Elizabeth B. Jenkins
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Elizabeth B. Jenkins (born March 11, 1960 in Manhattan, New York) is an American writer of popular spiritual books including the international best seller The Return of The Inka: A Journey of Initiation and INKA Prophecies for 2012. She is a licensed psychotherapist, cultural investigator and worldwide teacher of the Inca tradition.
Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Carleton College, Northfield MN in 1983, a Master of Arts degree in Integral Counseling Psychology graduating in 1987 from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. In 1988 she began a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Integral Counseling from the Institute only to be inexplicably called to abandon her studies for a quest to Peru.
In 1988, Jenkins traveled to Peru, where she experienced a spiritual awakening, which she described in her spiritual autobiographies: The Return of The Inka: A Journey of Initiation and INKA Prophecies for 2012 and Journey to Q'eros: Golden Cradle of the Inka. During this time she met the man who would become her teacher and guide, Juan Nunez del Prado, the foremost expert on the Andean Mystical Tradition. In 1990 she received the Hatun Qarpay – The Great Initiation Ritual. This ancient ritual springs out of the 16,000-year-old tradition of nature mysticism in the Andes – designed to bring the individual into direct, intimate and mystical relationship to the Divine through Great Nature herself. From 1992–1996, she served as Juan Nunez del Prado's apprentice working intensely with him initiating groups from all over the world in Cuzco, Peru.
In 1997, with the publication of her first book, she independently facilitated her first Hatun Qarpay. Since then, Jenkins has initiated close to 1,000 people into the Hatun Qarpay becoming a skilled, spiritually proficient and an adept Inka guide. In May 2010, Elizabeth served as technical advisor and guide to the DISCOVERY CHANNEL's Les Stroud Beyond Survival into the Andean mountains to join the Q'ero Indians on their yearly pilgrimage to the holy site of Qollorit'i.
In August 2013, she published The Fourth Level: Nature Wisdom Teachings of the Inka. This book is the culmination of close to twenty –five years of exploration into the InkaNature Mysticism. The Fourth Level is a primer on Nature Intelligence informed by the fourth-level teachings of Inka Nature Mysticism. It is a book for general consumption that translates the worldview of the Q'ero Indians and the Seven Energy Principles within the larger context of Inka Mysticism to the public. The book includes 7 Inka practices that allow the individual to experience each one of the principles directly.Jenkins tours internationally as a speaker on spirituality and mysticism, is a frequent lecturer to groups on eco-psychology, creativity, and spiritual experience.
The Wiraqocha Foundation
Jenkins is also the Founder and Chief Missions Officer of The Wiraqocha Foundation, a nonprofit educational and service organization established in 1996 for the preservation and promulgation of indigenous wisdom and knowledge systems. The Foundation's purpose is four-fold: to help humanity remember their divine connection to Mother Nature – serving as a bridge from the Third and Fourth Level; to put Fourth Level principles into action – bringing people and nature together through education, service and sami and to facilitate global scientific, technological, cultural and spiritual exchange and connection between all of the sons of daughters of Pachamama. Through these interchanges, indigenous traditions are honored and preserved; and North America society is enriched and expanded. Since its inception, the Wiraqocha Foundation has assisted in preserving the ancient cultural art of weaving, built a much needed school, funded critical medical missions, financed a clean water project, provided scholarship funds to send Q’ero children to schools, sponsored Teach Peru and constructed three green houses.
Jenkins was also instrumental in creating the PAQO Network, a global spiritual group composed of regional affiliates whose purpose is to help evolve human consciousness from the Third Level to the Fourth Level. This will be accomplished through the pragmatic application of Inka Practices on a Worldwide level to resolve conflicts and increase harmonious relationships between Humans and Nature
The Fourth Level
Jenkins interpretation of the Inka prophecy is that The Fourth Level is a much needed level of spiritual consciousness one of a true adult that is based on love, trust and integrity with the natural world. It is distinct from the Third Level which characterizes our current society that is based in fear, greed, and is he level of the adolescent. The Planet’s current reality is the outcome of man’s belief of the primacy of matter over energy, man over nature, and the dichotomy of "good and evil. The Fourth Level is an energetic space that can be accessed through ritual initiation and cooperative relationship with Mother Nature. Through cooperation with Mother Nature, humans will be able to bring about love,peace, harmony and sustainability. Fourth Level initiates are known by their generosity, service to humanity, their ability to mediate conflict and bring about healing and peace in human and human/nature relationships.
Elizabeth lives with her partner Barney and their two sons on an organic FARM on the Big Island of Hawaii where she writes and conducts intensives and workshops on the subjects of: Introduction to the Inka Knowledge and Spiritual Wisdom Systems, Eco- Psychology of the Inka Tradition, and Nature Intelligence. In 2004 she established a partnership with Native Hawaiian Kahuna, and indomitable Mother Nature of the BIG ISLAND, to bring people and nature together through education, service and sami.
Writings and Recordings
Elizabeth B. Jenkins has written four books, two of which are "spiritual biographies" which chronicle her physically arduous and spiritual quest into the Andes to live and learn the ancient wisdom of the Q’ero descendants. She was also one of 30 spiritual leaders asked to contribute to Transforming Through 2012 – a resource guide for navigating the new millennium.
- Transforming Through 2012, 2010. Contributing author (of 33) with George Noory, Jean Houston, Bruce H. Lipton, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Daniel Pinchbeck, Peter Russell, et al. ISBN 0981970818.
- Elizabeth B. Jenkins, The Return of the InKa, ISBN 3-442-30689-2
- Elizabeth B. Jenkins, Journey to Q'eros – Golden Cradle of the Incas, ISBN 0-9762387-5-6
- The Fourth Level: Nature Wisdom Teachings of the Inka, 2013
- Nature Wisdom – a set of twelve teachings, data, and spiritual meditations (released in MP3 format, 2013)
- Elizabeth B. Jenkins (Winter, 1996). "Journey to Q’ollorit’i: Initiation into Andean Mysticism". Shamans Drum: A Journal of Experiential Shamanism.
(May 27, 2003) First International Congress of the Andean Tradition
Wisdom Magazine is also one of the country's largest free holistic publications with 150,000 copies printed bi-monthly in three regional print editions. Wisdom is dedicated to opening people's hearts and minds to the philosophies, products and services of the new millennium. http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/1890