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The Kogui base their lifestyles on their belief in "The Great Mother," their creator figure, whom they believe is the force behind nature, providing guidance. The Koguis understand the Earth to be a living being, and see the colonizers' mining, building, pollution and other activities damaging the Great Mother.

From birth the Koguis attune their priests, called Mamos, to the mystic world called Aluna. It is in this "spirit-realm" that the Mamos operate to help the Great Mother sustain the Earth. Through deep meditation and symbolic offerings, the Mamos believe they support the balance of harmony and creativity in the world. It is also in this realm that the essence of agriculture is nurtured: seeds are blessed in Aluna before being planted, to ensure they grow successfully.

TEDtalks, Wade Davis on endangered cultures, the Koguis at 8 minutes 10 seconds

Related websites

www.google.com

Etniasdecolombia.org

BBC Documentary: From the Heart of the World - the Elder Brothers' Warning

The Tairona Heritage Trust

TEDtalks, Wade Davis on endangered cultures, the Koguis at 8 minutes 10 seconds

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