Maya Mam World View
Updated: Feb 21, 2021
The cosmovision of the Mam people is based on harmony with nature and the intimate relation that man has with the earth and the cosmos. Although Mother Earth does not belong to them, the Mam people love her and work the land with the care and love of parents for their children.
“We are part of the earth, there is only one unity. That makes us be, live, share, communicate, and commune with her, as living beings, creators, and re creators of life.”
“In Maya thinking, water, the sun, the earth, fire, air, and all the elements of nature are diverse manifestations that are the daily confirmation that the cosmos is a living and sacred being.”
“We believe that no species is superior to another. We are complementary elements, although different from each other; we are all linked in a network, like a spider’s web interwoven with relationships and interactions that are interdependent and complementary.”
“I am you and you are me.”
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