of the Chavin Huachuma Mesa 

Don Choque Chinchay


Don Choque Chinchay was born as Howard Lawler in 1947.  He  is a genuine maestro curandero (master; teacher healer) of the classical Peruvian huachuma mesa in the most sophisticated lineage of all time, the Chavín.  His knowledge and mastery of the mesa art has been honed over four decades of practice as a shaman, healer and seer in service to holistic healing and higher consciousness..

He dedicated his shamanic apprenticeship to the Peruvian mesa practice in the early 1970's, diligently studying the esoteric and anthropological literature to engage the metaphysical principles of duality in the universal order in his constantly evolving mesa practice.  He is a wholly plant-taught practitioner in the original archaic tradition because he understood that the original knowledge of the mesa first came to human beings directly from the Source through the sacred plants themselves.

Don Howard is a true caballero of the  circular plaza, the original grandmother of the mesa.  He has initiated many hundreds of seekers to a deeper understanding of their spiritual destiny and human potential through his dynamic mastery of the mesa art.

A man of high integrity, genuine human warmth, humility, compassion, and strength but not possessed by power, he conducts his work in deep concentration, honestly, straightforward, and without deception.  He is a man of his word with a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to those who invest their trust in him.  He is a rare find in this day and time, a pure and dedicated practitioner of the original Chavin Mesa style, perhaps the most profound mystical practice every conceived by man.

Don Howard's extraordinary gift of shamanic knowledge, impeccable good intentions, positive healing energy,  rich personal experience in the arts,  and impressive ceremonial skill, accrued over forty years of dedication to the ancient mystical paths, guides us in our metaphysical and visionary journeys like no other.

He will masterfully and unselfishly share with you the profound experiences of the Chavín Mesa as no other.  For the mission of Chavín over 3,000 years ago was to heal and transform the ancient Andean world through sharing the gift of Universal Consciousness with those who sought it with sincerity and integrity.  And so it continues today.

Don Howard is a citizen of both Peru and the United States.  He is an ideal global transcultural bridge.  Fluent in Spanish and English, he is respected as a curandero and servant of the people whever he goes in Perú.  He conducts monthly huachuma and ayahuasca healing work in the Peruvian Amazon where he resides with his wife and two children, and every three months he leads mesa pilgrimages along the north coast and in the central Andes.




Don Choque Chinchay
Maestro Huachumero Curandero
in the ancient Chavín tradition

helping to heal the world through evolution of 
higher consciousness
... one kindred spirit at a time.

The legendary Chavín Huachuma Mesa ritual reconciling, unifying, and
transforming the World ...
through sharing holistic cleansing, healing and higher consciousness ...
Celebrate the Grand Misa Chavin ...

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