Take the LOG from Your Eye – PART 1 – The Synod

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite(s)! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 

 Matthew 7:3-5 & Luke 6:41-42

Attendees of the Amazon Synod  were asked to find one word that expresses the essence of the gathering.  This Amazonian very enthusiastically, almost militantly proclaimed “PARTICIPATION”! 

RESTORED: 3/21/22

“Participation”  That was a very powerful and deliberate choice of words.  Powerful spiritually. Why? because that is exactly what is most evil about the event, participation of children of God in the ritualistic worship of a PAGAN IDOL!  Ones willing participation in things demonic opens the door for evil spirits to take control of your life.   Participation is a “Magick” word in this instance.  This person played the role of a “priestess” casting a spell on those present. It is not by accident that her hand is held in that position as she spoke the word, or that her face was painted in that manner, or that she was wearing that particular headdress and bracelet.  All of those things are part of the ritual. 

What happened at the Amazon Synod was inevitable.  This event clearly displays the end product of the Globalist One World Religion.  The Catholic Church has been pushing for the uniting of ALL FAITHS for decades!  It amazes me that Catholics are surprised and shocked at what just happened. I am however, very glad to see the obvious finally being recognized.  It takes a VISUAL IMAGE sometimes to wake people up!   This Pachamama IDOL is the visualization of the IDOLATRY of the Church and the World.  

Pope Francis is the most UNGODLY Pope I have ever seen.  It should be very clear to EVERYONE by now that he is not serving the True and Living God, but the Globalists.  That can be clearly seen by his words, his actions and his writings.  

There are many wonderful people in the Catholic faith who love and serve our Heavenly Father.  But there is much corruption, idolatry, paganism and horrendously evil doings in the Catholic Church.  The people have been deceived. I pray that their eyes will now be opened.  

This series of articles is not an attack against Catholics.  It is an attempt to bring to light the TRUTH.  I LOVE ALL people.  I desire that all people come to full knowledge of TRUTH and right fellowship with the TRUE AND LIVING GOD.  The DEVIL IS A LIAR!  He is very good at deception, he has made it an ART quite literally!  He has us all deceived on some level.  We are ALL struggling against evil.  NONE of US CAN STAND without the Blood of the Lamb and the Power of Holy Spirit. 

Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.  Romans 9:27

The Globalists know that pagans far outnumber true believing followers of Christ.  It has always been so and will be to the end.  Therefore, they know that in order to bring about their New World Order, they must focus on Pagans and get rid of the True Believers.  True Believers they see as the enemy of their purpose.  They are correct.  True Believers are the only ones who can see through their deception because they are lead by GOD.  This is why Paganism has been promoted and UNITY of ALL faiths has been the goal.  True Believer’s know there can be no union with darkness.   Darkness must be overcome.  The devil also knows that once people see the TRUTH he is defeated.  He becomes a joke.  He has no defense against TRUTH.  All one has to do to defeat the devil in their life is recognize truth and resist the devil.  

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.


Do Not Be Unequally Yoked  

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.      2 Corinthians: 14-18


“O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.”    Hosea 14:8

I pray that you will stay with me to the end of the series and that TRUTH will be revealed and received.  

If you are not aware of what happened recently at the Vatican with the Amazon Synod, I have in this first article, included videos that were posted through the week.  You can view as many of them as you will.   I suggest you take the time to view them all to get a clear and honest picture of the events.  The articles included are posted in the order they were posted online, and in full.  The opionions and beliefs expressed are those of the originator and do not necessarily reflect my own.  I am not condoning or condemning them just presenting them here for your information.  Anything in red print is thus highlighted by me to draw your attention.  Anything in green print is my interjection.  

This will be a series and this its first article which will present the Synod itself and all the debate that came out of it at the time.  The articles that follow will relate to the symbolism and the spiritual and political aspects of the Synod and the agenda behind it.  This synod is a very important, very complicated and deeply spiritual topic.  I have tried to take my time and cover it as fully as I can.  However, I am limited on available time and energy. This is not an exhaustive coverage but I will do my best to make it effective and clear.  This is not an easy Series, you can’t just wiz through it.  It will require you to invest some time to review everything.  However, it will be informative and hopefully eyeopening.  

