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The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal

It is with deepest humility and gratitude that the Lodge of the People would like to announce that Autumn and Daniel Moler will be teaching a Pachakuti Mesa Apprenticeship series in the Kansas City metro! Offered in 5 weekend-long sessions, this Apprenticeship series spans a full year where you will receive profound wisdom teachings and powerful initiations into the shamanic arts!

Cultivate a deeper relationship with Nature and the unseen world . . . receive multiple opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment, and profound personal growth!

The PMT Apprenticeship series, originated by world-renowned kamasqa curandero don Oscar Miro-Quesada (pictured above), is designed to train participants into building and utilizing their own mesas: a shamanic altar that facilitates healing on a personal and planetary scale. More than that, it takes one through shamanic initiatory processes that enact transformative potential within each individual. The PMT, like alchemy, is built upon a framework of ritual whose sole purpose is turning one's "lead" into "gold," promoting a path forward for one's soul growth and evolution. In essence, the PMT Apprenticeship series produces shamanic adepts who live fulfilling lives in service to Pachamama (Mother Earth) and their fellow humanity.

An experience of transformation . . .

This workshop series aligns the traditional shamanic arts of Peru and the wisdom of its heritage with the needs of the present day, a transformational moment of planetary and human history. Participants will cultivate a deeper relationship with nature and the unseen world, and receive multiple opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment, and profound personal growth. This apprenticeship series is open to all people who desire to be of service, whether they are long-time mesa carriers or new to this tradition. As stated above, the PMT Apprenticeship series will be divided into five (5) weekend-long intensives spanned across a year's time frame. Each weekend will take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, full of comprehensive and accelerated teachings facilitated by Autumn and Daniel Moler, through both didactic and experiential learning techniques. Participants will be learning inside of a ceremonial lodge space, with their own mesas on hand, including various outside activities as well. Each weekend will include the following:

Part I:   The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past)

October 4 - 6, 2019
This apprenticeship workshop initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa, a powerful and sacred altar. Students learn how to create their own mesas and work with them for self-empowerment, transformation, and helping others. Through shamanic journey and visionary states of consciousness, participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred reciprocity with all that is, the core ingredients of ceremonial mastery, sacred sound and ritual language, healing and curanderismo, and the inner world of the ukhupacha.

Part II:   A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present)

January 31 - February 2, 2020
During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center of the mesa, traditional Peruvian healing practices, and the kaypacha, the middle world. They will explore the kaypacha’s elemental matrix and magico-spiritual power, and learn about the moon’s presence in the middle world, mapping the cosmos on Earth, and celestial death and rebirth.


Part III:   The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future)

April 17 - 19, 2020
This workshop is an initiation into the paqokuna, the Andean Shaman/Priesthood mystical path, the lineage of the sacred mountains, and the five virtues of the mesa. Participants will also journey to and experience the hanaqpacha, the upper world beyond the physical, work with the unseen world there and deepen their connection to their own spiritual resources.

Part IV:   The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery)

July 17 - 19, 2020
In this apprenticeship workshop students will experience the upper world and learn about its lightning bolt of mystical illumination and the flow of kamasqa, the power of Creation. They will work with the elements, the forces of the universe, the body of Mother Earth, and sacred healing objects. In sacred reciprocity participants will create despachos to honor Mother Earth, the sacred mountains, the elements, the unseen world, and prepare for a paqowachu, a sacred pilgrimage.


Part V:   The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth)

October 16 - 18, 2020
This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation and care of an apacheta. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and transformation). Participants will be further empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

Meet the teachers . . .

Autumn Paige Moler

Rarely will you ever meet a priestess as dedicated to the service of Pachamama (Mother Earth) as Autumn Paige Moler. Her list of skills, talents, and training knows no bounds: accomplished doula, yoga instructor, preschool owner and teacher, dancer, drummer, Native flutist, vocalist, curandera, and not to mention mother and wife, Autumn continues every day to build upon years of accumulated knowledge for the sole purpose of bettering humanity's relationship to the planet. All of these tools find their expression through Autumn's heart-felt passion, reverence, and charm as a Sanctioned Teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.

Daniel Moler

Trained in a variety of disciplines, Daniel Moler is an accomplished writer, artist, college professor, and shamanic practitioner. As well as being a Sanctioned Teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, Daniel is also trained in huachuma curanderismo, Lakota medicine practices, Qabalah mysticism, Qigong, among other modalities. Since encountering don Oscar and the mesa, Daniel has dedicated his life to spreading the good medicine of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition out into the world. Incorporating technology, music, art, and humor, Daniel's teaching style is a mutli-sensory experience that appeals to participants from all walks of life.

Location, location, location . . .

The Apprenticeship series will take place at the fabulous natural grounds of Hollis Renewal Center, 153 acres of secluded wooded land located 20 minutes west of downtown Kansas City with facilities for retreats, workshops, meetings and outdoor activities.  Over five miles of hiking trails crisscross the property and East Mission Creek flows from its north to south. Hollis' Lodge will be the primary location of the Apprenticeship center of learning, though many activities will take place outside (weather permitting). Camping will be available for a fee of $3/night, otherwise participants will be responsible for their own lodging. Hollis Renewal Center is located at 11414 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66111.

If you are ready to sign up . . .

Cost of the Apprenticeship Series is $333 per weekend. Full cost of the weekend is due to reserve your enrollment, as space is limited! If anything you have seen or read here calls to you, we look forward to connecting with you further about this life-changing experience! Feel free to contact us using the email form before and we will get back to you as soon as possible to answer questions, exchange insights, and sign you up this adventure in shamanic transformation!

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"The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition apprenticeship has provided me the space to feel safe, look deeper in to my potential as a human and healer, and to connect to my local and global communities at a more compassionate and heart-centered level."

Brad E

Shawnee, KS

"I feel a very high vibration and a deep sense of gratitude for all the effort Autumn and Daniel put into preparing the class and materials. I can see it is a labor of Love and a life style. It was also interesting to see how the other participants have grown and changed from the last weekend. How they are becoming more open and confident. How some are healing. How their Mesas are evolving. This experience is truly life changing for everyone involved."
John R.

Kansas City, MO

“Daniel offers an enthusiastically informed presentation. He is dedicated to transforming the energy of the participants and devoted to the tradition.”

Claire B., Gardener

KS, Teacher/Musician

“I feel so much gratitude for the experience of engaging in the PMT apprenticeship and having the opportunity of learning the traditions of this beautiful path. Autumn and Daniel imparted information in a way that was both personal and understandable; they were in service to their students providing support, clarification, and assistance during and outside of the apprenticeship weekends. I found the journeys, ceremonies, and rituals to be deeply effective and meaningful. Autumn and Daniel both are an example of ones who truly live the Great Work.”

Amy Cheung


“I highly suggest embarking on the profound journey of the PMT Apprenticeship! This year-long “course” will change your life for the better; you will learn a great deal about yourself and look upon life with a deeper appreciation and universal understanding. Daniel’s passion, knowledge, and true love for the PMT exudes thru his teachings. His combination of teaching styles, tools, and interactive activities will keep you captivated throughout the year and sharply educate you on this divine lineage. The love and support you will receive from Daniel (Moler) will touch upon your soul. His pure love for the work that he does and his overall compassion for his students is second to none.”

Taryn Kelly


“By doing one learns; with study one refines; through dreaming one creates; in loving one fulfills—such is the secret art for tending to the perennial garden of our soul.”

don Oscar Miro-Quesada

Autumn and Daniel at Ñaupa Iglesia (Temple of the Moon), near Pachar, Peru. 

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