Munay means Love; Ki means Power. The Nine Rites of Munay Ki bring Love and Power together. Munay-Ki is the ancient shamanic system now presented to the West by Alberto Villoldo, following his long contact with the Laika tribe in Peru. In the Andes Mountains of Peru, there is an ancient spiritual tradition stretching back over tens of thousands of years that works with energy and the four elements of earth, water, air and fire and the energies of Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. They are the Rites of the Shaman’s Path of the Q’ero nation, the descendents of the Inka, the indigenous people of the holy mountains of the Andes in Peru, and its Inka prophecies speak of a new human appearing on the Earth – one who lives free of fear and resides in their transcendent nature, and the calendrical predictions of the Mayans saw the Winter Solstice of 2012 as the hinge-point of breakthrough. Indeed the ancient Vedic Sages from Northern India identified the location in the heaven the Sun occupies on that day, occuring only once every 25,000 years, as the alignment from Earth to Sun to Galactic Centre, and it is Galactic Centre (in Mula Lunar Sign) which the Vedic Sages have always identified as the source of spiritual illumination.
Traditionally, the position was that one must spend many years in sacred study before and between receiving these Initiatory Rites, but it was because the Elders believed that we are at a critical hinge-point juncture in human history, that these Rites need to be transmitted to as many people as possible. They saw that Munay-Ki rites are the nine gates that would give each human uniquely quick and transformative healing and transform our human energy fields into that of homo luminous.
So, in 2006 the Q’ero shamans of the Andes felt it was time for the nine Munay Ki Rites to be transmitted to as many people as possible and that once all nine Rites have been received, the recipients are requested to pass them on to others. According to the prophecy, we will then witness the ‘taripaypacha’: the dawning of a new golden age – where humans live in peace and harmony with each other and all creation.
I want to say in starting this posing that receiving the nine rites of Munay Ki proved to be so healing for me, and it has enabled me to shed damaging past scripts. I mention more of this below.
So, if you are ready to be renewed and become the powerful luminous being you were born to be, I cannot recommend Munay-Ki highly enough. Working with it can hold us to your best future, to our best identity. You can rise above your personal and ancestral limiting scripts and patterns. Munay Ki brings a move from toxic communication to heart-centeredness.
It can be called ‘The Way of Fire’. It is the way of the peaceful warrior, the hero, the dreamer, the earth keeper: a path of beauty and compassion.
You download these new codes into your body’s energy field. You create a new energetic structure that will hold a new dream: a dream of peace and harmony on our planet.
I particularly recommend Munay-Ki to you because its energies and lineages are received direct into the energy systems of your body. You feel them. They grow in you. And once you have received the initiation, you germinate and grow the energy for yourself. Thus you can sever from what holds you back and transform your life.
They work at the level of energy. You don’t have to get into the story of your woundedness. They transform past hurts and unhelpful attitudes. The important principle to really note is that receiving energy transformation is the easiest way to do this because it is closer to Spirit, closer to the Source.
These Munay-Ki Rites are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions that realigns and attunes our neural pathways. It is truly a shift in human consciousness and can be seen as the next step in human evolution, heralding the dawn of a new era.
Receiving the nine rites of Munay Ki implants into your energy body powerful lineages like Healers or Seers, or like Day Keepers who care for humanity’s day to day lives, or like Earth Keepers: powerful beings who protect and send love to the Earth.
The wonderful thing is that we can visualise and join these lineages and stand with them, shoulder to shoulder.
Archetypes, too, are implanted into your energy body: like Huascar: the gate-keeper to the unconscious lower realms.
And power animals are also implanted into your energy body such as serpent who sheds his skin, jaguar so we can become fearless and defended, or eagle so we can take the needed big picture and dream that into being.
And a wonderful and crucial feature of Munay Ki is that the whole system is rooted in ethics and love.
Join in the giant leap of consciousness, of human evolution
For the first time in our evolution these rites of Munay Ki are being transmitted person to person. We are passing them on – rites that are filled with love rather than fear; rites that make us connect to life, rather than lifelessness.
The nine rites are the codes of the new human that is evolving right now, pulling us surely towards who we are becoming, changing our DNA, re-informing our luminous energy field, creating a new guiding structure and paradigm for all mankind. When you activate the nine rites of Munay Ki, you are becoming homo luminous.
And when you have successfully germinated the seeds which are the nine initiations, you are ready to pass on the Rites to others. This germination usually takes six months. And a word of caution: if you do not regularly do the work to germinate these seeds in the six months following initiation, they will be seeds that lie fallow on the ground and do not grow. They will be seeds that have fallen on stony ground.
