The Tecs are profoundly religious. These polytheistic people worship many gods. They believe that there are three levels of divine beings: the highest level is the supreme god, or “Okalê.” Underneath Okalê are lesser gods, called “Umuagbara”, and under these are the “Ndi Ichie,” the spirits of dead people. The Tecs also believe in reincarnation. They see death as a transient phase between life and the spirit world. When someone dies, he or she starts a new life in the spirit world. After a time in the spirit world, a dead person would be reborn as a new person and the cycle would continue on. Each performance has "priests" and priestesses who help in all spiritual matters, conducting ceremonies and rituals. And since the Tecs believe that everything in life is controlled by higher powers, there are also diviners in a performance that attempt to predict the future.

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Carol Disegna disse...

"50,000 years ago, there are not even a million people on the planet. 10,000 years ago, there's, like, two million people on the planet. Now there's between five and six billion people on the planet, right? Now, if we all have our own, like, individual, unique soul, right, where do they all come from? You know, are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? 'Cause if they are, that represents a 5,000 to 1 split of each soul in the last 50,000 years, which is, like, a blip in the Earth's time. You know, so at best we're like these tiny fractions of people, you know, walking... I mean, is that why we're so scattered? You know, is that why we're all so specialized?"



fabiano gummo disse...

Um homem vai até a Amazônia sozinho. Até os confins da selva. Lá ele cava uma sepultura. Entra nela. Se ajoelha e dá um tiro na cabeça.