I found this video interesting. The Quechuan are from South America, perhaps related to the Mayan / Incan etc. who some believe are related to the Lamanites. In this vid, a Quechuan lechak explains what a lechak is - a person who "preserves, looks after, and spreads and transmits the wisdom of their ancestors - so in their tribe they hold the position of being the genealogist / record keeper. He talks a little about a sacred ritual where he is called by tribal elders, and set apart with this responsibility... I could not find anything else on the web about it? Anyways, just thought it was interesting, and wonder a little where the practice originated.
KarmaTube: Don Alverto Taxo of Ecuador
I like what he states at the end:
I have a message from the bottom of my heart for everyone who may have the opportunity to see this film. Let’s allow what we feel in our hearts to come out into our daily lives. All people from all cultures feel at some point the need to bring harmony into their lives. We all reach a time in our lives when we feel a thirst, a longing to change our lives, this routine of working, eating, sleeping, repeating the same things every day, we all feel the need to live in harmony with all manifestations of life. My invitation is to do it. Let’s trust our intuition. Let’s follow our heart. Let’s stop a moment and look at our lives in a broader perspective, then we will realize there are more important things in life than spending the whole weekend in the supermarket, trying to buy everything we can so that we can experience momentary satisfaction. I repeat, the invitation is to follow our hearts. Stop for a moment, look at our lives more broadly, and we will clearly see that our lives are more meaningful than a supermarket.