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A Documentary Film with Kristen White & John Schwab

Shamanic Trekker Peru 

Journey to the Source

A Documentary Film Exploring Shamanism at its Source in the High Andes Mountains of Peru

Produced Summer 2016

Learn Why the Western World Is Fascinated by Shamans...

Every year thousands of pilgrims from the Western world have sought to learn this knowledge and receive the rituals from the linage of the ancient elders of the High Andes. Many western "shaman" schools in the United States and Europe now train men and women to become shamans by receiving these sacred rites called the Munay Ki.

Meet the Shamans of the High Andes...

In the film we journeyed to the source of Shamanism in Peru, the indigenous Q'ero tribe located in the High Andes mountain region.

The Q'ero are the last of the Incas - a tribe of 600 who sought refuge at altitudes above 14,000 feet in order to escape the conquering conquistadors. For 500 years the Q'ero elders have preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change, or "pachacuti," in which the world would be turned right-side-up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder ended.

The Q'ero have served as the caretakers of the rites and prophecies of their Inca ancestors.

Sandra Ingerman, shaman and author of Walking in Light,  on the powerful new "dream" from the ancient tradition which will offer healing for the western world

Sandra Ingerman Interview for Shamanic Trekker from Creative Catapult Video on Vimeo.

Shamans work in the invisible realms to weave a new fabric of reality into being and bridge healing energies from the spiritual worlds into our tangible realm. They do this work by performing ceremonies. And the power of ceremony is that they create change.

-Sandra Ingerman

While Filming on Location in Peru

  • We received the rites directly from the tribe of Q'ero shamans.
  • Traveled to the secret sacred ritual locations known to the tribe for centuries.
  • Received initiation rights in the shadow of the traditional mountain after riding to the destination on horseback.
  • Explored the way indigenous Shamans interact with the "spiritual tourism" industry.
  • Heard the songs of the Shaman women as they prepare for ceremony.
  • Captured the colorful traditional weaving industry of the tribe.
  • Journeyed to Machu Picchu

While Filming on Location in the
United States and Europe:

  • Interviewed authors and cultural anthropologists about the rise of shamans in the west.
  • Experienced a sweat lodge session with a shaman in Santa Fe.
  • Learned a translation of the ancient rites given by the shamans in Peru.
  • Looked to understand a modern everyday application of the Peruvian shaman philosophy.
  • Looked to Identify and understand the tools used by shamans.
  • Explored the ways shamans can offer healing through energy medicine.

For Thousands of Years Shamans Were the Medicine Men and Women of the World

Now Is the Time Predicted for Centuries...

The Q'ero believe it's now the time for their ancient prophecies to come true. The signs of destiny long predicted by the elders have all occurred.

However, one must be in alignment and harmony with nature, otherwise the prophecies are of no use to them. Unless one has the keys, the rites of passage. The Star Rites, or "Mosoq Karpay" (The Rites of the Time to Come), are crucial to the practical growth described in the prophecies. Following the "despachos" (ritualistic offerings of mesa, or medicine bundles), the shamans administer the Mosoq Karpay to the individuals present, transmitting the energies originating with the ancestors of their lineage.

The transmission of the Mosoq Karpay is the ceremony representing the end of one's relationship to time. It is a process of the heart. This process of Becoming is considered more important than the prophecies themselves. The Karpay (rites) plant the seed of knowledge, the seed of Pachacuti, in the Luminous body of the recipient. It is up to each person to water and tend the seed so that it can grow and blossom. The rites are transmission of potential; one must then make oneself available to destiny. The Karpays connect the person to an ancient lineage of knowledge and power that cannot be accessed by the individual.

These sacred rites can only be summoned by the Q'ero tribe the source of the lineage from Central America for the new generation of shamans in the western world

Ultimately, this power can provide the impetus for one to leap into the body of an Inca, a Luminous One. That person is connected directly to the stars, the Incan Sun of Cosmology.

The Q'ero believe that the doorways between the worlds are opening again. Holes in time that can steep through and beyond, where we can explore our human capabilities. Regaining our luminous nature is a possibility today for all who dare to take the leap.