There will be great shifts of healing and great personal empowerment after your initiation, but if some of you do find yourself caught up in facing your shadow or facing challenges to the stated ethics of Munay Ki, don’t worry: turn to your mentor for support. Mentors in Munay Ki have a duty to the ethic of Truth. They are given the precept ‘Treat your Protégés Kindly. You will receive support you might be called to repeat one of the nine initiations and seek support from your mentor.
Before looking a little at each of the nine rites of Munay Ki in some introductory detail, I thought it would be helpful for you if I mentioned some of the general benefits that have been experienced by those who have received the initiations: Firstly, I would say that (if you do the work of germinating the rites) they attune you more to your essence. True shadow stuff will surface but that is there so that you can overcome it! And so you start to trust your own intuition and healing gifts, and be more the person you were born to be. Of course it depends where you are ‘at’ in your life path when you receive the rites, but the opportunity for real transformation and healing and empowerment and beauty is made real and offered. And so, living in the here and now, you start to let go of fear and you have the chance to develop more confidence. And the first thing that happens when you receive the first fo the nine rites is that the lineage of Healers start to work in your physical and energetic body and mind and heart and you will find that needed healing comes to you, often in unexpected ways, often from unexpected sudden directions, and ageing slows down. Next, quite amazing inner shifts will be felt and noticed, and you have to keep courage and trust in yourself and your future and go with these, and often your ability to focus increases dramatically, and then you will feel joy because you are actually connecting to soul and spirit – and this equals joy! And you will become more powerful and grounded and also (most importantly) connected to all of creation by the practice of calling the Directions before and after each piece of sacred work (south, west, north, east, mother earth below and father sky above) and integrating elements of water, earth, fire and air into your everyday life, and you will begin to feel more confident and more protected.
As I have said, there are actually nine great rites of initiation in Munay Ki:
The first initiation is the Healers Rite – a wonderful connection with an ancient lineage of Healers who you can visualise. I personally ‘saw’ the great lineage stretching back and they opened their linked arms to me. I ‘saw’ one, a man healer of the tradition whose energy was gentle, compassionate and humorous; and I ‘saw’ another, a woman healer, whose face was incisive and ‘cut the nonsense’, and I did experience considerable needed physical healing within three months (and onward) from initiation.
The second initiation installs five Bands of Power, one above the other, along your chakra system; this puts you securely into your own body, feeding you and protecting you: five contiguous bands starting in the level of the base chakra and rising to the level of the crown chakra, and each completely encircles your body. The bands are: black at the base, red round the solar plexus area, gold round the heart, silver round the throat area and pure white light around the area of your crown chakra.
The third initiation is the Harmony rite: you receive seven archetypes and angelic powers into your chakras:
At the base: serpent, who is in contact with the earth and knows how to shed his skin and leave behind what must be left behind
Above that: jaguar, who protects your medicine space: the fierce cat.
At the solar plexus area: hummingbird, who knows what it is to make long migratory journeys, just as we must make long spiritual and karmic journeys – and importantly, hummingbirds know that (like us) they can (and need to) pause and drink nectar on the way!
At the heart: eagle, eagle who flies high and sees the big picture; eagle who flies wing to wing with great spirit, eagle who can take us to higher peaks than we ever dreamed of.
Then at the throat chakra: Huascar – the guardian of our unconscious and lower world, something like the Egyptian God Thoth
At our third eye in the centre of our forehead: Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent: the principle of being able to order our everyday life according to correct principles and rhythms: right living (in our own individual rhythm and karmic path)
and at the crown chakra: Pachakuti who is Emperor energy: our needed ability to chart our chosen way forward in the way we ne to, to progress on our own individual special life path; Pachakuti, the protector of the upper world and keeper of the time to come.
Fourth is the Seer rite which awakens your ability to perceive the invisible world and truths about your patterns and future. I ‘saw’ particular Seers from humanity’s history and, working as an astrologer, tarot reader and teacher, I became more sensible of my own gifts of prophecy and prediction, and more able to more wisely use them and more able to contextualise prophecy in the terms of the spiritual principles which govern the people I work for, and in my own life and future.
Fifth is the Day keeper rite. This is where you connect with the lineage of those great men and women who tend the ancient altars so as to heal and bring balance to the world. You can visualise and connect so powerfully with individuals from this vast and ancient lineage and once you have done so, you just no longer want to stick in old destructive patterns. When I received this rite, I immediately ‘saw’ in the greatest detail a particular woman healer standing beside her altar. And to face her was so salutary for me. And knowing that I faced her, I did not want to carry on in diminished ways: I wanted to be able to stand proud when I encountered her.
