SETTING THE WORLD IN BALANCE
The Ways of the Eastern Andes as Taught by the Hetakas
Ka Ta See is a sacred way of life that has been known and lived for countless generations among tribal people in the Andes Mountains. This way of life is centered in Song. When you’re living in Song, you are truly free. You are centered in the truths of who you really are, not bound to the past or old patterns or fears.
Following the prophecies of their people, Chea and Domano Hetaka, elders and shamans in the ways of Ka Ta See, made their way from Peru to North America in the 1970’s. Following their visions and spirit guidance, the Hetakas quested for the student with whom they would share their traditional medicine ways. Kay Cordell Whitaker was a young mother attending college who became the Hetakas’ apprentice for thirteen years. She shares her experiences in her books: The Reluctant Shaman and Sacred Link.
The Hetakas saw how the world was spinning out of balance, how people were buried in judgments, addictions, and fears. The Hetakas shared their way of life as a gift of awakening, offering us the opportunity to remember and reclaim our natural way of being, to live in harmony with the web of life.
Since 2000, JoAnne Dodgson has been apprenticing with Kay Cordell Whitaker to learn the Hetakas’ way of life. Through her extensive studies, JoAnne has received permission to share the teachings, give initiation ceremonies, offer Bone Throws, and guide spirit journeys.