The Teyuna tribes of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta- Kogis, Wiwas, Arhuacos and Kankuamos - consider Unity and Harmony among family members vital for the health of their communities and society in general. Family Unity is fundamental in the preservation of their culture, their traditions and the children education, because from birth to seven years of age the ancestral knowledge is taught at home. The Mamos – Spiritual leaders of the Teyuna tribes - go to great lengths to ensure that their families are strong and healthy, and for that purpose they have spiritual practices that will share with us. These spiritual practices can help us to maintain healthy and harmonious family units.
They have different practices for couples; one of them is called Akunduna which helps them to reconnect as a couple and to strengthen the bond between them. Akunduna is a very honest confession of the important events in the lives of the man and the woman, since early childhood until the present. This practice is private and only the two of them are allowed to participate in the Akunduna.
The Mamos will share the protocol of the Akunduna with us. They will also give us guidelines to solve conflict between siblings and will share spiritual practices that the Teyuna follow to raise a family in a harmonious and loving way. One of these practices is called Pagamento, there are different types of Pagamentos and they will share with us the ceremony that will strengthen the bond among the members of the family.
The Teyuna believe in duality; light and darkness, day and night, man and woman. Each group has its opposite pair. In each pair, one cannot survive without the other. These natural opposites must be in harmony to maintain balance in society. If the harmony in the family unit is broken this will have an effect in society and ultimately in the planet.
The first half of the session will go from 10AM - 12PM PST, break for lunch from 12PM - 1PM PST, and then the second half of the session will resume from 1PM - 3PM PST.
How long can I watch this offering?
All participants will all be given access to a recording of the session after they register for 30 days to watch and replay.
What language is this offering presented in?
This offering is presented in Spanish and will be translated by a live translator into English.
What is the quality of the offering footage?
This offering is live Zoom presentation.
How long is the offering?
The offering is approximately 4 hours. The first half of the session will go from 10AM - 12PM PST, break for lunch from 12PM - 1PM PST, and then the second half of the session will resume from 1PM - 3PM PST.
When was the live session recorded?
This Digital will be instructed by 3 Mamos and 3 Zagas.
- Rodrigo Barros - Wiwa
- Narciso Daza - Kogi
- Benito Pinto - Wiwa
- Lucia Calvo - Arhuaca
- Angela Nolavita - Kogi
- Josefina Moscote - Wiwa
The Teyuna are an indigenous group formed by the Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogi and Wiwa people of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, in Colombia. They, until recently, lived in isolation high in the mountains until they received a message that they had to come down to share their wisdom and work to help the Earth in places where it’s being destroyed. The spiritual leaders of these cultures are known as Mamos. A Mamo represents the beginning of knowledge, the maximum expression of wisdom. Mamos are spiritual guides of the laws of the origins, believed to be destined from the moment of conception by the superior forces of the universe.
Mamo Sewigu Kakamukwa (Mamo Rodrigo) comes from a lineage of Mamos that goes beyond his great-great-grandfather, his family comes from the Kakamukwa lineage and there has been Mamos in his family in every single generation.
Mamos are the spiritual leaders or priests for the Teyuna people. They are the counselors for their communities, and they perform all the important ceremonies for their people such as weddings, funeral rites, rites of passage, and baptisms. The word Mamo means enlightenment of both good and evil. Mamos hold the spiritual knowledge of their people and are trained since an early age to do healings, Pagamentos or ceremony as well as divination.
Mamo Sewigu (Mamo Rodrigo) was an educator and a leader of his community before receiving his Segwa at the head of the Jerez River when being ordained as a Mamo. Mamo Sewigu is not only a Mamo, but he was a Maestro first. For the Teyuna, a Maestro is a weaver, a storyteller, a musician, a teacher, and is also in charge of making sacred objects for the community.
A Maestro is the weaver who makes the walls of the temple and the hats the Wiwa people wear. A Maestro also makes the carrumbo (sacred object: a spindle) that the young females use to spin the cotton.
Zagas or sagas are the female equivalents of Mamos, spiritual leaders from the Teyuna people of the Sierra Nevada of Colombia.
Teyuna means ‘Thinker of clear thoughts’, the spiritual father of 4 indigenous groups: Wiwa, Kogi, Arhuaco, and Kankuamo.
Zagas are much more than just leaders. A Zaga is a Priestess, a medicine woman, a botanist, a midwife, a massage therapist, a weaver, a storyteller, an adviser, a seer, a diviner, a musician, and an Elder. They represent the Light in the darkness. They hold the Ancestral Wisdom for future generations. They move and behave in alignment with the rhythms of Nature. They are the Healers and hold the keys for the Water, the Earth, and the Air elements. And because of this, the Zagas have the big responsibility to sustain the Planet. They are the weavers of knowledge to store Wisdom. Zagas represent the Moon and are the rulers of time and cycles.
They are multi-dimensional bridges that communicate freely with the other realms and are able to translate messages from the different kingdoms in Nature, as well as interpreting messages from dreams and the signs written in the landscape by Gaia.
Future Zagas are chosen by divination when their mothers are pregnant and undergo their training from birth. Zagas play an important role in the community, they are responsible to guide and educate the girls during the different rites of passage in life such as a girl’s first menstruation, giving birth, etc. They are teachers and advisers for their communities.
Pagamentos for the Trees
Script to Make the Akunduna
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