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12-28-2014, 03:59 PM

Very nice documentary. Got to love the wisdom of the indigenous. Not sure where you can download it, watched it on Netflix.


12-28-2014, 04:18 PM

I love the Kogi's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogi_people) creation story...

In the beginning there was nothing. All was darkness. There was nothing at all. Only the mother. She was Aluna. She was pure thought. Without form. She began to think. The mother conceived the world in the darkness. She conceived us as ideas. As we think out a house before we begin to make it real. She spun the thread. Spinning us all in the story. Creating us in thought. And then came the light. And the world was real.


Dendritic Xylem
12-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Here's the older one from 1991...


12-28-2014, 05:23 PM
Cool, yes Aluna is the sequel to that one.


Dendritic Xylem
12-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Unfortunately couldn't find Aluna :(
Guess I need to get netflix.

09-03-2018, 09:18 PM
Now you can see the whole film on YouTube. Invest the time!



09-03-2018, 11:38 PM
Isn't anyone else surprised by what they say at 22:45 ?

When we taste the shells, we connect with Aluna with thought. !!!

09-04-2018, 08:19 AM
Isn't anyone else surprised by what they say at 22:45 ?
But this wiki quote would explain it better ...

The Kogi have many characteristics that define their culture. For example, all Kogi men receive a "poporo" when they come of age. The "poporo" is a small, hollow gourd that is filled with "lima," a type of powder that is made by heating and crushing shells to produce lime. The men also continuously chew coca leaves, a tradition followed by many indigenous tribes to connect them to the natural world. As they chew the coca leaves, they suck on the lime powder in their poporos ...

09-06-2018, 03:43 PM
Isn't anyone else surprised by what they say at 22:45 ? !!!

Yes. :)

There was a big mangrove lagoon here. We used to make payments to the Mother here. That's not possible now. This place is the origin of everything. It's the start of the thread tying the material world to Aluna. It is Mother and Father to everything. Shikaka is the black thread. Shi means thread it connects everything. Important sites along the line on the coast are connected to esuamas in the mountain. We collect materials here on the shore to make payments in the mountains and we bring materials from the mountain to make payments down here. We gather shells here. They are like seeds of knowledge. We put them in the Sugui. We must always carry the Sugui. When we taste the shells we connect with Aluna, with thought.

Our thoughts build up on the top of the Sugui. Each man carries a book of his thoughts. Sugui means to know everything. To be given the Sugui means to listen. To listen. That is why we have ears. To think is to listen. Listen. Listen.

We have always cared for this place but younger brother has destroyed it. He has been destroying everything. The world is our Mother. If we destroy her, where will we live? It's almost the end of the world. That's why we need to show you all this