THREE PART SERIES
Rebuilding Sacred Landscapes is an online journey through the art and construction of sacred medicine items. This course is a continuation of the Sacred Landscapes theme, in that it will explore the inner landscape of the shamanic path, and go deep into the essence of this ancient art form.
This new course will be an in depth look at the function, construction, and use of some of the most important medicine items used by shamanic practitioners from Peru and Bolivia.
This series will be a deep dive into the very heart of what makes medicine items so powerful, and why and how they are able to come to life in ritual and ceremony.
Each class will be uploaded to a dedicated online learning platform to view at your convenience if you miss the live broadcast.
A dedicated space will also be provided to engage in meaningful dialogue with community regarding course topics on this site.
Learn the Art and Use of Seguros
Seguros are bottles of ritually arranged herbs that are placed into a bottle to rebuild a sacred landscape. Once prepared, these jars of plants embody the medicines that grow in specific enchanted locations.
"Mateo, Thank you for these wonderful Sacred Landscapes videos. They allowed me a deeper understanding of our transition/transformation through the 3 worlds of the Mesa. I love the use of the artes to face our shadows in the Ukhu Pacha. It gave me a more real sense of letting go. While I am and always will be a work in progress, I can more clearly address these transitions to move forward toward transformation. I found that exploring, researching, and acknowledging those who guide us in unconditional love that this is the path I have always been on. It took me to a place of wisdom imparted to me long ago. It put my re-membering back in view. As I continue on my journey through these Sacred Landscapes I have a better understanding of the process to becoming a hollow bone. I am grateful to have taken this wonderful course work. In greatest appreciation!"
Elaine Gast Fawcett
"Mateo! I really enjoyed Sacred Landscapes. You explained things in a way that made it really clear and accessible for me. I had a couple 'mind-blow' moments during your class where I finally 'got it' in a new way!"
"I am great-full and impressed with the amount of teachings you share in one course. It is so well orchestrated, and your stories and personal experiences makes it all come together in a light and easy way for me to let things go and have lots of fun... it is well seasoned and delightful! I feel like something transformed and lifted for me during those three courses."
"I have had something new enter into my "relationship" with my mesa and artes that I am becoming to recognize as a shift, that for me is so profound. I want to express my gratitude for this. In the past, I have experienced moments of deep connection with some of my artes that I honor very much. A new dimension of that is emerging that is very exciting for me. The creation of these "Self" artes is a new twist for me, which I feel has led to this shift. Through placing "parts of me" into an arte, and placing it into a safe, nurturing, Loving, space on my mesa where I can interact with it from a place Mateo describes, has brought some focus to it, but what has been growing from this seed so much stronger, like a huge sunflower from a tiny stalk is the "relationship" between me and all that is in that part of me in the arte. I seem to be connecting more to the space in-between myself and the arte, to the relationship. What amazes me, and excites me is how the presence of relationship that is speaking to me so strongly is deepening my understanding and opening up what seems like a whole world to explore that can emerge, teach, flower from exploring what resides in the arte by "being" in relationship with it, by focusing on the relationship. This may seem elementary to some, but for me it is an opening, a portal to deeper relationship with myself, listening/sitting more with the wisdom that is waiting to emerge, and to a sense within me that is now palpable of what all is happening within my mesa, and my work/service with it. In all my excitement about this, the "relationship" presence draws me down to earth and encourages me to ground in order to be present with it. This all feels to me like "the middle world". So much gratitude for these teachings and this gift Mateo!"
"Your eloquence with words, stories, teachings and poems were amazing to be a witness of. I’m so proud to call you a brother on this walk, and feel a belonging in your tribe. I look forward to any and all upcoming teachings with you."
"Mateo’s teachings are insightful, original and deep. His poetic way of sharing complex subject matter is enjoyable and thought provoking. Thank you Mateo for another great class."