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Report. Second Latin American Humanist Forum:
Latin America United without Wars and Violence
With the presence of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
(Yellow Overtone Warrior)
and Tomás Hirsch, Latin American Humanist Spokesperson
(Yellow Solar Human)

Dear planetary Kin and Humanist friends,

Back from La Paz, Bolivia, after having participated in the Second Latin American Humanist Forum: Latin America United without Wars and Violence, we wish to share with all of you our experiences and vision. We were invited by our Humanist friend (*), Laura María Anguita, for a participation in a parallel session on ‘Spirituality and Religiosity’.

The meeting took place in La Paz, Bolivia, November 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2007 (Gregorian calendar), Seli 9 (White Overtone Wizard), Gamma 10 (Blue Rhythmic Eagle) and Kali 11 (Yellow Resonant Warrior), Peacock Overtone Moon, the moon in which we improve our own potential, Dog Wavespell, unconditioned love.

At the Forum converged humanist persons and organizations, government representatives, parliamentary people, political parties and different Latin American social movements, as well as our own movement of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan.

Opening ceremony at the sacred earth of Tiwanaku (**)

Previous to the inauguration of the Forum, the guardians of Tiwanaku (the Major and his Councillors), invited the participants to the Forum to celebrate an opening ceremony in Tiwanaku, considered by them as the most spiritual place in Bolivia.

The ceremony was dedicated to the Pachamama and Father Sun, thanking them for the coming together of all of the people being present, people from different places of the planet.  The Pachamama was asked for the unity of all of the peoples of Latin America, and a “sweet table” (“mesa dulce”), with leaves of coca, water and food was offered.

The ritual was in charge of the Amauta Lucas (shaman from the Andean region), who was accompanied by the Regional Humanists spokespersons: Latin America (Tomas Hirsch); North America (Chris Wells) and Europe (Georgio Schultze), whom, close to the Grandfather Fire lit the flame in which the offerings to the Pachamama and Father Sun were deposited.

Tomás Hirsch, Georgio Schultze and Chris Wells, Humanism spokespersons with the Amauta.

Once the ceremony was over, the Major of Tiwanaku, Lino Condori, and his Council, integrated by 5 women and 2 men, welcomed the assistants, indicating that “Tiwanaku is not a place of ruins, but it’s a sacred place, adding that “the ruins are in Iraq, that has been bombarded by the Americans”.

View of the ceremony with the Peace Banner

Afterwards, the Humanists celebrated a ceremony in which several petitions were done, and then a meditation that invited for the search of the sacred, in oneself and outside of oneself, as well as the unity of all the peoples of the world. At the end, the motto of the Humanists was heard in unison: PEACE, STRENGTH AND JOY!

Delivery of the Peace Banner to the Major of Tiwanaku and his Council

Then, once the ceremonies were finished, we addressed the Major of Tiwanaku, Lino Condori, in order to deliver him the Peace Banner. We expressed to him that the Peace Banner protects our right to peace, since “where there’s peace, there’s culture; where there’s culture, there’s peace”. We also mentioned to him that “peace is the culture of the biosphere”.


Katarina and Josefina deliver the Peace Banner to Lino Condori, Major of Tiwanaku

We introduced ourselves as members of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan, to which the Major reacted commenting that it was about to finish a time cycle, and soon another cycle will come, or ‘Pachacuti’. He also referred to the word ‘Pacha’ as ‘time’. Pachamama is the time of Earth, which fully coincides with “Timeship Earth, the ship Pachamama.

Finally, he mentioned that every 21st of June a ‘New Year’ ceremony is held in Tiwanaku, a very important event for all the Bolivians.

Five councillors women surrounded the Major. The interchange with them was very inspiring and warm. The sisters Councillors pushed us to “take our responsibility as women”, without fearing to participate in work positions that imply making decisions. Our sisters Councillors are an example for the awakening of the strength of women, silenced over many centuries.

An inspiring meeting with the sisters Councillors of Tiwanaku

At the end of our stay, they told us a prophecy from Tiwanaku:

“When people of different colors and places get together in that sacred place, it will come a new cycle, a new age.”

For many, this act was the fulfillment of that prophecy.

