“We must return to the ways of nature and recognise that we are part of the sun, moon, earth, water and air. That mother nature is within us and we within her. We must return to the ways of nature and recognising the earth as our sacred living mother. We must return to the ways of nature in the ways we live each day. We must return to the ways of nature and remove the negativity in our lives, the egotism which blinds us to the beauty of the natural way. Pachamama, Mother Earth, has sorrows and cries for us. She sees our ignorance, how we are lost in the darkness, destroying, out of balance.” (www.alunajoy.com/awake.html)
Pachamama – also Mamapacha, World Mother. She is the Andean and Incan Earth Goddess, similar to Gaia or Mother Earth. The mountain peaks are considered to be her breasts, the rivers are her life-giving milk, and the fields reflect her fertile womb. In ancient times, she was worshiped by the indigenous people of the Andes Mountains, predominately by the Inca in Peru and parts of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. Her children are Inti, the Sun god (although some sources say this was her husband), and Killa (Mama Quilla), the Moon goddess.
She is still honored today in Andean and Ecuadorian Shamanic practices. On the eve of August 1, families across Peru cook a large dinner in honor of Pachamama and then they dig a hole and offer the first serving to her.
Pachamama is sometimes said to be a great dragon who lives under the mountains (and they have VERY big mountains in Peru). When she quivers, earthquakes shake the world, and sometimes she sends them as a reminder to humans to better honor the earth;but mostly Pachamama is centered, calm, and content – the epitome of grounded mother energy.
Pachamama rules over planting and harvesting, offering the earth the nourishment it needs to survive. Women walk the fields in present day, repeating ancient fertility and harvest rituals, whispering love, gratitude, and prayers for sustenance to Pachamama while spreading cornmeal as an offering.
Palo Santo, holy wood, is sacred to Pachamama and is a wonderful purification tool as well as incense and smudge.
Natural shrines to Pachamama are hallowed rocks and boles of trees.
Offerings: Coca leaf, first sip of chicha beer, incense, cigars (tobacco)
Llamas and guinea pigs are sacred to Her.
Modern Peruvians associate her with Mother Mary.
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