Ecuador Shamans – How to Immerse Yourself in Ancient Secret Actions

by | Feb 2, 2007 | Archives

Ecuador shamans can help you improve your health and much more.

Yesterday’s message looked at why we cannot depend on insurance to look after our health. We also saw two figurines, one given to me by an Ecuador shaman, the other an ancient knightly symbol that passed on an ancient secret exercise for better health.

Getting out of the Western linear process of working till you retire, eating fast food, avoiding exercise, getting imbalanced by this lifestyle and masking the symptoms with pharmaceuticals paid for by FREE (yeah) insurance can make your more wonderful.

To this end we have wanted to offer a way than Ecuador shamans can help you learn about totally different, circular ways to live and process IN-formation.

Ecuador Shamans & Information Processing

The linear process of life is raising its ugliest head, angered by the law of diminishing returns. Insurance costs, health benefits, liability, litigation, obesity, illness, sickness of the body, mind and soul, anger, aggression, fear and frustration have become plagues in the West. Health costs have become so ruinous that many people spend their entire lives in dull, grey, hated jobs, just to have health insurance.

Yet more and more of these promises many in the West work for are falling apart. Social security, Medicare, Medicaid, numerous pensions and medical plans are in or headed for bankruptcy. Plus holding US dollars almost guarantees the loss of future spending power!

All these fears and frustrations crammed into the linear, logical mindset of the West can create the very illness that are feared. The quest for insurance and all the reasons around it make its need come true!

Ecuador Shamans Offer Nothing

Yet we have waited. Finally the time has come for a course that promises nothingness, unlike insurance, the dollar, Social Security and pensions that promise everything but cannot deliver. See why below.

Our Greatest Promise Yet. Absolutely Nothing… Guaranteed!

Would you like to be guaranteed everything, better health, more worth, wealth, wisdom, wonder, fulfillment and joy in life?

Then may I invite you to our newest Ecuador shamanic mingo? It’s about nothing.

This nothing is something Merri and I have yearned to do for 13 years. Yet how could we describe nothing that offers everything?

Then our friend and astrologer, Blaine Watson who learn more about Ecuador shamans when he was here, sent this quote of Anthony de Mello:

The governor on his travels stopped in to pay homage to the Master. “Affairs of state leave me no time for lengthy dissertations,” he said. “Could you put the essences of religion into a paragraph or two for a busy man like me?”

The master replied, “I shall put it into a single word for the benefit of your highness.”

“Incredible! What is this most unusual word?”


“And what is the way to silence?”


“And what, may I ask, is meditation?”


This quote finally gave me permission to describe a Shamanic Mingo about nothing. Mingo means circle or gathering. This is what our upcoming shamanic expedition will be, gatherings around shamans in the sacred province of Imbabura. That’s all we know will happen because this is the way the good ones are, in the here and now. It is where being in the moment forms the actions, teachings and the tour.

So little is so powerful!

For example, we took a group with an Ecuador shaman to the sacred Ingapirca (see below) for a Mingo. We traveled half the day and arrived at this beautiful spot.

Here is a photo of us lining up with the Ecuador shaman for that Mingo. The shaman lit the ceremonial fire. The fire went out. He lit it again and again it went out. “The fire has never gone out before,” the shaman said. “We should not proceed.” We had just a small ceremony instead and he focused on one special person with us, who had been ill. What he did seemed like nothing. Then we spent the rest of the day going home. That is how an Ecuador shaman works.

Our lives however were somehow turned around by that Ecuador shaman from…nothing. The mother later sent us this note.

“Hi Merri and Gary: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Our daughter called me from the airport so it is going to be a long stressful trip for her, but she was very happy, excited and told me all about the wonderful time. She could not stop talking about you guys, about the seminar and about the whole positive experience.

“We want to thank you both so much for your support and care and for the wonderful attention you gave. I don’t think she could have made it without your help. Her health is so unpredictable…. She can be fine for a few weeks and then she has a relapse….and, of course, traveling is very stressful for her. But she has a wonderful attitude and is so looking forward to get her business off the ground…this is the first time in over 6 years that she has been able to ‘get back to work’ and she is full of optimism. Thanks again for being so understanding and helpful. I just don’t know how to express our thanks other than to send you both a big warm hug!”

