The intention behind Human Sacrifices

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

During my last year of traveling, I have encountered many civilizations that at some point in their history have used human sacrifices for various reasons.  The most notable ones are probably the Mayans, the Incas and their ancestors.  I have always being against violence and especially human sacrifices.  For a long time it seemed to me like a foolish and violent action that could only have been useless and superstitious at best.  I truly could not understand.
 
After visiting dozens of cities of each of these civilisation as well as informing myself everywhere I could on their respective cultures, I have came to understand why such a practice was done for so long.
 
The Mayans have practiced human sacrifices towards the end of their reign, while their civilization was loosing its way and falling into darkness.  It is believed that a bad and very powerful spirit took the best of their leadership.  The Incas and ancestors however practised it in a very different way.  Although they have also degenerated towards the end of their reign and in so, have done it in a very negative way, with the sacrifice of war prisoners, servants, etc.  Before this darker phase however, they seemed to have used human sacrifice in a much more respective and honest way. 
 
Many years following the decline of the Inca Empire, several mummies have been found on top of very high mountains, in the Andes, in territories once controlled by the Incas.  These mummies have been kept, for the majority, at freezing temperatures and so are in very good conditions.  It is believed that they have been sacrificed in order for their tribe to get good weather in return. 
 
Here is a little information on how a sacrifice was performed:
 
Young noble virgin women between the ages of 12-15 were usually selected.  It was a great honour for them to sacrifice themselves for the well being of their tribe and nation.  The sacrifices occurred mainly during the El Nino years.  They knew this dramatic change in weather was coming because of specific sea shells found on their shores.  The Pacific Ocean currents change months before the mountain weather is affected.  And so for weeks, a group of people among which the girl, its family, people of her village and the shamans of course were walking towards the selected mountain.  Once there, a specific house built in the rock was made for the girl to lie.  There were dances, chants and ceremonies involved.  In the end, the girl had to drink an alcohol type of drink before she was knocked on the head with a certain type of hammer, killing her right away.
 
For a long time I thought that was a cruel and superstitious act.  How could killing someone help the weather?  Why would the spirit of the mountain where the sacrifice was held or even god be happy with such a sacrifice?  Why would they then give good weather in return?  God is god and so he can do whatever he wants after all.  It seemed to me as an evil act for the longest time.  But as I kept on encountering these events and in other aspects getting so much respect for these civilizations whom were so knowledgeable about nature and the stars, I focused harder trying to understand their purpose in doing that.  No guides could ever point me out towards the real reason for they probably did not really understand it either.  My illumination came following my Ayahuasca experience.
 
The most important thing we have is our intentions.  It truly builds our world.  You can hurt someone.  If your intention was honest and good then it is a good action that will yield good in the end.  If your intention was dishonest and evil, then it is an evil action that will yield evil in the end.  Intentions are really deep in the roots of those ancient civilizations.  There were different levels of sacrifices done.  For example, during the Chavin era in Peru, around 100 BC, hundreds of surrounding tribes were joining this spiritual center and offering the things that were the most valuable for them.  Only by doing so do you lessen your ego and can touch the core of who you truly are.  Now imagine giving away someone you love the most.  This is probably the greatest of all sacrifice.  There is a saying that says: "You only truly love someone when you are willing to give that person away for something greater than both of you".  This was exactly their case.  The law of attraction, as depicted in the book and movie The Secret, says that you attract to yourself what you focus on.  By focusing I mean thinking, feeling and living (taking actions upon it).  In doing so, you affect your consciousness vibration and interact with the according vibrations around yourself (attractor field).  And so if your vibration is high, you will connect with attractor field of high energy and be able to tap into what it contains, such as thoughts, feelings, etc.  It's the same for lower vibrations.  If you have enough people vibrating at a specific frequency, you can create and alter the respective attractor fields.  In that perspective, the human sacrifice of somebody dear for many people, is probably the best way to truly attract to you the nature of your intention.
 
That is not to say that there are not other ways and that I agree with this.  But done in an honest way, I have learned to respect it and honour the ones who have sacrificed their loved ones and their lives for the greater good of their people. 
 
Endless love
Erriuc
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