Anticipating the arrival of the Kogi and Arhuaco Mamos we were reminded of the documentary, ‘The Elder Brothers Speak”. Filmed by Alan Ereira for the BBC in 1991, to date this video is one of the only points of access for anyone seeking information about the Kogi and their way of life. If you are hearing about the Mamos for the first time, ‘The Elder Brothers Speak’ will give you a sense of where these amazing beings are coming from and it will open your eyes to things that will beg you to rethink everything you’ve been taught about what it means to be human. We invite you to tune in and explore a world that has survived every attempt to destroy it, and to open your hearts the wisdom of the Elder Brothers, the ones who before the month is out, will be coming up from the ‘Heart of the World’ to remind their ‘Younger Brothers’ how to live.
Excerpts from: “The Elder Brothers” by Alan Ereira (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992)
In the beginning, there was blackness.
Only the sea.
In the beginning there was no sun, no moon, no people.
In the beginning there were no animals, no plants.
Only the sea.
The sea was the Mother.
The Mother was not people, she was not anything.
Nothing at all.
She was when she was, darkly.
She was memory and potential.
She was Aluna. — p. 115
“Everything we do is an event not only in the physical world but also in the spirit world. We live in a world shaped in spirit. Every tree, every stone, every river, has a spirit form, invisible to the Younger Brother. This is the world of Aluna, the world of thought and spirit. Aluna embraces intelligence, soul and fertility: it is the stuff of life, the essence of reality. The material world is underpinned, shaped, given life and generative power in Aluna, and the Mama’s work is carried out in Aluna”. — p. 63
“Because Kogi elders or Mamas are seers, graduates of a mystery school, they have the natural ability to penetrate higher planes of existence and hidden causes. They understand the vital truth of the maxim “as above, so below.” When the Younger Brother in his vanity, urged by his greed and ambition, thinks that he is “running things,” that is when the planet and our existence on it become endangered. The expression of the law of the Great Mother is interfered with.”
“If all the Kogi die, do you, Younger Brother,
think that you will also go on living?
Many stories have been heard that the sun will go out,
the world will come to an end.
But if we all act well and think well it will not end.
That is why we are still looking after
the sun and the moon and the land.” — pp. 166-7
Uploaded by HermeticAlchemy on 9 March 2011