Plants are intermediaries. They mediate between heavenly Cosmos and material Chaos. They capture the energy of cosmic light, and use it to vitalize, inform, and animate raw, “nonliving” earthly matter consisting of the primordial elements fire, air, water, and earth.
Agriculture started about ten thousand years ago. That's a long time for observations to accumulate and techniques to develop. It might be claimed that a healthy agriculture is the basis of a healthy culture and healthy culture implies a healthy agriculture.
A Shuar hunter will seek to shapeshift into Arutum to enhance stealth and stamina. With the help of Arutum, Shuar mothers gain pluck to keep harmony in the family. We can use its life giving force to clarify our life's direction and to tackle tough personal as well as global issues.