies that are a bestowal of power of the ancient lineage. As we experienced these often rigorous ceremonies, we were reconnecting to the ancestors and the elements: the stars, wind, water, lake, moon, the sun, and the Incas.
On our Journey we discovered the real reason these famously shy and humble people unexpectedly opened their doors to us: we had to become qualified to deliver a message the Q'ero urgently want to share with a western world they feel is in great peril. We returned home carrying this message, which, as 2012 approaches, may be one of the most important messages our struggling planet can receive. This is why they asked us to make this film
Munay, Llank'ay, Yachay
Picaflor Productions by Jack Peele, Julie Kunz, Iva Peele is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.