Mateo Magee

I am honored to host my beloved teacher in Chicago this April 2019 for a workshop and private sessions. 

He is a teacher, ceremonialist and author of Peruvian Shamanism: The Pachakuti Mesa.


For thousands of years the ancestral peoples of the world have created beautiful spaces to heal and grow. These simple, yet elegant, healing circles were spaces for community to gather, for support to be offered, and guidance of heart-centered living to be shared. The ancient art of creating purified spaces, both inner and outer, has been mostly lost to modernity. This day-long intensive is an invitation to relearn this ancient ritual practice and to begin creating sacred containers for healing in your everyday life. As well as, to gain support and find support through healthy community, to explore deeper connection with self and others, and to offer ourselves the time and space we need to adapt to our rapidly changing lives. 

About Mateo

Mateo Magee has been offering private sessions, short talks, day-long intensives, weekend retreats, outdoor events, and rite of passage ceremonies since 1998.  His book, Peruvian Shamanism: The Pachakuti Mesa (2002, Revised Edition 2017), is the first written account of a shamanic lineage originating from Peru’s northern coast and southeastern Andean regions.  Mateo has also been leading spiritual retreats and hiking expeditions to Peru and Bolivia since 2006.  Matthew holds degrees in Behavioral Medicine and Spirituality from Lesley University, a degree in Deaf Culture and Freelance Interpretation from Northern Essex, and has been trained as an outdoor guide through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS/University of Utah).  Yet, he feels his true education was derived from the years he spent living and working alongside native peoples in both North and South America.  His current work revolves mindfulness, nature awareness, and the use of primitive survival skills as a medium to convey ancient forms wisdom through a deep relationship with the natural world.