The Andean world has a vertical and horizontal view of life. From the vertical view unfolds the Upper World and the Underworld. From the horizontal view another complementarity takes place, that between masculine and feminine.
The Andean civilisation had no use for money. Instead they applied the principle reciprocity. This article reasons how based on this, the so believed Andean golden rules: do not steal, do not be lazy and do not lie, were not really Andean but were imported by the newcomers, who in their case had a need for them.
This article reasons how 20,000 years ago, instead of being Palaeolithic hunters and gatherers living in caves, we were organised as civilisations, living mostly by the sea, not far from the Equator, and in the mist of a Golden Age.
There was a time when we only declared in words what we wanted to express, while if we simply wanted to communicate something, we did it with our thoughts. Nowadays we communicate with words, and we hope to manifest by keeping quiet. This type of communication has constrained us to the limits imposed by language.
The great principles of the ancestral Andean wisdom have been transmitted through prophecy. From these we can construct an educational model which, in a renewed and more accessible way, becomes again valid in this cycle that we are just beginning.
That which we call ‘reality’ is a dream of consensus, a dream that we share, as when we hold each other’s hands in a circle to dance. Before we can change reality, we must understand the elusive nature of that dream.
Eras last for 5 thousand years and we are about to start a new one. Each Era is built upon three pillars. The one that just ending was built on the writing, money and the wheel. Over which pillars do you reckon is built the one that is about to start and what will happen with the previous ones?
Language is the blueprint of a society and the current one is biased towards the masculine attributes of competition, rationality and formality. To bring back balance we require to elevate the feminine complementaries of collaboration, intuition and spontaneity.