The Andean Cosmovision: A Path for Exploring Profound Aspects of Ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos

The Andean Cosmovision: A Path for Exploring Profound Aspects of Ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos

by Oakley E Gordon


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The Andean Cosmovision is a way of perceiving and interacting with reality that has its roots in the traditional, indigenous culture of the high Andes. It is fundamentally different than the Western worldview. This Cosmovision is not a set of concepts or beliefs. It cannot be described or encompassed by words. It can, however, be experienced and it can be explored.

This is a guidebook for exploring the Andean Cosmovision. The Cosmovision provides a path for discovering profound aspects of ourselves and the Cosmos. It is a path with a heart. It nourishes a more loving and mutually supportive relationship between ourselves and nature and the Cosmos. In addition to being personally significant, this relationship may be exactly what our species needs to start heading toward a future of greater beauty and greater health for the planet.

For this path you don't need a guru. You need the Pachamama (the great being who is the mother earth); you need the Apus (the great beings who are the majestic mountain peaks); you need the stars, the wind, the trees, the rivers, the sun. This book will open the door to new territory and give you a map and some advice. It will then be up to you to determine whether what you find touches you deeply.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990480006
Publisher: Oakley Gordon
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Oakley Gordon earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology (the scientific study of perception, learning, memory, and consciousness) and makes his living as a professor of psychology. Since 1994 he has been studying the Andean Cosmovision (the view of reality held by the indigenous people of the high Andes) under the tutelage of his Peruvian mentor and friend don Américo Yábar. In his trips to Peru he has also had the opportunity to work with many other Andean paqos (mystics/shamans) and healers.

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