In preparation for this interview, I watched a BBC video about
the Kogi, an astonishing aboriginal tribe who retreated into seclusion
in the Colombian Sierra Nevada mountains centuries ago and, uniquely,
were never conquered by the Conquistadors, the British, the French
or anyone. The Kogi society revolves around a sacred mission to
maintain the energy balance of the Earth. The Mamas, a consecrated
group within the tribe, said that they have broken their seclusion
to contact the West with a dire warning about the imminent consequences
of continuing the rape of the Earth Mother.
They felt that the only hope for humanity was to offer us the gift
of their method of seeing. Their hope is that if enough of us learn
and pass on this ancient form of heart telepathy, communication
from within the heart rather than from within the mind, then the
spread of compassion and love will enable us to take the hard decisions
needed to change our current lifestyles and heal society and the
planet. (see The New Children)
Drunvalo Melchizedek is best known for his teachings on sacred
geometry, consciousness and the light body that the ancients call
the Merkaba. The Images of the Heart Workshop arose, only recently,
out of a series of extraordinary and continuing experiences with
Drunvalo, what was the background to this workshop?
Lets go back to February 19, 2000, to The Ceremony of the
Condor and the Eagle. The participants were indigenous people of
North, South and Central America and the purpose was to connect
them together with the new civilized people. This ceremony was
prescribed by the Mayans 5,000 years ago to usher in the last 13-year
cycle on earth in which the earth is to be transformed so completely
that we will not recognize it.
These people see it as a time of integration between the indigenous
ways, which are primarily right brained and the civilized ways,
which are left brained. Their hope is that we are going to come
together and both sides of the brain of the planet will be turned
on. This workshop, developed (telepathically) with the Kogis, is
one of the first examples of this.
How did you meet the Kogi?
The Kogi thought they were the last people left on earth who were
truly alive, (meaning they could connect with all life in an ancient
way through the human heart.) They predicted the end of the world
(for the civilized peoples) on August 11, 1999. When this didnt
happen, they searched out the reason. Traveling in their "Light
Bodies" they found a whole tribe in Guatemala, who also remembered
heart communication, and many scattered individuals who had activated
their own light bodies or, in the ancient terms, their "Mer-Ka-Ba".
Since I was one of the teachers of this information, the Kogi sent
me a messenger with a small amount of tobacco wrapped in a bright
red piece of cotton, who simply said "Thank you".
A couple months later, the Kogi again sent this messenger with
a small ball of dark and sticky tree sap to give to me with a message.
The message was that they were going to send someone to me to teach
me how to speak without words so that we could communicate.
Then last November, I gave an Earth/Sky workshop in Mexico. One
of the participants was a young lady from Columbia. She was different
from the others, and whenever we entered into sacred space she would
go crazy with ecstasy. Then on the last day of the workshop she
broke away from the circle and began to dance primitively within
the center of the circle. She abandoned herself and seemed
to lose control. I went over to her and took her hand to comfort
her, and she grasped my hand and looked deep into my eyes and made
a soft and longing sound. The sound went straight to my heart
and vibrated inside my very center, and I could "see"
what she was saying. She provided me with a heart link to a Kogi
woman, and I could see through her eyes. In just a few minutes
I was IN the Amazon jungle and the Amazon River was right there.
I was able to walk through the village, speak
with the Mamas and experience her whole life.
How did you feel?
When you are linked with someone in the heart in this form of
communication, there is no barrier, no difference between you and
that person. It is incredibly intimate, almost like sexual energy.
You are so intimately connected that it takes a bit of willpower
to break away. Thats what happened to me in Mexico with that
Colombian lady. I had about a hundred people waiting for me for
two hours, but once we got into this communication, my body and
my mind didnt care. It felt incredibly good. I felt more
alive than I would normally ever feel!
What has happened to you since learning this heart talk?
It has changed my position within my body. It usually takes two
days of a workshop before I can get someone to understand what that
means. I have learned how to move back and forth now. Like right
now, you are looking out through your eyes and your spirit is like
centered behind them. We believe it is in your pineal gland. And
thats where you locate yourself in your body, kind of in your
head looking out.
But what the Kogi say is thats not how everybody has to do
it and thats definitely not how it was done a long time ago.
So theyve retrained me and what they say is that theres
a place inside the human heart that is a chamber, a space, and that
there is a vibration in this space that is recognized by all life
everywhere. This communication works not just between humans, but
between all species of life.
How do you find this place in the heart?
Gregg Braden has been studying with Stanford University and the
Heart Math Institute, and theyve discovered that there is
a brain within the heart a cluster of 40,000 nerve cells
with thinking capacity. There is also a huge toroidal magnetic
field around the heart in the shape of a donut rotating in on itself.
That is how people can locate this place. Through a meditation
we can get you connected to the magnetic field and then you rotate
in on this magnetic field and then it takes you right in to this
place where the communication can occur.
Once you have experienced this and you know what it is and you
learn to get out of your head, another form of communication become
possible. When you physically exist in that place where you are
looking out from your heart rather than your head, this strange
feeling comes over your body. This also ties into what Gregg Braden
was describing in the Isaiah Effect about the science of prayer
(see Jan/2000 article on the Isaiah
Effect) He shows that prayer under certain circumstances become
more than just prayer it becomes co-creation. When the mind,
heart and body are engaged, then this ancient way of being becomes
What degree of success have you had in imparting this in a group?
We are finding that success in understanding this has a lot to
do with the persons belief patterns - what they believe is
possible. We have to do a great deal of work to break down those
belief patterns, to get to a place where the average person can
accept the possibility of communication without words.
How is this different from telepathy?
Telepathy is similar in function but completely different in quality.
It is centered in the pineal gland and you conceive of what you
are going to say and use words that build an image in the other
persons mind. When the heart communicates it paints an instantaneous
and 3-dimensional image, like a holograph. When you are communicating
from the heart, you dont conceive of what you are going to
say. The heart just says it.
What kind of instructions did the
Kogi give you about the workshop?
One thing was related to the importance of darkness. The Kogi
have a tribe within a tribe, called the Mamas who are the religious
leaders. When a Mama baby is found (through divination) it is brought
into a cave and taught in darkness for nine years. Only enough
light is allowed to keep it from going blind. This darkness forces
the growing Mama to rely on its inner vision.
In developing the workshop, the Kogi emphasized the importance
of darkness in being able to do this communication from the heart,
and so weve got masks for people. They dont want even
one photon to arrive in the eyes, it has to be absolutely black
so that your mind is not functioning, your pineal shuts down and
you can begin to function in another way.
One thing that would help anyone coming to the workshop is to get
used to meditating in absolute darkness. The Kogi say that an hour
is a minimum, but even 20 or 30 minutes is helpful. Another thing
I would add is that since achieving this form of telepathy requires
intimate heart connection, I would recommend that you attend this
workshop with a loved one - friend, partner, parent, child, or spouse.
What thoughts would you like to leave us with?
I think the Kogi have given us a message of great hope and I would
really like people to experience this because I think it changes
the way humans relate to eachother. For the first time, someone
can really know what compassion is, because when you connect with
someone, its beyond love. It becomes clear in that instant
what the spiritual teachers have been saying all along, that all
things are interconnected; that there is just one spirit moving
Drunvalo Melchizedek is an inspired teacher and author of The Ancient
Secret of the Flower of Life, vols. 1 and 2. He will be presenting
a workshop in Portland on October 8th.
(for more on this subject see The New Children)
He is also the moving spirit behind The Spirit of Maat,
a new Internet magazine focusing on human consciousness and Mother
The first issue is free; further issues by subscription.