In the indigenous cultures of Peru and the High Andes, a Despacho Ceremony is an ancient, sacred practice of offering prayers to the mountains (apus), the heavens, Mother Earth (Pachamama) and other spirits of nature in reciprocity, right relationship and gratitude.
As an act of celebration, love and thanks, a Despacho is a reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits and sacred places. At the deepest level, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe.
A Despacho uses symbolic natural elements such as seeds, flowers, shells and candies to build a colorful and sweet prayer bundle that is sent back to the earth and up to the heavens as an offering.
There are unique and beautiful Despacho Ceremonies to honor transitions and new beginnings, including births, deaths, weddings, unions and more. They represent a powerful way to bring about transformation and change, to set your intentions and let them go.
Full Moon and New Moon Fire Ceremonies.
As a dynamic way to bring about transformation in our lives, Fire Ceremonies represent one of the core ceremonial practices of many indigenous traditions.
Most often held in conjunction with a full or new moon, traditional fire ceremonies encourage healing, cleansing and balancing. The fire is an opportunity to release anything that no longer serves us, call in something new, or to simply bring the light and warmth of the fire into our lives and energy field.
Through the fire ceremony, energy bound in old ways can be freed to move in a new direction. The fire can transform “that which needs to die” into new opportunities and new beginnings.
Indigenous Alchemy sponsors occasional public fire ceremonies, and is also available to lead private and small group ceremonies.
Weddings & Sacred Unions
As ordained ministers in the state of Colorado, we can officiate at your wedding, commitment ceremony or sacred union, incorporating (if desired) such ancient indigenous traditions as despachos, fire ceremonies and more.