MTO’s Drew LaPlante was blessed recently to take part in and capture a traditional Despacho Ceremony at Rama Organica to bless the land for an upcoming Tipi Ceremony. Deep gratitude to Jhoel De Latorre Valenza, Rainbowtribe Spiritos and Ryan Nezahualcoyotl. Aho!
“A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, high shamans or wisdom keepers of Peru have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world. Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises.”
The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing.