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Your Guides, Elders & Facilitators
Joseph R. Giove
Joseph R. Giove is the tour organizer. Joseph has led wilderness expeditions throughout most of the Americas, including adventures in Central and South America, and whitewater trips down the Snake, Salmon, American, Stanislaus and Merced rivers. He is founder and Executive Director of Common Passion and has led cultural exhange projects through the world.
Bolivia & Peru
Rosse Mary Vargas Vilela
Rosse Mary Vargas Vilela is a cultural and spiritual guide living in La Paz, Bolivia and is a descendent of Quechua and Aymara ancestors. She has dedicated her life to being an instrument of Mother Nature. Rosse Mary has a unique knowledge and relationship with local indigenous people and cultures. She has a close relationship with Indigenous Elders, Shaman and Wisdom Keepers from around the world. She was invited to participate and present at the Unification of the Eagle and Condor Gathering in Peru and the Sacred Circle of Grandmother and Grandfather Wisdom Keepers in Argentina in 2007. In 2009 she was invited to participate in the International Return of the Ancestors Gathering in Sedona, Arizona and the Sacred Fire Ceremony in Greenland. She also has travelled extensively in Europe presenting cultural information of the Andes.
Paullo Qente is a cultural and spiritual guide living in Cusco, Peru. He is member of the Andean Association of Writers and dedicates his work to the ancient culture of the Inkas and to help unveil the mysteries of his ancestors. With his talent and love for the Andes, he is a perfect support for spiritual discovery and the gentle exploration of the sacred lands of his culture and ancestors. Paullo Qente has traveled with Wandering Wolf and leads sacred ceremonies, cooperating with other Andean elders and teachers. He shares important rituals to heal and teach people on their magical path. He welcomes all who come with an open heart and free mind with the pure purpose to grow. He is a friend and loving person in the Andes.
Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj
Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj joins our journey in Tikal for the first couple days. He is head of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar, a 13th generation Quiche Mayan High Priest and a Grand Elder of the Continental Council of Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas. He is also an international lecturer on Mayan Culture.
Don Alejandro is charged as the primary keeper of the teachings, visions and prophecies of the Mayan people. Recognized as a messenger before his birth, he was trained in the traditional way to work with the elegant mathematics of the Mayan Calendar leading up to and beyond he Maya Year Zero. A film documentary, “The Shift of the Ages,” on the life and teachings of Don Alejandro was released in December 2012.
Nan Vilma Cristina Poz Perez. Nan Vilma is a member of the National Council of Mayan Elders in Guatemala and the Mayan Women’s Council. Nan Vilma is a passionate champion of human rights of indigenous people and internationally known for her work defending women’s rights in Guatemala. Nan Vilma is an international lecturer on the Maya Cosmovision, Mayan Culture and Women in the Maya tradition, past and present. Nan Vilma is concerned about the human condition and dedicates her life to easing suffering and helping people find the value in honoring tradition and finding a new relationship with time.
Tata Juan Kamaha. Tata Kamaha is a member of the National Council of Mayan Elders in Guatemala and world lecturer on Mayan culture, spirituality and organic agriculture. His passion is developing harmonious community and has advised communities in the Americas, Italy, Spain and Israel on permaculture, organic agriculture and micro funding for community development in third world countries. Guided as a Mayan Day Keeper by his grandfather since birth, and presented to other elders at age 10, Tata Kamaha carries impeccably the Maya tradition in all his local and global affairs, bringing his gifts of leadership, service and integrity to his life work as a Mayan spiritual guide.