May 19, 2012 <> 1pm to 4pm
In Peru, the Creation story relates that Viracocha, the Creator, formed the first men out of clay and breathed life into them.
Clay whistling pots or vessels were produced on the northern and central coasts and mountains of Peru for 2,000 years
beginning around 500BC until the Spanish conquest of the Inca in 1532AD. The motifs of vessels collected by archeologists
suggests that they were produced for some spiritual functions. Vessels wear totemic symbols or have animistic attributes.
Often the body of a vessel would be modeled in the form of a thorny oyster shell, a highly symbolic object imported to Peru
from the earliest times and known to be associated with the oracle of Peru at Pachacamac.
Class Size Limited to 8
This encounter will include an examination of the Incan culture, but the focus of the program will be on the vessels themselves.
Whistling vessels blown in groups can induce shamanic effects, elevated body functions, and the recognition of Binaural beats.
Binaural beat stimulation has been used fairly extensively to induce a variety of states of consciousness, and there has been
some work done in regards to the effects of these stimuli on relaxation, focus, attention, and states of consciousness. Students
will work directly with the vessels in order to experience their effects.
Class Fee: $45