The inclusive nature of philosophy of the Inca religion
Etnikas is 100% Peruvian family-owned and operated interfaith center with more than 30 years’ experience in shamanic religious Inca healing and guiding ayahuasca ceremonies based in Cusco, Peru. The Peruvian ministry of health has recognized the authenticity and responsibility of our practice. Our team comes from all over Peru with shaman from the Andes (Qero), the Amazon (Shipibo) and medical staff and assistants coming from all over Peru.
Etnikas has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, General Practitioner, Emergency nurse who complement the highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman.
We believe that our way of symbolizing, celebrating and honoring the Spirit embraces all people and transcends all cultural boundaries. As such we welcome people of all faiths and religions, scientists and doctors, atheists and agnostic’s, to our retreat at Etnikas.
The name Etnikas come from the word Ethnic. This refers to the diversity of the ethnic groups in Peru who’s Knowledge and customs we incorporate in our practice. The name Etnikas also highlights the diversity of our guests who come to our clinic from all walks of life from around the world. The essence of our practice works on a universal law which is equally significant and applicable to all ethnicity.
The benefits of living a life in harmony with an underlying sense of happiness are becoming more and more recognized by mainstream science. The extensive benefits of the synchronization of mind, body and spirit are now encouraged and celebrated across a wide range of platforms. We are on a path to work in synergy with science bringing conventional medicine together with ancestral Inca healing techniques with a view to having science explain our techniques in the future. We believe science and religion are not opposites, but can be integrated. That the study and exploration of the infinite dimension of consciousness, and the mind – body states, can be part of a new spiritual and religious impetus, embracing science and technology, and becoming a unifying force.
During your retreat you will perform some community service. We constantly receiving from Pachamama “Mother Earth” so community service is a great way to give back helping us to balance the energy in our lives for the things that we have received.
Ethnic & cultural sustainability
Etnikas Integrative Medicine was founded to provide a source of protection for Peruvian shaman and their ethnic communities. In the past traditional healers and their communities throughout Peru suffered discrimination and exploitation. There has been a lack of incorporation of ethnic cultural sensitivities as a result of the Spanish colonization which can clearly be seen in the history of the colonization of South America.
Today Etnikas is proud to be part of the movement in bringing ancient Peruvian culture back to a position of pride within its own culture and to be able to utilize the ancient healing knowledge in a way that can contribute to the broader global community. The results that the techniques are yielding are attracting attention and support from pragmatic people from all around the world.
We now work with more than 50 shamans from the Andes and the Amazon. Our masters are paid fairly (the same as a doctor earns in Peru) giving them and their trade the respect they deserve as well as opportunity for their families and communities. When you choose Etnikas you are not only healing yourself but helping to heal a community and culture.