The Chakana is more than 4000 years old. Chakana is a word of Quechua origin,
derived from the union of the words CHAKA (bridge, union) and HANAN (high, large).
That is, bridge with the world of the Gods. It represents the constellation of the Southern
Cross and symbolizes the three levels of Inca life: the UKU PACHA (low world, of the
dead or past), KAY PACHA (this world, of the living or present) and HANAN PACHA
(upper world) , of the Gods or future). The three levels are also represented by the
DIVINE ANDEAN TRILOGY, respectively the serpent, the puma and the condor.
The artist RAUL33 with the help of the student Emerson Ramos Gomez wanted to
represent with this painting the bridge or the multidimensional portal between the earthly
part and the most spiritual part of our inner Self, which leads us to universal
understanding. The four directions or cardinal points are the spiritual path, to transform
ourselves into beings of light.
Emerson Ramos Gomez