Andean Wisdom Teachings

The Serpent, Puma and Condor Teachings:
In the Andes, this trilogy represents the three “bodies” that we must strive to harmonize in order to bring balance into our lives. They are all deeply inter-connected while also each having their own unique energy. They are also connected to animal “totems” as follows:

05LMEXAmaru (Serpent) – representing the energy of the MIND and the frequency and vibration of our thoughts. The kundalini energy of the serpent and the teaching that everything we create is created first in our minds through our thoughts and ideas.  Represents the connection with the Ukupacha also known as the internal world.



P1060584The Puma – representing the physical BODY and our connection to this mother earth – to this time and space. Our ability to adapt to our environment and to connect to the strength and power of LOVE.  Represents the connection with the Kaypacha or the present world, this reality.




CondorThe Condor – representing our connection to spirit or SOUL. The bridge between heaven and earth and the messenger that takes our prayers up to the Cosmos. Represents freedom and liberation from our limitations and the connection to the Hananpacha or spiritual world.



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Yanantin is defined in thousands of ways….yet it does involve the relationship, the alliance, the meeting, the unity between two beings.  Two beings.  Not necessarily humans.  Beings.  But where it becomes very powerful and why it is used on the path of the medicine people is when you use the word masintin with it.  This is where both of these beings come together in absolute service, in absolute mission together.  Masintin is where the power of the two become the force that will allow whatever that these yanantin are dreaming to manifest.  The masintin part is what makes the yanantin relationship real.  Masintin is the process, the experience of that yanantin relationship.  That is why masintin is important to yanantin.”

(Excerpt from Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World:  Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru – Hillary S. Webb)

The Wiphala Flag:
Sourced from Wikipedia

The Wiphala (Quechua pronunciation: [wɪˈpʰɐlɐ] is a square emblem, commonly used as a flag, representing the Native peoples of all the Andes that include today’s Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and parts of Argentina, Chile and Colombia. It exists in several modern varieties, which represent the Inca Empire (TawantinSuyu) and each of its former four regions (suyus).

The Cusco Wiphala consists of seven horizontal stripes representing the colours of the rainbow.

The suyu wiphalas are composed of a 7-by-7 square patchwork in seven colours, arranged diagonally. The precise configuration depends on the particular suyu represented by the emblem. The colour of the longest diagonal line (seven squares) determines which of the four suyus (regions) the flag represents: white for Qullasuyu, yellow for Kuntisuyu, red for Chinchaysuyu, and green for Antisuyu.

The significance & meanings for each color as shared by Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta are as follows:

  • Red: Power of love, passion of the earth and the energy of humanity shared between us as brothers and sisters
  • Orange: Peace
  • Yellow: Your sacred path, journey
  • White: Illumination in time and space
  • Green: Healing
  • Blue: Faith & Protection
  • Violet: Transformation & Transmutation
  • Pink: Purity of love
Wiphala Flag

Wiphala Flag