Apparently, it would seem as if the path of the Andean masters had been carefully layed out by the Andean Gods from time immemorial, and that each teacher was destined to fulfill their mission from birth until death. The Inkas were a very advenced race at the time, which had been able to understand the content in the messages from the gods and the Andean cosmos related to the right way of living, and more importantly to the spiritual development and advancement from both the elite as well as the average person.
The Andean principle of: “Diversity in the Unit” (Llapampis Hujllapin) was applied exemplary well in the time of the Inka Monarchs, because the Andean teachers that came from diverse cultures and tribes were gathered to form an Ayllu. (A community of Andean teachers) In this manner the teachers who possessed varied abilities and spiritual gifts were trained and specialized in their own areas or functions to serve the Inka Empire and the community of the spirit realms as well as to learn and teach under the Inka organizational system.
At the time of the Inkas and specially of the Inka Pacha Kuteq, the Andean teachers who descended from their ancestor and the different cultures were called in and gathered to be reorganized in such a way that they would conform an Ayllu (community of teachers), the largest the world had ever seen in Andean history.
The great wise teachers were the ones who investigated deeper in the knowledge and practices in the Andes. It was them that rediscovered the Andean Sacred Secrets to be taught to coming generations, it was them who develop the supremacy on the Andean body of knowledge and because of this the Inkas grew in many senses.
The sacred place where the Andean Teachers lived and studied for long periods of years was the currently called “Yachay Wasi” in Qorikancha, at the city of Cuzco. This place housed the teachers for many years, especially the Hamawt’as, who taught many disciples a vast array of practices for the good of humankind and society. On the other hand the Paqos-Priests also dedicated their lives to serve humanity and Gods alike.
As we can tell, the actions of the teachers became more prominent during the Inka times of Tawantinsuyo, a time in which teachers and wisdom flourish throughout the impire. Spiritual consciousness and development reached a maximum climax. The teachers were well organized even before this took place and well after.
The era of the Inkas was the main time space window in which an important official call was placed to bring in all the different teachers from different areas and specialties. They all came from diverse tribes and cultures which lived in those days.
These teachers who were called had the privilege of belonging to an Ayllu (community) of teachers where they shared, learned, taught their practices and knowledge, made precise and in depth research of the sacred Andean teachings. The teachers had a significant advancement in those times that allow them to transmit a body of knowledge to laymen and teachers of other levels equally. This era was called Nuna Pachakuti, a time when Andean teachers and Cosmic Spirits united once again, given the fact that this had already occured in the past, and made space for the ancient sacred knowledge to flourish under a new order and a new plan.
In a way then, to talk about the Andean teachers is to talk also about the diffent Andean Masters that came from athe pre-Inka. These teachers exercised their specialties and functions according to the needs of the people. We are referring to: Andean Paqos, Andean Hamawt’as, Hampi Kamayoqs, Maycheros, Khipu Kamayoqs, etc. Evidently the inkas respected all the traditions, cultures, customs, philosophies, spiritual practices and the varied teachers with their individual ways of Spirituality. They did not overlooked or ignored any of the teachers, on the contrary, they investigated each and every form of spirituality to be able to plan for a system with a broad base. Through this they achieved supremacy in regards of spiritual knowledge for the good of the empire.