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For the first time ever, the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Series is being offered in Australia!

It is with deepest humility and gratitude that the Lodge of the People would like to announce that Daniel will be teaching a Pachakuti Mesa Apprenticeship series in Australia! This is the first time this apprenticeship series will be offered in the sacred land Down Under. The series will be offered differently than it has in the past, held in two week-long workshops in 2017, not far from the capital city of Canberra. Take a look below for more details. 

Prepare to experience a powerful Apprenticeship in the Shamanic Arts . . .

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) Apprenticeship series being offered in Australia will be a two-week series of intensives based out of Silver Wattle Quaker Centre in beautiful Bungendore, New South Wales. Located on the western side of Weereewa (Lake George), Silver Wattle covers 42 hectares (104 acres) of wooded hills and alluvial slopes, with another 1052 hectares (2600 acres) of land extending to the north and east. This is a prime space to engage with Mother Nature for facilitating a once-in-a-lifetime experience of transformation!

The PMT Apprenticeship series, originated by world-renowned kamasqa curandero don Oscar Miro-Quesada, 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.

The format . . .

As stated above, the PMT Apprenticeship series will be divided into two week-long intensives split a couple months apart. Each week will include five days of comprehesnive and acelerated teachings facilitated by Daniel Moler, through both didactic and experiential learning techniques. Partcipants will be learning inside of a ceremonial lodge space, with their own mesas on hand, including various outside activities as well. Each week will include the following:

WEEK ONE: Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2017


The Call to Heal Module

  • Learning what it means to be a shamanic healer.

  • Learning and building the basic structure of the mesa.

  • The Ukhupacha: engaging with the Lowerworld and its importance to healing.

  • Animal Ally: embracing guidance from the animal kingdom.

The Balance of Power Module

  • The Kaypacha: engaging with the Middleworld and its relevance to healing.

  • The Master Teacher: getting to know unseen guidance for worldly balance.

  • Learning rituals of balance: utlizing the mesa to healing one's body and mind.

The Condor's Quest Module

  • The Hanaqpacha: engaging with the Upperworld and its inspiration to healing.

  • Learning sacred reciprocity: the language of participant with the unseen realms.

  • Learning about the Apus, the mountain lords of Andean lore.

  • Shamanic Journeying: traversing the unseen realms to gain insight and information.

WEEK TWO: April 7 - 12, 2017


The Hummingbird's Ascent Module

  • Learning the importance of the Royal Hummingbird in shamanic illumination.

  • Learning about the lightening bolt of initiation, the Hanaqpacha Qaqyarayu.

  • Deepening one's experience of the tawantin: the four healing powers.

  • Despachos: the shamanic offerings of thanksgiving.

  • Preparation for one's paqowachu, an Andean vision quest/pilgrimage in Nature.


  • Participants will engage in a 24 hour pilgrimage into the wilderness.

  • Daniel Moler will facilitate and support participants during this time.

The Shamanic Self Module

  • Reintegration from the paqowachu and back into the world.

  • Deepening the art of the depsacho.

  • Learning about apachetas: cairn altars supporting the planetary grid.

  • What it means to be a shamanic adept in today's world.

  • In-person PMT lineage transmission with don Oscar Miro-Quesada!


We are blessed to welcome don Oscar Miro-Quesada to our circle on the final day of the Apprenticeship series to give a live transmission of the Pachkuti Mesa lineage to the particpants of the series, establishing a compacto (contract) with the Australian landscape and its people as stewards of Mother Earth.

The teacher . . .

"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 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, PMT Adept

Trained in a variety of disciplines, Daniel Moler is an accomplished writer, artist, college professor, and shamanic practitioner. He has had many articles published around the world on shamanism and other spiritual topics including The Tattooed Buddha, Sacred Hoop, Indie Shaman, The Journal of Contemporary Shamanism, and more. His books include the shamanic urban fantasy novel Red Mass, the first ever biography of psychonaut philosopher Terence McKenna called Machine Elves 101, as well as a chapter installment in Ross Heaven's book Cactus of Mystery. 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 everyone.

The experience . . .

In order to reserve your spot in this Apprenticeship experience you will need to contact our Australian sponsor Harry Harris from Canberra in one of the following ways:

The reciprocity for each week is $1950 Australian Dollars, which includes meals and lodging, as well as the teachings. Once your spot is reserved, Daniel Moler will reach out with a detailed packet for the week's expectations, materials needed, etc.

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