These first two videos show you the full Ceremony, the Pope was present and an active participant, other clergy and the laity were fully active in the pagan idolatrous ritual. 

Catholic News Service
October 4, 2019
Pope Francis and indigenous people took part in tree-planting ceremony Oct. 4 in the Vatican Gardens on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Vatican News – English
October 4, 2019
From the Vatican Gardens, the Feast of Saint Francis with the participation of the Pope and the consecration of the Synod for the Amazon to Saint Francis.

Pachamama   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother.[1] In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes. She is also an ever-present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this earth.[1] Her shrines are hallowed rocks, or the boles of legendary trees, and her artists envision her as an adult female bearing harvests of potatoes and coca leaves.[2] The four cosmological Quechua principles – Water, Earth, Sun, and Moon[2] – claim Pachamama as their prime origin. Priests sacrifice llamas, cuy (guinea pigs), and elaborate, miniature, burned garments to her.[3] Pachamama is the mother of Inti the sun god and Mama Killa the moon goddess. Pachamama is said to also be the wife of Inti, her son.   (The Unholy Trinity/  Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz)

“For the general public, the best-known ancient South American civilization is that of the Inka (also spelled Inca) who flourished between about 1438 CE until the Spanish conquest in 1532. During this rather short time period, they established over 100 ceremonial centers on the summits of many of the highest mountains in the area. The Spanish chroniclers of the Inka reported that at these centers offerings were made to the mountain gods: food, incense, alcoholic beverages, textiles, and ceramics. In addition, the Inka offered human sacrifices.

On the high mountain tops, the Inka sacrificed children. Sacrificing the life of a child, according to Inka religion, would bring honor to the parents and a blissful afterlife to the child. The children were selected for sacrifice based on their beauty and purity. In the Capacocha ceremony, children were sacrificed to the fertility goddess Pachamama which provided abundant harvests in the following year.

Archaeologists have uncovered the mummified bodies of several sacrificed children. At the summit of Llullaillaca (22,109 feet in elevation), archaeologists found an Inka platform, three burials, and several groups of offerings. Isotopic analysis of the hair from one of the mummies (a 15-year-old girl known as the Llullaillaco Maiden) revealed that her diet had changed in the year before she died: during her last year of life her diet was rich in animal protein and maize, foods generally reserved for the elites. This tends to suggest that she had been selected as a sacrifice some time before the actual ritual and had been provided with a special diet. For most of her life she had consumed primarily root crops, vegetables, and quinoa with very little meat. Isotope analysis also showed that she had had a mobile childhood, perhaps with seasonal migrations.”[4]

In pre-Hispanic culture, Pachamama was often a cruel goddess eager to collect her sacrifices. After the conquest by Spain, conversion to Roman Catholicism took place and the figure of the Virgin Mary was equated with that of the Pachamama for many of the indigenous people.[5]

As Andean cultures form modern nations, Pachamama remains benevolent, giving,[6] and a local name for Mother Nature. Thus, many in South America believe that problems arise when people take too much from nature because they are taking too much from Pachamama.[7]

Church Militant
October 9, 2019
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Occtober 10, 2019
An event last week with indigenous people from the Amazon along with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens caused social media to explode. And rightfully so. We were either witnessing pagan idol worship in the Vatican with the seeming approval of the Pope or else it was a scandalous portrayal of the Mother of God in a crude nude statue. Frankly I don’t know which is worse, but either way it’s totally outrageous. That’s what we’re discussing in this special episode of the John-Henry Westen show stay tuned.


The Pachamama or the Virgin: which does the Synod revere?

By Phil Lawler (bio – articles – email) |
Oct 17, 2019

Questioned about the Pachamama icon that has become the most visible symbol of the Amazon Synod, Father Giacomo Costa told reporters that it was an image of “an indigenous woman who brings life.” The Synod spokesman added: “Nobody said it was the Virgin Mary.”

I beg to differ. Browsing the internet during the past week, I have seen dozens of people defending the use of this apparently pagan symbol—the Inca goddess of fertility—by saying that it was a representation of the Blessed Mother. The woman who presented the image to Pope Francis said that it was “Our Lady of the Amazon.”

