THE EAGLE & THE CONDOR
The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient prophecy of the Amazon that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths - that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine... The prophecy says that the potential would eventually arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity.
- Indigenous Prophecy
A MAN'S JOURNEY INTO THE AMAZON
Accept the invitation of our indigenous
Partners and journey with us to their ancestral
The Achuar and Sapara are inviting you to stand
beside them and explore their world.
They will welcome you into their villages and homes
and be our guides as we venture
Into a world that is still as it was created.
Through rainforest hikes,river trips in dugout canoes,
and participating in sacred shamanic ceremonies, you
will come to know them as brothers as they guide
you into the heart of Pachamama.
All My Relations…
The Achuar and Sapara have a proverb or prayer that is included in many rituals and is a deep part of their worldview: “Mitakuye Oyasin” or “All My Relations.” Not limited to their communities, it can be found in many indigenous cultures around the globe. It is an ancient concept, timeless and deep, with no known beginning or traceable chronology. It is an idea that forms a lens through which these people see the world, see each other, and see both the past and the future.
“All My Relations” embodies the idea that we are all connected by unbreakable bonds as tightly interconnected as a mother with her baby when it is within her womb. We are family, bound to humanity as a whole as well as to the Earth, the plants and animals that share it with us, and to the stars and other heavenly bodies in the universe.
“Mitakuye Oyasin,” is an invitation to you from our brothers, to experience the serenity and awe that can come from one’s deep sense of belonging to life itself.
A New Dream
“The world is as you dream it,” an Amazonian shaman once told John Perkins, the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.
Our alliance with The Achuar and the Sapara was founded when the Achuar and Schuar reached out, through dreaming, to unite the best of two worlds and create a new dream for the planet.
Consider the Men’s Journey into the Amazon as an invitation to perceive the world from a place of wonder. An initiation to join with the Achuar and Sapara to create a new dream for the world, and for your place in it
Each Journey is skillfully curated by trained leaders and expert guides on the ground.
Our Journey Leaders have experience as a Journey participant and have gone through extensive leadership training to effectively hold a safe and dynamic space for you on your Journey.
Group meets at 5 pm at the historic Quito hotel, Cultura Manor, for a welcome and orientation followed by a group dinner together. Accommodations at Cultura Manor.