The Andean shamans say,

"Follow your own footsteps.
Learn from the rivers, the trees and the rocks.
Honor the Christ, the Buddha, your brother and sisters.
Honor the Earth mother and the Great Spirit.
Honor yourself and all of creation."

"Look with the eyes of your soul and engage the essential,"

This is the teaching of the Q'ero...

Meet Your Filmmakers

Kristen White, Executive Producer

Kristen White brings more than a decade of experience as a television journalist and anchor to her Transformational Media TV programs: Let's start a Ripple, Mandala, and Ask My Doctor TV.

Kristen is an award winning video producer, journalism college professor and media and marketing expert who helps entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, life coaches and businesses become more powerful messengers with content creation and on-camera coaching.

Kristen White is trained in energy medicine. She is a Karuna Reiki Master registered with Reiki.org and she is certified in Tsi Dup Yang Bod, a Tibetan energy medicine from the Bon tradition. Kristen has also been certified in Angel Therapy, has studied shamanism, and spent time in Brazil as a Medium of the Casa of John of God. Kristen is an open channel intuitive and has worked extensively with private clients.

Her company, White Media Agency, LLC, is the premier media coaching and video production company for the wellness and personal development marketplace.

Kristen White Interviews Emmanuel Itier for Mandala from Creative Catapult Video on Vimeo.

Emmanuel Itier Interview with host Kristen White

They discuss his new film Femme

Mandala with Kristen White

Join host Kristen White and her new show "Mandala". Featuring authors, wellness experts, and spiritual teachers who explore the many channels to discover a deeper aspect of your true self.

Awards and Recognition

Stevie Awards

2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business Female Entrepreneur of the Year 
2012 Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business for Mentor/Coach of the Year 
2012 Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business for Video of the Year
2013 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Stevie Award for Women in Business
2013 Innovator of the Year Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Aurora Awards

2012 Platinum Aurora Award for Video for Video on Autism
2012 Gold Aurora Award for Video on Children with Disabilities

John Schwab, Executive Producer

John Schwab is a shaman trained by the Four Winds Society and initiated in Peru by indigenous Shamans of the Q'eros. John has been initiated with many powerful rites including the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki through energetic transmission. These ancient rites were received directly from the shamans in Peru, which initiated him to become a person of wisdom and power who lives free of fear and abides in his eternal nature. John also received the Rites of the Ayni Carpi, which symbolize coming into the right relationship with the universe, and the Pampamesayok Rites, which are the Earth Keeper Rites that make you a steward for the earth as well as for the ebb and flow of the seasons, death and life. John works with individuals and small groups in private sessions, workshops and retreats. As a guide, John takes intimate groups of individuals looking for a deeper connection to their soul and a spiritual experience on a trek of their lifetime.

Click here to learn more about John's private practice in Santa Fe.

Emmanuel Itier, Director

An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed the thriller " Tell Me No Lies" (2000) and the horror film "Scarecrow" (2002). In 2012 he completed the peace documentary "The Invocation" narrated by Sharon Stone and with Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and many other worldwide peace activists. Emmanuel also produced the films "Wildflower" (1999) and "Scarecrow Slayers" (2003,) among other pictures. He also acted as a co-producer and financing consultant: "Johnny Mnemonic", "Another 9 1/2 Weeks", "Shattered Image" (1998), "The Dentist" (1996), and "Progeny" (1999). In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a drama filmed in Hong Kong, "Red Passage" which entered the festival circuit in 2014. He also directed and co-wrote an action picture for The Asylum,"ATTILA" with ultimate fighter star Cheik Kongo.

Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful music and film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and the internet for the last twenty five years. Itier has been a buyer for various French Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. He grew up in France and moved in the USA twenty five years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and two sons. Finally Emmanuel Itier released in late 2013 another inspiring documentary celebrating women around the planet, "FEMME-Women Healing the World." This Documentary earned several awards around the world. Mr. Itier is now directing five documentaries in order to keep making peace, one movie at a time. This new series is called "The Universalis Collection: Documentaries for a Conscious Humanity."