The sixth is the Wisdom Keeper rite: joining medicine men and women from the past who defeated death and stepped outside of time, who protect the medicine teachings and share them with others if appropriate. Basically I visualised myself going up the sacred mountain. First, at the base, I paused before the Seers and imbued their deep energy, then I climbed the path upwards again until I stood before the altar of the day Keeper I told you about and experienced her. Then I carried on further up the path, up the mountain above her altar and I met the guardian of the Wise, tending the fire that burns outside the bothy inside which The Wisdom Keepers of humanity ever sit around their fire pit, and I received their perspective and attuned to answers to my questions and my needed karmic future path, and then I carried on up the path to the top of the sacred mountain to encounter the remaining three archetypes, the Earth Keepers, the Star Keepers and the Creators.
Of course, you need not see these beings in the forms they came to me in. indeed, you need not see these beings at all. People vary greatly on how visionary they are. Some are not visionary or visualising at all, and that does not matter: for it is the energy implants of the nine rites that matter, not if we happen to also envision them.
Seventh is the Earth keeper rite: connecting you to a lineage of archangels that are guardians of our galaxy. I saw myself continuing up off the summit of the mountain whose path I had climbed, carried off into space by Eagle, but turning round as we neared the Sun, turning round so as to see and then bless the earth. And in my particular case, I saw St. Michael the Archangel standing at my left shoulder and a beautiful loving sensitive caring woman standing to my right shoulder and I was filled with love for the earth and also its creatures and beings, and what a wonderful thing it is to bless the Earth!
Eighth is the Star keeper rite. For this I travelled on from the Earth Keepers into the heart of the Sun and saw in that centre through incandescent beads of glowing fire, beings who sustain the Sun who itself sustains the planets and without whose outpouring there would be no life. And I saw what a gift of generosity and love and creation this is. And I saw how the principle overdone can sear and burn, but how we do each of us need a strong loving divine centre if we are to be able to chart our needed way on our individual karmic chosen life path, and I saw how there has to be a strong divine centre in each of our lives, for, as stated by Vedic Astrology, it is right to see the Sun as the charioteer who drives forward the chariot that is our ‘self’, and in his hands he holds the reins to the horses that pull the chariot of self, where the horses are the other planets, and if the charioteer is not strong, then no direction can be forged and stronger horses will pull the chariot off the path and from side to side and in bewilderingly different directions, and out of control, and so the archetype of the spiritual creative generous Sun is so needed to be understood, and I personally saw the Star Keepers in that incandescent cave in the centre of the Sun in the form of Sekhmet the Egyptian lioness-headed goddess of the Sun. I saw Sekhmets, wonderful and vibrant as the Star Keepers when I received and now pass on to others the Star Keeper rite.
Ninth is the Creator rite. In this final rite of the nine rites of Munay Ki, we encounter the principle of Creation, and I know from offering our monthly Munay Ki support group how each member has evolved their personal understanding of what is meant by the fundamental principle to be a creator. And once you have received this rite, you co-create. The vision which happened to come to me personally was the three Norns: the Norns who stand beneath the World Tree at the Well of Wyrd in the Norse cosmology: Urd, Verdandi and Schuld: Urd who brings our future out of our past; Verdandi who brings our life and its events into being, and Schuld who configures our future out of the present according to karmic law and debt. But also other spiritual paths have wonderful paradigms of Creator. In Hinduism, Divine Shiva dances phenomena into destruction so as to create; Vishnu lies back in ecstasy dreaming new universes in and out of being.
So my hope and prayer is that you will receive the rites yourself. In working with myself and Maggie Pashley you will benefit from the skills, knowledge, care and wisdom of exceptional Mentors. We are here to offer you’re the fruits of their quite exceptionally wide qualifications in healing modalities, astrology, counselling, teaching and also wide academic qualifications, all made available to you on your path in Munay Ki with care and love.
I, myself, bring care, ethics, healing and empowerment to you, and ongoing support in your Munay Ki path, by also drawing on other skills and qualifications. Since 1994 I have practised as both a highly trained astrologer (unusually combining both western and Vedic astrology) and as a shamanic healer. I follow a Druid Path and I have completed a five-year University-based anthropological field study of spiritual forms new to the west encompassing Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, Shamanism and Utopian Community. I offer regular workshops and distance learning courses in the Ogham, the Runes, Shamanic Development and Tarot, plus Festival celebration and vision quest. I have written four visionary Earth Spirituality novels: Rune Magic, Sacred Earth, Vision Holder Munay Ki and Munay Ki Protection, all available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle, and I have a forthcoming novel ‘Druid’. I have a BA and an MA from Oxford University and post-graduate qualifications in counselling and teaching. My websites are http://www.earthstarweb.com, http://www.starwheelastrology.com and http://www.inspirationalnovels.com
My partner Maggie Pashley brings to her work with you as a Munay Ki initiator and Mentor quite exceptionally wide ranging healing modalities in the field of powerful intuitively-based energy healings. Her training includes Body Code and Emotion Code Healing, the clearing of Heart-walls, Metamorphic Technique, hypnotherapy and shamanic healing and kinesiology and she has worked as a healing practitioner and workshop facilitator since 1985. She is a practitioner of the prestigious international Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and also has a background as a teacher of languages in French and German as well as English. Maggie’s websites are http://www.changeforlife.co.uk http://www.bodycodehealing.co.uk and http://www.metamorphicwings.com.
