A Celebration of Medicine Partnership w/our Living Cosmos
January 26-29, 2023
w/don Oscar & Cindy Miro-Quesada
"In my dream, the angel shrugged and said, 'if we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination, 'and then she placed the world gently in the palm of my hand." ~ Anonymous
As souls walking in beauty upon our beloved Pachamama, we are gifted with a continuous influx of cosmic influences woven together into a vast spectrum of vibratory frequencies, revealing themselves as encantos, calicantos, sombras, and other sacred expressions of kamaqkuy ("powers of creation"), all essential to our enhanced mastery of earth-honoring shamanic practice. Refining our ability to discern the usefulness of these cosmic forces and spiritual powers is imperative for accomplishing the visionary service work we are called to bring forth into the world.
Centered upon the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism, this singular apprenticeship held within the earthen sanctity of Sedona Mago's interdimensional portal network is designed to deepen our embodied wisdom of ancestral Heart Island cosmology and enhance our ceremonial management of Pachamama'ss'eqe matrix. Aside from vastly expanding upon our abilities to invoke, evoke and decree alliances of 'spirit medicine' with surrounding Apukuna, participants will gain a more profound understanding of the ayni-mediated dynamics at play behind our ritual feedings of Wakas ("earth shrines"), apacheta creation/consecration, haywarikuyqonoydespacho offerings, and three specific forms of poqowachu pilgrimage known to align Hanaqpacha, Kaypacha and Ukhupacha dimensions of human consciousness for harmonizing sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. Heart Island's shamanic peoples have used these sacred ceremonial arts, which mirror our celestial canopy's cycles, rhythms, pulses, and tonalities to open interdimensional doorways and liminal wormholes conducive to unhindered telepathic communication with our star relatives since time immemorial.
Humankind urgently needs soul-empowering practices able to illuminate the evolutionary potential hidden behind the darkness associated with our increasing estrangement from the sacred dimensions of life. To accomplish this Great Work, we must restore the traditional worldview, recondition the mind and eye, and recapture the primeval vision of our living earth in whose spirit we also partake. This task is not for politicians, religious leaders, nations, or governments, but visionary artists, ceremonial earth stewards, shamanic healers, culture-creatives and their like—and what better place to honor such lofty ideal than supported by the ancestral tutelary spirits and sacred landscape shrines of the majestic Sedona Mago retreat environment. In this way we vastly expand upon our wherewithal as visionary pioneers who have heeded the call to serve as midwives for a New Earth.
Strengthening our experience as a multi-cultural ayllu, a sacred community of Great Work inspired earth stewards, we share our humanness through transparency, vulnerability, defenselessness, and willingness to teach love by the way we live.
Participants shall greatly expand upon their current understanding of the vital relationship between the healing intercession of Apus and Wakas and mastery of the propitiatory ceremonial arts of Limpia (cleansing), Ajustuda (balancing), and Florecida (flowering).
Hermetic wisdom teachings derived from Peruvian curanderismo on activating Pachamama's heavenly portals to serve as an interdimensional passageway that illumines our star-seeded human origins.
Shamanism as a path of enlightenment, a multidimensional means of establishing our human evolutionary partnership with our living, sentient cosmos, and its vast spiritual powers and healing forces crystalized within Pachamama's earthly landscape.
Pachakuti Mesa Tradition shamanic 'tricks-of-the-trade' that foster our human ability to remain immutably still and centered when confronted by overwhelming 'outer 'chaos.
Teachings on the ritual art of soul internalization and bodily integration of shamanic medicines associated with being a healer, ritualist, artist, teacher, and hierophant found, respectively, within the south, west, north, east, and center dimensions of one's PMT altar ground.
What To Bring
A PMT Basic Mesa on a 24" x 24" ground cloth to serve as personal altar ground.
For people new to this tradition, bring a 24" x 24" size manta (altar cloth) with the 7 main directional artes - see PDF for details.
Open flame candles are *not* allowed at Mago, so you will need to bring a battery-operated votive candle for the east directional arte.
Since Mago Hall is already consecrated, we will *not* be needing consecration supplies for under our mesas
Five additional artes that embody the energetic vibration of Sensing, Feeling, Intuiting, Thinking, and Presencing (These can be beloved artes you have already or new artes just for this purpose).
A vara, staff, or wand of your choice for refining your ability at Limpia, Ajustuda, and Florecida. (If you wish your vara to stand upright, you must bring your own container with sand or soil in it.)
A printed or digital copy of your most recent inspirational reading, a passage of which you are instinctually led to share with another as wisdom medicine for their soul.
A stone relative from the area you reside in which contains the shamanic souls of that location to be left at Sedona Mago.
Sacred sound makers
Reusable water bottle
To Register, please choose one of the four lodging and fee options and submit your payment, then fill out the important registration form below. *After you submit, scroll back up to fill out the Captcha image.
The cost of the retreat includes four days of initiatory teaching and ritual, nine nourishing meals, and lodging for three nights.
Option 1: Single room, full payment of $1,640 (save $50)
Option 2: Single room, two payments of $845 (you will receive an invoice on November 15th for your second payment and must pay it within 48hrs of receipt)*
Option 3: Double room, full payment of $1,485 (save $50)
Option 4: Double room, two payments of $767.50 (you will receive an invoice on November 15th for your second payment and must pay it within 48hrs of receipt)*
Heather Weingartner is handling the payment portal and registration for this event. Your payment will go through her business, Earthflower Wisdom.
