The Huichol Eye of God is a sacred replica of the way the cosmos is composed. This amulet and symbol of the Wixarrika (Huichol) culture. Tzicurias it is called in the language WixarrikaThis is a fundamental part of Huichol spirituality.
This has several meanings: one is that when a Huichol boy is born and reaches the age of one, known as theWirraca or songbird"He brings an offering to the temple or "Kalihuey", an eye of God which contains a single diamond; when the boy reaches the age of two, he wears an eye of God with two diamonds; and so year after year until he is five years old; for they suppose that from that age the child will be able to carry the offerings to his gods alone. It is then that the father and son go to the sea and cast the eye of God, so they give thanks that he has been able to reach this age, without being attacked by any of the poisonous animals such as scorpions.
The eye of God is the most famous religious instrument of the Huichols and represents their five cardinal points. These are: the centre, the starting point for everything, north, south, east and west. The eyes of God are Huichol symbols with a certain resemblance to mandalas, which is why they are often also known as Huichol mandalas.
AN ELEMENT OF CONNECTION BETWEEN NATURE AND THE UNIVERSE
The eye of God is a very colorful element, where each color has a meaning:
- The Blackin reference to the goddess "Tatei Aramara" (Pacific Ocean)
- The blue is the color of rain and water symbolizing "Rapawiyene ".
- The WhiteAlthough it is associated with clouds and air, for which the Huichols put pieces of cotton in the jicars to ask for rain, it also means death.
- The red means the life of God in the east, the zone of "Parierekua", residence of the God of Peyote, the sacred plant of the Huicholes.
- The purple is the life of man.
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