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Images from the latest Sacred Journey to Peru

The latest Sacred Center Journey to Peru has just come to an end, but Eleanora is staying on in Cusco for a while.

As she continues to explore her beloved adopted homeland, she’s seeking new ways to connect to and enter the stargate portals of this special place.

Her solo adventures will surely make the next group trip, coming up in April 2017, even more rich.

See the itinerary for the next journey and save your place today! 

Rainbow Cave | Eleanora Amendolara | Sacred Center Journey to Peru

Alchemical healing waters at the Rainbow Cave

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Eleanora enters the Rainbow Cave

Eleanora Amendolara and Peruvian guide Ruli at Machupicchu

Eleanora and native Peruvian guide Ruli at Machu Picchu

Eleanora and members of the Misminay Community, Moray, Peru

Eleanora and members of the Misminay Community near Moray, Peru

Maras de Sal Salt Mines Peru | Sacred Center Peru Journey

Maras de Sal – Salt Mines

A Chumpi Illumination Class: Your Opportunity for Personal and Collective Evolution

Eleanora Amendolara Chumpi Illumination

What lights you up inside?
What makes you excited about a new opportunity?
What makes you say yes to yourself?

What about the promise of personal and collective evolution?

P1070778I’m grateful that I get to hold space for individual and collective evolution. It’s part of the job description for a Mystery School founder, after all! The CHILL class that took place in Santa Fe on the weekend before the Solstice was no exception.

Within the first two hours of this weekend-long class the energy quickly shifted beyond me, the teacher, simply providing information. It encompassed everyone in the room as they received new wisdom and also generated their own ideas and light.

And then, it became clear that we’d all begun to evolve together to create what I think of as a “new order” community.

With a tremendous circle of interdimensional helpers, we sat in counsel to reach an expanded collective awareness. Though we’d been strangers only a handful of hours before, we were now connected in a profound and transformative way.

This is your opportunity to enter a circle of transformation

P1070768This sort of community was created when we supported each person with his or her own Chumpi stone healing. Everyone had a chance to lie in one of the geometric forms that are the signature of a CHILL session. Using muscle testing, we discovered the words that described the conflict that wanted to be resolved. We also added crystals, sounds, and other healing symbols to hold a specific frequency for each students’ evolution.

By coming together in this manner, as healers and as members of a collective, we also expanded our individual consciousness and our ability to give and receive healing.

With great gratitude, I can tell you that this is what happens at every Chumpi Illumination workshop.

On July 23 and 24 I am opening this opportunity for personal and communal growth to everyone who can join us at the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY.

Get more information about this Introduction to Chumpi Illumination and how it’s the first step into the Sacred Center Mystery School.

If you bring a friend you’ll save $50 off your tuition for this weekend class that runs from 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.

Save your place in the circle now!

See the Beauty and Hear the Wisdom from the Stargates of Peru

Eleanora is leading a journey to Peru right now. Today they are visiting the Temple of the Rainbow and the Temple of the Moon, on their way to Lake Titicaca and the Stargate Amarumuru.

In the brief messages she’s sending back to us at home, Eleanora says they’re receiving reminders that “the Universe is perfect” and experiencing what it’s like to be “showered in a pyramid of light.”

When she returns, Eleanora will be lit up with stories of healing and messages from the spirit guides and from the mountains themselves.

On Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM ET, she’ll hold a free Virtual Wisdom Council call. During this hourlong teaching and meditation, the wisdom of the Stargates of Peru will come to you.

Simply click the button below to sign up. If you have attended previous VWC calls you don’t need to register – you’ll receive the invitation to join us on 6/1 via email.

Enter this New Portal Into the Greater Reality

“Adventure” isn’t a word I use lightly even though it’s a word I use often. Horseback riding through the Salkantay Pass at 15,000 feet definitely qualifies (that’s where we’re all headed during this spring’s Peru journey).

The healing work that we’re doing in the Advancing Class where we learn to resonate with our imperfections is an adventure into our own collective humanity.

And all that we’re doing to spread the work about Chumpi Illumination is its own kind of adventure.

I invite you to watch and share this two minute film that showcases the recent book and wisdom card deck Chumpi Illumination: Gateways to Healing and Transformation.

I would be honored if you would share this video on Facebook or your other favorite social media channels. The more people who discover the power and potential of Chumpi Illumination, the more we can shift planetary consciousness toward healing and Truth.

To get your own book and card set, please place your order here.

