“Initiation helps one to forge a link between oneself and an ancient lineage of knowledge.” – Alberto Villoldo
Munay-Ki is considered the next step in the evolution of our species. The new human, homo luminous, is coming into being in this era, and Munay-Ki is part of the birthing process.
Munay-Ki comes from a Quechua word that means “I love you”, or “be as thou art.” The Munay-Ki are the nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power who has accepted the stewardship for all rites are common to all shamanic traditions, even though they are expressed in different forms and styles in different cultures. They derive from the great initiations from the Hindus Valley that were brought to the Americas by the first medicine men and women who crossed the Bering Straits from Siberia during the glacial period some 30,000 years ago. These courageous travelers were the Laika, the Earthkeepers of old. The Laika have always been ordinary men and women who live extraordinary lives. They were not born with special gifts from Spirit; they have acquired uncommon grace and power through prayer, study of the wisdom teachings or insights, and discipline. Some grew to be renowned leaders and healers, while others lived quiet lives, raising their children and growing corn. The Laika felt that people would come to the Munay-Ki when they were ready and felt a calling to do so.
The Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki
The Rites were given for the first time from light beings to the early masters and are today given from master to protégé. When an Earthkeeper gives the rites to a protégé it is not the master as such who gives the rites, but a lineage of light beings. They transmit the rite via the master’s forehead (third eye) to the protégé’s forehead, while bent together with their foreheads touching each other. To transmit the energy, the Earthkeeper holds Sacred Space and tunes in to the vibration he or she wishes to transmit.
The first 4 Rites are the Foundation Rites, which are the first to be installed. We spend appropriate time growing them, so they can best serve us, before we receive the energetic transmissions of the other five Rites.
The first rite is the Healers rite, which connects us to a long lineage of past and present Earthkeepers who assist us in our personal healing. The Laika know that we have tremendous spiritual assistance available to us. These luminous beings work on us during our meditation and sleep time To heal the wounds of the past and of our ancestors.
The second rite consists of protections installed in our Luminous Energy Field. These are known as the Bands of Power, and consist of five energetic bands representing earth, air, fire, water, and pure light. These bands are installed in our Luminous energy field, and act as filters, breaking down into one of the five elements any negative energies that come our way so that these energies can feed us instead of making us toxic or ill. The Bands of Power are always operating, and negative energies bounce right off them. In a complex world filled with fear & intrusion, the bands provide us with essential protection.
The third are the Harmony rites, in which we receive seven archetypes into our chakras. In the first chakra, we receive the archetype of serpent; jaguar goes into the second chakra; hummingbird into the third; and eagle into the fourth. Then, three “archangels” go into our upper three chakras.
Huascar Inka, the keeper of the lower world and the unconscious, is transmitted into the fifth chakra; Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent God of the Americas, and keeper of the middle world (our waking world) goes into the sixth; and Pachakuti Inka, the protector of the upper world (our super-conscious) and keeper of the time to come goes into the seventh chakra. These archetypes are transmitted into our chakras as seeds.
These seeds germinate with fire, and we perform a number of fire meditations to awaken them and help them grow. Afterward, they help combust any psychic sludge that has built up in our chakras, so that they shine with their original light as we acquire our rainbow body. This rite helps us to shed our past the way the serpent sheds her skin.
Next, in the Foundation Rites, are the Seer rites, which of light extending from our visual cortex in the back of our head to our third eye and heart chakras. This practice awakens our ability to perceive the invisible world.
The next series of Rites, the fifth through ninth, are the Energetic Transmissions.
The fifth is the Daykeeper rites. The Daykeepers were the masters of The ancient stone altars found in sacred places throughout the world, from Stonehenge to Machu Picchu. The Daykeeper is able to call on the power of these ancient altars to heal and bring balance to the world. This rite is an energetic transmission that connects us to a lineage of Laikas from the past. According to lore, the Daykeepers call on the sun to rise each morning and set each evening, making sure that humans are in harmony with Mother Earth, and honoring the ways of the feminine. The Daykeepers were the midwives who attended births and deaths, as well as being the herbalists, or curanderas. They were generally women, and were knowledgeable about the ways of the feminine earth. This initiation begins the process of healing our inner feminine, and helps us to step beyond fear and practice peace.
The sixth Rite is the Wisdomkeeper rite. The legends say that the ancient wisdom resides in the high mountains. The ice-covered peaks are revered as places of power, just as other mountains around the world, from Mt. Sinai to Mt. Fuji to Mt. Olympus, have always been honored as places where humans meet the divine. The lineage of Wisdomkeepers are medicine men and women from the past who defeated death and stepped outside of time. The job of the Wisdomkeeper is to protect the medicine teachings and share them with others when appropriate. This rite helps us to step outside of time and taste infinity.
The seventh is the Earthkeeper rite. This rite connects us to a lineage of archangels that are guardians of our galaxy. They’re reputed to have human form and be as tall as trees. The Earthkeepers, who are stewards of all life on the Earth, come under the direct protection of these archangels and can summon their power when they need to in order to bring healing and balance to any situation. The rite of the Earthkeepers helps us learn the ways of the seer, and to dream the world into being.
The eighth is the Starkeeper rite. This rite anchors us safely to the time after the great change that is said will occur on or around the year 2012. According to lore, when we receive this rite, our physical body begins to evolve into that of Homo luminous. The aging process is slowed down, and we become resistant to diseases we were once vulnerable to. After I received these rites, I noticed that I no longer processed events primarily at the physical level. I started to live, and process the events that occurred in my life, at the level of Spirit. When we receive these rites, we acquire stewardship of the time to come and all future generations.
The ninth is the Creator rite. When we receive this initiation, we awaken the God-light within us, and acquire stewardship for all of creation, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies in the universe. This rite has never been available before on the planet. Although there were individuals who attained this level of initiation, and awakened their Christ or Buddha consciousness, it was never possible to transmit these from one person to another, until today. So while Spirit-to-human transmission happened on occasion, human-to-human transmission was impossible until now. The Creator rite was brought forth and gifted to us by Inka elders in the Andes during the summer of 2006.