Inauguration of the Second Latin American Forum

School of Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

In the afternoon, and after having lived the deep spiritual experience of Tiwanaku, the Forum was inaugurated at the School of Law and Political Sciences of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. More than four thousand people that filled the premises heard the interventions of Bolivian Senator, Don Gastón Cornejo; Tomás Hirsch, Humanism Latin American spokesperson, and finally the words of the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

In his intervention, Senator Cornejo indicated that the process led by President Evo Morales not only has recuperated the hydrocarbons for Bolivia, but it has given back the dignity to the Bolivian people.

In the midst of chants of “peace, strength and joy”, Tomás Hirsch was received by Humanists from all of the countries of Latin America. Among other points, Hirsch expressed that the “Humanists of the world adhere to the process of non-violent revolution that is being carried over by the Bolivian people.”

Four thousand people shielded Evo Moralesand Tomás Hirsch

On his own part, the Bolivian President Evo Morales declared himself as a “humanist at the service of life and humanity”.

 In his report, Humanist Bruno Jerardino highlights the key words of Evo Morales at the inauguration of the Forum:

And what do I ask for Bolivia, for every Bolivian brother? I ask for peace, and request serenity for the moments Bolivia is living now. I ask my guide, the highest of the poets, to help to shed light on the way the Bolivian people decided to follow with dignity. I ask the answer to be non-violent.”

“What a great example is Evo for the World - Jerardino comments - when he says that he wishes that in the Constitution to be written down the renounce to the war as the means of conflict resolution between the peoples. What a good desire, what a good petition from brother Evo.”

Evo Morales expressed his commitment to continue his struggle on behalf of life, the reason why he exhorted the participation of all the humanists, in order to push forward a struggle of the “deep revolution”, in order to create a consciousness to value the humanity of all the persons, rejecting the armed conflicts, that in some countries of the world is promoted to generate violence against the life of so many people.

"It would be great if a deep revolution would be done based on the consciousness of the peoples.”

During his intervention, the President of Bolivia appealed to all the Latin American humanists to fight against the wars of the world, because “the peoples are the ones that die mostly, so Why war? That’s my respect for the Humanists, so that together we can end up with those wars”, he underlined.

Afterwards, it came the discourse of Tomás Hirsch. Next, we cite some of its main ideas:

-There exists the need of the integration of all the peoples.

-Diversity is valued;

-New forms of organization are needed, new social movements that should come from

-Social commitment in touch with the sacred;

-Life should be aimed at helping others to overcome their suffering;

-No violence, peace is strength.

Evo Morales receives from Tomás Hirsh the Award of Coherence

Finally he referred to the ‘virus of high position’ that attacks to many politicians and persons with high command posts. These persons forget how they got their jobs - he said. Immediately afterwards, he expressed that that thing it hasn’t happened to Evo Morales, and he proceed to deliver him the Award of Coherence of the Fundación Laura Rodríguez.

Parallel Sessions

Work during the Forum was articulated around 18 Parallel Sessions that dealt with the following topics: Art and Integration; Women and Integration of the Peoples; Latin American Student Movement; Conflicts, Disarmament and the World without Wars; Origin Peoples; Immigrants and Latin American Integration; Strategic Energies; Human Rights; Handicapness  and Development; Generation of Non-Violent Places; Health; Education; Human City; Alternative Economies; Mass Media; Spirituality and Religiosity; Sexual Orientation and Genre Identity.

We did participate in the Spirituality and Religiosity Parallel Session, along with 60 persons from different spiritual and religious horizons: a young Bolivian, studying how to become an “amauta”; a Congressman, practitioner of Vipassana meditation; a writer from Iceland; many young students from Chile, Argentina and Bolivia; all and all, a diversity of women and men who opened up their souls and hearts longing for a planetary spiritual reunification.

Spirituality Parallel Session

At the closing of the Forum, each Parallel Session delivered a report containing their conclusions. Our Parallel Session was represented by Congressman José Sucre, who valued the harmony reached by all the members, and the public could listen in the conclusions, “the need of changing the Gregorian calendar.” The need of facilitate meetings between different spiritual vision was also expressed.

Tomás Hirsch’s book presentation

Additionally, within the Forum, it took place the book presentation of El fin de la Prehistoria (The End of Prehistory), whose author is the Spokesperson for the Humanism in Latin America, Tomás Hirsch.

The book’s Preface is written by President Evo Morales, in which can be read: “We are convinced that world peace, the fight against the so-called global warming, and the harmony of nature, are central elements that should be considered in an integral way. Along this line, one of our proposals before the international community is to constitutionally renounce to war as the way of solution to conflicts between countries.”

