The Peruvian Mesa
There are two predominant approaches to building a mesa. One of which is more traditional Peruvian in structure, following the underlying principle of the 3 worlds: the ukkupacha (pronounced uhoo pacha) roughly correlating to what we refer to as the lower world, the kaypacha, which correlates to the middle world in which we live our every day lives, and the hanaqpacha (hanna pacha) or upper world, of angelic beings, or the unmanifest world of undeveloped possibility.
The other more commonly seen Mesa, in this country [USA], is built upon the model that follows through the 4 directions, beginning in the south, west, north and then east. This model also somewhat follows the same principle, as the south works with healing the self and things of this world, addressing the issues of fear, power, and sorrow. The west progresses to the work of the ukku pacha, or lower world which pertains to shadow work, ancestral and karmic healing. After the deep healing of the first two directions, the student is now prepared to take his or her place in a lineage which likely dates back as far as 50,000 years of unbroken teachings and rites of passage. In the North, it is now possible to begin to source from a new place, rather than from the wounds of our past and our histories, as the student has stepped beyond the need for enemies in this world or the next. Rather, the student of this path is now informed directly from the lineage, and masters the art of stillness and invisibility, before stepping into the East work where death rites and visionary work is undertaken.
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