Tupananchiskama: An Eschatology of Death

In the Quechua language, there is no word for "goodbye." There is the word "tupananchiskama," which means "until life makes us meet again." Behind this greeting are three concepts central to Andean cosmology, which Swiss philosopher Josef Estermann[1] expounds as three ideas:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/views/2023/tupananchiskama-eschatology-death

Every time Dr Gutierrez posts one of these articles I have to read it at least twice to “get it”. But thank you.

Just one comment - the last paragraph resonates with what I have commented on another thread recently - the Adventist narrative sounds superficial when thought through and compared. But then, it was hatched in a culturally adolescent environment.

…by a seer with a third grade education in conjunction with a “dreamed-up” spirit guide seen only by her, and who was urged to “dream on” by a husband with no particular philosophical, moral or intellectual skills other than how to manipulate an impressionable teenager girl, scare the hell out of an incredible number of credulous people, thereby manufacturing a very decent-if not necessarily honest or reality based-living.

Just like so many other people have been doing in Jesus’ name for the past 2,000 years while Jesus himself remains as silent as if he was only ever a literary construct “dreamed up” by a bunch of feuding, first century magicians and manipulators in order to rubber-stamp their various misanthropic, phantasmagorical eschatologies whose only common element was that their god-whom had never shown himself to exist either-was going to punish humanity, if not immediately then ASAP.



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