Koji Mamos

Protectors of the Heart of the World

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains, Columbia

Through deep meditation, ritual offerings, songs, and prayers carried out along a network of interconnected sacred sites, the Mamos (Kogi priests) follow the law of caring for the Sierra Nevada—thus maintaining the equilibrium of life for their sacred mountains, and the entire world.

Koji Mamos in Altai

In order To preserve their traditional way of life, The Kogi Mamos have remained isolated from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. They rarely interact with the modern world or with outside civilization. Outsiders are not allowed inside their ancestral lands.

However, with Earth’s warnings becoming more and more dire, in 2011, a group of the Kogi Mamos left their sacred homeland on a spiritual journey for Mother Earth to Altai, Russia. There, they joined the Altai Fellowship in grounding and opening a portal to the ancient wisdom to reawaken humanity.

The Kogi are concerned that non-Indigenous people, the “younger brothers,” are plundering and dismembering the Earth.

They see this evidenced in the prolonged droughts and disappearing glaciers in their own mountains. Jose de Los Santos Sauna, Kogi Cabildo governor, cautions, “If the sacred sites in the heart of the world are not protected…calamity will befall the entire world. The younger brother is not heeding our warnings.”

The Kogi of the Sierra Nevada are working in both the physical and spiritual realms to protect and defend the sacred heart of the world. They are nurturing the life force of nature, which in turn keeps the world alive in a continuous cycle of reciprocity.