People are increasingly being drawn to places with a spiritual power according to Shaman Maria, whose company, Quantam Quest Shamanic Journeys leads pilgrimages to some of the world’s most mystical and magic places.
“A pilgrimage is founded on reason or purpose for wanting to connect with something magnificent that will alter the course of your life.” Shaman Maria said. “We leave our cares and concerns of everyday life and travel to places of power where the energy of creation seeps into our world and where we can affect changes in our global consciousness, which is desperately needed in our world today.”
According to Shaman Maria, pilgrimages are growing in popularity in response to changes in the world’s climate, economies and politics. With stability and security being increasingly threatened, she believes the masses are yearning for something on which they may anchor their faith, trust and hope. Pilgrimages to sacred places allow people to focus on spiritual instead of material things.
The difference between a pilgrimage and an ordinary tour is that a pilgrimage is conscious journey in which the pilgrim learns to accept the natural terms of the universe. A pilgrim must be open and flexible, willing to change their lives and discover their purpose for being.
“The experience can be incredibly life transforming and you must be aware that unexpected change will occur,” Shaman Maria said.
The pilgrimage tours she leads blend traditional Shamanic and spiritual experiences, including ceremony and ritual in the natural landscape. She combines traditional Inkan, Q’ero, Native American Sacred Pipe and Cabana de Sudor (sweat lodge) and Goddess & Lords ceremonies, set in the natural beauty and of the Andes.
Maria’s website is www.PachamamaOneWorld.com. For more on Shaman Maria email Maria_Gurule@comcast.net.