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In 1989, Onaway provided financial support to Alan Ereira for the writing of the  ‘The Heart of the World’. Once again, Onaway is delighted to lend it’s support to the message of the KOGI, by supporting the making of Aluna the Movie.

The KOGI are a genuine lost civilization hidden on an isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, nearly five miles high, on the Colombian-Caribbean coast.

ALUNA is being made by and with the KOGI. The Kogi say that without thought, nothing could exist. This is a problem, because we are not just plundering the world, we are dumbing it down, destroying both the physical structure and the thought underpinning existence. The Kogi believe that they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning, but they recognized some years ago that this task was being made impossible by our mining and deforestation. In 1990 they emerged to work with Alan Ereira, making a 90-minute film for BBC1 in which they dramatically warned of our need to change course. Then they withdrew again…

The first film had a stunning global impact, and is now probably the most celebrated film ever made about a tribal people. It was repeated on BBC2 immediately after its first showing, and then in many other countries – some 30 times in the US last year, not bad for a 20-year-old documentary!

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Aluna the MovieALUNA is a documentary, but is very different in style from our last effort in 1990, “From the Heart of the World”.  That was simply a televised warning that we need to be less greedy, to plunder less from the earth.  They recognize that things are now worse, that we are rapidly approaching catastrophe.  They want to show us how they see the structure of life of earth actually works, and enable us to see into the heart of the danger.  They want to introduce us to ALUNA, the mind inside nature.
They are going to trace “Black Lines”, paths through which primordial energies flow into the world (“Black” because they open to the world before creation).  They will follow these lines, both radially from the peak of the Sierra to its base, and also around the base, showing the “sacred sites” where this energy is moderated and controlled.  They will be showing how and where many of these sites are being torn to pieces, and what effect that has.  This is a catastrophic danger not just to the Sierra, but to the whole planet, irrevocably bound to events and activities far from Colombia.
They will trace these lines with a golden thread, the longest ever made, with which the Mamos will walk through hundreds of miles of difficult, and sometimes dangerous territory.  It will be an epic journey.  Gold is itself a changeless material through which energy flows from ALUNA, and of course is at the heart of our own project to tear “wealth” from the earth and pocket it.  That, after all, is why America was taken from its people.

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