It’s getting to be that every time  I switch on the news, I’m closer to believing the Mayan 2012 prediction.  We appear to have seriously evoked the wrath of the gods and it’s all starting to feel a bit doomsday. Of course I don’t really believe all that.  I mean I’ve lost count of all the Armageddons that have been prophesied thus far but there’s no denying that the news is grim and while I say I don’t believe in prophecy, I do feel strongly that, as the masters of our own destruction, it’s not really that hard to predict some of the things that may happen.  I was thus intrigued when I read about the Kogi, a lost civilisation living in the mountains close to the Colombian/Carribean coast who live in harmony with nature and believe we are heading for a disaster of our own making and, as natural guardians of Mother Earth, they are making a (second) movie to tell us how we can still prevent it.

[Thanks Ecomonkey]

From the movie website:

The People

The Kogi are the last surviving civilization from the world of the Inca and Aztec, and their cities are untouched by our world. The mountain they inhabit is an isolated triangular pyramid rising over 18,000 feet from the sea, the highest coastal mountain on earth. It is on a separate tectonic plate from the Andes, and its unique structure means that it is virtually a miniature version of the planet, with all the world’s climates represented. The mountain is quite literally a micro-cosmos, a mirror of the planet on which every ecological zone is represented and in which most of the plants and animals of the planet can find homes.

The Message

The Kogi are profoundly frightened by what we are doing to the world, but also well aware that we have no understanding of the forces which we are unleashing. They believe that the only hope of survival for mankind is if we can learn why they are so scared, and they know that we will only believe what we can see.

The Movie

The Kogi say that without thought, nothing could exist. This is a problem, because we are not just plundering the world, we are dumbing it down, destroying both the physical structure and the thought underpinning existence. The Kogi believe that they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning, but they recognized some years ago that this task was being made impossible by our mining and deforestation. In 1990 they emerged to work with Alan Ereira, making a 90-minute film for BBC1 in which they dramatically warned of our need to change course. Then they withdrew again.

But now the Kogi have summoned Alan Ereira back to say that we did not actually listen to what they said. We are incapable of being changed by being spoken to. They now understand that we learn through our eyes, not our ears. In the face of the approaching apocalypse, they have asked Ereira to make a film with them which will take the audience on a perilous journey into the mysteries of their sacred places to change our understanding of reality.

This is not a work of fiction. ARE YOU READY TO BE CHANGED?


4 responses to this post.

  1. If we open our eyes. We must also open our minds, we must also focus our attention on what is really important for us and for ours, and that’s existence itself. We have been led around by influences deriving from greed and we have forgotten that living in comfort is not how life should be lived. Our planet deserves our efforts and interest, everybody’s efforts and interest, soon we won’t have anywhere to enjoy our existence. If people don’t believe it let them turn their eyes to Japan – so far the third economy in the world. Being the third world economy has been of no use when Nature has been so ill-treated by oil and nuclear energies and their derivatives and has wanted to protest as it has done on several occasions recently with hundreds of thousands of dead.

    Either there is a radical change in our living conditions or living will be no more.


    • Jose, beautifully said. I cannot agree more. I don’t have much hope though that this radical change will happen. We are close to the point of no return but too many people are in denial.

      Blessings Jose.


  2. Yes you don’t need to be a soothsayer to predict a sticky end – let’s hope then instead that ‘thoughtfulness’ will replace fear and greed.


  3. Well said Goo. I do hope we ‘see the light’ as it were before we reach the point of no return. Although some people believe we’ve already reached that point.


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