My Peru - A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

 

Introduction to the culture and traditions of Peru

Responsible tourism in Peru

Peru communities and mountain villages

Peru maps, Maps of Peru

Peru homestay program, staying with local families in Peru

Handicrafts in Peru, Peru handicrafts

Traditional clothing in Peru

Traditional dances in Peru, Peru dances

Fiestas and festivals in Peru, Peru festivals

Education in Peru, Peru educations, Peru schools

Traditions, customs, ritual and beliefs in Peru, Peru cuctoms

Natural medicines in Peru

Agriculture in Peru, Peru farmers

Peru photo gallery, photos of Peru

Photos of Peru taken by local people

Drawings by children from Peru

Stories of Peru by local people

Local ngo non governmental organizations / charities in Peru

Peru website links

Traditions, Customs, Rituals and Beliefs in the Andes of Peru

Traditions of Peru > Religion in the Andes of Peru

 

Introduction to Religion in the Andes

 

"Andean Religion" is based on the fundamental belief that energy exists in all things (the spiritual life force) and that this energy needs to be maintained in a balanced state. This energy exists in all natural forms including trees & plants, rivers, glaciers, lakes, rocks and high mountain peaks. Quechua people believe that life depends on a balanced relationship with nature for good health, a successful harvest and fertile and abundant livestock. They believe that all life comes from Pachamama (Mother Earth) and returns to her upon death. When the energy becomes unbalanced or out of alignment, rituals are required to regain equilibrium.

 

 

  

Introduction / Responsible Tourism in Peru / My Community / Maps of Peru / Andean Homestay Programme / Peruvian Handicrafts / Traditional Clothing in Peru / Traditional Dances of Peru / Fiestas and Festivals of Peru / Peruvian Education / Rituals, Beliefs and Customs in Peru / Natural Medicines in Peru / Agriculture in Peru / Peru Photo Gallery / My Photos / Drawings by Peruvian Children / Stories of Peru / Local Non-Government Organisations NGOs / Links / Site Map

 

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