A school for indigenous wisdom
2014-Nov-17 :: (0 comments)
The Arhuaco, the Wiwa, the Kogi and the Kankuamo tribes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta believe that they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning. They call themselves the "older brothers" and believe that they have a mystical wisdom, which others have no access to.
The others are called the "younger brothers". The older brothers are profoundly frightened by what we, the younger brothers, are doing to the world, but also well aware that we have no understanding of the forces which we are unleashing.
These native people of Colombia believe that the only hope of survival for mankind is if we can learn why they are so scared. They understand that there are critical interconnections within the natural world which by now are out of balance. It is a subtle and hidden network, and interfering with one part has a major impact on other specific parts. These people see it as their purpose in life to use their wisdom to re-establish and maintain balance and share their knowledge with us.
Katharina von Körber and Hernando Villa created a project for the recuperation of this ancestral knowledge with emphasis in healing of the land and restoration practices, health and sustainable agricultural and cultural practices. The objective is to support the Arhuaco by building a school that helps them to preserve and disseminate this knowledge to strengthen their ancient culture, its teachings and its practices. This school is geared to the needs of 50 children, about 15 families, to be educated and assisted.
Here you can read about the project.