Reichel-Dolmatoff – The Tukano Indians - The umbilical cord to the Sun
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff – Amazonian Cosmos
This primordial placenta was united by an umbilical cord to Ahpikondia, and this idea is expressed even in current belief according to which all human beings are connected during their lives by means of an umbilical cord running invisibly through the rivers and linking the individual to Ahpikondia............
"The umbilical is like the process of life: the child is born, eats, and grows, all by means of the cord. Also, all supernatural influences come through the cord. It is like a canal. Through it come all the powers of living."
We have already seen that the cord is represented by the rivers; through the cord (and through the rivers) comes 'food', the "food of the Sun," imagined in the form of successive bubbles, like a ferment arising from Ahpikondia and nourishing the life of the individual