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13th Munay Ki Rite - Rite of the Womb

Updated: Feb 26

The rite of the Womb is a very powerful loving energy transmission that will restore the natural balance of your creative centre. The Rite of the Womb is a blessing of the Womb, our sacred place of creation.

Many women are still carrying the pain and resentment of their mothers, grandmothers and female ancestors. Some feel the wounds of a past life or had traumatic experiences in this lifetime that block their joy and happiness and prevent them from connecting with their feminine power. The healing energy of this blessing will reactivate your feminine power.


The feminine spirit of the jungle reminds us of this simple and vital truth:

The womb is not a place to store fear and pain;

The womb is to create and give birth to life.


This lineage of women, through the jungle medicine, has given us the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki: The Rite of the Womb. Once you receive it, you share it with as many women as possible.


Let’s heal our womb; let’s heal our mother’s, sister’s, and daughter’s wombs. And in this way bring healing to our Mother Earth.


The Rite of the Womb, 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki, is a contemporary ritual, birthed into being by Marcela Lobos, a medicine woman initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. The Munay-Ki are a series of rituals brought to the West by Marcela’s husband, Dr. Alberto Villoldo, distilled from his work as a medical anthropologist with the high shamans of South America.


As Dr. Villoldo says, “Rites of passage and initiation have been practiced for millennia by all peoples in the Earth. The rites of the Munay-Ki are based on initiatory practices of the shamans of the Andes and the Amazon. They are stripped of all trace of the indigenous cultures they come from. I did this to respect the native traditions, and to avoid the idea that persons from the West can become traditional shamans or Indians.”


Why 13th and not 10th?

Before the Rite of the Womb there were nine Munay-Ki rites.

Though the rite of the womb is the tenth rite to be given to us, it is a feminine rite and does not need to follow linearity.


The lineage that passed this rite to us wants us to honour the thirteen moons of a year, which are connected to the cycles of the womb.


If I had a hysterectomy can I receive this rite?

If your uterus was removed is even more important that you receive this rite. Energetically you still have your womb and it is vital that you reconnect with it to reclaim your feminine wisdom and power. After you receive the rite it is fundamental that you nurture it every dark moon to heal any imprints of pain and sorrow and step into joy and compassion.


Can pregnant women receive the rite?

This rite is a blessing for the mother and the baby since it will inform both beings. Nevertheless it is important to give it with extra gentleness and reverence for life, and also to honour the intuition of the mother to be.


What abut if I've had an abortion or miscarriage?

Most definitely. This rite helps to remove any imprints of pain or sorrow and move forward because the womb is not a place to store fear and pain.


What about men?

All life comes from the womb of the Earth and all men come from a womb. It is just as important that men become womb keepers, as it is for women.


The way men are womb keepers is by letting women know that they support their healing journey by becoming stewards of the Earth.


Can men participate in the ceremony?

If the women who are giving and receiving the rite feel that is appropriate to invite men to the ceremony then is absolutely fine.


When the men show up in service to the women and the rite, it is tremendously healing for everyone involved.


Men can help set the sacred space making it feel especially safe for the women.


Then men can be positioned in a strategic way to make the women feel that they are supported in this healing. To enhance their role the men can play sticks as a way of saying we are here for you.


Can men receive the rite?

This rite is to heal the womb and occasionally there is a man that feels the need to heal his psychic womb. Sometimes these men had very traumatic experiences in their mother’s wombs or had a very dysfunctional relationship with the feminine aspect of life.


If a man asks to receive this rite with a sincere heart then is appropriate to share it with him.

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