Choque Chinchay Journeys
An Expanding Bibliography
of the Great Sicán-Lambayeque, Moche, 
and Chavin Civilizations 
of Pre-Columbian Perú

compiled by
Don Howard Lawler

Alva, Walter and Christopher B. Donnan. Royal Tombs of Sipán. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1993.

Bawden, Garth. The Moche (Peoples of America).

Benson, Elizabeth and Anita G. Cook (eds).  Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: New Discoveries and Interpretations.

Burger, R.L. Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization.  Thames and Hudson, London and New York. 1995.

Calderón, E., Cowan, R., Sharon, D., and Sharon, F. K.  Eduardo el Curandero: The Words of a Peruvian Healer, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California. 1982.*

Dobkin de Rios, M.  Fortune's Malice: Divination, Psychotherapy, and Folk Medicine in Peru, Journal of American Folklore 82:132-41, 1969.

Donnan, Christopher B. Moche Art of Peru: Pre-Columbian Symbolic Communication. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, 1978.

Donnan, Christopher B. and Donna McClelland. Moche Fineline Painting: Its Evolution and Its Artists. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1999.

Joralemon, D. Sacred Space and Ritual Time in a Peruvian Healing Ceremony, San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 19, 1984.

Joralemon, D. Altar Symbolism in Peruvian Ritual Healing, Journal of Latin American Lore 11:3-29, 1985.

Joralemon, D. and Sharon, D. Sorcery and Shamanism: Curanderos and Clients in Northern Perú. University of Utah Press, 1993.*

Moseley, Michael E. The Incas and their Ancestors. Thames and Hudson, 1992.

Pillsbury, Joanne (ed). Moche Art and Archaeology in Ancient Peru.

Roe, Peter G., Daryl Gundrum and Steven Rinehart.  In press. "Somatic Geography: The Iconography of Ancient Cosmological Bodies at Chavín de Huántar, Peru." Ancient America.

Roe, Peter G.  In press.  "How To Build A Chavín Raptor:  Why the Dumbarton Oaks 'Scaled Cayman' Callango Textile is Really A Jaguaroid Harpy Eagle." InWilliam J. Conklin and Jeffrey Quilter (eds.), volume, Chavín Transformations. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees.

Roe, Peter G.  1978.  "Recent Discoveries in Chavín Art: Some Speculations on Methodology and
Significance in the Analysis of a Figural Style." El Dorado 3:1-41.

Roe, Peter G.  1974.  A Further Exploration of the Rowe Chavín Seriation and Its Implications
for North Central Coast Chronology. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology 13.Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Trustees for Harvard University.

Sharon, D. Wizard of the Four Winds: A Shaman's Story, New York: Free Press, 1978.

Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes from Chavín to Inca, Thames and Hudson Ltd. London, 1995.

Papers Presented and Scholarly Meetings

"Born of Powder, Raised in Tea: Hallucinogenic Imagery in the Tello Obelisk, Chavín, Peru." Paper presented at the Third D.J. Sibley Family Conference on World Traditions of Culture and Art. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, November 2-5, 2000.

"Missing A Mask:Why the Dumbarton Oaks "Scaled Cayman" Callango Textile is Really A Jaguaroid Harpy Eagle." Paper presented at the Dumbarton Oaks Roundtable on Chavín, Washington, D.C., December 2-3, 2000.

"The Tello Obelisk: A Lowland Pleiades Calendar for Highland Chavín." Invited Public Lecture at the Albert Einstein Planetarium, Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution,Washington, D.C. March 13, 2000.

"Pictorial Dualism: Some Thoughts on the Iconography of Chavín, San Agustín and Chican Ostionoid." Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 3-7, 1995.

"It Takes Two To Launch A Dart: Dual Triadic Dualism in Chavín Iconography." Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Chacmool Conference: South American Ideology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, November 10, 1990.

"A Cache of Chavín Pots From Tembladera." Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley. 1978.

The Original
Huachuma Mesa  Pilgrimage Through Time

From the mysterious and powerful  Sicán-Lambayeque and Moche
ceremonial pyramids along the northern coast ...
to the cradle of Andean civilization,
the estraordinary Huachuma Temple of Universal Consciousness
at Chavín de Huántar
and Nature's newly created Mesa of Creativity
at Heaven's Gate in the Cordillera Blanca
"A magical journey through time and space, exploring incredible places of great shamanic power
revered by three remarkable pre-Inca cultures of Perú ... the Sicán-Lambayeque, Moche, and Chavín.

From the ancient Moche ceremonial pyramids of human sacrifice at the epicenter of El Niño on the northern coast ...

... to the center of supreme Chavin shamanic enlightenment ...
 the great Huachuma Temple of the Jaguar at Chavín de Huántar

with masterful Huachuma Mesa works at the ancient huacas, mesa ceremonial centers of antiquity.  We practice full-on deep core pre-Columbian Huachuma shamanism in the pure Chavin tradition,
vastly more powerful and transformative than the contemporary San Pedro mesada.

Inquire about this unique opportunity if you feel a calling to it.
Note: This journey is challenging on many levels and not for everyone.
It is NOT a tour, itis a shamanic pilgrimage of the first order.

SO ... if you are prepared to enter the non-ordinary realms of the land, mind, and shamanic cosmology
of the ancient Moche and Chavin with an open mind, courage, unselfish intention,
personal integrity, and universal love ...

... if you can bring your best to the Mirror of the Mesa ...

then this just might turn out to be the most incredibly enlightening spiritual experience of your life!

Participation is limited to twelve intrepid pilgrims of positive intent,
sharing attitude, stout heart, relaxed travel style, adventurous spirit and sharing, forgiving, and tolerant nature..


From those who've gone before ...
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This is the ORIGINAL  Huachuma Journey Through Time ..

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and reflects a lack of integrity and inspired creativity.  Don't be deceived by unscrupulous "shamanic travel agents"
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Participation is limited to fourteen pilgrims of warm and stout heart,
adventurous spirit, and sharing tolerant nature. Group minimum is six.

The Huachuma Mesa Journey Through Time is profound and challenging on many levels.
It is not a casual tourist experience and is not for everyone.
It is reserved for the serious seeker of powerful core shamanic experience
who can bring positive qualities to the blend.
Participant screening by interview and questionnaire is required.

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