Sunday, June 11 – Journey within Peru. (overnight stay in Cuzco)
Sacsayhuaman: (Pre-Inca Mountain Fortress).
The other group members arrived early for breakfast from their flight Lima to Cuzco. They looked exhausted seeing they got up around 5 a.m. in the morning to catch the first flight to Cuzco. We had a lovely breakfast together.
The small group (6 persons) I was in was instructed to go to San Francisco Church and Monastery in Cuzco together to connect there and do a ceremony together. One of the ladies of our group was suffering from the high altitude effects but was brave enough to come with us. One of the main themes was communication with each other.
Upon arrival on the grounds one of the ladies suggested we should express ourselves with each other and share our opinion with each other. This was for me a opportunity to apologies for what happened in the previous church in Lima to the group. Others also expressed what they wished to relate as well.
When we entered the church a mass or service was going on. We sat in the back aisle with each other for awhile. Than a lady with such a pure voice started to sing a hymn in the service and we all stood up to embrace each other in the circle. I started to sing with her and every fiber of my body reacted. We than silently went outside to buy some candles in every color of the rainbow as one of the ladies of the group suggested. By the time we returned, the mass had ended and we roomed around in the church in silence. First we went to different areas that was connected with Francisco and other monks. Than we gather at Maria’s altar and placed the candles there for everyone in silent prayer.
After this we entered the museum of the monastery. There was one burial chamber where one of the ladies placed her skull and I joined in as well with the crystal bag with the skulls and crystal plus the World Essence Spray sending blessings to the highest good of All.
We than walked back to the Hotel where someone laid out a Arthurian Legend card layout. A conversation started with the interpretation. At the end a discussion occurred between one of the man and one of the ladies. Unfortunately this discussion ended not truly in fair understanding, honor and respect for each other.
In the afternoon in the Hotel we met Fernando Escobar, his wife and son, who shared his knowledge and ceremonies with us. All together we went to Sacred Site Saqsayhuaman to connect and listen to the history of the place plus the ceremony on a hill top overlooking the Site with Fernando playing his drum and whistling. His young son had shown us where we could sit in contemplation. Fernando’s son handed us all a Chakana to wear around our neck. Deepest Gratitude Amigo.
In the evening we were free to go wherever we wished too.
Chant: Ahau, Cauac, Muluc, Ik, CAUAC
KIN 19 – Blue Rhythmic Storm of the Crystal Rabbit Moon of Cooperation, light code 19:6:13 to organise resources and bring it efficiently into balance in your life within the catalyzation of self generative energy flow to transform and heal. You feel Blue Storm when the truth is being suppressed. Within the natural supportive spiral movement of Unconditional Love and Universal Consciousness the onward move is within transformation to be spiraled into the challenged, strengthened and creation of opportunity of Trusting the purification especially the emotions to be what is and observing without judgement. As the hidden power within reveals the communication breath of Spirit.
Planets: Pluto, Mercury, Uranus
Tone 6 is to balance and organize equality
Located on the outskirts of the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco. It rests on an artificially levelled mountaintop, and consists of three outer lines of gargantuan walls, 1,500 ft. long and 54 ft. wide, surrounding a paved area containing a circular stone structure believed to be a solar calendar. The ruins also include a 500,000-gallon water reservoir, storage cisterns, ramps, citadels and underground chambers
Sacsayhuaman was built overlooking the Inca navel off Cuzco (Cusco). The ‘fortress’ is composed of three large terraced walls, which are said to represent the ‘Teeth of the Jaguar’ (The original city of Cuzco was said to have been in the shape of a jaguar). Above the magnificent terraces are the remains of circular structure called Muyuqmarka.
Sacsayhuaman in Quechua the language means “Satisfied Falcon”
Although it is commonly referred to as a ‘fortress‘, the early chroniclers were unanimous in their opinion that it had a reputation as a Royal House of the Sun:
* Garcilaso de la Vega, who sates in his “Comentarios Reales” (“Royal Comments”) that people from Cusco knew, from ancient times, that this architectonic complex was actually a Royal House of the Sun. In chapter VI of his Seventh Book he says: “…an Inca with royal blood left the fortress as a messenger of the Sun…he left the fortress and not the Temple of the Sun, because it was said that he was a messenger of war not of peace, that the fortress was the House of the Sun”.
* Pedro Cieza de León, Spanish chronicler of the conquest times, states in his book “El Señorío de los Incas” (“The Incan Dominion”) that the Royal House of the Sun was located to the north of the city of Cusco, within a collado.
* Martín de Murúa, also a Spanish chronicler, states that Sacsayhuamán “…was, at first, the House of the Sun, and nowadays it is only a witness of its ruin”.