We coincide with Humanism in its rejection of violence, regardless of their manifestation.” (…) “We come from a culture of life and dialogue, not from a culture of war and death.”

We’d like to share some paragraphs chosen from Tomás Hirsch’s book:

“(…) the time has come to turn towards ourselves and come to know the light within our hearts, because the historical experience is showing that “the true truth” cannot be obtained by means of mere mechanical accumulation of knowledge about the outer world, as rationalism used to teach us, but rather the truth is reached by means of an instantaneous and direct comprehension (not mediated by anyone), which is the fruit of a deep experience of enlightenment.

There’s a felt human aspiration of meeting of cultures and peace, around a common destiny that overcomes violence, injustice, pain and suffering. (…)

Convergence of diversity

It happens that, the more advanced globalization is, amassing power and wealth, the greater is the dearticulation on the social basis, which gets atomized in decreasingly fractions (…) If diversity fails in finding a way to converge and complement itself, the steady atomization would lead the process to a general and irreversible chaotic situation.

If in the midst of the storm of the present time, answers to the known or to the own cannot be found, then perhaps we’ll be willing to listen to that “something new” that insinuates itself to carry humanity to a harbor, while the USA, playing a pathetic role of cartoon superhero, it continues driving the world into a cultural clash, the dictatorship of capital, nuclear threat, and terrorist overflow, maybe then Latin America is the place on the planet wherein we’ll see the birth of an alternative to globalization.

(…) Latin America seems to be conscious of its cultural richness, the value of its inhabitants and its peoples, the value of its natural resources and energy sources, of the need to unite itself in order to take a quantum leap in its history, building up a regional integration. This new project asserts the individual but not individualism, asserts the cultural root of the peoples, but not the violence rooted in them.

,In Latin America there exists a space for creating a project that can propose some truly new, and that can help as a foundation to the new planetary civilization. Here are found the indigenous ethnic groups and European, Asian and African migration. The “place of all the bloods”, of the multiple gazes that should begin to recognize and meet themselves, and this new form will look for convergence as a river looks for its riverbanks, and the Latin American integration will be a contribution to the process towards the universal human nation.”

Delivery of the Peace Banner to Tomás Hirsch

Our misión ended up when Laura María Anguita introduced Tomás Hirsch, to whom we delivered the Peace Banner. We addressed him on behalf of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan, and we did briefly explain him about the Peace Banner.

Delivering the Peace Banner to Tomás Hirsch

The return to Chile across the Bolivian Highlands and Lake Chungará at 5.000 meters height, it made us feel the typical sickness, both because of the height and the wonderful landscapes.

The whole experience was enriching and enhanced our awareness; we felt at home amongst so many humanist humans and amongst the Bolivian brother natives, which are the most peaceful, harmonious and warm people of the planet. We learn much from all them, and we strengthened bonds of peace and love that we hope will bring about fruits in a near future.

In service of peace and union,
Mayan Wizards
Katarina Prokic and Josefina


(*) Humanists:

Mario Luis Rodríguez Cobos, aka Silo (Yellow Overtone Star), was born in Mendoza, Argentina. Leader of the New Humanism or Universalistic Humanism, Silio is acknowledged as one of the main cited persons in the fight on behalf of personal and social change through Active Non-Violence. He is inspired by Martin Luther King y Mahatma Gandhi.

In several points on the planet he is beginning to be considered as a spiritual guide, because his Message connects with the deep religiosity that has inspired throughout History the highest ideals and the most profound searches, all shared by both believers and agnostics or atheists.

The Message given by Silo was formalized by means of The Book (The Inner Glance), The Experience (Ceremonies) and The Way (meditation phrases).

Within Silo’s message, six postulates are highlighted in which his teaching is based upon:

First, he advocates for placing human being as the central value and concern, with nothing above human being and none human being above another.

Secondly, this movement asserts the egalitarianism of all people, and thus it strives for going beyond the mere formality of equal rights before the law, in order to advance towards a world in which a true equality of opportunities exists for everybody.

Thirdly, it recognizes personal and cultural diversity, and therefore affirms the characteristics of all peoples and cultures, condemning any discrimination based on economic, racial, ethnic and cultural differences.

Four, it fosters any tendency for developing knowledge beyond the limitations imposed unto thought by prejudices taken as absolute or immutable truths.

