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Gonzales 1999, Gonzales, Chambi and Machaca 1999
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
The Andean cosmovision
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The local Pacha (mother earth) is a micro-cosmos, a representation of the cosmos at large. It is animated, sacred, consubstantial, immanent, diverse, variable, and harmonious. Within the local Pacha there is the Ayllu (Community in Quechuan and Aymaran languages). The Ayllu is comprised of three communities: people, nature, spirits.