Some of the stones show indentations which may have served a purpose in the construction process.
Although a substantial part of the walls has been removed over the ages (as much as 3m along their lengths according to archaeologists), what remains does so because it was too large to move.
Tambomachay (The Inca Baths)
Commonly referred to as the ‘Baños del Inca‘ or the ‘Inca baths’, Tambomachay is believed to have been a site for ritual bathing. The excellent quality of the stonework suggests that the location was of importance to the Incas. The ruins basically consist of 3 tiered platforms.
The top level has four trapezoidal niches; on the next level an underground spring emerges directly from a hole at the base of the stonework and from here cascades down to the bottom platform, while on the lower platform the spring water splits into two channels, both pouring the last metre into a stone basin.
From the simple perspective of construction techniques, this is probably one of the best examples of masonry in all the Pre-Columbian Americas.
The quarries for the stones are located 9 miles and 20 miles away, on the other side of a mountain range and a deep river gorge. Within a few hundred yards of the complex is a single stone that was carved from the mountainside, moved some distance, and then abandoned. The stone contains steps, platforms and depressions, probably intended as a part of the fortifications. It now sits upside-down, the size of a five-storey house.
The largest stone blocks at Sacsayhuaman (some of which are over 28ft high), are regularly estimated to weigh over 120 tons (2). while more enthusiastic estimates place the largest stones at 300 tons (4), 361 tons (21), 440 tons (1). So, precise was the masonry that one block on the outer walls, for example, has faces cut to fit perfectly with 12 other blocks. Other blocks were cut with as many as 36 sides. All the blocks were fitted together so precisely that a thickness gauge could not be inserted between them.
The Muyuqmarka: (The Cuzco Sundial, The ‘Eye of the Jaguar’)
On top of the Sacsayhuaman fortress are the remains of a structure discovered in 1934.
The Muyuqmarka consists of three concentric, circular stone walls connected by a series of radial walls. There are three channels constructed to bring water into what many scientists consider to be a reservoir. A web-like pattern of 34 lines intersects at the centre and also there is a pattern of concentric circles that corresponded to the location of the circular walls.
Originally, the Myuqmarka was a building with 4 superposed floors. The first body would have had a square floor; the second would have been cylindrical; the third would have had also a cylindrical shape. The successive would have formed circular cultivation terraces with decreasing width, being the widest of 3.6 m and the narrowest of 3 m. The tower would have ended up in a conic ceiling. Muyu Marca must have reached a total height of 20 meters. It was as amazing work that generated the admiration of several chroniclers. The Spaniards destroyed it, in spite of the protests both from Cieza and Inca Garcilaso.
The Eye of the Jaguar.
Article: 2003: SOURCE: EFE News Agency , March 9, 2003.
Ancient Tunnel Discovered in Sacred Inca City of Cuzco
This find may form part of a series of galleries, chambers, fountains and ancient mausoleums located under the ancient Incan city of Cuzco.
A tunnel measuring 2 km in length, linking the Koricancha temple with the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, located on the outskirts of the Peruvian city of Cuzco, was discovered by Spanish archaeologist Anselm Pi Rambla, in the ancient Inca capital. The tunnel may form part of a series of galleries, chambers, fountains and ancient mausoleums which are probably under the city of Cuzco, according to measurments made by Pi Rambla as part of the Wiracocha Project, initiated in August 2000. The Spanish scholar stated before the Peruvian Congress’s Cultural Commission that he had discovered the subterranean passageway, which in his opinion, “may change perspectives on Peruvian history.” According to radar images obtained by Pi Rambla, the tunnel links directly to the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha, with the Convent of Santa Catalina or Marcahuasi, with the Cathedral or Temple of Inca Wiracocha, with the palace of Huascar, with the Temple of Manco Capac or Colcampata and with the Huamanmarca. All of these buildings are in a perfect astronomical alignment, which confirms that ancient Peruvians also guided their constructions by the location of the Sun, the Moon and the constellations. Access to a tunnel at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress was already known, but it was condemned in 1923 to avoid the disappearances of curiosity seekers who entered it, since its trajectory was unknown.
The archaeologist explained that this would involve a “Pre-Inca citadel”, belonging to a culture that has yet to be considered..
“We calculate that it would be some 100 meters under Cuzco…the great question is ascertaining what age it belonged to,” adds the archaeologist. In May, Pi Rambla will spearhead the excavation work aimed at confirming the location of the subterranean galleries which confirm the stories of chroniclers like Garcilaso de la Vega and Cieza de León regarding an underground citadel in Cuzco.