Fifth: affirms the freedom of ideas and beliefs.

and finally, it rejects all forms of violence, realizing that physical violence is not the only expression of violence, but also economic violence, racial violence, religious violence, as well as moral and psychological violence, are everyday practices deeply embedded in each region of the planet. Silo.

 (**) Tiwanaku, Sacred Ground of Andean world

Tiwanaku is a millennial place of the first non-violent culture in Latin America. Its start in an early phase is dated around the year 2,400 BC, and its ending is around the year 1,200 AC. It’s located at 20 Km from Lake Titicaca, and at 71 Km from La Paz city, at a height of 3,845 m.

Vestige of an important pre-Colombian civilization, Tiwanaku is known as Taypicala (that in aymara language it means “the stone of the middle”), and it was considered in its own times as the center of the world. Given its age, it’s considered as a mother culture of the American civilizations. Tiwanaku used to be a ceremony center and pilgrimage place.

It’s buildings include the principle of duality, the Hanan Saya and the Hurín Saya, above and bellow, day and night, clarity and darkness, shadow and light.

The Andean vision of the conceptualization of space and the inner world corresponds to three levels: high, middle and low, equally applied in its architectonic work:

- Alaj Pacha: the heavenly, cosmic plane; the Sun, the Moon, the stars, the lightening, and the more elevated beings. Animal symbolizing this plane: the condor.

- Aka Pacha: the earthly plane; the World of the living. Animal symbolizing this plane: the jaguar.

- Mankha Pacha: the underworld; the World of the dead. Animal symbolizing this plane: the snake

These three levels are found in the architectonic work of Tiwanaku.

In the high level, the Temple of Akapana, a seven-storied pyramid, from which Lake Titicaca and Mount Illimani (a sacred mount of the region) can be seen.

In the middle level, the Kalasasaya (where the ceremony was realized) and where the monolith of the civilizer messenger Wiracocha, the Gateway of the Sun and the Gateway of the Moon are found, amongst other buildings.

And in the low level, the Underground Temple, where another statue of Wiracocka and different anthropomorphic heads are found.

In his book, The End of Prehistory, Tomás Hirsch narrates the moment when Evo Morales takes on his role as the first indigene ruler:

“In Bolivia, Evo Morales led the peasant and indigenes world to government. Evo takes on the Presidency at the Gateway of the Sun, wearing the unku, a coat used by the ancient priests of Tiwanaku 1,000 years ago; the chuku, a four-pointed cap representing the 4 cardinal directions, and there it flames the wipala, with the rainbow colors, officially established in 1975 as the banner of the Tawantinsuyo. A leader that emerges from the heart of his people, carrying a ceremonial staff containing two condor heads, which was delivered by the amautas (ancestral priests, kallawayas shamans)”.

Evo Morales is Yellow Overtone Warrior, and he received his term of office under the Gateway of the Sun, which, as can be seen in the picture above, it has Wiracocha engraved with two sticks or staffs.

Tiwanaku-related Myths

A creation myth tells that in Tiwanaku, over a big stone, were depicted the nations of the whole world and the places from which they should come out of the Earth’s recesses, and so it happened after a previous human race of giants had been exterminated.

Elders and sage amautas asserted that Tiwanaku was the city of the first human beings on Earth, a city that has been created by the messenger Wiracocha, before the birth of the present day Sun and stars.

CON TICCSI WIRACOCHA or Wiracocha is a civilizer messenger. A foreigner who came from some place and that someday will return. It’s represented, in a first period, with his right hand over his heart and his left hand over his belly.

Andean Cross or o chaquana:

Cha: cross or light; - Quana: bridge = Bridge to the light; a bridge that crosses over the stars. Four corners, four cardinal points.


CHAKAY= To cross - NA= "Which has to ..." - CHAKANA= Bridge

CHAKA= Crossing - HANAQ= The Superior - CHAKANA= Crossing towards the Superior

Chalana is the Quechua name for the Mother Constellation of the Original Andean Peoples. Among the aymaras it’s called Pusi Wara (four stars), although the most widely known name is that of the Chakana. It corresponds to what Europeans call the Southern Cross. The Chakana is the basic symbol, and origin of its cosmovision, due to its proportionality and cosmogonic quality.

Translation: Carlos García - Yellow Cosmic Sun, Thank you!

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