Visit to a small town along the way plus Muray. Meeting up with the others who went to Machu Picchu and had dinner together. Overnight in Cuzco.
We picked up Fernando Escobar in Pisac and travelled onwards. The plan was first to visit Chinceros but I am not certain if we went there. In any case we went to a small town as guidance told us to stop there. Arthur and Pieter checked out a ally that showed various signs and signals. It was a lesson to listen and follow whatever was being related.
We than went to visit Moray. Moray – is the name of the Incan ruins near the town of Maras, Peru that sits six hundred meters above Urubamba and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Moray is the name of the Incan agricultural laboratory that was likely used to cultivate resistant and hearty varieties of plants high in the Andes. The site is not on the typical tourist agenda; however, it is included in the boleto touristico offered in Cuzco and is on the way back from Machu Picchu between Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
The Agricultural Laboratory of the Incas – Three large natural depressions in which terraced co-centric circles were constructed. Seeds cultivated at this site were likely sent throughout the Incan empire to improve yield in the harsh conditions of the Andes and were probably one of the benefits offered by the Incas for peaceful incorporation of neighboring tribes into the Incan empire. Today the site is a series of co-centric circles on plateaus 400 m above the valley floor (3,200-3,500 m above sea level). The site was designed by the Incas to take advantage of natural depressions below the level plain and model Andean, jungle and semi-tropical environments for the growth of different plant varieties. Pollen studies indicate that soils from each of these regions was imported by the Incas to each of the large circular basins. In the largest of the depressions (150 m) a series of water channels can be seen finding their way to the bottom. Studies have found temperature variations up to 5 degrees Celsius.
Few books are available on Incan Agriculture in Cuzco or surrounding cities so study up before arriving. Guides are included for free at the site, inquire at the control point.
My personal experience here was that Alien ships had also landed here as well to assist with the vegetation and the surroundings here. When I look at the spiral movement energy of Yellow Spectral Seed as explained below it was quite a synchronicity that we were there.
Whilst walking down towards this garden I could feel a deep pulsation in the heart area. I felt I had been here before and this certainly brought about a bliss of Joy to be here in the Presence of Now. Fernando Escobar shared stories with us here and did a ceremony of connection with this contribution of collective Unconditional Love. Especially one of the spirals represented this so well with the collection of stones that All who had worked and contributed on this project. We stood next to each other and joined hands and hearts as One. Fernando shared humming and I also contributed some toning and light language here as well. We than went to the next spiral garden and sat in silence. Thank you Pieter Tigelaar for translating the story Fernando related to us from Spanish into English.
After this we went to a restaurant and waited for the Machu Picchu group members to join in for dinner. One of the ladies of the group celebrated her birthday as well. We than travelled to Cuzco for the night at the Hotel Royal Inca again. The festivities were still going on in the town.
KIN 24 – Yellow Spectral Seed of the Crystal Rabbit Moon of Cooperation, light code 24:10:18 to dissolve, liberate, surrender and forgive in humbleness, compassion and acceptance to seed whereby all possibilities are stored, just like the germinated soil that contains All to allow the seed to flourish and flower within. In this supportive natural spiral movement of Vision and dreams as you face the challenge, strengthening and opportunity of the Inner Shaman’s journey of who you are now and where you are now is All you ever wished for. This openness contains the key of realizing your dreams in the presence of Now. As you move onwards to the hidden power of navigating the evolution of synchronicity of your passageway.
Chant: Men, Kan, Ix, Caban, KAN
Planets: Jupiter, Asteroid Belt, Uranus
Chinceros – mythical birthplace of the rainbow
Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3765m about 30km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colourful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. The village mainly comprises mud brick (adobe) houses, and locals still go about their business in traditional dress. The village may have been an important town in Inca times. The most striking remnant of this period is the massive stone wall in the main plaza which has ten trapezoidal niches. The construction of the wall and many other ruins and agricultural terraces (which are still in use) are attributed to Inca Tupac Yupanqui who possibly used Chinchero as a kind of country resort.
In the main plaza an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. The church is open on Sundays for mass.
Half an hour’s walk from the village brings you to Lake Piuri which once fed Cusco with water. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the lake passing through small picturesque villages. There are no tourist hotels in Chinchero but there are a couple of very basic hostals.
Entrance to the main plaza and ruins is included in the Cuzco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) which costs 130 Peruvian Soles and is valid for 10 days (although you can enter each site just once). The ticket is best bought in Cusco but it is also on sale at at the government check point at the bottom of the hill leading up to the plaza. If you don’t want to buy the complete ticket you can buy a partial ticket which costs 70 Peruvian Soles and is valid for 2 days allowing entry to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray. There is no entrance fee to the Sunday morning market which is held at the bottom of the hill by the main car-park.