To be fair, there were many different interpretations of this inscrutable image. Peruvian Bishop David Martinez told a Roman news conference that: “we all have our own interpretations… the Virgin Mary, the Mother Earth… wishes to reflect fertility, to women, to life…” Paolo Ruffini, the Vatican’s top spokesman, said that “it is a statue that represents life; that’s it.”

In short the Pachamama image is confusing. In that respect perhaps it is a fitting image for this Synod—and indeed for this pontificate.

Clearly, if this particular image is intended to represent the Virgin Mary, it is not a clear representation. Since the Vatican owns a vast collection of magnificent Marian art, it is inexplicable that his odd work would become the centerpiece for a worldwide gathering of bishops. And if it is not an image of the Virgin Mary, why not? Why would a synod of Catholic bishops give pride of place to a fertility goddess, rather than to the Immaculate Conception?

Has the Vatican embraced the Pachamama to show respect for the indigenous cultures of the Amazon? If so, I question the sincerity of the gesture. Because—let’s be honest—this image is not great art. Nor was the ceremony at which it was introduced an impressive ceremony. We do the people of the Amazon no honor if we believe that these are the best products of their culture. And we do them no favor if we fail to tell them that the Church offers something incalculably more valuable.

But then again, because the Pachamama image is appropriate for another reason. Bishop Erwin Kräutler, reportedly the principal author for the working document of this Synod, “has boasted that in thirty years working in the Amazon region, he’s never baptized an indigenous person.” Bishop Kräutler is determined to make the Catholic Church appreciate the riches of indigenous cultures; he seems much less determined that the indigenous peoples should grasp the truth of the Catholic faith.

This is not charity: to withhold the greatest gift that we can impart to the people of the Amazon. It is not truly Christian to show more concern for the material environment of the region than for the spiritual welfare of its inhabitants. The Church at her best always cares for those who are in need, but does so with their eternal salvation in focus. “I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” [Acts 3:6]

In arguing for the ordination of married men—the most controversial proposal on the Synod’s agenda—proponents have observed that the severe shortage of priests makes it difficult to provide the Eucharist for the peoples of the Amazon. That is undoubtedly a legitimate concern. But if there is no instruction in the faith, there will be no demand for the Eucharist; and if the region is rich in faith, vocations to the priesthood will come, easing the shortage. The goal of the missionary Church must be to bring people to Christ, not simply to confirm their existing beliefs and practices.

Even the greatest of evangelists stumbled when he tried too hard to adapt his message to the preconceived notions of his audience. At the Areopagus, St. Paul delivered one of his most memorable addresses, yet won few converts. [Acts 17:32-33] Then he moved on to Corinth, where “I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” [1 Cor 2:2] and had much greater success.

Yes, we should learn to understand and appreciate the cultures of the Amazon basin, and of every other missionary region. We should use the best elements of those cultures as the foundation for building up the local Church. But it is neither honest nor charitable to pretend that pagan cultures offer a true answer to man’s needs. The old faiths may offer flashes of wisdom, but we offer “the way and the truth and the life,” and the sure knowledge that “no one comes to the Father but by Me.” [Jn 14:6]

Throughout the world (but especially in Rome), Christian churches are built on the remains of ancient temples. There, in stone, are models for evangelization. But notice that the ancient faiths are no longer practiced in those buildings.

In Rome today, during the month of the Amazon Synod, crude symbols of the Amazon’s indigenous cultures have been prominently placed in the naves of magnificent old churches. One such display, at Santa Maria in Transpontina, shows a picture of a woman nursing a small furry animal. Defending the use of that image, a friend recalled the mythical image of Rome’s founding, with Romulus and Remus nursed by a wolf. But surely there is a crucial difference here. When an animal suckles a human child, a lower order nourishes a higher; not so when a woman suckles an animal. With that in mind, a comparison of the two images suggests that the Amazon Synod is heading in the wrong direction.

Church Militant
October 18, 2019
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Dr Taylor Marshall
October 18, 2019
TnT Talk about the Amazon Synod as a “Vatican 3” implementation of the Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutiérrez. We talk about how the distinction of Henri de Lubac collapses the distinction of “nature and grace” and how this both “supernaturalized all things and actions” and at the same time “secularized Catholicism.” It’s an important Thomistic and Traditional distinction that must be appreciated. Taylor also discusses how De Lubac’s Jesuit theology infuses how Pope Francis sees Liberation Theology and “bottom-up” authority and Tim questions whether that’s actually the case or part of the Marxist method of authority and revolution. Also discussed is preferential option for the poor, etc.

