Explanation of a Despacho Ceremony!

The Despacho is a ceremony traditional to the Andes.


The term Despacho refers to the act of making an offering. It is similar to a “give away”. It is a gift to Mother Earth Pachamama, the Mother star system Hatun Chaska, the Sun Inti and the Spirits of the Mountains Apus that places us in right relationship and right reciprocity. It establishes a linkage between our three centers of interaction and the physical Universe; our personal power, located in the solar plexus, our love, located in the heart chakra and our wisdom, sourced from our third eye, bindhu chakra. Despachos are fundamental ceremonies of the Q’eros, which involve an offering of the Mesa, or medicine bundle. This form is one of the primary ways the Q’eros manifest reality.