Wavespell of the White Wind

 

August 3–15, 2011
(Kins 222-234)

 

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August – Month of the Pachamama

For thousands of years, Native people around the world lived in physical and spiritual communion with Mother Earth, relationship based on respect and love for the planet and all living beings. Nature’s cycles were revered and humans lived in harmony with the rest of creation.

Although this connection has been forgotten by modern society, especially since the days of industrialization, there are still communities and individuals globally that keep traditions alive as a way to express gratitude, love and devotion for Mother Earth, thanking her for nurturing and giving us all we need to subsist.

From Quechua and Aymara languages, Pachamama means Mother Earth and it is a focal point in the Andean Cosmovision. Through rituals and celebrations, many indigenous communities in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and the North of Argentina pay tribute to the Earth on August every … Read more