Films by Emmanuel Itier


An inspiring film about the empowerment of females and the feminine nature. Shedding a light on how women naturally will commune together and teach the world about peace and love. Sharon Stone and other worldly experts share their views on how women can help nurture the world towards a brighter future. A great film for anyone who wants to be educated on making the world a better place for future generations.


A thoughtful and deep film about the exploration of the notion of 'God' and World Peace through Religion, Spirituality, History, Science, Politics and Arts. The film explores universal questions such as: Who am I, where do I come from, and where am I going? The Invocation presents a message of understanding, unity, and humanity. Narrated by Sharon Stone and featuring interviews with respected social, political, spiritual and artistic luminaries such as the Dalai Lama, author Deepak Chopra, actor Mark Wahlberg, director Oliver Stone and South African activist Desmond Tutu.

Awards and Recognition

"FEMME" at Film Festivals and Special Events 2013-2016:

The Aruba Women Conference  (Special Humanitarian Award )
The Aruba International Film Festival
The Tel Aviv Spiritual Film Festival
The Awaken Film Festival of Morristown
The Awareness Film Festival (Special Aware Filmmaker of the Year Award)
The Bermuda International Film Festival
The Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles
The Palm Beach International Film Festival
The U.N Association of Santa Barbara Annual Fundraising
The Reel Hope Film Festival of Indianapolis
The Orlando Peace Film Festival
The IFQ Los Angeles Film Festival (Humanitarian Award)
The Mumbai Women Film Festival The LadyFilmmakers Film Festival  (Spotlight Award for Sharon Stone and Illumination Humanitarian Award for the film)
The Santa Barbara Pop Up Documentary Film Festival (Winner of The Global Citizen Filmmaker Award for the Film, Cast and Director )
The New York MetaCenter Spiritual Film Festival
The Washington DC National Action Symposium (Women & Genocide in the 21st Century)

The My Hero International Film Festival (1st place Winner for the FEMME trailer and My  Hero Award for Sharon Stone)
The Source Spiritual Center of Venice, California
The  Conscious Life Expo of Los Angeles ( Best Spiritual Movie of the Year and Best Spiritual Leaders to Marianne Williamson and Sharon Stone)
The Women Film Festival of Chile FemCine
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (Honorable Mention for Best Documentary)
The Garifuna Film Festival (Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles)
The American Movie Awards 2014 (Special Marquee Award)
The Goddess Conference of Nashville
The Ghent Women Conference of Belgium
The IFQ Festival Awards 2014: Best Documentary and Audience Award
The Sedona Film Festival: Special Presentation 2014
The Buddhist Film Festival Europe of Amsterdam 2014
The Silent River Film Festival ( River Spirit Award and River Glory Award 2014)
The 5th Eko Film Festival of Nigeria ( Humanitarian Award)
The Cosmic Cine Film Festival of Munich 2015 (Second place Jury Award 2015)

Illumination Humanitarian Award
LadyFilmmakers Festival 2013
of Beverly Hills

List of Film Festivals and Prizes for "THE INVOCATION"

The Alchemy Conference of Los Angeles (“Special Honor”)
Awareness Festival of Los Angeles (“Award of Excellence”)
The Aruba International Film Festival (honored for “Tolerance Day”)
Berlin Cinema For Peace
Bermuda International Film Festival
Beverly Hills Film, TV, New Media Festival  (“Humanitarian Award”)
Ciociaria Film Festival of Italy DocMiami International Film Festival (“Best Documentary”)
The Indie Fest  (“Award of Excellence”)
International Press Academy ( “Call For Peace Award”)
Los Angeles International Film Festival (“Best Documentary”, “Best Concept”)
Mexico City Spiritual Festival (“Award of The Gods”)

Morristown AWAKEN! Spiritual Film Festival
The EKO Nigeria International Film Festival
Orlando Global Peace Film Festival
Orlando International Film Festival (“Best Documentary”)
Palm Beach International Film Festival
The Rwanda International Film Festival
The Rhode Island Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Fe International Film Festival (3rd Prize Best Documentary)
Satsang Film Festival in Mexico
The Third World Indie Film Festival ( “Best Social Enterpreneur”)
Tel Aviv Spiritual Film Festival