Use the Firefox browser with the CoolPreview add on. CoolPreview will give a magnifying glass icon at every link when you put your cursor on the link. Click on the icon and it will open a separate, smaller window with the definition of the term in it. You can either lock the window by clicking the padlock icon in the top bar of the little window, or move your cursor off the window and it will automatically close. This is almost as good as mouseovers.
falsa cabeza (Span): Literally, false head. Such heads, some covered with wigs, were known to be attached to mummy bundles that encased members of the Inca elite -- large cocoons that held up to seven individuals and weighed as much as 400 pounds (180 kilograms). Some of the bundles bound adults and children—perhaps entire families—together, wrapped in layers of raw cotton and exquisite textiles. NGEO1 (See, mallquis.)
fanged deities: (n) The motif of fanged gods of both genders is very common throughout Central and South America. The ancient Andean and western coastal cultures imagined these gods in many forms. (See, Ai Apaec, image at staff deities.) All of the powers of these gods were nature-based. The motif of fangs was often seen in concert with staffs, such as the image to the right from the pre-Incan Chavin culture of a female deity. MAN No doubt these images were inspired by the jaguar, which is a universal source of mythology in South and Central America.
fasting (Eng): (n) In Inca terms did not mean going without food altogether but merely without meat and seasonings. (See, penance.)
femanta willana: (n) Article of faith (sp). PSL
fifth level: (n) A level of consciousness characterized by the emergence of people of remarkable healing ability. They must be able to heal every person of every problem or illness, with just one single touch. And they must be able to do it every time. The appearance of such healers will signal the beginning phase of the taripay pacha. IEBJ
Fifth Sun: (n) This is the age of the Inca, and it came to an end when the Spanish arrived. This age held the belief of the Sixth Sun. MAN
first attention: (n) (1) A term from nagualismo meaning our consciousness and perception of only the tonal and its objects of attention in space/time. PGO The smallest division of our consciousness, the first attention, or the consciousness that every normal person has developed in order to deal with the daily world, encompasses the awareness of the physical body. TEG (2) That which is known. AVO (See, second attention, third attention.)
First Sun: (n) The Inca first, primitive age was embryonic, a time of primordial, metaphorical darkness. The people living at that time were called the Wari Wiracocharuna. It is unclear in the Spanish chronicles how the First Sun ended. MAN (See, pachacuti.)
fourth level: (n) A level of consciousness characterized by healers who can see, feel, and recognize the sacred energy of people, places or objects. They are able to see through the symbol, beyond it, moving into direct energetic perception. This is the real meaning of being qhawaq. IEBJ This is the level of the kurak akulliq. NND
Fourth Sun: (n) This was the age of the Awka Runa, literally, the warrior people. In some variations, this age included the beginnings of the Inca Empire, but most versions exclude the Inca. At this time the world was divided into four parts. There was increased warfare and people were forced to live in stone houses and fortified towns (pukara). Technology and standards of living were more advanced and more complex. How this age ended is not specified in the chronicles. MAN (See, pachacuti.)
garabatokasha (Amaz): (n) Creeping plant whose roots, bark and sap are used by sorcerers. THIM
Gateway of Aramu Muru, Gateway of Amaru Muru: (n) [Both of these spellings are in use and refer to the same thing.] At Lake Titicaca, it is a dimensional portal serving as a connection with the ancient ancestors, the ancient ascended ones. It is carved into red cliff stone in an area traditionally known for its radiating lines of geo-energy. SHC An ancient name was Wilka Uta, meaning House of Divinity. Another name was Altarani, meaning the Place of the Altar. The Spanish called it the Devil’s Doorway. IGMP (See, Aramu Muru.)
Gateway of the Sun: (n) This massive carved gate at Tiwanako focuses on the central figure of the staff deity, probably Wiracocha. It is also called the Weeping God and is flanked by sunkasapa, described as running angels. MAN The principal deity on the Gateway of the Sun could be a depiction of an ancient incarnation of the Aymara weather god, Thunapa. TAI
genio (Span): (n) Guardian spirits of an animal or plant. EMM
gnomos (Span): (n) A type of elemental. They are the guardians of subterranean treasure. AYV
Golden Disc: (n) According to legend, a golden disc that held the record of many ancient civilizations was brought from Lemuria by Aramu Muru. It was kept at Tiwanako, Pucara and Cusco. It was said to be made of special gold and to have a particular vibration that could activate inherent powers. The physical Golden Disc represents another disc from Lemuria that usually vibrates and manifests in a higher dimension and can be experienced when you expend your consciousness. (See, Road of Wiracocha, ceke, Hatun Inti.) When the Spanish arrived, it was taken from Cusco to the Monastery of the Seven Rays and later hidden in a crystal city in the depths of Lake Titicaca. IGMP
Guaca Bilca: See, Huaca Wilka.
guaco: See. huaco.
guanaco, huanaco: (n) A camelid. We are more familiar with the other name used for this animal: the llama. However, the llama is a domesticated guanaco. The alpaca is another domesticated guanaco bred specifically for its wool, and it is thus much hairier than its llama kin. WAZ
The guanaco, a wild camelid. WAZ
National Geo presents some footage of guanacos fighting and spitting.
Perhaps this is where kamaying comes from!?! For more guanaco footage,
see video at puma and condor.
Guari: See, Wari.
guayrur aklla: (n) The mama kuna. (See, aklla.)
guayusa, huayusa: (n) (Ilex guayusa) Used principally for energy, stopping bleeding, as a diuretic, purgative, and for diarrhea, indigestion and a calmative. Because it has the effect of calming while at the same time energizing you, it gives lucid dreams. The plant is also known as the "watchman's plant," as even when sleeping you are aware of the outer physical surroundings. It is considered a great plant teacher. SCU