Thursday, June 9, 2011

Interesting Witch/Shaman from Peru.

He does not use either term: Witch or Shaman- but a term that is indigenous to Peru and means what Witch and Shaman mean in that place: Paco.

He has interesting things to say (that I agree with) on gender and the Craft. While he uses language that I would not use (English is not his first language) his message comes across.


  1. Congrats on being in the top 25!! :) I love your blog I voted for you every day :)

  2. I am very intrigued by this post as well as your previous one on the craft (practice?) of the witch/shaman. I am so taken by the truth of it that I don't really even know that I know how to respond well.

    People in my tradition (Christian) are often perplexed or dismissive of the healings of Jesus because "how can you explain a miracle?" or they try to explain it in ways that I've found unsatisfactory. I just want to accept that Jesus is one who was fully present and willing to participate in the life-giving and life transforming approach that you describe. At least that's how I see it, even if I still don't think my words are doing justice to any of this!

    You have a very appealing way of telling about the sacred life-giving energy and those who are dedicated to making that energy visible and available. Thank you!

  3. @laraschamber: Thanks very much! I am flattered and delighted to be in the top 25.

    @Sharon: You are welcome. I think that Magick can often be seen by non-magickal traditions as miracles. I would encourage your Christian friends to explore these questions, rather than set them aside because they are hard to explain.

  4. This is a great piece. I've been studying this tradition for a bit, and it fits well with Feri in a lot of ways. Joan Wilcox's book _Masters of the Living Energy_ is a great resource on the Pacos of Peru, but it's full of translation difficulties too. It's really clear in the book that those difficulties are not always about words, but also about concepts and worldviews. Matt Magee's book is differently good, if you're curious.

  5. @articia: Thanks for the book recommendations! I am always happy to add to my occult library!


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