Power of the Chakra

Power of the Chakra

Power of the Chakra is also known as Espacio de Vida – a community investigation project in Ecuador and Peru that has its own subdomain/website here: https://chakras.subsistencematters.net.

My first project as PI, funded by AHRC and hosted in Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience.

Short intro:

Why is the chakra important? What can we learn from the chakra? What are the biggest problems that indigenous communities are facing, and how can the chakra help? What spiritual teachings does the chakra bring? What knowledge does the chakra hold? What does the chakra need to thrive?

Together with their wider communities, six Napo Runa researchers (from Ecuador) and six Urarina researchers (from Peru) will look for answers to these questions. Over the next three years, they will use participatory methods to rescue knowledge and create videos on the importance of the chakra and all its spiritual relations.

Two big knowledge-sharing events will bring together communities from the Napo River in Ecuador, and communities from the Chambira River in Peru. At these events, we will discuss answers to the questions, and we will try to find solutions to keeping indigenous cultures and their chakras alive and in good health. We will prepare messages to share with the rest of the world, because we believe that many cultures around the world need to listen to the teachings of the chakra and the indigenous peoples in the Amazon region.

The grassroots researchers will be supported by three universities. They will receive training and a modest salary, and they will be accompanied in their tasks by academic researchers from Ecuador, Peru and England.

Seven indigenous organisations and federations in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon (along the Napo and Chambira rivers) are backing this project.

If you would like to know more about “power of the chakra project”, get in touch with Nina