On top of all this, our whole project is entirely professionally set up and is the hub of a growing international spiritual community, with speakers in English, French, German and Polish.
We find people vary in what way and at what pace the feel it is right to receive the Rites of Munay Ki. Some want to do the rites on an individual basis, some as a family group, or some as two or more friends. Others would like to join a larger group. And you can receive the rites one at a time or several at a time. Whichever way you receive the initiations, you get full choice of our on-going support options, namely the following:
Our support while you are germinating and growing the rites you have received from us face-to-face.
Full information sheets on each rite.
A special ‘Germination Guide’ we have written to help you build up the energies when they are newly received.
An extensive manual plus DVD plus recorded meditations on completion of all nine rites.
Membership of our monthly support group on completion of all nine rites, where there is skype capability for non-local members.
A Face-Book Munay Ki support group
Maggie Pashley and I are based in Silsden, which is in West Yorkshire, UK. If you are coming long distance, you can combine your Munay Ki initiation by going into beautiful countryside, because we are by the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and close to Haworth, the home of the famous Bronte novelist sisters. You can work with us solo, and a pair or in a group. But we are also happy to bring Munay Ki elsewhere: we are happy to come and work with a group of minimum six people elsewhere in UK or abroad, and we do have links in Ireland.
To close, I did say above that I felt it was right to give testimonial to my own personal healing experience of healing and empowerment since receiving the Nine Rites of Munay Ki:
Basically, I feel that the early circumstances of my life, which were karmic: which were a meant challenge, which were a change for me to grow and find value, involving as they did homelessness at birth and then a convent orphanage, left me far too weak in asserting myself, far too weak in valuing myself, and far too ready to please, and also too ready to be used and devalued by others.
Since receiving the nine rites of Munay Ki, I found myself detached from circumstances which were belittling for me and from work situations that drained me, where I was being used by people who were unethical in some ways. This was painful but very needed, so that in this way, I came to stand on my own two feet. And my work then flowered! It hurt to be treated unethically, but it did finally tell me not to mix with, or be used by people, who behave unethically in the ways that were happening.
Additionally, physical healings came to me ‘out of the blue’. Since receiving the Healer’s Rite of Munay ki especially, I came across dietary ways of managing my diabetes, and the energy available to me increased ten-fold. Also my life changed so that I was living and working according to my own body rhythms, rather than stressing myself out by working too hard and always almost doubting I would be valued or would succeed: what’s called ‘over-pacing’.
Furthermore, I feel I came to notice patterns in me, and others, that weren’t helpful, especially following the Seer Rite, and made steps to challenge these. And I do feel that encountering the great archetypes of Munay Ki such as the Day Keepers and the Wisdom Keepers made me ‘improve my own act’. And working with Munay Ki initiates definitely soon made me meet people who I felt were more ethical and spiritual and who I was touched to be able to call friends, instead of feeling I had to fit in with people who were aggressive or ‘me first’, and ‘in yer face’: people who dominated the work places I had detached from.
Lastly I was really pleased when my creative expression and my power to assert my creativity and my writing gifts flowered. Also a lot of work came in and I felt I was better placed to do a solid helping spiritual role with others. The home and relationships definitely became better and better. I definitely came to value myself more and stand up for myself better in quite exceptionally difficult family situations.
And I have the good feeling that not only has Munay Ki been good for me and Maggie. Other members of the Munay Ki Empowerment support group also report promotions at work, resolution of bad relationship at work, rise in income and entering onto sound new paths of healing skills, coming into their essence, realizing their best and karmically meant personal achievement life-paths.
For Munay Ki Initiations and Courses, go to Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley’s dedicated website: www.munaykiempowerment.com
And my novels:
I have actually written two visionary earth spirituality novels centred on Munay Ki: they are ‘Vision Holder Munay Ki’ and ‘Munay Ki Protection’. These are in addition to my two other novels ‘Rune Magic’ and ‘Sacred Earth’ and my forthcoming novel ‘Druid’ – all available from Amazon in paperback or Amazon Kindle.