Build a Permanent Home for Your Spirit

May you draw endless inspiration from your own Sacred Center in 2016 | Tibetan singing bowl with goddess

Build a Permanent Home for Your Spirit:

Use Chumpi Illumination to Create Sacred Space in Everyday Life

You long to heal yourself, hone your intuition, and feel more connected to what’s sacred in life.

You would like to live in accordance to Spirit’s guidance and feel connected to the Greater Reality every day – not just during special retreats and workshops.  

But life is busy and, even at home, it’s hard to carve out the time and space for stillness.

You want to be guided by Spirit? Build a home for it

Your connection to Spirit isn’t something you have to go out and find. You’re always connected, but you’re a contemporary human who needs a reminder now and again.

What you need is a sacred space where you can attend to the subtle energies of your physical, mental, and etheric body. When you spend some time in this space each day, you’ll find your soul-level connections grow ever-stronger.

I’ve watched this transformation in my own life.

I’ve always been something of a gypsy – traveling across Europe and Asia when I was in my 20s was exactly what my nomadic spirit needed in order to learn and grow. But it was when I set down roots in Warwick, NY and when I built the Sacred Center that my true spiritual evolution began.

After years of focused work, my healing and teaching room can now hold intense energies. The guides and other interdimensional messengers know that the Sacred Center is a place where their wisdom is welcome.

Sacred Center, Warwick, NY | Create your own sacred spaceYou can create your own Sacred Center in your home

People feel an internal shift the moment they enter the Sacred Center. They become more receptive to new perspectives and open to receive healing. Yes, the Sacred Center is special, but it’s not the only place where you can connect to your spirit.

I’d like to help you learn how to easily create your own sacred space. Join me for a two-hour workshop packed with simple-to-apply ideas that will deepen your spiritual practice and help you find peace and connection any time you want it.

May you draw endless inspiration from your own Sacred Center in 2016 | Tibetan singing bowl with goddess

The Chumpi Stones are the foundation of your Spirit’s permanent home

Simply meditating in the same spot each day will make a space “sacred,” but there is a faster, more tangible way to create a spiritual home for yourself  – build the foundations using the Chumpi stones.

When you use the Chumpi stones to hold the energy of your sacred space, you’re working directly with the forces of the universe to channel your power and focus your intention.

The Chumpis are your building blocks and they can be used to craft a deeply personal sacred space that helps you heal and grow.

During a Create Sacred Space workshop you will discover how to

  • use the Chumpi stones as your “spiritual building blocks”
  • select additional sacred objects to bring specific energies to your healing space
  • focus your mind and still your emotions once you’ve set the scene
Chumpi healing stones | Sacred Center Peru Journey | Chumpi Illumination

Chumpi healing stones

Attend one workshop or join us for the entire Sacred Space Series

Fee per session: $45

Thursday, February 11, 6pm – 8pm

Sunday, February 21, 1pm – 3pm

Sunday, February 28, 1pm – 3pm

Thursday, March 3, 6pm – 8pm

OR sign up for all four workshops and save.
Fee for all four workshops: $150


All workshops are open to the public and do not need to be taken sequentially.
Please contact Eleanora if you have any questions. 

How a Group Meditation Awakens a Personal Healing

Let there be light! Chumpi Illumination | amethyst crystal | Sacred Center Warwick, NY

There are certain things that are simply true when it comes to healing and other spiritual work. One of the most accessible Truths: when you gather to meditate and do the work together, the power is amplified.

In group meditation and healing, you can enter into deeper states of consciousness and experience a greater spiritual connection because you join with others who are focusing their attention in a similar way.

How Group Meditation and Healing Works in a Sacred Center Circle

Each time the Virtual Wisdom Council comes together (or any of the in-person Sacred Center classes, for that matter), profound and lasting healing takes place. Each person on the call, no matter where they are in the western hemisphere, benefits in a tangible, individual way.

Of course, when teacher, healer, and visionary Eleanora Amendolara leads a meditation, she’s not just holding space for participants to take off on private inner journeys. Instead, she opens each session with a teaching that highlights a theme that’s rippling through her community and through the greater world. Then, she channels that energy into a Chumpi Illumination healing that each person can experience at home.

The result? Each person present, whether they’re with us live or listening to the recording later, benefits at a personal level. And, this healing flows from the small group to the greater whole. After all, everything you do for yourself ultimately affects everyone around you.

What does a Chumpi Illumination Meditation look like?

Eleanora holds her free Virtual Wisdom Council calls every six to eight weeks and welcomes her clients and students as well as people who are new to working with the Chumpi stones.