This video pretty clearly shows that someone entered the church in the Via della Conciliazione, Santa Maria in Traspontina, took some of the seemingly ubiquitous pagan demon Pachamama idols out of their displays, and then left the church, went to the nearby Angel Bridge over the Tiber, and dropped them off the bridge and into the river (in which they will probably dissolve rapidly).

There must have been at least two people taking the videos on mobile phones, which were edited together.

Here is my thought on this action.   I think this was staged, to cause a response.  I do not believe that anyone can just walk into the building and take something out.  Especially not with someone filming it.  I am sure that these people are fully aware that throwing the IDOLS into the water does not good at all.  They can easily be retrieved or resurface.  Even in the water, the spirits and the curses attached to that Idol are still active.  The BEST way to break the power and remove the spirit attached to any item is to burn it.  If burning is not possible, than it must be destroyed using an alternate method, perhaps by smashing it with a hammer or resolving it in acid.  Some method that will totally destroy the IDOL.  Merely breaking of the nose of the Ancient Statues of IDOLS did no good.  

As I say,  I believe this was a stunt.  I actually believe this whole SYNOD was a staged event to cause a measure the reaction of the people to the reintroduction of the foreign idols.  Afterall, that is what COEXIST is all about.  Inevitably, it will involve the acceptance of open and blatant IDOLATRY.  

October 21, 2019
In this dramatic video, at least two persons enter Santa Maria in Traspontina Church near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, remove several replicas of the controversial statue displayed for the Amazon Synod, proceed to the Castel Sant’Angelo and greet St. Michael the Archangel, before chucking the statues into the Tiber River. Read more here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bre…



Published on Oct 21, 2019

In this dramatic video, at least two persons enter Santa Maria in Traspontina Church near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, remove several replicas of the controversial statue displayed for the Amazon Synod, proceed to the Castel Sant’Angelo and greet St. Michael the Archangel, before chucking the statues into the Tiber River.

Read more here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-controversial-amazon-synod-statue-siezed-and-thrown-into-the-tiber-river-full-video



It was the Roman Catholic Church that combined the pagan practices with their Doctrine, brought the Pagan Idols in and changed their names.   Now, that full blown Paganism is on the rise again, it is the ROMAN CHURCH that is working feverishly to convince Christians EVERYWHERE to welcome PAGANS and EMBRACE THEIR PRACTICES!!


IF you research, it won’t take you long to find that I am absolutely correct about that.  Not only did they mix pagan practices and reassign pagan idols giving them the names of  “Saints”, but the built many of their Cathedrals on top of Pagan Worship Sites.  Then once they began killing everyone who did not convert, they built many of their Cathedrals using the very bones of their victims.

Church Militant
October 21, 2019
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Vatican Spokesman on the Drowning of the Pachamama Idols: “These people don’t believe in dialogue.”

Mahound’s Paradise

LOL, as they say.

At this morning’s Synod press conference in Rome, Paolo Ruffini, the Vatican’s Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, said that the men who removed the “Pachamama” idols from a sanctuary at Santa Maria in Traspontina and then threw them in the river Tiber “didn’t believe in dialogue.”

He also said the act was an “insult” to indigenous peoples.

If you are just now waking up, here’s the background:

A few hours ago, just before dawn, Rome time, at least two men, entered the Santa Maria in Traspontina, removed the four or five “Pachamama” idols from one of the sanctuaries, walked to the river Tiber nearby, and after a few prayers, knocked them into the water.

One of them recorded the act for video. At least two videos have been so far uploaded to YouTube by a “Michael Del Bufalo”, an account seemingly set up for this purpose.

Under the second video they posted an explanation for their actions:

This was done for only one reason:

Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, his blessed Mother, and everybody who follows Christ, are being attacked by members of our own Church. We do not accept this! We do not longer stay silent! We start to act NOW!

Because we love humanity, we can not accept that people of a certain region should not get baptised and therefore are being denied entrance into heaven.

It is our duty to follow the words of God like our holy Mother did.

There is no second way of salvation.

Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!

