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Kogi Water Divination

In the Kogi tribe in Colombia, the mamas (diviners) are raised in darkness from birth away from any external voices or distractions so that they may know intimately what they call the inner music of the cosmos. The Kogi believe in the world of aluna (spirit). They believe any action in the physical happens in the aluna as well. The mamas are trained to know the world of aluna better than the physical 3D world. Because of this, they can be diviners. The Kogi make all their decisions through divination. Their form of divination is reading the patterns of bubbles formed by hollow beads dropped...

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The Kogi World of Aluna (Spirit)

In the beginning, there was a 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. ~Kogi creation story from The Elder Brothers by Alan Ereira In the cosmology of the Kogi people of Colombia, we find one of the most eloquent descriptions of the world of spirit, a world they call the aluna. Aluna is the mind. The Kogi live in the Sierra...

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