In December 2015, the focus was on how we can apply indigenous wisdom to our hectic daily lives – particularly during the (mostly) joyful chaos of the holidays.

As Eleanora described it, the peoples of Peru don’t walk on the earth, they let the earth hold them. They live without any sense of separation. The mountains, the stars, the waters are an extension of who they are.

Of course, that kind of connection isn’t a natural part of being for us in the West. But, when you learn about the Andean wisdom that informs so much of Eleanora’s Mystery School teachings, the goal isn’t to appropriate another culture or to pretend that you can move through life with all the attitudes of a Peruvian mountain dweller.

Instead, Eleanora opens a window on the views of the Q’ero, the Quechua, and other mountain people to show us how we might see the “typical” parts of our own lives in a new way – through interrelation rather than ego.

How the Chumpi Stones Help Reframe Your Challenges

“To heal someone is to facilitate their awakening | Sacred Center | Eleanora AmendolaraAnd so, grounded by the Peruvian people’s connection with the earth and supported by this new perspective, Eleanora described how the Chumpis that would help us embody this wisdom. (For more about how the Chumpis work in Chumpi Illumination, click here.)

Using muscle testing – an integral part of Chumpi Illumination – Eleanora determined the collective needs of this group. There were three parts for everyone to experience and work through:

  1. Change shoulds
  2. Discover you have choices
  3. Let yourself be the light

These themes were broad, but they had clear resonance for everyone in the circle. And, as a result of the healing that Eleanora transmitted through the healing, the group released great waves of sadness.

The message for everyone:

We are diamonds in the rough and we are called to shine brighter and brighter.

Shine your Light strongly. Be carried by the light in the darkness.

Even if you were not with us on December 10, you can still receive all the benefits of this healing. Access the recording for this call and all previous Virtual Wisdom Councils. You’ll also be invited to future free events. We’d love to have you with us, strengthening our collective intention and deepening the shared healing.

Journey to the Stargates of Peru

In April of 2015, Eleanora led a group of adventurers into the sacred peaks and through the deepest jungles of Peru.

This one-of-a-kind video experience offers you a first person perspective of the journey.

Scale the walls of Machu Picchu. Look down on the circles of the Incan site at Moray. Emerge yourself in a sacred lagoon. Connect to the soul of the universe in a kaleidoscope of stars.

Eleanora is putting together her next group journey, set to take place in April of 2016. Sign up to get updates on the itinerary.

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Want to heal? Learn to adapt

Adaptability.

When you’re adaptable, you have the flexibility to change and attune your energy to the situation. 

To be adaptable doesn’t mean you’re constantly changing yourself in order to fit in. Instead, you root firmly in the core of who you are. The only thing that changes is your attitude.

When you enter a situation prepared to shift your attitude to your environment (rather than “sticking to your guns”), you’re able to harmonize with the collective vibration. This creates an opening for healing instead of posing a challenge the presenting reality.

CHILL: an evolutionary healing modality that empowers you to adapt

Chumpi Illumination is a system for healing and transformation that has ancient roots in Andean wisdom and mystery traditions from across time and space. At the same time, CHILL has been developed to offer the 21st century seeker the tools she needs to meet the conflicts of modern life.

At the Sacred Center, we sit in counsel with Guidance, channeling energies that are expansive and freeing. But what about everyday life? 

The intention of the healing training is to help you carry those energies from the sacred space into every space.CHILL is designed to serve you in all aspects of your life so that you can keep your own vibration high and elevate those around you.

It may take a little time to master this shift, but it is possible. This expansiveness and freedom is your natural state of being.

Bringing the CHILL teachings to a new space: The New York Open Center

Eleanora will be leading a special four-hour class about Chumpi Illumination called Illuminate Your Reality, Activate Your Soul on Saturday, August 8.

It’s important to bring the CHILL teachings from their origins in the Andes and from their peaceful home at the Sacred Center in Warwick. It proves the versatility and adaptability of CHILL. Even in the heat of a busy New York City summer day, you can flow with the rhythm of the cosmos and connect with the stars.

At Illuminate Your Reality, Activate Your Soul you can expect to:

  • Learn about the Andean Chumpi Stones and get the basics of how to use these sacred tools
  • Discover how you reflect the architecture of the universe – and use this knowledge to solve your everyday problems
  • Sample a Chumpi Illumination healing and get a chance to work with these hand carved Peruvian artifacts

Join us!

Saturday, August 8, 2 – 6 PM
Open Center
22 E. 30th Street, New York City

$55 in advance. $65 at the door.