Taylor Marshall quickly posted a longer explanatory video:
Yesterday, there was a minor storm on Twitter when it was discovered that all of Taylor Marshall’s tweets had been deleted. “Where is Dr. Marshall?” people asked. Marshall and his friends weren’t talking.
Someone quipped, “Pachamama got him.”
Not quite.
The mainstream press is now reporting the story. From the Washington Post:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ controversial meeting on the Amazon has taken a criminal twist after thieves stole indigenous fertility statues from a Vatican-area church and tossed them into the Tiber River.

Video of the pre-dawn theft from the Santa Maria in Traspontina church was shared and celebrated on conservative social media Monday. The Vatican’s communications czar, Paolo Ruffini, termed it a “stunt” that violated the idea of dialogue.

It won’t be long before they blame the “Americans” and Donald Trump.

But even the Post is calling them “indigenous fertility statues.”

The Synod did indeed take a criminal turn, but faithful Catholics know that this happened more than a week ago.
And the “dialogue” in the Church has been of the one-way Stalinist variety for seven years.
What next for the Synod? Only God knows.
But for now, in the words of Christina Niles,
Pachamama sleeps with the fishes,

Thieves steal Amazon fertility statues as synod nears end
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press 

Indigenous women attend Pope Francis’ celebration of a Mass marking World Mission Day in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 20, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)


Who is the guy in the video? His name is Dr. Taylor Marshall. He was an Episcopalian Minister before he converted to Catholicism. He’s very knowledgeable about all aspects of Christianity. He, along with many other people has been very concerned about the Pope’s latest multicultural sally into idolatry, heresy, and blasphemy at the behest of (((George Soros, Jeffery Sachs and other proponents of judeobolshevism))).

How are they doing this? Under the guise of multiculturalism, the Pope has convened something called the Amazonian Synod in which they have brought in Amazonian tribesmen to teach the Europeans about good Amazonian practices like infanticide, cannibalism and idolatry. To be fair, not all of the Amazonian tribes still do all of these things, but some of them do.

What did they do? Earlier, they had ceremonies in which the Amazonians were allowed to conduct their worship services on church grounds and in which even some Catholic religious participated. After that, they installed the idols in a church (it had a sort of ‘museum’ feel to it).

What then happened? Time elapsed, I think a week or two, maybe more, in which nothing happened, and then, this morning, a couple of Italians went into the church, gathered up the idols, and threw them into the Tiber!

It was a direct, simple, wholly anti-multicultural action which is an uncompromising forceful slap in the face to (((George Soros, Jeffery Sachs, Barbara Spectre and Pope Francis))) and the like. Right now it might not seem like much, but I think this is something that has the capacity to get the jewsmedia fairly upset worldwide.

Here is Dr. Marshall Taylor; it’s very early in the AM in Texas:

And here is the video of the Italian men who gathered up the idols and threw them into the Tiber:

The Amazonians trusted the Pope with their idols, but they were not safe from the Italians.  
Church Militant
October 22, 2019
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October 22, 2019
On October 21st, at least two men entered a church in Rome and removed the controversial pagan statues that had been set up there.
WATCH: LifeSite’s Rome correspondent Diane Montagna reports on reaction following the removal of indigenous statues from Catholic churches in Rome
October 22, 2019
Bernardo P Küster is a Brazilian Catholic commentator who I had the pleasure to sit down with recently. We talked about many things, but mostly the Amazon Synod and the dark, powerful forces behind it.


October 24, 2109
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Dr Taylor Marshall
October 24, 2019
Dr Taylor Marshall and Michael Voris Talk Amazon Synod and that’s come to pass today at 2pm Central time. Please Subscribe and share on Facebook using the Share button.
October 24, 2019
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Dr Taylor Marshall

 Oct 25, 2019
Dr. Taylor Marshall opens his hearts about his struggle with Pope Francis as Francis announces the retrieval of Pachamama Idols from Tiber River. He calls them “pachamama”. Taylor asks hard questions to Francis and to himself: Is he idolater? Is he a heretic? Is he a Pope?

