In remote Andean communities, almost all the major events are preceded by a “pago a la tierra”; payment to the earth.
Villagers gather and prepare, in little paper bags, the offering composed of candies, little gifts, alcohol and k’intus (those 3 coca leaves accompanied with Huayruros’ seeds.
The offerings are watering with alcohol, burned and entered in a special place.
Ceremony is achieved by a pampamisayoc, kind of Andean priest, or presided by an altomisayoc who have the gift to directly communicate with spirits and Apus. The altomisavocs are becoming rarer in the Andes: they are like Andean Great Priests, they received their vocation during a dream, during a dive in a frozen lake or if they survived to a lightning impact.