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The Tairona Trust, the Kogi of the Andes, and the Destruction of the World


The Tairona Trust, the Kogi of the Andes, and the Destruction of the World

The Kogi Indians of the Sierra made their warning known in "From the Heart of the World." Discuss the situation and help the Kogi make and distribute their new film on just how dire things are-- the Earth is dying right now...

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"From the Heart of the World" - The Elder Brothers' Warning (part 1)

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April 2009 Message from the Kogi

April 2009: The Mamas’ New MessageThe Mamas’ work is performed at what they call ‘sacred sites’. These are the places where they have direct contact with the “spiritual parents”, who they describe as…Continue

Started by Lance Michael Foster Nov 13, 2009.

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Comment by Patricia Summers on March 27, 2010 at 5:36pm
Wow I must say the Universe works in wondrous ways! It was only a few days ago I "stumbled upon" this site and joined. Today I was looking something up on the Kogi and was led right back here.....Too much fun!
My name is Patricia and I am in the beginning stages of putting together a group of people interested in doing an educational documentary involving several indigenous nations and permaculture experts to create a blueprint of a self-sufficient community that could be adaptable according to any terrain, environment or culture. Basic premise: To combine the marriage of science and Spirit in new communities.....This is so different than New Age communities. This is ancient knowledge that was removed or pushed to one side in the name of the industrial age that humanity has forgotten........To be responsible stewards to our planetary Host.
For more information please visit my site: Wake Up
I look forward to network with others who wish to come to the table and share their idea's and build on this project.
Peace and Blessings to all,
Comment by Lorenzo Abbiati on March 3, 2010 at 12:39pm
truth is often concealed
Comment by Jeanne on November 13, 2009 at 1:56pm
(Re-post from the discussion page)
Add the Taironas to the indigenous voices sounding forth in recent times... the Australian Aboriginals, The Hopi, the Blackfeet and Nepalese, etc...
Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya is a Nepalese dancer who was instructed to break tradition and share previously secret, sacred ceremonies to the world.The purification ceremony is intended to heal and strengthen the human race... we must save ourselves is the rallying cry of the 11th hour.

I've many mixed feelings here... the loudest being, leave them alone... support their isolation. If we have learned anything from the Native American genocide experiment... it should be that all interactions support and protect the cultural diversity and local eco-knowledge that indigine have. The mission of the Tairona Foundation addresses that through projects for "buildings and land-purchase. Whatever is bought becomes the legal property of the indigenous community itself." The Tairona's belief is that a failure to respect "anything beyond our own immediate needs" is the issue. "So the Trust exists as part of the effort to change us, as well as to help them."

The lack of respect that the Tairona's speak of is a spiritual crisis resulting from a lack of connection with nature... both mother nature and inner nature. They don't speak of eco-consciousness as if its an issue unto itself, separate and distinct... no, the Tairona address the larger picture of the spirit that moves a people. The Tairona see us as panic-stricken, can't shake this survival mode awakeness, tugging at our boot-straps righteousness. Capitalism, baby... its a religion that eats its young for comfort and addiction.

The Kogis have shown great resilience in evading the cultural assimilation that most indigenous people have suffered. Their aversion to outside influences has been key to Tairona survival. So, it is to their credit that they are opening up to the outside world... partnering with a traditional enemy in order to survive... and becoming friends with that partner.

Thank-you Lance, for the introduction to Alan Ereira and the Tairona people. I'll get back after viewing the film.
Comment by Lance Michael Foster on November 13, 2009 at 6:19am
Currently I am doing two things:

1. Lessening my own personal impact through voluntary simplicity and buying very little, and what I buy is always remembered as supporting whatever/whoever I buy from.

2. Learning as much as I can about the valley and mountains where I live, and how best to connect with the Owners of this place and help heal and pray for this place.
Comment by Lance Michael Foster on November 13, 2009 at 6:16am
Not my words, but ones I agree with: "Billions around the world experience daily what we are getting ready to experience. I will do all I can to prepare, but I will also make it a point to live and be at peace in the moment, because now is all we have ever had. I will be good to other people, because their suffering is as important as mine. And I will hope for the best because I am not in the position to directly change the course we are on, or I would."
Comment by Lance Michael Foster on November 13, 2009 at 6:00am
Good words, Ancient One
Comment by The Ancient One on November 13, 2009 at 5:54am
Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
~ Osho
Comment by Lance Michael Foster on November 12, 2009 at 3:49pm
The place to start is by going to the Tairona Trust website at Once there, click "The Kogi Mamas' New Message READ IT HERE."

I became acquainted with the message by watching "From the Heart of the World" and reading the book "The Elder Brothers' Warning" by Alan Ereira. You can watch clips of the movie at the Tairona Trust website, and there are also clips on YouTube.

This is what Alan sent me by email yesterday: "I'm writing to update you on the new Kogi film, in the hope that you might be able to make a helpful suggestion. I'm sending this to everyone on the mailing list, and it's probably completely inappropriate to send it to you, but I don't think I should pre-judge that by leaving you out. So I apologise for annoying you with it if I am just wasting your time.

In April, the Kogi Mamas summoned me back to Colombia and, in a very remarkable meeting high on their mountain, said that the global situation has deteriorated massively and they are now really certain that the world will die unless we change our behaviour. In particular, they spoke about the role of sacred sites in managing the care of nature and the environment, something they say we cannot understand and which they must now demonstrate. They insist that their "spiritual" activities at these sites have visible material results at locations far from the sites themselves, and they want to demonstrate this.

Almost simultaneously I was told that the BBC want to commission Bruce Parry ("Tribe", "Amazon") to make a film with the Kogi, and the company they are commissioning, Indus Films, asked if I could help this happen. I took Bruce to the Kogi and they agreed. Filming has to start at the beginning of January and the programme transmitted before the next financial year.

The budget is £270k, and the BBC have offered £180k, which Indus hope to push up to £200k, for UK transmission rights. So we could possibly make it work if we can sell rest-of-the-world TV rights, and whole world DVD and theatric rights, for £70k. I am now thrashing around looking for a distributor whose heart is in the right place and pocket deep enough.

It's a 1-hr film, but we will shoot enough to make a longer version for cinema release if anyone wants that.
Any thoughts most gratefully received

Alan Ereira
Tairona Heritage Trust
90 Summerlee Avenue
London N2 9QH

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