October 25, 2019

Michael J. Matt discusses the real agenda of the Amazon Synod. It’s not women deacons, it’s not worshiping little toy idols and it has nothing to do with listening to the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. So, what’s it really all about? Something so big and so evil and so ancient that it can only be described as apocalyptic. Plus, who threw the Pachamama statues into the Tiber? The answer to the biggest mystery of the Amazon Synod may surprise you. And, finally, Team Francis ceremoniously carried Pachamama back into the heart of Christendom, into the Basilica of St Peter itself, literally on the shoulders of princes of the Church. But here’s the question: Who replaced Pachamama in the lives of the indigenous peoples 500 years ago when Spanish and Portuguese missionaries brought Christ to the New World? Why was the Empress of the Americas summarily ignored at the Amazon Synod? The answer has everything to do with the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals for our “common home”. #IamCatholicMaccabees Register for the Online Catholic Identity Conference: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/inde… Subscribe to The Remnant Newspaper: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/inde… #AmazonSynod #UniteTheClans #ToHellWithVaticanII

Christ the King or Pacha Idol Queens? It’s a Binary Decision w Dr Taylor Marshall

October 27, 2019

Clips from “Pope Francis says Pachamamas Retrieved from Tiber River – Taylor Struggles and Reflects (#323)” Dr Marshall breaks down some Bible verses on Idol worship. #DrTaylorMarshallShow

Dr Marshall asks Pope Francis: Are you a heretic? Do you worship idols?

October 28, 2019

Dr Taylor Marshall addresses Pope Francis and asks: Do you, Francis, want me as a Catholic to worship a Pacha idol? Do you, Francis, want me to teach my daughters to revere Pacha?

Synod final Mass: no Pachamama statues, Pope slams critics

October 28, 2019

LifeSite reporter and videographer, Jim Hale, shares on-the-ground coverage of the Synod’s final Mass and shares part of Pope Francis’s homily.



One of the aims of the Amazonian synod is for people of the developed West/North to understand the indigenous cultures better. The fertility goddess Pachamama has featured in the discussions, so I did a bit of extra reading about her. The mythology of indigenous peoples is vast, complicated and very interesting. You can learn a good bit about Pachamama and Peruvian indigenous culture at this good summary. You can also learn about the Peruvian Pachamama rituals here.

Remember as you read, however, that primitive religions are, by their nature, mythological not dogmatic. The different myths and rituals blend into one another and the traditions, customs and rituals are in flux. There is no equivalent of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal for pagan religions.  While there are similarities between different indigenous cultures, there are also vast differences in the myths, rituals and practices.

In the brief reading I did on the Peruvian Pachamama traditions I learned that Pachamama is understood to be the Great Earth Mother.

Pachamama is the Supreme Goddess honoured by the indigenous people of the Andes including Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Pachamama is referred to as both the Physical Planet Earth as well as the Universal Feminine Energy in Time and Space, The Cosmic Mother. Pacha is an archaic Quechua word meaning universe, world, time and space. So She is in fact the Goddess of all that exists for all time, eternal. 1)

She is considered the Mother who begets life, nourishes and protects.  In Her role as Earth Mother, She oversees planting and harvesting and is responsible for the well-being of plants and animals. Offerings are made to Her regularly for success in all endeavours.  Pachamama is often depicted as a huge Dragon as She represents the Andean Mountains. When She feels disrespected, She may cause Earthquakes. 2)  The Andean People believe that recent quakes in the region are a direct result of humanity’s disregard for the planet. Pachamama is showing us Her displeasure at our  attitude toward Her.  The Andean People also believe Pachamama teaches us that work is a supreme virtue.  For if we build, create, plant etc . . .  with love in our hearts, our work will be sacred and we will be sacred.  In this way, love and work may take us to a state of higher consciousness 3)  much like the Karma Yoga of Eastern Religions.

Most of the images of Pachamama are benevolent portrayals of a pregnant, wise woman. However, other literature seems to indicate that she is “often depicted as a huge dragon.” She is associated with the snake or serpent. This would align with other pagan traditions around the world that link the earth energies with the serpent. Ley lines in Europe, for example, are sometimes referred to as “dragon paths” while in Eastern religions the dragon is associated with fertility because he brings rain and represents the spirit of the rivers and water. You can learn more about Eastern folklore associated with the dragon here.