Enrollment is limited. Get details and registration or call 845-987-7846.

Enter the Portal that Opens this Summer Solstice

Painted chumpi stone | Sacred Center Mystery School and Healing Center

Stillness.

Even as the plants unfurl their blossoms and people make plans for warm weather adventures, our planet is actually entering a moment of profound stillness.

Today is the Summer Solstice in our northern hemisphere. This is the longest day of the year, the day when the sun appears to be stand still as it reaches its highest point in the sky.  

How profound and how very necessary that we are entering a period of mindful stillness in the midst of the summer hubub. This is when the light of the sun illuminates the unseen, the unnoticed, and the hidden.

The ancients revelled in the earth’s great pause, this time of great luminosity… How will you bring the light into your life today?

A Great Portal Opens for You

At the heart of the Sacred Center work is Chumpi Illumination, so this solstice celebration of light seems especially relevant to the work.

Healing crystal | Sacred Center Mystery School | Warwick NYDuring a CHILL healing, we create a personal portal with the Chumpi stones. We lay the Chumpis around the body in a shape that reflects the architecture of the universe. Sometimes it’s a cross, sometimes a square. Occasionally, it’s a star.

Each shape has a different vibration. They all hold the individual and connect them to a more expansive reality where profound healing takes place.

If you have Chumpi stones or a set of CHILL wisdom cards, take a moment to use them to create your own portal for yourself today.

Set an intention to try to live as if every day is the solstice. What happens when you dare to admit you know you don’t know?  What becomes possible when you’re willing to journey into the unknown and the unseen?

An Invitation to Carry the Solstice Energy Forward

Next Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and 28) we’re offering an Intro to Chumpi Illumination at the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY. There are still a couple of seats available – I’d love to have you with us.

This class is your first in the Mystery School. It’s your chance to learn muscle testing and begin working with the Chumpi stones in hands on healings.

Please forward this link on to a friend who might be interested in finding a new way to find stillness and cultivate a relationship with Spirit.

Discover Chumpi Illumination at the Open Center in NYC on Aug. 8

Shell and chumpi stines | Sacred Center Mystery School Healing Center Warwick NY

Illuminate Your Reality,

Activate Your Soul

You know there’s more to life than the daily routine.

There’s a deeper mystery that connects body, soul, and universe – you’ve felt it, but you can’t always access that expansive energy.

You can open a door to this Greater Reality and access your greatest potential. A pioneering approach to healing and transformation called Chumpi Illumination will open a portal to the cosmos – and into your own true self.

A unique opportunity to CHILL in New York City at the Open Center on August 8

Mesa Sacred Tools Sacred Center Crystals Chumpi Stones

Join master healer, teacher, and alchemist Eleanora Amendolara as she guides you through the portals of the stars and into your own immortal spirit to shift your physical and emotional reality.

This four-hour introduction to Chumpi Illumination combines South American indigenous tradition with modern approaches to health and well-being. Learn advanced spiritual practices as well as hands-on healing techniques.

You will learn about the traditional origins of these sacred tools. The majority of the event will be devoted to the art of using the Chumpis to soothe the conflicts of daily life.

You will have a chance handle the stones and use them in a healing. Intuition is part of the alchemy of Chumpi Illumination, but so is the skill of muscle testing. Eleanora is a certified Health Kinesiology teacher and will train you in the basic principles of asking questions and getting a clear answer from the body.

Why is this the time to experience the healing power Chumpi Stones?

Eleanora Amendolara | Sacred Center | Journey to Peru Eleanora acknowledges that people have many choices when it come to healing modalities and spiritual practices, but she explains how Chumpi Illumination is unique:

“Certainly we’re using the Chumpi stones in a way that no one else in the world does. We’re blending wisdom gleaned from the sacred sites pf Peru with insights from global mystery traditions. And then we ground that knowledge in the practical, embodied truths that come through the pairing of intuition and muscle testing.”

Inspired by the indigenous wisdom of the Andes and the study of universal mystery traditions, CHILL focuses the power of human consciousness. Chumpi Illumination is a 21st century creation, devised as a response to exactly what contemporary Western people need right now – a direct connection to the earth, the cosmos, and to their own highest potential.

Register today for this unique healing workshop 

Saturday, August 8, 2 – 6 PM
Open Center
22 E. 30th Street, New York City

$55 in advance (via PayPal, check or, credit card. $65 at the door).
Enrollment is limited





“CHILL offers totally grounded and playful access to the stars and to stellar consciousness.”
– Barbara Hand Clow, author of Alchemy of Nine Dimensions