The Wayuu and the Importance Of Dreams

Photo by Jaron Nix 

For Wayuu people, you can travel to the beyond through dreams, because all that occurs in our dreams, is all that occurs in our souls, when men in their dream died will never wake up, his soul will leave him forever. Each one of us is joined to a soul, our soul follows us everywhere we go, like our shadow. Our soul does not leave us except during sleep, or when we are sick, or when we have been hit by the arrows of Wanulu (god of illness and death). Everything that happens in our dreams is what happens to our soul. 

Content from the book “El Camino de los indios muertos” by Michael Perrins