What we are dealing with here in many different forms and expressions in primitive cultures around the world is the instinct of animism. Some writers make the mistake of saying the indigenous religions are pantheistic or polytheistic. They are not. The religion of indigenous peoples is animism. I have written on the distinctions here. Animism is the belief that certain spirits inhabit animals, plants, rivers, mountains and trees in the physical world. These physical things are “totems”–physical vehicles, containers or channels for the spirit beings. A physical representation of the living being can also become a totem or channel for the spirit being. Thus a pagan may seem to be worshipping the idol. He is not. He is worshipping the spirit he believes lives in the idol or comes through the idol.

Of course the God of the Old Testament prohibits all such religion. “You shall have no other gods…you shall not make unto yourselves graven images.” Note that it is not the graven image per se that is wrong, but the graven image that represents some other god.

We might well ask, “How can there be other gods?” The answer is there cannot be other gods. There is only one God. The other beings who present themselves as gods are created spirits. The only other created spirit beings are the angels and there are two categories of angels–those who are obedient to their creator and those who are in rebellion against their creator. Those who are in rebellion against their creator of demons.

All religions have a mythology, and Christianity has its own myth. When I use the word “myth” I am referring to the stories we tell to communicate the deeper realities of the invisible world. Pagan cultures rely heavily on myth because they do not have the particular incarnation. Myths, in their own way, are incarnations of the truth. They are attempts to communicate the invisible realities. The Christian myth is different from the pagan myths because we believe these things really happened within history. The stories carry deeper truths of the invisible world just like any myth, but with the difference that they really happened. BTW, This is one of the themes of my book The Romance of Religion. 

Interestingly, the Christian myth also tells the story of a great Mother. That Mother of All Things is called Eve. Did you know that was the meaning of her name? Eve is not the serpent, but she is tempted by the serpent. Because he and his cohort were cast down from heaven to earth, the earth became the realm of the fallen angel Lucifer, Satan, the Father of Lies. The “energies” of the earth became hostage to Satan and his demons. Earth became “the silent planet” cut off from the rest of God’s cosmos and alienated from the creator. This fallen spirit tempted the Mother of All Things Eve to disobey her creator and join Satan and his demons in disobedience and become a true inhabitant and child of the silent planet. She yielded to the Dragon’s Lure and thus she and her children all became hostages to the Dragon.

This ancient Judeo-Christian “myth” tells the true story of the woman and the serpent. The identification of Pachamama with the serpent indicates that the woman and the serpent are not in conflict. Instead they are one. It is as if the python has swallowed the woman.

There is a prophecy embedded in the Christian story. God puts enmity between the serpent and the woman. The woman and her children are the enemies of the serpent, but she will one day crush his head.

So the story concludes with the second Eve–the second “Mother of All” who is the channel of all grace. The Blessed Virgin Mary is not identified with Satan as Pachamama is. Instead she tramples down the serpent through her act of submission to God’s will.

I do not know the content of the tree planting ceremony at the Vatican on Friday, October fourth.  I know it had a Franciscan theme because it took place on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. However, I found it interesting that the ritual to worship Pachamama is supposed to take place outdoors on the first Friday of the month.

Perhaps that was just a coincidence.

Given what I have written above about the woman, the serpent and Pachamama, it would seem difficult to reconcile a religion that associates the Great Earth Mother with the Great Earth Serpent and the “Mother of All” who is actually the one who tramples down the serpent, but perhaps I am not being creative enough in my attempt to accompany.

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 Pachamama: Mother Earth

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.”

The concept of Pachamama is directly related to agricultural wealth since the economy of the indigenous peoples is based on agricultural production. Nevertheless, most of the population in Bolivian cities is indigenous (mainly Aymara and Quechua), including as regards their customs, so their beliefs are still common in modern society. However, there have been some changes as the Catholic faith has become more prevalent. In some ceremonies the Pachamama is worshipped through the Virgin Mary.

This symbiosis or sincretism can be clearly seen in the picture The Virgin of the Mountain where the Mother Earth, represented by the mountain is above the Virgin Mary as well as being her skirt.

Worshipers venerate the Pachamama with offerings through rituals like the challa. Likewise it is very common for the Pachamama to receive the first serving of beer at their social gatherings since believers pour a few drops on the ground before they take their first sip. This is a way to thank and feed the Pachamama.

One of the most common offerings to the Pachamama in the Aymara culture is a llama fetus which, once dried, is buried under the foundations of a building or in the crop fields during August to attract wealth and wellbeing and to keep bad energy away.

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