The Kogi (aka. Kágaba and Kogui)
The Kogi are a true pre-Colombian civilization. They are descendants of the Tairona culture, which flourished before the times of the Spanish conquest. The Tairona were an advanced civilization which built many stone structures and pathways in the jungles. They made many gold objects which they would hang from trees and around their necks. They lived not much differently from modern day Kogi. The Kogi, and their 3 sister tribes, live interdependently on the highest coastal mountain range, situated on the coast of northern Colombia. This has been their home for millennia.
They are one of the only surviving cultures that did not get annihilated or significantly altered by the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores over 500 years ago. It demanded great skill to survive the harsh conditions that they encountered, whilst fleeing to higher altitudes where they could not be reached by their enemies. They had the tenacity to preserve their pristine culture and way of life, and this is now a great blessing for the entire world. They were selected by the Great Mother to be the caretakers of “The Heart of the World,” from where they work hard to keep the balance and natural order of the planet.
Our enduring spiritual association with the Kogi people is by virtue of our alliance with Koginka Kamaru Xue (aka. Mama Nuiyuan), the founder of Koginka Sewaluna Foundation in the USA. He has been working closely with Mama Jacinto since around 2003. Due, in part, to his extraordinary level of communion with and dedication to the Divine Mother, and his clarity of perception into how the Mother spiritually organises the Earth and its many sacred sites, in 2016 he was formally recognised by elder Mamas of the Kogi as a mama in his own right, known as Mama Nuiyuan.
Our association with the Kogi Mama Jacinto is that of a deep spiritual alliance with him and the important role he and his people play in the world. We wish to make it clear, Koginka Sewaluna Foundation does not have an “official” association with the Kogi at a political or commercial level, as that is not the nature of our work with Mama Jacinto. The elders we are associated with specifically chose to work with Koginka / Mama Nuiyuan, and his apprentices, for the sake of deep spiritual alliance and mutual spiritual benefit.
Respect of Kogi Sacred Space
It is very important to realise and understand the Kogi people do not want any uninvited visitors. Therefore it is a violation of their wishes and their spiritual sanctity to enter into their lands and territories. This very much includes visits to the now popular tourist destination of Teyuna, also known as “The lost city” or “Ciudad Perdida”. For the Kogi it was never lost. It was intentionally hidden, as it’s a very important sacred site for them and their ancestors. Sadly, outsiders, in their spiritual ignorance, are desecrating that site by making it a tourist destination, as we do with many other sacred sites on this Earth.
The Kogi should only be contacted through their chosen representatives.
Please respect their wishes.