Why "We" Went to Peru
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
As I have mentioned in previous posts, we are ALWAYS on the look out for exciting places to visit, and if we happen to find one we like - a lot - we just might end up hanging out there for a while!
When people asked me how long I was going to stay in Costa Rica? My answer was always "I'll be there, until I'm not" So, nothing has changed.
There's a whole big world out there, and as for us -- well, we're not getting any younger!
But, why Peru?
One of our other main reasons is because we live on this spectacular planet. There is Nature all around us, we cannot help but marvel at its raw beauty and rhythm. We are also lovers of ancient history, archeology and seekers of truth!
We have an entire historical timeline based on the idea that cultivation was discovered 10-12,000 years ago and then spread by diffusion to the far corners of the earth. For a century, attempts to drive the dating of artifacts and monuments deeper into the past were squashed by the seemingly unassailable objection that there was no one around back then who could have created these things. But every year seems to yield discoveries which deal another blow to orthodoxy. With Gunung Padang in Indonesia, Catal Huyuk and Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, and countless other sites of mysterious origin and purpose, it is no longer necessary for one to believe in aliens or lizard men to arrive at the conclusion that we are closer to the beginning of understanding our past than we are to the end. Source
Machu Picchu, Ica, and the Nazca Lines (among other sites in Peru) have been on our radar screen (as well as our bucket list) for well over 30 yrs. Choosing not to follow any ‘authority’ that claims to know-all, no matter how impressive their credentials, instead over many years we have spent a great deal of time, researching on our own. Ticking off boxes and making dots where indicated.
"We as archaeologists need to find a way to showcase the humanity of the past and get across the idea that ancient humans were intelligent, capable, and innovative -- that those of us alive today are the product of that long history of innovation, and that we are continuing the tradition of our early ancestors by inventing cars, computers, and, yes, even pseudoarchaeology." Source Forbes
Planet Earth is a conscious and vibrant living entity. With its own free will, it is meticulously orchestrating a symphony of equilibrium and constant evolution, communicating with all its inhabitants, the solar system and the universe.
A continuous interaction is believed to take place among the Earth’s major and minor Chakras through an “Earth Energy Field”. It is described as a matrix of connective pathways resembling the human circulatory, nervous, or acupuncture meridian systems. Their intersection culminates creating high energy vortexes. Some are deemed positive in nature and others negative. The Himalayas and the Peruvian Inca territories are considered Positive Vortices.
Ancient civilizations revered their host as a sacred entity: they believed her to be their “Great Mother” and often built their megalithic sacred monuments in areas they considered “Earth’s Highest Energy Vortexes” or “Earth Chakras”. Structures like Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt and Mayan, Aztec, and Incan monuments along with many temples, churches and pilgrimage sites are now considered powerful energetic spots. Source
And with that said -- Off we go to Peru!!!
We planned a 14 day trip with 14 excited travelers (whether we had similar philosophies on archeology, didn't really matter).
We had enough in common to enjoy our time together and explore magical Peru!!
And of course there is so much more to Peru than ancient artifacts