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.
In a world in which physical matter is fleeting and ephemeral, and the subsequent reality belongs to the spiritual realm, the conscious human being faces life like a battle, fought in order to move on toward the spiritual plane, where the soul is immortal. Such was the Toltec view.
When we communicate from the heart and feel within the truth that beats like a heart, words become what we in our circle call "corazonar". More than reasoning, it is an understanding from the heart. This makes us feel that a superior intelligence is guiding us lovingly, and we are able to allow things to simply happen.
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.
The Toltecayotl symbolizes the ‘balance between the spiritual and material aspects of the world, as well as the intuitive and the rational. This is expressed through the ‘harmonic encounter’ of four butterflies. As the butterflies take flight, the divine breath from the center detaches the spirit from its earthly bonds in order to lift it up to heaven.
This article starts by suggesting the Quechuan equivalent to some words used in yoga to described the subtle body. It then explains briefly what is Andean Pranic Healing (Chumpi Inca) and its objectives.
The Himalayas and the Andes create a planetary spiritual axis. The tantric Sri Yancha and the Andean Chakana demonstrate this relationship. Upon detailed analysis, we observe that the Andes symbolize the feminine spiritual axis and the Himalayas symbolize the masculine, both with defined polarities.