Carolyn Hillyer

A beautiful invocation to the rights of Mother Earth created as a textile. Organic unbleached cotton tea towel, wall hanging or shrine cloth. Printed and sewn in the UK. All profits from the sales of this cloth go to the planting of native trees and wild forest.

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£8.00

In 2010 the Bolivian Government passed the Pachamama Law to enshrine the rights of the Earth Mother. Following her involvement in the women’s Pachamama Prayer Journey to the Bolivian Andes in autumn 2018, Carolyn has created this declaration, inspired by, expanded and newly envisioned from that law. This invocation has been recorded on her recent album Pachamama Prayer and is now available in this beautiful textile form. The full text reads:

OUR MOTHER is a sacred and dynamic living entity. She survives through harmony, plurality, diversity and balance. She represents the collective well-being for now and future generations. We belong to the community of beings comprising OUR MOTHER EARTH.

OUR MOTHER is owned by no one. She exists for us all.

OUR MOTHER has the right to life, the integrity of life, the regeneration of life, the honouring of life.

OUR MOTHER has the right to pure water, clear air, clean soil, purifying fire.

OUR MOTHER has the right to freedom from toxic pollution, radioactive contamination, industrial aggression, commercial exploitation, unharnessed waste.

OUR MOTHER has the right to not be stripped of her living skin, plundered to her dark veins, raped for her jewelled bones.

OUR MOTHER has the right to freedom from excessive light, excessive speed, excessive noise, excessive greed.

OUR MOTHER has the right to stillness, silence, peace.

OUR MOTHER has the right to receive restoration from loss, repair from damage, healing from destruction.

OUR MOTHER has the right to be respected for the interrelationship, interdependence and intrinsic harmony of all her
living systems, living components and living beings.

OUR MOTHER is owned by no one. She exists for us all.