Sunday, December 07, 2008

Elder Brother

I just finished watching a National Geographic show called "Ancient Voices, Modern World with Wade Davis" where "Davis travels to the war-torn South American country to visit the Elder Brother, an indigenous group that says it’s connected to the ancient Tairona civilization."

It was a good show. The tribe they visited was so interesting. The people and their clothing and beaded jewelry are so beautiful, and the landscape is breathtaking.

I love to watch shows about indigenous people. Every time I see one about South America I want to go there. Although I love the modern world and its conveniences, there is something very appealing about living a simple life in harmony with nature. I wish I could do both. :)

"The ancient Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo and Wiwa of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia know themselves as the Elder Brothers, dismissing the rest of humanity as new-comers, as the Younger Brother who chooses to neglect and destroy the balance of the world. With their prayers and spiritual practice, the Elder Brothers work to maintain the cosmic balance.

They are a people who exemplify a wholly profound relationship to nature and to the Earth. ... 'Every element of nature is imbued with higher significance, so that even the most modest of creatures can be seen as a teacher, and every feature of the world mirrors the whole.'"

More here:

And more interesting links about these people, I want to look at them later:

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