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New Year Despacho

New Year Peruvian Despacho Fire with Shamanic Practitioner Christy Anne

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New Year Despacho
New Year Despacho

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Jan 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LOE, Artmosphere Community Arts Center, 3919 Raleigh Rd, Clayton, NC 27520, USA

About the event

Let's intentionally call in all we wish to acquire in this new year with a despacho ceremony, traditionally an Andean ritual with roots in the indigenous cultures of Peru. It involves the creation of a ceremonial offering, known as a "despacho," which is a carefully arranged bundle of symbolic items. Participants, often led by a shaman or spiritual guide, come together to express gratitude, set intentions, and establish harmony with the natural and spiritual realms.

Making a Despacho is a living ceremony. It is similar to creating a mandala. Though everything that goes inside this bundle is a stand-in symbol or poetic metaphor, it is an act of reciprocity of energies that will render a result. Participants should bring items that will be weaved into the communal despacho.  We will create the bundle indoors first and then proceed outdoors for the fire ceremony portion of this offering. 

Despachos can be very powerful. The intent has to be clear and impeccable, meaning noble causes only. It is very moving and reassuring to know that we are not alone fighting our fights but can call upon the spirits of our elders, on the archetypes of the medicine wheel, on the energy of the sun, the moon, the rivers and our Mother, Pachamama herself to care for us, love us and help us heal.”

Join Shamanic Practitioner Christy Anne* as she guides us through this ceremony.  There is $5 love offering and you will be asked to bring an item to include as an offering in building this bundle. 

*Christy Anne is also an  author of neuro diverse children's book series. 


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    Bundle building indoors with fire outside

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