The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado presents
The Use of the Misa in Andean Shamanism
a lecture by Deborah Bryon
May 11th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.
Cost: free to members, $15 at the door,
$10 students and seniors
The role of shaman can be found throughout ancient indigenous cultures including the p’aqos practicing in the Peruvian Andes. The p’aqois a specialist in ecstatic trance, a technician of the sacred. In altered states of consciousness, he or she communes with powers animating the world, often through the use of a misa, or medicine bundle. The misa is comprised of a configuration of q’uiyas or stones that together create an energetic network used for healing, deeper individual connection with the spirit world, or may focus on specific problems of the community. P’aqos work with different misas, depending on the specific purpose of the work. Dr Bryon will focus on the practices and traditions of the Peruvian misa, drawing comparisons between the misa and Jung’s process of active imagination.
There will be a workshop on Saturday in which Dr. Bryon will focus on the sacred practice of the Andean p’aqo.
Deborah Bryon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and senior Jungian Analyst in Denver, CO. She is also an artist member of Spark Gallery. Deborah has written books on the Inca Shamans,receives ongoing in-depth training with Q’ero shamans in Peru and has undergone a series of sacred initiations with them.
For further information, please contact The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado at
(303) 575-1055; or go to https://jungsocietyofcolorado.wordpress.com