Mama Ruku means ‘grandmother’ in the Kichwa language of the Amazon, and it is the name of the oracle that Warmayllu has created with the intention of helping transmit the wisdom of the Peruvian jungle to let ourselves be guided by it. Throughout time, the Amazonian people have had their own way of receiving valuable information for their daily lives, wisdom that has been passed down by generations. Based on an intimate relationship with Nature, the Amazonian cosmovision reflects on a world where everything has a ‘mother’ or spirit, and where everything is connected. These spiritual beings of the medicinal plants, the dreams, the signs from nature and the different arts are those that guide and heal life and that have inspired the cards of Mama Ruku. In a very careful and respectful way, and through a ritual and participative process, the Warmayllu team has created the Mama Ruka cards together with indigenous healers, wise men and women, teachers and students. In this way, they share the ancient knowledge of the Shipibo, Kukama-Kukamiria, Shawi, and Kichwa cultures so they can give us guidance in our lives. These cards contain information which enables us to enhance our conscience and vision, and guide us to “Good Living” with ourselves, different genders, our families, Mother Nature, in our communities and the society at large.
The oracle can be used individually or in a group when we need some advising or for a specific issue.
Warmayllu is a non-profit association committed to generating spaces of artistic creation, dialogue and intercultural encounter and promoting quality intercultural and holistic education through innovative pedagogical proposals based on art. Warmayllu’s aim is to contribute to cultural affirmation and the good living of children, youth and communities. The Warmayllu team is a multidisciplinary and culturally and linguistically diverse community of artists, educators, social scientists and scholars from the various indigenous communities.