Merri and I have spent months over the years traveling, working, studying and living with Taita Yatchaks, Yatchaks, Shamans, Shamanas and Curanderos. We learned they work from nothing. Here we are with Aldemar, a yatchak Ecuador shaman who lives deep in the Amazon.

The real Ecuador shamans are unpredictable because they gain their energy form their environment and from the here and now. They never know how the spirit will guide them so we genuinely do not know what will happen on our upcoming shamanic mingo. Expect nothing and you are almost guaranteed to get something and maybe….everything.

Here are Merri and me with another Taita Yatchak Ecuador shaman deep in the sacred LLanganatis. They say anyone who goes in there dies from a stake in their heart or goes mad. We found this not quite true. Though I assure you our hearts, minds and bodies were affected in the most profound ways. You can read about this trip at

Perhaps this is how legends arise. Maybe in the LLanganatis your heart will be destroyed to be born again! Or the mind will go mad from resisting the evolution. We will not make it to the LLanganatis on this tour, but we will be with shamans. Though we’ll be steeped in nothingness I surely expect our hearts will soar.

We have found that the Ecuador shamans who ask “How much will you pay?,” or “What do you want me to do?” are not the ones we want.

The real Ecuador shamananic healers are the ones who do not know what they will do and believe that the forces of nature will care for them, so they let the greater powers decide how, how much and when they are compensated and what they will do.

This should not be surprising. Looking for nothing to find everything is suspiciously similar to what quantum science suggests we should do.

Quantum physics indicates that all matter springs from nothing, just energy or wavelengths and that reality manifests from wavelengths in the mind and soul.

This science says illusions are solid. Reality is space. We are composed of molecules, small bits of something spinning around and separated by vast amounts of relative space. Yet molecules are not solid either. They are composed of atoms, even smaller bits spinning around and separated by vast amounts of relative space. Yet atoms are not solid either, but are composed of protons, electrons and neutrons, even smaller bits spinning in vast spaces. And these are composed of even smaller bits, muons, quarks of several spins, also spinning in vast spaces. Super string theory suggests that these bits are even tinier particles composed of smaller one dimensional strings of vibration that are the smallest bits which humanity has been able to conceive.

Where do all these tiniest super strings come from? Nothing but silence and space frozen in solid illusions from our observation, intention and consciousness. In short, our thoughts are the existence that creates the universe. This is the wonder of true quantum research and shamanism, too.

The Ecuador shamans get in touch with the nothingness to alter and heal. When they touch the infinite with their hearts and minds, wonderful things happen to those with them. Healings and awakenings spring from their touch…no scalpels, pills or radiation required!

To accomplish this Ecuador shamans have to be in touch with nature, not a schedule.

So our upcoming Ecuador Shamanic Mingo is a tour about nothing with no schedule at all. Actually not quite. There are some things we will be sure to do. We just do not know when or where. Instead we’ll arrive in innocence, expect nothing, get our feet in motion and lay our path open to fate. This, I warn you, is a powerful mixture so shed your expectations but prepare for more than you can imagine.

One day we’ll introduce you to the Relais and Chateaux La Mirage Spa and the Ecuador Shamana Estrella who abodes there. You’ll have the option to have a shamanic cleansing and rose water bath from her or over a dozen other healing treatments.

We’ll also visit the sacred Quicocha lake for a shamanic study and perhaps a ceremony.

Merri and I know numerous Taita Yatchaks, Yatchaks, Shamans, Shamanas and Curanderos. You’ll learn which is which and we’ll visit a number of them. Here I am with Don Carlos, an Ecuador shaman Taita Yatchak.

We’ll soak in the sacred volcanic hot springs at Chachimbiro.

We’ll learn about a variety of shamanic healing plants such as Datura, Dulcamaras, Una Del Gato and Sangria Drago.

We’ll try Ecuador shamanic healing exercises, the Llama, The Lizard and more, such as this one immortalized in ancient carvings.

There you have it, a course Merri and I have wanted to conduct and Ecuador shaman for years but have not because it is nothing. If you feel like doing nothing, March 23-24 and 25 join us here in Cotacachi, Ecuador. We’ll do nothing together. Stay on and enjoy the pleasure of the Andes, local spas and the foremost indigenous markets. Who knows, we might accomplish everything, better health, more happiness and certainly we will broaden our horizons! I hope we’ll see you here. You can get full details at