WHAT/WHO IS PACHAMAMA ?
The Pachamama is the highest divinity of the Andean people since she is concerned with fertility,
plenty, the feminine, generosity and ripening crops, besides providing protection.
The name Pachamama is translated into English as Mother Earth
since pacha is a word in both Quechua and Aymara that means earth, cosmos, universe, time, space, etc.
in English and mama means "mother."
Pachamama is the Supreme Goddess honored by the indigenous people of the Andes including Peru, Argentina and Bolivia.
She is referred to as both the physical planet Earth as well as the universal Feminine Energy in time and space.
Her name literally translates as Pacha – meaning world, land, earth, universe.
and Mama, meaning Mother.
She is the Mother of the World.
Also, in the Andean culture the Pachamama
is the goddess who protects all material goods
and at the same time rules over the spiritual universe.
Therefore, she symbolizes the human environment in every aspect,
so those who believe in her will maintain a balanced,
reciprocal relationship with her.
"This primordial experience of the Great Mother is the foundation of later cultures all over the world. She is like an immense tree,
whose roots lie beyond the reach of our consciousness,
whose branches are all the forms of life we know,
and whose flowering is a potential within us,
a potential that only a tiny handful of the human race has realized.
In these earliest Paleolithic cultures of which those of the First Peoples
today are the descendents, she was nature,
she was the earth and she was the unseen dimension of soul or spirit.
People were connected through her to nature as to a great being and to the great vault of the starry sky as part of this being, imagined as a great web of life.