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Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth) Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth)<br />
Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth) Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth) Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth) Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth) Photographer:Anandi | 11-12-13 : The Ceremony of the Pachamama ( the Mother Earth)

Ceremony of the Pachamama

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11-12-13, December 11th, 2013: Ceremony of Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) "The mother, who we are accustomed to evoking for her giving birth and taking care of life, also has a phase in which she receives, calls to herself, and waits". In the Andes, there is a ceremony of offering, or simply AYNI, or reciprocity, to Mother Earth, who gives us life. In that way, we also give strength to the Pacha Mama, so that she is able to go on generating life. During the ceremony, prayers are …

… made for the health of whoever asks for it. Often, prayers are made for the participants´ work, prosperity and protection. In the Andean cosmovision, everything that surrounds us is alive and we may frequently have a feeling of being off balance in our lives. One of the ways to harmonize and re-balance our lives, is through the Pacha Mama Ceremony. Taking place in the International Zone, between the Canadian Inusik and the U.S.A. Guest House, this ceremony was especially dedicated to kicking off the upcoming LATINOAMERIKA. After giving food to the Earth, all prayed to Mother for her help in creating a bridge of Love and Understanding among the two Indians … The West , America, and signed, the East, Auroville – the City of Human Unity, with Love. We also prayed for the Harmony of the three Americas now symbolically represented’ in this place; the North, the Central, and the South. Monique had burnt sage form Quebec (The North) in the way of the Natives, and passed it, using eagles’ feathers, to each person in the circle, for purification. Central America was represented by a beautiful esmalted lizard, well known in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. And representing The South, were coca toffees and seeds from Waiquru, a sacred tree in Peru. People brought flowers, candles, stones and food to offer to the Mother Earth and we thanked her for everything that she has given to us, We also prayed for everybody on the planet to have access to food and care in the future. Mexico, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, Surynam (ex Dutch Guyana), Brazil, Chile and Argentina were represented in the inner circle. With the presence of people from Canada and the U.S., hand in hand, we could feel America as One. The poem "America" was read in the four Languages of the continent: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and all together concentrated on the common aim of harmony, love, food and care for everyone. Also individual wishes were expressed, the last one being "water for the International Zone". To this somebody added "for Auroville", and somebody else "for the World"… Thanks Krupa, the Mother heard you and delivered a good rain the following day. We thank Mother Earth and everybody that made the ceremony possible. It was a very deep feeling of Sisterhood and unity that embraced us all.

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