The cancellation fee is $77 until December 15th if you cancel for any reason. After December 15th, the cancellation fee goes up to $100. If the cancellation is due to a COVID-19 positive test, medical illness or death in the family, the cancellation fee will remain at $77.
After January 11, 2023, the cancellation fee will increase to $675 to account for don Oscar's preparation time. If the cancellation is due to a COVID-19 positive test, medical illness or death in the family, the cancellation fee will remain at $77.
*If you choose the two-payment option and do not make your second payment within 48hrs of receiving the invoice on November 15th, your first payment will be refunded minus the $77 cancelation fee, and you will be moved to the wait list.
Provide a negative COVID test administered no more than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival regardless of having the vaccination or not.
At-Home Rapid Tests are accepted with Date and Timestamp.
Please have your results ready upon arrival, do not wait until you are on-site to test or rely on the Welcome Center to give you a test.
Pass temperature check of less than 100 F upon arrival.
Wear medical Grade Mask (Blue Masks) or equivalent in all shared guest areas including the Welcome Center and Dining Hall. Masks in outdoor areas are not required.
We will evaluate our mask policy for inside our meeting/ceremonial space as January draws near. Please be prepared to be required to wear a mask in our meeting space.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Sedona Mago COVID policy please contact us at the welcome center at (928) 204-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Arrival Information
Please arrive at the Welcome Center between 3pm and 5pm for Registration *A tour of Sedona Mago will be offered at 4 pm for those who are interested. The retreat will end with lunch on Sunday
Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and RetreatSedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat, located in the Red Rocks of Arizona, is owned and operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501 (c)(3) non-denominational “non-profit” organization. The center was created to share the timeless principles and spiritual practices of ancient wisdom and tradition of SunTao. Combined with modern teachings of energy healing and personal development, retreats at Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat provide paths and environments for your holistic healing and self-realization.
The name Mago is from ancient Asian language and it means Mother of All, and represents the unconditional love and spirit of Mother Earth. This sets the direction for why and how we run Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat: to love humanity and the earth. To fulfill this mission, we provide heart-centered leadership retreats and personal development workshops; wellness and natural healing programs, all designed to help you become the fullest expression of your true self.
Sedona Mago is 40 minutes southwest of downtown Sedona and 2.5 hours north of Phoenix. You can arrive by driving or by booking shuttle services from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
If this is your first time driving to Sedona Mago, arrange your schedule to arrive before dark by 5 pm because lighting and vision of road signs when you pass through the national forest are limited. If you must arrive after 5 pm, please arrange for a late check-in with the Welcome Center at (928) 204-3391.
You can book extra nights before or after the retreat directly with Sedona Mago after December 15th.
It will be important to follow the driving directions on Sedona Mago's website because their address put into a GPS system will likely lead you somewhere else. The retreat center is located about 10.8 miles from 700 N Bill Gray Road and is about a 30-minute drive up the dirt road.
Q: How many people will be participating in the retreat? A: We are planning for a total of 74 people in the spacious Mago Hall.
Q: May I stay off-site and still participate in the retreat? A: No, although we have offered this option in the past, all participants must stay on site this time due to requirements of Sedona Mago's use permit with Yavapai County. Because of Mago's remote location on a lengthy dirt road, this limit is due to traffic and environmental impact concerns.
Q: Can my spouse or partner stay with me at Sedona Mago without participating in the retreat? A: Yes! The cost for the spouse/partner is an additional $495 which covers three nights' lodging with you in a double-occupancy room and nine meals with our group. They will need to stay on the property the whole time like the rest of us due to the county use permit. Please email heather at email@example.com if you are interested in this option.
Q: May I arrive some days earlier or stay later to enjoy the area? A: Yes! We encourage you to do just that. You can book additional nights directly with Sedona Mago after December 15th. Their phone number is (928) 204-3391. Be aware that Sedona Mago's county use permit restricts frequent coming and going due to its remote location and environmental impact concerns. The intention is to stay there on the property the entire time and enjoy the meals provided.
Q: Can I camp in a tent or RV for the retreat? A: Unfortunately Sedona Mago does not offer a camping option for their retreat guests.
Q: What if I can't arrive by 5pm for check-in? A: The Welcome Center will be open on Thursday until 7pm, yet we encourage you to arrive earlier so that you can get to dinner on time. If you cannot arrive by 7pm, the Welcome Center will leave keys and waivers for each person in the foyer.
Things to Note
Sedona, Arizona is considered high desert at 4,500 feet altitude. Mago recommends bringing warm layers and wearing sunscreen year-round.
Please wear sturdy footwear outdoors and be prepared to walk an average of 1.5 miles per day between lodging rooms, dining hall and meeting room with more walking during our land outings.
Please stay hydrated during our retreat, as higher elevations require us to drink more water.
Quiet hours outside are after 10 pm and before 6 am.
No meat, no alcohol, no smoking or psychoactive substances are allowed for the group within the premises of the Center.
Guest rooms have two full-sized beds plus a small refrigerator, but no cooking on premises is allowed.